UK

Queen's University Belfast

Key Information

Rank 33 Location Belfast, Northern Ireland Established 1845 International Students 3500+
Famous Courses Engineering and Business courses International Fees £17,000 - £35,000

Queen’s University Belfast, UK

The Queen’s University Belfast is a historic and beautiful university in the UK. Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the university has a huge campus. It was instituted in 1845 by Queen Victoria as a part of the Royal charter. It gained university status in 1908. The university became a part of the prestigious Russell group in 2007. The UK’s Ivy League group of universities is known as the Russell Group. Queen’s University has a royal history and heritage. It is also the 9th oldest university in the UK. The university’s motto is Pro tanto quid retribuamus (In Latin) which translates as “for so much, what shall we give back”.

Why choose Queen’s University Belfast (QUB)?

Queen’s University is a research-intensive university in the UK. The University has produced several notable alums in almost every field. Some of them are James Francis Pantridge (father of emergency medicine), Seamus Heaney (Nobel Prize in Literature), Maire O’Neill (cryptography), and John Stewart Bell (Northern Ireland’s Einstein). The 8th president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, also studied at Queen’s University. It offers more than 300-degree programmes to international and national students. Here are some more features which describe the richness of the University:

World-class Education

Queen’s University ranks among the affordable Russell Group of universities in the UK. It provides quality and research-intensive education to students from 80 other countries. The university is in the top 75 universities in Europe for providing excellent teaching. More than 94% of the students are satisfied with their professors teaching methods and subject expertise. The Queen’s University of Belfast ranks in the top 10 for various subjects like dentistry, food science, pharmacy, accounting, and finance. The 13 courses in the Queen’s University Belfast rank in the world’s top 200 courses. Hence, studying at QUB is worth it.

Hub of Innovation and excellent social facilities

The University has been a research and innovation centre since its inception. It ranks 1st in the UK for its research intensity. Queen’s University Belfast has award-winning facilities for the students. The McClay Library of the university is a very famous spot in it. 96% of the graduate students were satisfied with the Facilities provided at QUB. Also, the University has spent over £ 350 million in the last ten years on these excellent facilities and research. There is nothing that students won’t love about Queen’s University.

Sustainable University

The Queen’s University Belfast is a renowned global institution which also works to create a positive impact on the environment. The university is a signatory to the UN Accord, which encourages QUB to attain the SDGs by 2030 with the help of education and research. Moreover, the University is focusing on reaching net-zero carbon emission as earlier as possible. Also, more than 10 million pounds have been spent by the University on energy efficiency projects. They all indicate the efforts of QUB to reach sustainability in the given target. 

Outstanding Career Support

The University helps its students develop personal and professional skills. This upskilling provides an edge to the students over the others. Queen’s University Belfast has collaborations and industrial links with multiple top companies. They help their students gain industrial exposure and make them fit for the role. Belfast is the 4th fastest-growing tech city in Northern Ireland and the UK. It accounts for creating more than 25% of tech jobs in the city. Hence, this offers a massive opportunity for the students to pursue higher studies in the QUB.


Key features

The Queen’s University Belfast attract several international students. The university works on providing excellent education and practical knowledge. It makes QUB’s students stand out in the crowd. Check some features below:

  • Part of Russell Group of University.

  • Beautiful and historic campus.

  • More than 80 nationalities are currently studying.

  • 13 subjects in the top 200 courses in the world.

  • 99% of research is world-leading and excellent.

  • Hub of innovation since its inception.

  • Affordable fee structure and accommodation in the UK.

  • More than 90% of graduates are employed or pursuing higher studies.

  • Notable Honorary Graduates like Winston Churchill, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela etc. 


Queen's University Belfast Ranking

Talking about the Queen's University Belfast Ranking, the University has set several milestones. It has a good ranking in almost every field. The university ranks among the top 170 UK Universities for providing employment. It is the top 14th university providing quality research in the world. Moreover, the Queen’s University Belfast Rank in the top 10 most beautiful and historic Universities in UK. Hence, the university believes in providing the best of the best service to the students to upskill their careers. Here are the World and National rankings of the university.

Queen’s University Belfast Ranking

Ranked By 

Ranking 

QS World University Ranking

209

THE (Times Higher Education) World University Ranking

200

The Complete University Guide UK Rankings

27

The Guardian University UK Rankings

46

 

The courses of the QUB are also ranked among the world’s top courses in UK. Courses like Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Nursing and Performing Arts are on the world’s top 100 courses list. The QS world ranking system ranks them. Also, 13 courses of QUB fall under the top 200 courses in the world. The ranking for some of the courses by the Complete Guide ranking are:

The Complete University Guide UK Rankings

Courses

Ranking

Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering

10

Accounting and Finance

12

Business & Management studies

34

Architecture

7

Chemical Engineering

21

Civil Engineering

25

Mechanical Engineering

23

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

9

Computer Science

34

Physics and Astronomy

24

Psychology

40

Medicine 

21

Sociology

33

Nursing

20

Law

17

 

Some courses are also ranked by The Times Higher Education Ranking. They are

  • 1st in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences

  • 4th in the UK for Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy,

  • 8th in the UK for Law. 

Check the ranking of some more courses provided by the Guardian ranking system below:

The Guardian University UK Rankings

Courses

Ranking

Accounting and Finance

35

Business Management and Marketing

55

Economics

48

Architecture

6

Mechanical Engineering

34

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

3

Civil Engineering

27

Chemical Engineering

36

Law

14

Media and film studies

33

Medicine

19

Politics

54

 

Admission criteria

Being a part of the Russell Group of universities, QUB has a high entry requirement from the others. Some of the courses require more than 75% of academics. Also, the English language requirement is higher for some of the courses. The person test for English or PTE is not accepted as an English language test at QUB. The general admission criteria are:

Queen’s University Belfast Entry Requirements

Eligibility

Undergraduate

Post Graduate

Academics

70 - 75% in the 12th standard

65-70% in bachelor’s degree

IELTS

6.5/5.5 or above

6.5/5.5 or above

TOEFL

90 or above

90 or above

PTE

Not accepted

Not accepted

Duolingo

105-110 or above

105-110 or above

MOI

Accepted 

Accepted

Work experience

Accepted

Accepted

LOR 

Requires two

Requires two

 

Courses

The Queen’s University Belfast has more than 300-degree programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The university offers a research-based study in UK. Students can explore the Courses and contact us to apply to their desired course. The university has a list of top courses in UK ranked by the QS world ranking system.

Queen’s University Belfast Courses

Accounting and Finance

Psychology

Business Management 

Computer Science

Economics

Sociology

Architecture

Nursing

Mechanical Engineering

Biological Sciences

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Dentistry

Civil Engineering

Pharmacy

Chemical Engineering

Agriculture

Law

Veterinary Science

Media and film studies

Performing Arts

Medicine

Food Science

Politics

Physics

 


Fee structure and cost of living

When we talk about the fee structure of the Russell Group of universities in the UK, it is excessively higher than other universities. But in the case of Queen’s University, the fee is lower than the other 23 Russell group universities. Therefore, the costs of Queen’s University are affordable for all the courses. The dentistry courses in UK have higher fees than other courses. 

Queen’s University Belfast Fees and Living Cost

Courses

Costs

Undergraduate 

£ 17,900 – £ 32,800

Postgraduate

£ 17235 - £ 34,100

Living Costs

£ 6000- £ 8000

 

Belfast has the lowest cost of living in the entire UK. The living cost is almost 106 pounds a week, which goes to approx. 6000 pounds in a year. So, the students can assume the range of the cost of living between 6000-8000 pounds annually. Hence the students can easily manage their living expenses and grab the various opportunities of Part-time jobs in UK.

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Course

Under graduate

  • Law
  • Allied Health Professions
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy

Post graduate

  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Dentistry

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Intake

Queen’s University Belfast has two intakes for international students in September and January. The January intake gets open for some of the courses only. On the other hand, the September intake is available for all. As QUB is an affordable Russell Group of universities, it gets many applications worldwide. Students need to apply for the Intakes on time to avoid delay

Intakes

Month of intake 

Application deadline

Autumn

September

End of June

Spring

January

End of October

Scholarship

The Queen’s University Belfast scholarships encourage international students to study in a research-intensive university. There are a lot of scholarships provided to international students by the QUB. Students can visit the university website to avail of the scholarships in UK.
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