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Queen’s University of Belfast

Queen’s University of Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Queen’s University is a member of Russell Group of research based universities. Queen’s University is among the Top 50 Universities in the world. It offers various degree levels, with more than 300 programmes.

Queen’s University of Belfast, History

Queen’s University Belfast was earlier known as Belfast Academical Institution which was established in 1810.Queen’s University first chartered in 1845 but opened four years later in 1849.The University was one of the only eight United Kingdom universities to hold a parliamentary seat in House of Commons at Westminster till 1950. The University was also represented in the Parliament of Northern Ireland between 1920 and 1968.

Queen’s University of Belfast, USP

Queen’s University is one of the most beautiful, historic and Oldest Universities in UK. They have invested in many facilities that makes them different from other Universities like Graduate School, McClay Library, Computer Science building and Law school.

Queen’s University of Belfast, Courses and Schools

Queen’s University offers more than 300 courses some of them are – 

GRADUATE COURSES

  • Accounting with French B.sc 
  • Aerospace Engineering BEng
  • Agricultural Technology B.sc
  • Anthropology BA
  • Archaeology BA
  • Biochemistry MSci
  • Biological Sciences B.sc
  • Biomedical Science B.sc
  • Drama BA
  • Economics B.sc
  • English BA
  • European Planning MPlan

POSTGRADUATE COURSES    

  • Accounting PhD
  • Advanced Architectural Design M.Sc
  • Advanced Food Safety M.sc
  • Anthropology MA
  • Applied Behavior Analysis M.Sc
  • Computer Science MPhil
  • Construction and Project Management M.Sc
  • Criminology PhD
  • Economics PhD
  • Education PhD
  • Geography PhD
  • Human Resources management M.Sc

Queen’s University of Belfast Ranking and Achievements

  • Queen’s University of Belfast ranked 209th in QS World University Ranking 2022.
  • It ranked 46th in the Guardian ranking of 2022.
  • It also ranked 38th in the Sunday Times
  • The University ranked 258th by the SCImago Institutions ranking.
  • The Queen’s University of Belfast awarded as the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for further and higher education.
  • The University also won the University wide Athena SWAN Silver Award in transforming gender equality in higher education and research.

Queen’s University of Belfast, Alumni

Queen’s University of Belfast has many notable alumni which have worked or working in many fields. Some of them are –

  • Mary McAleese – Former President of Ireland
  • Seamus Heaney – Noble Prize Winner
  • Lord Faulkner – Former Prime Minister of Ireland
  • Lord Hutton – Judge of Supreme Court
  • Lord Kerr – Justice of Supreme Court  
  • Liam Neeson – Actor
  • Stephen Rea – Actor
  • Chris Smith – Scientist
  • Tim Collins – Former Commanding Officer of Royal Irish regiment

Queen’s University of Belfast, Campus

There are three main campuses of Queen’s University of Belfast that are –

  • Lanyon Building – The University has more than 250 buildings. The Lanyon Building opened in 1849 and is named after its architect Sir Charles Lanyon. The Lanyon building is the centerpiece of the whole campus. It includes the Great Hall, Black and White Hall, Canada Room, The Hamilton Room, Naughton Gallery with University’s Silver Collection.
  • Whitla Hall – It is locate in the main University campus building adjacent to the Lanyon Building.
  • The Graduate School 

Other than the main campus the University has two associate University Colleges that are St. Mary and Stranmillis which are located in west of the city.

Queen’s University of Belfast, Library

There are many libraries in the campus of Queen’s University, some of them are-

  • McClay Library
  • Medical Library
  • Biomedical Library
  • AFBI Library
  • Special collections and Archives

 The library Catalogue contains a record of books held by the library. It can be used by any student in campus or outside the campus. If you need books that are not available in Queen’s libraries, you can request a book or can use then Inter Library Loan Services. 

Queen’s University of Belfast, Accommodation

There are many accommodation options available for the students in the campus area that are – 

  • Elms BT1 – It is available at just a 1500m walk from Queen’s main campus. It is available to all students. University provides it on a contract basis. The cost of living here is about 124 Euro pounds per week.
  • Elms BT2 – It is available at just 1200m walk from Queen’s campus. It is also available to all students. The cost of living here is 124 pounds per week.
  • ElmsBT9 – It is built for the first year undergraduate students. The cost of living here is 110 pounds per week.
  • College Gardens – It is opposite to the main University buildings. It is available to all students. The cost of living here is 85 pound per week.
  • Malone Road – Located near Elms Bt9. It is a traditional property on Leafy Malone road.
  • Grant house – It is a no alcohol residence available to all students and the cost of living here is 110 pounds per week.
  • Mount Charles – It is for those students who want an independent lifestyle. It is available to only postgraduate students. Cost of living here is 85pounds per week.
  • Willow Walk – It is built mainly according to the needs of the international and postgraduate students. Cost of living here is around 125 pounds per week.
  • Guthrie House – It is most suitable for the undergraduate students. It has many facilities like Wi-Fi and Laundry.

        Along with this accommodation options for students with their families are also available.

Top Landmarks

  • Titanic Belfast
  • Ulster Museum
  • Belfast City Hall
  • Belfast Castle
  • St. George market
  • Botanic Gardens 
  • Carrickfergus Castle
  • Belfast Zoo
  • Ulster Folk Museum

Student Life

CLUBS AND SOCIETIES 

There are many sporting clubs and over hundred non sporting clubs that are recognized by the Students Union Council. The oldest society of Queen’s University is Literary and Scientific Society. The University’s Mountaineering Club is famous for producing three Everest summiters.

CULTURAL LIFE

The Queen’s University annually hosts Belfast festival since 1961. It also has a Queen’s Film Theatre as Northern Ireland’s leading independent cinema. It also has a museum called as Naughton Gallery. The Noughton Gallery was awarded The Times Higher Award for Excellence and Innovation. The International Students Society holds the annual Cultural Shock Event at Whitla Hall. The Queen’s University also hosts the largest showcases of international culture in Northern Ireland.

SPORTS AND FITNESS

Queen’s University has a Physical Education Centre. It is one of the largest sport centres in the British Isles. This building has squash courts, climbing walls and has basketball grounds. The Queen’s University also has a University Playing Fields which has pitches of Rugby, Football, Hockey, and Cricket and there are three netball courts, nine tennis courts and a Mary Peters track. It also has a Football association and Queen’s University Belfast Boat Club.

FOOD AND DRINKS

There are many food options available near the Queen’s University of Belfast some of them are – 

  • Hope Street Restaurant Belfast
  • Holohan’s Pantry
  • Boojum
  • Little Wing Pizzeria
  • Darcy’s Belfast
  • Little Italy

Entry Requirements for Queen’s University, Belfast 

GENERAL ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Queen’s University demands following requirements - 

  • GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or an equivalent qualification must be offered.
  • Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication of grade C/4 in English Language for international students whose first language is not English.
  • GCE/GCSE qualifications passes in the General Certificate of Secondary Education as follows-
  • Passes in at least five subjects, two of which should be at A- level or
  • Passes in at least four subject of which three should be A- level.
  • Two As- level will not be acceptable in place of A- level
  • A BTEC Diploma/National Diploma/Extended Diploma/National Extended Diploma.
  • An OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma or Extended Diploma.
  • The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme.
  • The Cambridge PRE- U Diploma.
  • The European Baccalaureate.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

One of the following is required to take admissions-

  • IGCSE English Language Test or a recognized overseas O- level English Language.
  •  Cambridge Proficiency
  • Cambridge Advanced
  • IELTS Academic Test
  • TOEFL
  • HKDSE – Hong Kong Diploma Secondary Education.

Famous Courses

GRADUATE COURSES

  • Accounting with French B.sc 
  • Aerospace Engineering BEng
  • Agricultural Technology B.sc
  • Anthropology BA
  • Archaeology BA
  • Biochemistry MSci
  • Biological Sciences B.sc
  • Biomedical Science B.sc
  • Drama BA
  • Economics B.sc
  • English BA
  • European Planning MPlan

POSTGRADUATE COURSES

  • Accounting PhD
  • Advanced Architectural Design M.Sc
  • Advanced Food Safety M.sc
  • Anthropology MA
  • Applied Behavior Analysis M.Sc
  • Computer Science MPhil
  • Construction and Project Management M.Sc
  • Criminology PhD
  • Economics PhD
  • Education PhD
  • Geography PhD
  • Human Resources management M.Sc

Where to Apply

Students can directly apply on the official website of the Queen’s University, Belfast that is https://www.qub.ac.uk/ 

Scholarships

Queen’s University offers many scholarships for their international students for all levels or study. The scholarships vary on the basis of the region students belong, you can check the eligibility on the official website https://www.qub.ac.uk/.

Future Career Options

Queen’s University helps students to get placement by marketing them to potential employers through workplace tours, international summer internships and employers sponsored skills award, degree plus. The University provides a dedicated career support services.

Crime in Belfast

The overall crime rate in Belfast in 2021 was 101 crimes per 1,000 people. This is 23% higher than 2020.

 

Queens University Belfast Programs

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test

Queens University Belfast Application Requirements

3.5
GPA
36
IB
85
Percentage
30%
Acceptance Rate

IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in United Kingdom. To be able to get a successful admission in Queens University Belfast in United Kingdom students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.

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Queens University Belfast Cost of studies

Fees

Bachelors: £31530

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Queens University Belfast Deadlines

Bachelors: 15th January 
Masters: 15th January 

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

Queens University Belfast Rankings

Global

308
US News
233
QS
401 -500
Shanghai
201 -250
Times Higher Education
180
Guardian
228
GTU Rank

Regional

United Kingdom
33
US News
26
QS
27 -34
Shanghai
30
Times Higher Education
53
Guardian

Regional

Europe
131
US News
100
Times Higher Education

Queens University Belfast Scholarships

1. Great Scholarships for Egyptian Students

The Great Scholarships for Egyptian Students is awarded to full time students pursuing MSc Net Zero Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be a full time students pursuing MSc Net Zero Engineering at the university.
- Should be a citizen or permanent resident of Egypt
- Should be available to start your academic studies by the start of the academic year in September 2022

Note: A deposit will be required to secure your place on the programme

How to Apply:
Students should apply for this scholarship via this link

2. International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship

The International Office Postgraduate Taught Scholarship is awarded to full time new International students pursuing postgraduate programme at Queen’s University Belfast.

Eligibility Criteria/ Scholarship Guidelines:
To be eligible, an applicant:

- Should be a full time new International students pursuing postgraduate programme at the university.
- Should be an international fee-paying students paying the international tuition fee rate in order to be considered for this discount
- Should be self-funded

Note: Postgraduate: PG Certificate and PG Diploma programmes, MTh Theology.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programme.
ALL Distance Learning programmes, foundation degree and part-time programmes are excluded from eligibility for the scholarships 

How to Apply:
No separate application required. Students are automatically considered for the scholarship upon enrollment.

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