A member of the Russell Group of the UK's 20 leading research-intensive universities, Queen's was founded by Queen Victoria in 1845 as one of three Queen's Colleges in Ireland. It became an independent university in its own right in 1908 and today combines an international academic reputation as a leader in innovation and education with an outstanding student experience, ensuring that all its graduates are equipped with the best skills to benefit their future lives and careers.
The University is situated approximately one mile from Belfast city centre and has over 17,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including 1,200 international students from over 70 countries. From Nobel prize winners to medical pioneers and from political leaders to leading figures in the arts, Queen's graduates have made their mark around the world.
What's on Offer
Queen's University offers degree programmes which cover a wide range of disciplines, from medicine, law and engineering to the humanities, social sciences, science and agriculture. The 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) identified areas of world-class research in all academic disciplines and the University's research strengths are reflected in the quality of its teaching. 17 subject areas at Queen's are ranked in the UK top 20 (Times Good University Guide 2013).
A first-class student experience demands first-class facilities and the University aims to ensure that it provides exactly that. The £45 million McClay Library is one of the finest university libraries in the world while the Elms Student Village, Students' Union and Physical Education Centre offer some of the best student amenities in the UK.
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