Queen’s University Belfast is a historic uni that is a member of the Russell Group and was ranked inside the top 25 UK universities in the Complete University Guide’s 2023 league table standings.
Founded in 1845, it has since become an internationally respected place of study. Queen’s sits in a central location in Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, meaning most places in the city are within a short walking distance.
The compact city is easily explored on foot or by bike, but it’s also well connected by frequent bus and train services. There’s no need to worry if you don’t have your own bike, as the city’s public bicycle rental scheme allows for flexible and easy rental.
The city of Belfast is steeped in history and you’ll be able to find culture, music and arts in the form of museums, galleries, theatres and music venues. You’ll also find lively and quirky bars, pubs and clubs, as well as a mix of great shopping opportunities. It’s also one of the UK’s cheapest cities to live in, boasting a relatively low cost of living and low student rental prices.
Studying in Belfast, you’re also never far away from nature and beautiful scenery. A short journey up the Antrim Coast Road takes you to the famous Giant’s Causeway, for example.
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University is a vibrant community of internationally acclaimed researchers, scholars and over 10,000 students. We have a reputation for world-class education (Queen’s is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities) and an unforgettable student experience. Boasting areas of excellence in teaching and learning, 75% of our research is recognised as world-class