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A member of the prestigious Russell Group, and the ninth oldest university in the UK, Queen’s is based in the very heart of Belfast. Its historic campus and the surrounding conservation area are complemented with outstanding modern facilities for education and research. Over the last 10 years the University has invested £350 million in developing world-class facilities and plans to invest a further £350 million over the next decade.

Key Facts


  • #31 in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024
  • #50 in the Guardian Good University Guide 2024
  • #27 in the Complete University Guide 2024
  • #1 for Dentistry and Agriculture and Forestry, #2 for Pharmacology and Pharmacy, and Social Work, #3 for Celtic Studies and Food Science, #4 for Medicine and Animal Science (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Latest undergraduate enrolment

  • 15,500

Latest postgraduate enrolment

  • 5,000

Year founded

  • 1845

  • Queen’s is ranked 8th in the UK for Research Intensity with over 75% of its research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ in REF 2014.   
  • The University has been awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize on six occasions - the most recent being for world-class achievement in global cyber security.  
  • The University has created four new flagship Global Research Institutes which bring leading academics together to tackle some of the greatest global challenges of our time in the areas of: Global Peace, Security and Justice; Cyber Security; Health Sciences; and Food Safety. 
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