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Queen\'s University Belfast

- United Kingdom

Overview

Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research.

Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.

The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions – for Northern Ireland's Comprehensive Cancer Services programme and for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, palaeoecology and law.

Five prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards further recognises the University’s contribution to society. Queen’s received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, was named the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, won the Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year category in 2010, received the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award in 2011 and was awarded the Outstanding Fundraising Team of the Year title in 2012.

With more than 17,000 students and 3,500 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution, a magnet for inward investment, a patron of the arts and a global player in areas ranging from cancer studies to sustainability, and from pharmaceuticals to creative writing.

Queen's prides itself on the quality of its academic leadership, with a united team of academics and academic support directors working together to deliver its Vision.

The University is led by its President and Vice-Chancellor, supported by the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer and Pro-Vice-Chancellors, each with specific portfolios.

There are three Faculty groupings, each headed up by a Dean, and there are 20 Schools each run by a Head of School, supported by a School Manager.

Eight academic support Directorates, which are responsible for the delivery of services ranging from finance and human resources, to estates and student services, complete the University’s organisational structure.

10 Key Facts About Queen's

  • Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s 24 leading research-intensive universities.
  • We are the ninth oldest university in the UK.
  • We are among the top one per cent of global universities and one of the top 30 UK universities, as rated in the Sunday Times Good University Guide.
  • We are one of the largest employers in Belfast with over 3,500 staff.
  • We attract students and staff from all over the world. We currently have over 1,400 international students from 100 countries.
  • We have over 150,000 alumni in more than 120 countries.
  • Queen’s is a Top 50 UK employer for women and is the lead UK university in tackling the unequal representation of women in science and engineering. We hold 11 SWAN departmental Awards, including two Gold, as well as an institutional Silver Award.
  • Each year, Queen’s contributes over £700m to the Northern Ireland economy.
  • We are ranked number one in the UK for participation in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) and are the UK leader in terms of spin-out activity. To date, we have developed 60 spin-out companies with a combined turnover of £146m and the creation of over 1,200 jobs.
  • Queen’s has more than 250 buildings, some 120 of them listed as being of architectural merit. Over the past decade we have invested almost £350 million to provide exceptional facilities for our staff and students, including the award-winning McClay Library, the Elms Village and Riddel Hall.  We’ll invest a further £350 million over the next ten years.

Faculties

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Education

School of English

School of History and Anthropology

School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy

School of Modern Languages

School of Law

Queen's University Management School

School of Creative Arts

School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work

Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology

School of Mathematics and Physics

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering

School of Psychology

Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Biological Sciences

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

School of Pharmacy


English Requirements

                                                                       Accepted English Language Qualifications

Qualifications Linguistically less demanding courses Most Courses Linguistically more demanding courses
IELTS International English Language Testing System -Academic 6.0 with minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test 6.5 minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test 7.0 with minimum of 5.5 in all four elements of the test
TOEFL iBT (Internet based test)
80 with minimum marks as follows:
Listening- 17
Reading - 18
Speaking - 20
Writing - 17
 
90 with minimum marks as follows:  
Listening - 17
Reading - 18
Speaking - 20
Writing - 17

95 with minimum marks as follows:
Listening - 17
Reading - 18
Speaking - 20
Writing - 17


Please note that some degree programmes may require higher scores in the individual sub-skill components of IELTS and TOEFL tests.  Please check the Coursefinder for specific programme requirements.  The following table may be used as a guide.

IELTS International English Language Testing System -Academic 7.0 with minimum of 6.0 in all four elements of the test 7.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in all four elements of the test 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 of all four elements of the test 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Speaking and Listening, and 5.5 in Reading and Writing
TOEFL iBT (Internet based test) 95 with minimum marks as follows:
Listening - 20
Reading - 19
Speaking - 21
Writing - 20
105 with minimum marks as follows:
Listening - 23
Reading - 21
Speaking - 22
Writing - 23
90 with minimum marks as follows:
Listening - 20
Reading - 19
Speaking - 21
Writing - 20
90 with minimum marks as follows:
Listening - 20
Reading - 18
Speaking - 21
Writing - 17

Scholarships

International Undergraduate Scholars

Two full fee scholarships are now available to exceptionally talented international students who will be starting their undergraduate studies at Queen’s in September 2014.

The two Queen's International Scholars will study free of tuition fees for the duration of their full-time undergraduate course at Queen's and will be expected to undertake ambassadorial duties from time to time during their studies at Queen’s.

The following courses are excluded -

  • Undergraduate: Medicine, Dentistry, Foundation Degrees, Agricultural Technology, and Theology

Eligibility:

  • Be self-funded and classified as overseas for fees purposes.
  • Be able to finance the remainder of tuition fees and living expenses.
  • Hold and have FIRMLY accepted an offer of a study place starting in September 2014.
  • The scholarships will be deducted from the tuition fees payable to Queen's upon enrolment in September 2014.
  • Scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships.
  • INTO progressors are not eligible for the scholarships.
  • The scholarships cannot be deferred.
  • The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards and regulations at its sole discretion.
  • The University will award the scholarships on the basis of academic merit and personal statement, as follows:
    • Meet or exceed all criteria as set out in their Offer Letter
    • Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate exceptional extra-curricular abilities with a particular focus on leadership, enterprise and social responsibility. Queen's International Scholars will be expected to have notable achievements outside academic life and be able to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills to match their desires and ambitions for the future.
  • Successful candidates will be notified by 20 June 2014. 
  • Students will not be charged any fees for their academic course. (This relates to academic courses only and does not relate to accommodation or any other academic related charges).

International Postgraduate Scholars

Two full fee scholarships are now available to exceptionally talented international students who will be starting their Masters degree programme at Queen’s in September 2014.

The two Queen's International Scholars will study free of tuition fees for the duration of their full-time postgraduate taught course at Queen's and will be expected to undertake ambassadorial duties from time to time during their studies at Queen’s.

The following courses are excluded -

  • Postgraduate: Doctorate programmes, MSc in Pharmacy, MTh Theology, Distance Learning, non-standard fee courses

Eligibility:

  • Be self-funded and classified as overseas for fees purposes.
  • Be able to finance the remainder of tuition fees and living expenses.

The scholarships will be deducted from the tuition fees payable to Queen's upon enrolment in September 2014.

  • Scholarships cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarships.
  • INTO progressors are not eligible for the scholarships.
  • The scholarships cannot be deferred.
  • The University reserves the right to vary all or any scholarship awards and regulations at its sole discretion.
  • The University will award the scholarships on the basis of academic merit and personal statement, as follows:
    • Meet or exceed all criteria as set out in their Offer Letter
    • Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate exceptional extra-curricular abilities with a particular focus on leadership, enterprise and social responsibility. Queen's International Scholars will be expected to have notable achievements outside academic life and be able to demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills to match their desires and ambitions for the future.
  • Successful candidates will be notified by 11 July 2014.
  • Students will not be charged any fees for their academic course. (This relates to academic course only and does not relate to accommodation or any other academic related charges).

Tution Fee

For detailed information please contact university.