Queen’s University in Belfast was founded in 1845 along with two other ‘Queen’s College’ institutions in Galway and Cork. Queen of England – and at the time ruler of Ireland too – Queen Victoria allowed for the establishment of these institutions to further Irish education. Today, Queen’s in Belfast is the only one of these three institutions that remains under British rule as it is in Northern Ireland. Queen’s has been an autonomous university since 1908, and shares its motto with the city of Belfast: ‘Pro Tanto Quid Retribuamus’ or ‘what shall we give in return for so much?’Show more
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Queen’s provided an engaging learning environment through my time as both an undergraduate and a Masters student.
Open discussion was encouraged in classes and forming friendships with other students felt seamless because of this. I found myself opening up more and more with each year as tutors often made a point to encourage students to interact with one another.
Queen’s University has a welcoming and ambitious atmosphere as well as a beautiful campus. This in itself motivated me from my very first term as a first year student to spend more time in the library, the university’s theatre and to use my time as a student wisely, whilst fully soaking in the student experience.View more
I studied MSc Marketing which is a one-year programme focused on the fundamental basics of marketing, with the extra modules such as accounting and finance. I would like to emphasise that while I believe the course is good, unfortunately there is not much focus given on the digital marketing. They also highlight on the website that you will learn Google Analytics but there is only one lesson dedicated to it. The placement isn’t possible if you don’t have really high marks across all modules, so just be aware of that. Overall a good course but little emphasis on future career and strengthening soft skills.View more
I began my Masters in September 2021 and I am enjoying the city and course so far. The module conveners are very helpful and knowledgeable and dedicate a lot of their time to ensure you are understanding the topics.
The course was similar to what I expected, however, I did anticipate more hands-on work and less theory. Also, there were not many opportunities for class bonding, but due to COVID I understand the difficulties.
Overall, if you are aiming to do a PHD after I would definitely recommend it to a friend, if not, you could probably do without it.
Very on hands teaching and exclusively on campus. Discussion is encouraged in class which creates a great environment! Teaching staff is interested in the material and encouraging! Facilities are great, including the graduate school.View more
The programme is well spread and touches all the verticals of the Electronic domain. Starting from fabrication to programming, they cover all the aspects of electronics.
The professors are well qualified and do their part with high efficiency. The syllabus is very precise and targets the current market needs. Moreover, the labs are flawless, and the sessions provide hands-on simulation as well as fabrication of sensors.
Whether the university is for you or not depends a lot on the field of study you are pursuing. For international students, the value for money doesn’t live right up to the expectations. Would recommend for people that prefer a peaceful experience and would like to avoid the hassle of a major metropolitan city. Belfast is a great city… the architecture is beautiful however the nightlife leaves you wanting more.View more
I am currently studying bachelors biomedical science at Queen’s. My course is very hands-on and requires a lot of practical and lab-based work. Queen’s has made sure to provide my course mates and I the best of facilities and equipment to help make this experience more comfortable and understandable. The Medical and biology building is very well structured and it is almost impossible to get lost. The doctors and professors are very approachable and they have good knowledge regarding their subject. They make sure to explain every detail and entertain all kinds of questions, no matter the hour. Although the weather in Belfast may not be ideal throughout the year, the people are very welcoming and the warm. Even more, Queen’s has many facilities to help make university life better. In terms of student life, Belfast is an excellent place. Away from the bustling city with services matching them. It is a very student-friendly city and is safe. I live at walking distance from the campus and my accommodation is very reasonable and affordable compared to living expenses in big cities like London. Apart from this, Belfast has many wonderful places to visit for a weekend getaway’s and tourists. I would definitely recommend Queen’s and Belfast to students who are looking to apply and be a part of this family.View more
The education experience so far has been above par. The degree which I am currently pursuing has been well up to my expectations. However, the course is very vast, more practical involvement would help make it intelligible. Student life in Belfast is comparatively more affordable than big cities like London and Manchester. Although, the university does need small upgrades to live up to the current state of affairs regarding career prospects. Overall, the university and its system is well put down and of good quality. I would definitely recommend other people to apply to Queen’s.View more