SHAPING A BETTER WORLD - SINCE 1845

SHAPING A BETTER WORLD - SINCE 1845
POSTGRADUATE
             PROSPECTUS
             2018




SHAPING
A BETTER
WORLD
SINCE 1845
SHAPING A BETTER WORLD - SINCE 1845
WELCOME TO
    WHAT'S NEXT
    THINKING




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WELCOME TO
                                                                                QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY
                                                                                BELFAST

    WELCOME
                                                                                CONTENTS
    Queen’s University is among the top one per cent of global universities,
    and I am delighted that you are considering joining us here in Belfast.     8    Why Postgraduate Study at Queen’s?   42    Postgraduate Taught Programmes
    A modern capital city, Belfast is a vibrant hub for the creative and tech   9    The Graduate School                  44    Your Postgraduate Taught Journey to Queen's
    sectors, and is known for its welcome, accessibility and affordability.
                                                                                12   Your Future Career                   46    Postgraduate Taught
    From the day you arrive at Queen’s, you will be part of a world-class
                                                                                14   World-Class Facilities               48    A–Z of Postgraduate Taught Programmes
    international university with a vibrant postgraduate culture built on a
    foundation of exceptional teaching, cutting-edge research, innovation,      15   Support Services                     84    A–Z of Professional Doctorates
    collaboration and engagement.
                                                                                16   A Global Experience                  88    Postgraduate Research Programmes
    You will have access to academics who are global leaders in their           18   Research with Global Impact          90    Your Postgraduate Research Journey to Queen's
    field and will benefit from numerous academic and professional
                                                                                20   Global Research Institutes           92    Postgraduate Research
    opportunities through our international collaborations.
                                                                                24   The Northern Ireland Experience      94    A–Z of Postgraduate Research Programmes
    You will also enjoy our world-class campus, including our state-of-
    the-art Graduate School, award-winning student accommodation and            28   The Belfast Experience               112   Summary Tables of Programmes
    outstanding sporting facilities.                                            32   Accommodation                        120   Campus Map

    I do hope you choose Queen’s – we look forward to welcoming you             36   Applying to Queen's                  122   Getting Here
    and ensuring that your time here becomes the platform for a truly           38   Student Finance and Funding          124   Degree Index
    wonderful, exciting and fulfilling career.
                                                                                40   Funding for Postgraduate Study       126   General Index

                                                                                                                          127   Useful Contacts


    Professor James C McElnay
    Acting President and Vice-Chancellor

                                                                                                                                                                 Visit our online Course Finder
                                                                                                                                                                 go.qub.ac.uk/coursefinder

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At the heart of our Graduate School
lies a culture of opportunity, innovation
and enterprise, fuelled by a diverse and
inclusive social community that has
ambitions to shape a better world.




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WHY                                                                                                                     THE
POSTGRADUATE                                                                                                            GRADUATE
STUDY AT                                                                                                                SCHOOL                                  THE GATEWAY TO YOUR POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                                                                                                EXPERIENCE AT QUEEN’S


QUEEN’S?                                          WELCOME FROM PROFESSOR
                                                  MARGARET TOPPING


The Graduate School is the gateway to your postgraduate experience.                                                     YOUR GRADUATE SCHOOL:                             HELPING YOU MAKE                               “ Originality is being
                                                                                                                        A STATE-OF-THE-ART HUB                            VALUABLE CONNECTIONS                             different from oneself,
For us at Queen’s University Belfast, the ‘post’ part of the word is                                                    We are located in the beautifully restored        We have strong links and collaborations with     not others.”
not simply about what comes next. It’s about something much                                                             and remodelled Victorian Lynn library, where      leaders in business, government and the         Philip Larkin
                                                                                                                        distinguished heritage meets 21st-century         voluntary sector, both locally and globally.
more dynamic and challenging.                                                                                           vision. This fully accessible space has modern,   This means you'll benefit from mentoring
                                                                                                                        hi-tech meeting and group study rooms,            relationships and networks, and from our
                                                                                                                        a silent study area and social spaces. It is a    international partnerships with other
                                                                                                     POSTGRADUATE       vibrant hub, inspiring intellectual exchange      Graduate Schools.
Being a postgraduate student at Queen’s            The Graduate School is about intellectual        TUITION FEE LOAN    and collaboration.
is about going beyond – beyond current             challenge beyond borders. It’s about            UP TO THE VALUE OF
conceptions and categories, redefining             developing new skills, increased personal              £5,500
and rethinking assumptions, and having a           effectiveness... It’s about a culture of
                                                                                                        AVAILABLE
perspective that is flexible and adaptive.         opportunity, innovation and enterprise and a
                                                   rich, diverse and inclusive social community.      SEE PAGE 40
It’s about what we call ‘What’s Next’ thinking.
                                                   The Queen’s postgraduate experience
We train our postgraduates to become               is about the whole person; helping you
Thinkers, Communicators, Innovators and            to achieve personal and academic goals
Leaders who are future-ready. And key to this      that will enable you to stand out in the
process is disciplinary excellence, combined       crowded and increasingly competitive
with transdisciplinary collaboration.              local and global job market.

A partnership involving Academic Schools,
Research Institutes and The Graduate School
will enable you to stand out as a ‘What’s Next’
thinker. During your Master’s or Doctoral
programme, you’ll have the support of
internationally-recognised leaders in your
field of study. Meanwhile, The Graduate School
is a world-class intellectual and social hub,
connecting students from all disciplines to
each other and to mentors and employers
within the University and beyond.

                                                   Professor Margaret Topping,
                                                   Dean of The Graduate School




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THE GRADUATE                                                                                                          THE GRADUATE
SCHOOL                                                                                                                SCHOOL
'WHAT'S NEXT' THINKING                                                OUR PILLARS                                     OUR TAILORED DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES



As a member of our postgraduate community, you                        These five pillars guide your journey through
                                                                                                                      LEAD YOUR PHD                       MASTER YOUR                      INNOVATION AND                   CMI
                                                                      The Graduate School. They will form the basis
will become one of the exceptional local, national                    of the development of your knowledge-based      At Queen’s, you access more
                                                                                                                                                          LEADERSHIP                       ENTERPRISE                       The Graduate School is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            offering postgraduate students
and international students who join us each year.                     and key competencies, allowing you to test
                                                                      your ideas and communicate them to your
                                                                                                                      than research excellence. Our
                                                                                                                      research students communicate
                                                                                                                                                          The aim of Master Your
                                                                                                                                                          Leadership is to support a
                                                                                                                                                                                           At The Graduate School, we       the chance to earn a Level
                                                                                                                                                                                           are committed to encouraging
The Graduate School will assist you to be a Thinker,                  audience with impact.                           across disciplinary boundaries      ‘whole person’ approach to the   and supporting innovation,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7 Certificate in Strategic
                                                                                                                      and are challenged to               Postgraduate Taught student                                       Management and Leadership,
Innovator, Leader and Communicator who is                                                                             translate design thinking into      (Master's level) experience
                                                                                                                                                                                           entrepreneurship and             accredited by the Chartered
                                                                                                                                                                                           enterprise. From harnessing
Future-Ready.                                                                                                         innovation. Your research skills    at Queen’s University. This is   the collective expertise of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Management Institute. There
                                                                                                                      are honed through working           achieved through a programme                                      are a number of ways this will
                                                                                                                                                                                           students to work on design       help you stand out and become
                                                                                                                      with stakeholders to see the        of training and development      thinking, to individual 1-2-1    a future-ready, innovative leader:
                                                                                                                      impact you are already having.      which complements                business mentoring support for
                                                                                                                      Developing your leadership skills   disciplinary excellence and      students who have ideas they     • The certificate will help you to
YOUR JOURNEY                                                                THINKER              FUTURE-READY
                                                                                                                      further will ensure that you are    develops employability skills.   want to grow into a business,      develop practical skills as well
                                                                                                                      the change you see in the world.
STARTS HERE…                                                                Reflective             Confident                                                                               we deliver wide-ranging            as a theoretical understanding
                                                                             Critical               Resilient                                                                              creative support.                  of a specific area of Strategic
The Graduate School offers a tailored
                                                                             Flexible           Employer-focused                                                                                                              Management and Leadership.
development programme to help                                                                                                                                                              We provide opportunities to
                                                                            Disruptive             Networked
inspire and empower you to reach                                                                                                                                                           develop creative confidence
your full potential. It is embedded                                                                                                                                                                                         • By signing up you will also
                                                                                                                                                                                           and explore new ways of            be granted an associate
within a continuous process of                                                                                                                                                             doing things, including:
reflection and self-evaluation.                                                                                                                                                                                               membership to CMI while
                                              Welcome and                                                                                                                                                                     you complete the certificate
Inspire you through access to                  Induction                                                                                                                                   • A five-day Core                  and for 12 months after
thought leaders.                                                                                                                                                                             Entrepreneurship                 completion.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Programme.
Develop your skills through an               Individual needs
individual training programme.                 assessment                                                                                                                                                                   • You also gain access to
                                                                                                                                                                                           • A range of innovative skills     Management Direct, which
                                                                        COMMUNICATOR                LEADER
Apply these skills and knowledge                                                                                                                                                             development workshops,           includes a vast array of online
                                                                         Academic writers           Visionary
through real-world challenges.           Create your own tailored                                                                                                                            networking events and            resources to help you complete
                                                                         Publicly engaged           Strategic
                                         programme which meets                                                                                                                               connections with external        your certificate and further
                                                                        Socially networked         Self-aware
                                         your development needs                                                                                                                              partners to support in           develop your leadership and
                                                                      Professional presenters     Collaborative
                                                                                                                                                                                             creative opportunities.          management skills.
                                           Ongoing, specialist                                                                                                                             • 1-2-1 business mentoring       For further details and costs of
                                        support to help you realise                                                                                                                          and support.                   the CMI programme:
                                           what’s next for you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Visit the dedicated website at
                                               All within an                                                                                                                                                                go.qub.ac.uk/managers
                                            engaging, vibrant,
                                          inclusive postgraduate           INNOVATOR
                                                community                     Creative
                                                                          Business aware
                                                                           Risk manager
                                                                           Insight driven



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YOUR                                                                                                                                          WITH YOU ON
                                                                                                                                              YOUR JOURNEY

FUTURE                                                                                                                                        One-to-one careers and
                                                                                                                                              enterprise guidance


CAREER                                                                                                                                        Career events and
                                                                                                                                              employer fairs

                                                                                                                                              Academic skills
                                                                                                                                              development

                                                                                                                                              Peer mentoring support
The Graduate School is a community of creative thinkers and world changers, searching
together for solutions that will create a better tomorrow. This is the place where physicists                                                 Graduate and Researcher
work alongside linguists to develop leadership skills, where medics collaborate with creative                                                 Plus awards

artists to communicate their research to a non-specialist audience, and where engineers seek                                                  Postgraduate-led
the perspectives of philosophers to tackle global challenges.                                                                                 initiatives funding

                                                                                                                                              Community events
                                                                                                                                              and social gatherings

STAND OUT FROM                                  GRADUATE PLUS AWARD                             ACCESSIBILITY TO WORK-                        Space for group working
THE CROWD                                       (POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT)                           BASED LEARNING PROJECTS                       and silent study
We provide you with high-quality,               Queen’s Graduate Plus award is a vehicle        Queen’s University offers access to a
transdisciplinary training and development      for accrediting work-related learning and       real-life work-based project by supporting
that will make you stand out in a fast-paced,   skills that current postgraduate taught         collaborations with external organisations,
changing global job market. We’ll help you      students develop through extra-curricular       providing opportunities for Master's
become future leaders by letting you apply      activities, including the range of skills       students to undertake a work-based
your knowledge to real-world challenges,        development workshops offered by The            project in place of a more traditional
giving you the confidence and skills to gain    Graduate School. The Graduate Plus is a         Master's dissertation.
an edge in your career.                         specific award for Master's students and is
                                                recognised by a range of employers.
POSTGRADUATE
CAREERS EVENTS                                  RESEARCHER PLUS                                   HIGH-QUALITY,
We give students opportunities to develop
                                                AWARD (POSTGRADUATE                               TRANSDISCIPLINARY
                                                RESEARCH)
their readiness for the future and manage
their own careers, whether in academia
                                                                                                  TRAINING AND
                                                As well as developing research expertise
or beyond. As well as central career            in your subject discipline, postgraduate          DEVELOPMENT
and employer events, we offer career
development programmes to support you
                                                research students have opportunities
                                                to develop a range of skills which are
                                                                                                  THAT WILL MAKE
as you embark on your next steps:               transferable beyond their research                YOU STAND OUT.
                                                degrees to both academic and non-
                                                academic careers.

                                                The Queen’s Researcher Plus award
                                                provides official recognition of these skills
                                                and assists researchers in demonstrating
                                                them to employers.


                                                                                                Visit our online Course Finder
                                                                                                go.qub.ac.uk/PGCareers

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WORLD-CLASS                                                                        WE ARE A BEACON OF LEARNING
                                                                                   AND INNOVATION, INVESTING IN THE
                                                                                   FUTURE, PROVIDING OUTSTANDING
                                                                                                                                             SUPPORT                                                   QUEEN'S HAS A NETWORK OF SUPPORT SERVICES
                                                                                                                                                                                                       DEDICATED TO HELPING YOU GET THE MOST FROM
                                                                                                                                                                                                       YOUR TIME AT QUEEN’S. WE LOOK AFTER YOUR

FACILITIES                                                                         FACILITIES FOR OUR EXCEPTIONAL
                                                                                   STUDENTS AND STAFF.                                       SERVICES                                                  HEALTH, EMOTIONAL WELLBEING, EDUCATION, STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                       NEEDS, FINANCIAL SECURITY AND CAREER PROSPECTS.




NEW CENTRES OF LEARNING                         LANGUAGE CENTRE                                training and weights areas, four studios,     STUDENT GUIDANCE                            CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY                          RESILIENCE , WELLBEING
                                                                                               25m swimming and diving pool, two multi-
A striking addition to the Queen’s skyline is   Our Language Centre provides you with          purpose sports halls, a martial arts area,    CENTRE (SGC)                                AND SKILLS                                      AND COUNSELLING
the redeveloped tower on the main campus        the opportunity to acquire skills in a         two climbing walls, eight squash courts and   The SGC is the first place to visit for     We offer careers guidance, information          Our qualified and experienced counsellors
housing the new School of Law. It provides      foreign language and improve your career       two handball courts.                          information, support, advice and            and advice, to help you develop your            can help work through any personal,
an innovative teaching environment,             prospects through our advanced                                                               guidance including:                         ideas, formulate a career plan and achieve      academic and emotional difficulties that
including a Moot Court Room, and a student      multimedia facilities.                         CULTURE AND ARTS                                                                          your goals. We help you connect with            impact on your studies.
social hub. Not far away, the colourfully-                                                                                                   • Careers Service                           employers, develop your skills and get
redeveloped Computer Science Building is        STUDENTS’ UNION (SU)                           We are home to Northern Ireland’s premier     • Resilience, Wellbeing and Counselling     international work and study experience.        SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
providing exciting new facilities and space                                                    art house cinema, the Queen’s Film Theatre.   • Disability Services
for new modes of teaching for more than         Our Students’ Union is rated among the         We also showcase local and international                                                                                                  WITH DISABILITIES
1000 students. Computer Science is an           top in the UK and is the largest single        culture through exhibitions at the Naughton
                                                                                                                                             • Student Finance                           SUPPORT FOR
                                                                                                                                             • International Student Support                                                             We offer all kinds of support, including
institutional priority for Queen’s and for      campus Students’ Union in Ireland. Run         Gallery and events run by the Seamus          • Learning Development Service
                                                                                                                                                                                         INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                          School and exam support,
Northern Ireland.                               by students, for students, it is a social      Heaney Centre for Poetry and at the Brian
                                                space and a popular entertainment venue.                                                     • Student Administration                    Queen's supports international students         accommodation requirements and
                                                                                               Friel Centre for Theatre Research.
                                                A new project will see the creation of a                                                                                                 before arrival, providing specialist visa and   assistance with applications for
THE M CLAY LIBRARY
         C
                                                £41m Student Centre on the site of the                                                       IT TRAINING AND SUPPORT                     immigration advice and leading welcome          Disabled Students’ Allowance.
Seamus Heaney called it ‘a starship for         current SU building. This will bring all the                                                                                             and orientation programmes to help you
                                                                                                                                             We provide an introduction to our virtual
our scholars.’ Blending the best features       University’s student services under one                                                      learning and email services, and advice
                                                                                                                                                                                         maximise university life.                       STUDENTS’ UNION
of a traditional library with the latest        roof, alongside the SU. Work will begin in                                                   and support on how to get the best out                                                      ADVICE CENTRE
technology, the McClay Library welcomes         2019 and the Centre will open in 2021.                                                       of University and personal IT equipment.
10,000 students daily. There are spaces for                                                                                                                                                                                              We provide you with essential academic,
quiet study and collaborative group work                                                                                                                                                                                                 financial and welfare advice.
and you’ll have access to extensive book
                                                QUEEN’S SPORT
and journal collections.                        There is a thriving sports culture at                                                                                                                                                    CHILDCARE
                                                Queen’s, offering a choice of over 50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Queen's offers a range of childcare
WI-FI AND TECHNOLOGY                            different sports clubs. Our Upper Malone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         support, including full-time day care,
                                                outdoor facilities are a world-class centre
The Wireless Campus Project is a £1.93m                                                                                                                                                                                                  out-of-school care and a summer
                                                for training and competition, the only place
investment programme providing a world-                                                                                                                                                                                                  activities scheme.
                                                in the UK and Ireland to showcase rugby,
class service of connectivity across the        Gaelic games and soccer in one space. The
University through more than 2000 access        Physical Education Centre includes fitness                                                                                                                                               FAITH PROVISION
points. It enables you to have anytime,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Our chaplains and other religious
anywhere access to the resources you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         representatives serve students and staff
need. Our library and IT services also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         across 12 faiths and denominations.
gained a 94% satisfaction score in a recent
National Student Survey, establishing
Queen’s among the best UK universities in                                                                                                                                                                                                HEALTH
these categories.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Healthcare and prescriptions are free for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         everyone in Northern Ireland through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         National Health Service (NHS).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         If you need to see a doctor or order a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         prescription, this General Practice provides
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Find out more                   NHS (and non-NHS) services
                                                                                                                                                                                                         qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc      for Queen’s students.


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A GLOBAL                                                                                                                                 "Looking back on my time at
                                                                                                                                          Queen’s, one of the most interesting

EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                          aspects of my experience was the
                                                                                                                                          intersection of cultures. I was able to
                                                                                                                                          learn from – and alongside – students
THE WORLD IS COMING TO NORTHERN IRELAND                                                                                                   from all around the world."
TO LIVE, WORK AND LEARN. WE ARE PROUD TO PLAY                                                                                             Whitney Wall-Bortz, California, PhD Education
A LEADING ROLE IN OUR COUNTRY’S GROWING
INTERNATIONALISATION.



OUR GLOBAL                                THE EXCITING                                                                                    DYNAMIC STUDENT LIFE
COMMUNITY                                 QUEEN’S QUARTER                                                                                 Student life at Queen’s is dynamic and challenging. We
Queen’s is a truly international          This is one of the most culturally                                                              examine preconceived ideas about the world and tackle
university, ranked 25th in the world      diverse and cosmopolitan corners                                                                global issues through interdisciplinary thinking.
for global outlook.                       of Northern Ireland. Within ten
                                          minutes of our main campus,                                                                     We are developing global leaders. Our Graduate School
We currently have 2,100 international     there are restaurants for all tastes                                                            provides an environment that encourages student-
students from over 59 countries. We       and traditions, side by side with                                                               led initiatives. It is an interactive and international
have more than 600 international          halal grocers and international                                                                 microclimate where your opinions and ideas are valued
staff from over 70 nationalities.         supermarkets, as well as local shops                                                            and nurtured and where you can engage with fellow
                                          and entertainment venues.                                                                       students and academics as equals.
We have international links with over                                             INTO>>
250 partner institutions and we           Throughout the year, there are                                                                  STUDENT WELLBEING
collaborate with 3,000 local, national    significant multicultural events for                                                            Queen’s has a team of academics and students working
and international employers. These        all our students, marking key dates                                                             together with your well-being in mind. Whatever the
links will help you develop your skills   such as the Chinese New Year, Eid      PREPARING THE PATH                                       query or problem, no matter how big or small, the support
and make an impact on the world.          and Diwali.
                                                                                 TO SUCCESSFUL STUDY                                      team will do their best to help you by exploring options,
                                                                                                                                          providing information and making you aware of sources
Our partnerships are worldwide –
                                                                                 INTO Queen’s University Belfast is a college of          of support.
with institutions like Dubai Healthcare
                                                                                 the University which provides a range of academic
City, where we have helped to             “Not only does Queen’s                 preparation and English language courses to help         INTERNATIONAL
develop the Mohammed Bin Rashid
University for Medicine and Health        provide great academic                 equip international students for future study            STUDENT SUPPORT
Sciences; or with the China Medical       resources but also                     at Queen’s.
                                                                                                                                          The International Student Support team are committed
University in Shenyang, establishing      a unique, human                        At the INTO Queen’s Centre you will find premium         to looking after and supporting international students
the China Queen’s College, where
Chinese students are studying in          environment that                       facilities, a learning environment that inspires, and    when they arrive in the UK. They offer specialist visa and
                                                                                                                                          immigration advice, orientation programmes, a ‘welcome’
China for a degree from Queen’s           motivated me to achieve.               staff who are dedicated to the highest standards
                                                                                                                                          service – including tours of the campus facilities and the
                                                                                 of teaching and personalised student support.
University Belfast.                       Without this support, I                                                                         city of Belfast – advice on adjusting to academic study and
Our connections create                    would never be able to                 For further information on any courses                   life in university accommodation, and answering queries
                                                                                 available at INTO Queen’s, please contact us             on living expenses and local immigration requirements.
opportunities for you to receive an       engage in conversations                                                                         Find out more at qub.ac.uk/isso
outstanding international experience                                             at +44 (0) 28 9097 6850 or
that is designed to help you compete
                                          with world-class
in the global job market – to be a        academics.”                            into@qub.ac.uk                                           ASK US ANYTHING
success wherever in the world your        Claire Zhao,
career may take you.                                                             intohigher.com/queens                                    Our International Student Support team will be delighted
                                          PGR Doctoral Student                                                                            to hear from you before you arrive and will be happy to
                                                                                 Our international students go on to make a positive      answer any questions you may have. Get in touch with
                                                                                 impact all over the world in fields as diverse as        them at iss@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                 medicine, civil engineering and music. There are
                                                                                 active and growing graduate associations in places
                                                                                 such as Hong Kong, Malaysia, Jordan, Canada and
                                                                                 the US.



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RESEARCH                                                    DRIVING CLEAN TECHNOLOGY
                                                            Queen’s and the Northern Ireland company Wrightbus,


WITH GLOBAL
                                                            which supplies London’s new Routemaster bus, are
                                                            leading the way in the development of some of the
                                                            world’s most advanced hybrid engines. This is one of our
                                                            most enduring research collaborations with industry

IMPACT                                                      and has led to the establishment of the William Wright
                                                            Technology Centre at Queen’s, promoting research and
                                                            advanced engineering for today’s bus industry.

                                                            PROVIDING A NEW STREAM
                                                            OF TALENT
                                                            Seagate Technology, one of the world’s largest
BUILDING A BETTER SOCIETY THROUGH                           manufacturers of hard disc drives, collaborated with
                                                            Queen’s to set up ANSIN, a new research centre at
A SPIRIT OF INNOVATION AND                                  the School of Mathematics and Physics. It has become
COLLABORATION                                               a source of highly-educated and employable PhD
                                                            students in Science and Technology. It has also led to the
                                                            establishment of an £8m Centre for Doctoral Training,
                                                            supported by Seagate and other industry partners.

OUR LEADING POSTGRADUATE                                    GROUNDBREAKING
AND POSTDOCTORAL COMMUNITY                                  GREEN CHEMISTRY
We are committed to the growth of an environment            Our partnership with the Malaysian oil and gas giant
where ideas and innovation can flourish, where our          PETRONAS has led to the development of ionic liquids
students and researchers can develop their talents and      – green chemistry – hailed as the most important British
fulfill their ambitions.                                    innovation of the 21st century. The technology developed
                                                            by Queen’s University Ionic Liquids Laboratories (QUILL)
Flagship programmes are bringing together researchers       and PETRONAS is being used to produce mercury-free
working across disciplines to address some of the           natural gas at plants in Malaysia.
greatest global challenges of our time. How do we
tackle cancer, respiratory conditions, eye disease? How     OUR HEALTHCARE
do we help societies recovering from conflict? How
do our lives stay secure in the midst of the expanding      PARTNERS IN DUBAI
information explosion?                                      Queen’s is partnered with Dubai Healthcare City, the
                                                            world’s largest healthcare free-trade zone, to develop the
We’re answering the big questions – and we’re doing it      Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health
here in Belfast.                                            Sciences and its College of Medicine. It is a long-term
                                                            partnership and collaboration to address the healthcare
OUR WORLD-RANKING                                           education, training and research needs of Dubai and
RESEARCH REPUTATION                                         other regional communities.

Queen’s University is in the top one per cent of            FROM RESEARCH TO ENTERPRISE
global universities, ranked 8th in the UK for research
intensity and 9th in the world for international research   Every day our talented researchers work on new ideas
collaboration. We have established global networks,         and new concepts, making exciting discoveries that
working with more than 250 institutions and partners.       expand knowledge that can advance global society.

Our research reputation is attracting major international   QUBIS, our venture spin-out arm, is translating much
investment. For example, California-based CV6               of that research into impact. QUBIS companies have an
Therapeutics has chosen to partner with our Centre          annual turnover of £215m and sustain 1800 high-value
for Cancer Research and Cell Biology, with an initial       jobs in Northern Ireland. These companies include Andor
investment of £5.5m, on the development of a new drug       Technology, developer of scientific cameras, and Kainos,
with the potential to make chemotherapy more effective.     the digital technology company. Both are now highly
                                                            successful global enterprises.




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GLOBAL
RESEARCH
INSTITUTES

Working to ensure a healthy global population, and an inclusive, secure and enriched society.                                                    Professor Jose Bengoechea, Centre               The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell        Professor Jayne Woodside, Centre for
                                                                                                                                                 Director, Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for        Biology is working with partners around        Public Health and the Institute for Global
Tackling the familiar problems of disease, the new challenges of the digital age – and more.                                                     Experimental Medicine.                          the world in developing cancer treatments      Food Security.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and pioneering advances in patient care.




THE INSTITUTE FOR                               The project will involve key players in the        It is also playing a key role in a major      THE INSTITUTE FOR                               application, working through global            and cell biology and clinical trials. We
                                                food industry, research organisations and          partnership tackling the challenge of                                                         networks to develop cancer treatments          are focused on understanding why
GLOBAL FOOD SECURITY                            governments and is being coordinated               feeding the world’s growing population.       HEALTH SCIENCES                                 and pioneering advances in patient care.       patients develop diseases and making the
Queen’s University was rated No.1 for           by Professor Chris Elliott, Pro-Vice-              Through the European Institute of             The Institute for Health Sciences               Major programmatic awards in colorectal        discoveries which will lead to new therapies
Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Sciences       Chancellor of Queen’s, who led the                 Innovation and Technology, a Knowledge        at Queen’s University is focused on             and prostate cancer, digital and molecular     and improvements in their quality of life.
(REF 2014), based on research intensity.        independent review of the UK’s food                and Innovation Community on Food has          addressing major global challenges in the       pathology underpin the focus on Precision
We are leading the world in addressing one      system, following the horsemeat scandal            been formed, involving 50 major companies,    areas of cancer, respiratory conditions,        Medicine. Recent advances at CCRCB             Globally recognised research includes
of the greatest global challenges – how to      in 2013.                                           universities and scientific partners.         eye disease and diabetic vascular               include the discovery of how a genomic         the recent discovery about why Klebsiella
ensure the safety and sustainability of our                                                                                                      complications.                                  approach to understanding bowel cancer         pneumonia, one of the hospital superbugs,
food systems.                                   The Institute has gained a worldwide               From 2018, the Institute will have a new                                                      could improve the prognosis and quality of     is so resistant to the last line antibiotic.
                                                reputation for research in several areas           home. It will be a core component of the      The Institute promotes interdisciplinary        life for patients.                             This means potential treatments can now
Led by Professor Nigel Scollan, a world         of food safety, including uncovering high          University’s new £39m School of Biological    research in each of these areas through                                                        be developed to fight this killer infection.
expert in animal agriculture and associated     levels of toxic arsenic in rice, the staple diet   Sciences building which will offer the most   integration of basic scientific and             The Centre for Public Health is working        There is also a direct focus on addressing
supply chains, the Institute’s work is          of half the world’s population. Researchers        modern teaching and research facilities for   population-based research, translational        to identify risk factors that impact on the    global issues such as diabetes, asthma,
conducted around three main themes              have also found that almost half of baby rice      750 students and 170 staff.                   platforms and delivery of innovative clinical   health of the individual and the population,   acute respiratory distress syndrome and
– the development of future farming             products contain high levels of inorganic                                                        trials and clinical research.                   to understand the causes of the major          cystic fibrosis.
systems, food safety and authenticity and       arsenic, despite new limits set by the EU.         go.qub.ac.uk/gri-igfs                                                                         global health problems today.We are
traceability, and human nutrition.                                                                                                               The Institute has three operational             working to develop screening programmes        Together the three divisions are exploiting
                                                                                                                                                 divisions: the Centre for Cancer Research       and interventions to reduce the burden         advanced technologies and state-of-the-
Currently it is leading one of the world’s                                                                                                       and Cell Biology (CCRCB), the Centre            of chronic disease. The need to improve        art facilities to promote interdisciplinary
largest food safety projects, a Europe-                                                                                                          for Public Health (CPH) and, the latest         human nutrition in both the developed          collaboration and drive competitive
China partnership to tackle food fraud,                                                                                                          addition, the Wellcome-Wolfson Institute        and developing world is also a major           research programmes in partnership with
through an award of 10m euro by the EU                                                                                                           for Experimental Medicine. The state-of         research focus. Recent research from           the health and social care sector and local,
Horizon 2020 programme and the Chinese                                                                                                           the-art facilities developed at the Institute   CPH informed World Health Organisation         national and global pharmaceutical and
Ministry of Science and Technology.                                                                                                              are part of an investment of over £100m         (Europe) guidance on green space               biotech industries.
                                                                                                                                                 over the past decade in laboratory and          interventions for health.
                                                                                                                                                 clinical research infrastructure.                                                              go.qub.ac.uk/gri-ihs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Wellcome-Wolfson Institute for
                                                                                                                                                 The Centre for Cancer Research and              Experimental Medicine houses 50 research
                                                                                                                                                 Cell Biology focuses on accelerating the        groups including experts in the fields of
                                                                                                                                                 delivery of scientific discovery to clinical    immunology, microbiology, molecular


The Institute for Global Food Security is at the forefront
of tackling one of the greatest global challenges –
how to ensure a sufficient, safe and nutritious supply of
food for the world’s population.

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We are working to help peace-building in conflict and post-conflict societies, informing and advising some of the             Dr Godfrey Gaston, Operations Director, Institute of           Dr Gareth Conway, Lecturer, Institute of Electronics,
highest diplomatic decision and policy-makers, politicians and activists throughout the world.                                Electronics, Communications and Information Technology.        Communications and Information Technology.




THE SENATOR GEORGE J. MITCHELL                                The Institute’s key research themes include:                    THE INSTITUTE OF ELECTRONICS,                                  The Institute has three pillars:
INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL PEACE,                                   • Legacy Issues – How do peace processes become a               COMMUNICATIONS AND                                             • The Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)
SECURITY AND JUSTICE                                            part of everyday life?                                        INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY                                           One of only seven UK Innovation and Knowledge
                                                                                                                                                                                               Centres, and home to some of the world’s foremost
Questions about peace, security and justice dominate          • Justice and Rights – How to embed international               ECIT is transforming Northern Ireland into a world-              cyber security experts.
the discourse of governments, international agencies            human rights norms into local cultures?                       leading centre for enterprise and innovation. It is based
and civil society. As it emerges from conflict, Northern                                                                      at Catalyst Inc – formerly the Northern Ireland Science        • The Centre for Wireless Innovation - Integrating the
                                                              • Security – How do we secure ‘just’ and ethical                                                                                 areas of wireless communications and high frequency
Ireland can help to answer these questions and offer            responses to a range of security risks?                       Park – where it became the anchor tenant in 2004.
valuable comparative insights, and it is doing so through                                                                     Now there are more than 160 companies on the site,               electronics.
the work of the Mitchell Institute.                           • Ideology and Beliefs – How do values and beliefs in           employing 2,500 people.                                        • The Centre for Data Sciences and Scalable Computing
                                                                different cultures shape approaches to peace-building?                                                                         - At the heart of the data explosion.
Named after the distinguished US diplomat who was a                                                                           Our world has become increasingly digitised, affecting
major influence in bringing peace to Northern Ireland         Among recent major collaborative projects is an                 how we communicate, manage our finances, access                ECIT’s continued success has been highlighted in three
(later serving as Queen’s Chancellor), the Institute’s role   £800,000 award from the Arts and Humanities                     healthcare, and even how we interact with household            recent events:
is to respond to the unprecedented challenge of building      Research Council with investigators examining the role          devices. But with this digital growth, new challenges arise:
a peaceful, secure and inclusive world.                       of sound, narrative, music-making and digital media in          how to process, transmit and secure large volumes of           • The award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize to CSIT for
                                                              conflict transformation.                                        information and how to accelerate the global adoption            its work in protecting the online activity of billions of
It brings together the University’s unparalleled expertise,                                                                   of technical innovations for greatest economic impact.           internet users around the world:
linking peace-making with social transformation and           go.qub.ac.uk/gri-mitchell
pointing out the need for governance reform of state                                                                          ECIT is answering these questions and in the process it is     • The granting of a Regius Professorship to Queen’s,
institutions alongside cultural and social processes for                                                                      redefining wireless communication and sensing systems            celebrating research that is internationally excellent
healing in society.                                                                                                           for the 21st century.                                            and has a major impact on wider society and the
                                                                                                                                                                                               economy.
To answer questions that are not immediately                                                                                  www.ecit.qub.ac.uk                                             • The award of a Knighthood to Professor John
answerable from a single perspective, there is an                                                                                                                                              McCanny, ECIT’s head and founder.
emphasis on multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity,
with international researchers from fields as diverse                                                                                                                                        At CSIT, multinational partners include BAE Systems,
as Politics, History, Mental Health, Management and                                                                                                                                          Cisco, Infosys, IBM and Thales. It is the UK’s largest
Planning working together. This collaborative research                                                                                                                                       academic research and innovation centre in cyber
also includes a shared grant with the Centre for Secure                                                                                                                                      security and one of the largest in Europe. It has also
Information Technologies (CSIT) looking at cyber                                                                                                                                             retained its ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber
security and issues of trust, privacy and ethics.                                                                                                                                            Security Research’ status, first awarded in 2012 by the
                                                                                                                                                                                             National Cyber Security Centre.


                                                              Professor Hastings Donnan, Director of the Senator George
                                                              J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice.
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NORTHERN
              A place that has produced poets,
              scientists, historians, musicians, engineers,
              writers, leaders of society... We’re building
              on a rich heritage of culture and creativity,
                                                              BELFAST NAMED
                                                              THE HAPPIEST

 IRELAND:
              supporting new generations of thinkers
              and innovators who will make their mark in
              the world. People like you.                     CITY IN THE UK
                                                              OFFICE FOR NATIONAL
              This is a place of rugged, natural beauty,      STATISTICS 2016
              where every day there’s something new to

 BIG HEART    discover. Breathtaking landscapes, lakes
              and forests. A dramatic coastline. Exciting
              cities. And the friends you haven’t met yet.

 BIG VISION




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THE NORTHERN                                                     1. Botanic Gardens in Belfast is popular with tourists.   3


IRELAND
                                                                 2. The Dark Hedges, an iconic piece of nature,
                                                                    made famous by Game Of Thrones.
                                                                 3. Slieve Donard, the tallest peak in Northern Ireland.


EXPERIENCE
                                                                 4. Victoria Square, Belfast's premier
                                                                    shopping destination.




A GLOBAL DESTINATION
Northern Ireland is becoming a must-see destination for
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global travellers. Massive cruise ships are now a familiar
sight on Belfast Lough, bringing tourists awed by what
they discover. But more and more people from all over
the world are also coming, not as visitors, but to study,
work and live.

ADVENTURE ON
YOUR DOORSTEP
You’re never more than a short distance away from a
beach, a hillside, a river, or a landmark to our history.

Take an exciting road trip along the twisting, turning
North Coast road and marvel at the spectacular views.                                                                              SWEEPING TO THE SEA
See the Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site, plunge into the Atlantic surf near Royal Portrush                                                                            Our tallest peak, Slieve Donard, dominates the Mourne
Golf Club where The Open will be played in 2019, or                                                                                Mountains, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and
steel your nerves to cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede                                                                               the inspiration for C.S. Lewis’ magical world of Narnia.
rope bridge. And all in one day.                                                                                                   Soak up the rich culture, heritage and mythology of
                                                                                                                                   the region, and enjoy sweeping views down to the sea
                                                                                                                                   as you scale the fantastical soaring mountains in search
                                                                                                                                   of Aslan.

  1                                                                                                                                GAME OF THRONES
                                                                                                                                   The most popular TV series in the world is filmed
                                                                                                                                   throughout Northern Ireland and at the Titanic studios
                                                                                                                                   in Belfast. Tour the real locations – both spectacular and
                                                                                                                                   mysterious, such as the Dark Hedges – that have helped
                                                                                                                                   to create the legend and have fuelled the growth of our
                                                                                                                                   local film industry.

                                                                                                                                   GATEWAY TO EUROPE
                                                                                                                                   Uniquely and perfectly positioned within easy reach of
                                                                                                                                   the Republic of Ireland, the rest of the UK and mainland
                                                                                                                                   Europe, this is the perfect UK student destination for
                                                                                                                                   exploration and adventure. It’s a short hop from Belfast
                                                                                                                                   to other UK major cities, less than a couple of hours to
                                                                                                                                   Paris, while Dublin is just 100 miles down the road.


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BELFAST:
              You’re going to like it here. So make
              yourself at home. Belfast is a modern
              capital city, welcoming, easy to get around
              and an inexpensive place in which to live         RECENTLY VOTED
              and study. It is also a learning city. It has a   THE BEST CITY IN
FRIENDLY,     passion for progress – a passion shared by
              Queen’s University.                               THE UK
                                                                GUARDIAN TRAVEL

AFFORDABLE,   As Belfast flourishes as a global food,
              culture, arts and shopping destination,
              Queen’s is positioned in the beating heart
                                                                AWARDS 2016


AMBITIOUS     of the city’s social and economic pulse,
              sharing a commitment to excellence,
              innovation and prosperity.




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THE BELFAST                                                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                                              1. Belfast City Centre


EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                              2. Belfast has an ever-growing
                                                                                                                                                 food and coffee scene
                                                                                                                                              3. Titanic Belfast




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                                                                                                                                              GETTING AROUND
                                                                                                                                              Belfast is a compact city, best explored by foot or by
                                                                                                                                              bicycle. The city’s popular Belfast Bikes scheme has cycle
                                                                                                                                              racks located all over the city. There are good bus and train
                                                                                                                                              services, with student travel discounts widely available.

                                                                                                                                              A CITY OF CULTURE
                                                                                                                                              Beautiful architecture, art galleries and museums, such
                                                                                                                                              as the Ulster and Titanic Museums, speak to our rich
                                                                                                                                              history, which has shaped the city’s unique character,
                                                                                                                                              while the thriving music and arts scene has created
                                                                                                                                              a modern cultural landscape of effortlessly cool gig
                                                                                                                                              venues, pop-up theatres and urban festivals.

                                                                                                                                              Queen’s University is at the heart of a city of artists,
                                                                                                                                              poets, writers and musicians who are celebrated in areas
                                                                                                                                              such as the Cathedral Quarter, with its busy restaurants,
                                                                                                                                              pubs and arts venues, such as the MAC and the Black
                                                                                                                                              Box. The energy of the city is tangible in the legendary
                                                                                                                                              nightclubs, artisan cafés and cloth-cap bars that line the
                                                                                                                                              cobbled streets, where street art, street food and street
                                                                                                                                              markets deliver a colourful punch at every turn.


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LIVE, LEARN AND BE                             UK’s fastest-growing economies, leading     A LOW COST OF LIVING
                                               advances in technology and providing rich
INSPIRED                                       opportunities for graduates to develop      Belfast is more affordable than every other                          BELFAST HAS THE
The Queen’s campus is an exciting              their talents and careers.                  major student city in the UK (Mercer, 2016).
                                                                                                                                                                LOWEST COST OF
landscape that reflects its 170-year history                                                                                                                    LIVING IN THE UK
and its 21st century vision. Our University    The Titanic Quarter has become an           At an average of £46 per week, Belfast
is an engine of advancement, serving           economic and technological powerhouse,      was found to have the cheapest weekly
students and city. One of Belfast’s largest    hosting global companies such as Citi,      rent than anywhere else in the UK in 2016
employers with over 3,700 staff, it also       Microsoft, IBM and HBO. Catalyst Inc,       (Marbles.com).
contributes £1 billion to the local economy    formerly the NI Science Park, houses
and supports over 9,250 full-time jobs.        160 companies which are spearheading        The average student’s weekly food
                                               tech innovation. It is also the home of     shopping bill comes to only £16, well below
                                                                                           the national average of £24.                                           (Mercer, 2016)
A CONNECTED CITY                               Queen’s globally-renowned Centre for
                                               Secure Information Technologies which
Belfast has the best fibre coverage            has helped to create 1,100 new jobs in
among major UK cities with 97% superfast       cyber security in Belfast over the past
broadband coverage. It is also one of the      three years.

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ACCOMMODATION                                                                                                                  WHAT WE OFFER
STUDYING IN BELFAST IS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE.                                                                                 CONTEMPORARY                                      ADDED EXTRAS INCLUDED                               Information on how to apply will be sent
IT’S EVEN BETTER WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’RE LIVING                                                                                                                                                                                         automatically to all offer holders, and you
                                                                                                                               APARTMENTS TAILORED                               IN YOUR RENT                                        are advised to apply even if Queen’s is your
SOMEWHERE SAFE, COMFORTABLE AND AFFORDABLE.                                                                                    TO POSTGRADUATE AND                               Our all-inclusive residential fees include          insurance choice.
                                                                                                                               INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS                            rent, all utility bills (electricity, heating and
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                                                                                                                               Located a short walk from the main                repairs, TV licence for communal areas,
                                                                                                                               campus, our purpose-built postgraduate            weekly clean of communal areas and high             PRIVATE RENTED
                                                                                                                               accommodation, Willow Walk, offers a
Queen’s is Belfast’s largest provider of student                 NEW ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE                                   mix of studio, one, two, three, and four-
                                                                                                                                                                                 speed broadband with high speed Wi-Fi               ACCOMMODATION
accommodation with over 2,245 places. And we                                                                                                                                     throughout all accommodation. Our
are growing. An investment of £72m in the city centre will       FROM SEPTEMBER 2018                                           bedroom apartments, each with a modern            Residential Life Co-ordinators also offer           Private rent in Belfast is lower than in
see a further 1,200 student rooms by September 2018.                                                                           contemporary design. Apartments are light         support, help and guidance on settling into         other UK cities and there is plenty of
                                                                 Queen’s new city centre accommodation will be available
                                                                                                                               and spacious, and each study bedroom has a        student life in Belfast.                            accommodation in the Queen’s Quarter,
                                                                 from September 2018.
Accommodation for our postgraduate students                                                                                    double bed and shared bathroom facilities.                                                            within a 10-minute walk of the campus.
is offered on a self-catering basis and is within a short walk   The new Queen’s accommodation has over 1,200 bed                                                                COUPLES AND FAMILIES
of university facilities including the sports centre, library    spaces and is just a 15 minute walk to Queen’s campus.        OPTIONS TO SUIT ALL                                                                                   The website nihestudentpad.co.uk is
and most key campus buildings. And there are plenty of                                                                                                                           We have a wide range of accommodation
                                                                                                                               BUDGETS AND LIFESTYLES                            options for students travelling with family
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     recommended by the Students’ Union
local bars, shops and cafes nearby.                              Students living here can avail of frequent Metro links and                                                                                                          to help students search for private
                                                                 secure bike stores in a location close to Belfast Bikes and   By choosing Queen’s Accommodation,                members or dependants. Please contact               rental accommodation.
                                                                 public cycle rental points.                                   students benefit from the advantages of           us to discuss requirements for suitable
                                                                                                                               the University managing and supporting            housing before you apply.                           To assess the location of private sector
                                                                 The new city centre accommodation is just a short walk        their living needs. This includes a residential                                                       accommodation in relation to the University,
                                                                 to city retail areas and the vibrant social scene, with       life programme which features events and          OPTIONS SUMMARY:                                    you can enter the University postcode
                                                                 cafes and restaurants on your doorstep.                       pastoral care, 24/7 safety and security, as                                                           (BT7 1NN) into an online map search.
                                                                                                                               well as regular maintenance.                      • Single or mixed gender accommodation
                                                                 Described by Lonely Planet as ‘a must see destination’,                                                         • Residences suitable for couples, families
                                                                 Belfast is a top European destination and is one of           Alternatively, for more independent living,
                                                                                                                               Mount Charles is located just off Botanic           and dependents
                                                                 Europe’s most friendly and fashionable capitals. It is
                                                                 a compact city that is easy and safe to explore.              Avenue, two minutes from the main campus          • Private or shared bathrooms
                                                                                                                               and right in the heart of one of Belfast’s
                                                                                                                               most vibrant areas.                               • Studio, one - six bedroom apartments
                                                                                                                                                                                 • Twin, standard, premium standard, en suite
                                                                                                                               ROOM TYPES AND COSTS
                                                                                                                                                                                   and premium en suite room options
                                                                                                                               Mount Charles has a number of room
                                                                                                                               options including a twin, standard, premium
                                                                                                                               standard, en suite and premium en suite for
                                                                                                                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION
                                                                                                                               you to choose from.                               IS GUARANTEED FOR
                                                                                                                                                                                 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
                                                                                                                               As a guide, our accommodation prices in
                                                                                                                               2017/18 range from £73 per week if sharing        International postgraduate students are
                                                                                                                               a twin room and up to £165 for an exclusive       given priority for a place in University
                                                                                                                               one-bedroom apartment in Willow Walk.             accommodation for at least their first
                                                                                                                               This makes us one of the cheapest places          year at Queen’s. You should submit an
                                                                                                                               to rent in Belfast. For your convenience we       application as soon as you can in order to
                                                                                                                               also have a variety of payment plans to help      be allocated the room type you need.
                                                                                                                               you decide which best suits your situation.
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                                                                                                                                             VISA AND IMMIGRATION                             if the primary selection criteria for the         registration will be provided in your
WHEN TO APPLY                                                                                                                                                                                 programme have been met. The University           Welcome Guide.
Some of our postgraduate taught courses        ACCEPTABILITY OF                                                                              Visa and Immigration requirements can
                                                                                                                                                                                              acknowledges the key role of education in
have closing dates, and we have highlighted    QUALIFICATIONS FOR                                                                            sometimes seem intimidating; Queen’s
                                                                                                                                                                                              the rehabilitative process and a criminal         Find out more go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply
those with the earliest closing dates below.   ADMISSION                                                                                     provides a high-level of support and advice
You should check our online Course Finder                                                                                                    on UK student visas directly for you. Working
for full details of all application closing    For admission, an Honours degree from a                                                       within Office of the Immigration Services
dates (go.qub.ac.uk/coursefinder).             UK or Republic of Ireland Higher Education                                                    Commissioner’s code of standards (OISC),
                                               Provider, or an equivalent qualification                                                      the International Student Support office is
Where a closing date does not apply, we        acceptable to the University is normally                                                      here to help you make a smooth transition
do recommend that you apply as early           required. Professional qualifications and/or                                                  from your home country to life in Belfast.
as possible, ideally no later than 31 July,    experience may be considered in
for courses which commence in late             combination with academic qualifications                                                      For information on how visa requirements
September. If demand for a course is high,     for entry to some programmes.                                                                 are calculated, as well as Points Based System
it may be necessary for us to introduce                                                                                                      (PBS) and your Confirmation of Acceptance
an earlier closing date, and this will be      Only qualifications that have been awarded                                                    for Studies (CAS) number, please see:
advertised in the online Course Finder.        by accredited Higher Education Providers,                                                     go.qub.ac.uk/intvisa
Early application is also recommenced, as,     recognised by the University, will be
for a number of our courses, arrangements      accepted. If you are an international student                                                 Further information is also available at:
may have to be made for interviews. In         with a query about the acceptability of                                                       www.gov.uk/visas-immigration
addition, international applicants need to     your academic qualification, you should
allow sufficient time to obtain a student      refer to the ‘Your Country’ section of
entry visa.                                    the University’s website (go.qub.ac.uk/
                                               YourCountry) for advice on comparability
                                               with UK qualifications.
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STUDENT FINANCE                                                                                                                PAYING FEES AT ENROLMENT
                                                                                                                               Payment can be made at enrolment either online,
                                                                                                                                                                                               INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT
                                                                                                                                                                                               FR1 (classroom based courses)		 £15,700


AND FUNDING
                                                                                                                               in person, or by phone, using a credit or debit card.           FR2 (laboratory based courses)  £19,600
                                                                                                                               Payment can also be made by cheque or bank transfer.            FR4 (clinical element of
                                                                                                                               Cash payments are restricted to a maximum of £300               Medical and Dental courses) 		  £35,800
                                                                                                                               and can ONLY be made at the Student Finance Office.

                                                                                                                               Queries on the terms and conditions of the payment              POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH
                                                                                                                               options can be directed to either:                              FR1 (classroom based courses) 		            £15,855
                                                                                                                                                                                               FR2 (laboratory based courses)              £19,700
                                                                                                                               • Student Helpline: +44 (0)28 9097 3223,
                                                                                                                               • email: studentfinance@qub.ac.uk, or                           FR4 (clinical element of Medical
                                                                                                                               • refer to: qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees for further information.      and Dental courses)		                       £36,540


INTRODUCTION                                                 In addition to the exceptions noted, different fees may be        FAILURE TO PAY FEES                                             EXCEPTIONS
                                                             agreed for certain courses. Prospective students should                                                                           MSc Accounting and Finance 		      £18,200
Tuition fee arrangements for students from Northern                                                                            Failure to pay tuition fees, or make appropriate
                                                             refer to go.qub.ac.uk/coursefinder for course costs and                                                                           MSc Economics 			                  £17,600
Ireland, those from England, Scotland and Wales (Great                                                                         arrangements to pay tuition fees, by the relevant deadline,
                                                             tuition fees.
Britain), and those from the rest of the European                                                                              will result in the student being suspended. Students should     MSc Finance 		                     £18,200
Union are detailed below. Tuition fee information for                                                                          note that if registration has been suspended, they may not
                                                             Please also see qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees for updates on all                                                                          MSc HR Management 		 £18,200
international students is available on page 39.                                                                                proceed to the next year/stage of their programme nor, if
                                                             tuition fees.                                                                                                                     MSc International Business 		      £18,200
                                                                                                                               applicable, graduate until that debt is repaid.
                                                                                                                                                                                               MSc Management 		                  £18,200
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH                                        TUITION FEE PAYMENT OPTIONS                                       OTHER COSTS                                                     MSc Marketing       		 £18,200
The standard tuition fee for postgraduate research           A number of options are available, to pay tuition fees.
                                                                                                                               For some courses, students are required to purchase             MSc Quantitative Finance 		        £18,200
students from Northern Ireland, Great Britain, or the        Students can either:
                                                                                                                               instruments, equipment or attend field courses, the             MSc Risk and Investment Management £18,200
rest of the European Union, for 2018-19, had not been                                                                          cost of which is additional to tuition fees. Information
set at the time of publication. These will be set in early   • Sign up to a Direct Debit and make a minimum 25 per
                                                                                                                               on additional course costs is available at                      MBA			                             £20,000
2018. The standard tuition fee for 2017-18 was £4,195.         cent payment at enrolment, followed by three further
                                                               bi-monthly payments in November, January and March.             go.qub.ac.uk/coursefinder.

POSTGRADUATE TAUGHT                                          • Pay the full tuition fee on enrolment.                          INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE
                                                                                                                                                                                             Note: standard international postgraduate fees are
Postgraduate taught tuition fees for 2018-19 are             • Provide evidence that a sponsor will pay fees on                TUITION FEES                                                  listed by fee rate, but different fees may be agreed for
as follows:                                                    their behalf. Students must provide an official letter
                                                               confirming this fact at enrolment. Students will remain         The payment of deposits for one year postgraduate             certain courses.
Standard Postgraduate Taught: £5,500                           liable for the full fee until this letter is presented to the   taught courses is mandatory for international students.
                                                               Student Finance Office. Where a sponsor has not paid            Details will be communicated by the Admissions and            Tuition fees quoted are for study in the academic
                                                               the fees due by 31 January, the outstanding debt will           Access Service.                                               year 2018-19 only. Tuition fees are subject to annual
     EXCEPTIONS                                                revert to the student.                                                                                                        inflationary increases. Information on how tuition fees
     MSc Accounting and Finance 		             £6,500                                                                          If the student’s visa application is successful, but the      are calculated is available at www.qub.ac.uk/tuitionfees
                                                             • Apply to the Student Loans Company for a postgraduate           student chooses not to accept his/her place at the
     MSc Applied Cyber Security		              £12,600         tuition fee loan. Please see qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees for          University, the deposit will not be refunded.                 To confirm the fee rate of a particular course,
     MSc Economics 			                         £6,500          further information.                                                                                                          prospective students should contact either:
     MSc Finance 			                           £6,500                                                                          The standard tuition fees for international postgraduate
                                                             Please also note that 25 per cent of the tuition fee liability,   students, commencing a course in 2018-19, are as              Student Helpline: +44 (0)28 9097 3223,
     MSc HR Management 		                      £7,000        due at enrolment, is non-refundable. For full details of the      follows: (FR = Fee Rate)                                      • email: studentfinance@qub.ac.uk, or
     MSc Management 			                        £6,500        University’s Withdrawal Policy, please refer to the Student                                                                     • refer to: go.qub.ac.uk/coursefinder for
     MSc Marketing 			                         £7,000        Finance Framework located at                                                                                                      further information.
                                                             qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees
     MSc Quantitative Finance 		               £6,500                                                                                                                                        The options available for paying tuition fees are outlined
     MSc Risk and Investment                                                                                                                                                                 on page 38.
     Management        			                     £6,500
                                                             PAYING BY DIRECT DEBIT
     Masters in Law        		                  £7,000        A minimum amount of 25 per cent of full tuition fees must                                                                       Find out more:
                                                             be paid at enrolment, with the balance being covered
     MBA             			                       £20,000       by the Direct Debit scheme. This 25 per cent payment is                                                                         qub.ac.uk/TuitionFees
                                                             non-refundable. The bank account holder must complete                                                                           go.qub.ac.uk/coursefinder
Tuition fees quoted are for study in the academic            a Direct Debit mandate and return this to the Student
year 2018-19 only. Tuition fees are subject to annual        Finance Office by early October. The Direct Debit
inflationary increases. Information on how tuition fees      scheme is only available to those who have a current
are calculated is available at www.qub.ac.uk/tuitionfees     account with a UK bank which is registered for the Direct
                                                             Debit scheme.

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