Belfast Metropolitan College

Belfast Metropolitan College is the largest further and higher education college in Northern Ireland, with some 37,000 enrolments. The college offers a broad range of programmes, including degree and postgraduate courses, working in partnership with Queens University Belfast, and Ulster, Manchester Metropolitan, and Dundee universities.

Student Services and Facilities

Careers advice

  • Career guidance is available to help students make decisions and prepare for the job industry effectively.

Disability support

  • The learning support team provides assistance for all students requiring additional support to study at the college.
  • For more information telephone 028 90265097 or email cild@belfastmet.ac.uk.

Students' Union

  • There is an active students’ union and students can purchase an NUS card.


  • The college started as the Municipal Technical Institute in 1906.
  • During the 1990s, several colleges joined to become the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education.
  • In August 2007 the Belfast Institute merged with Castlereagh College and became Belfast Metropolitan College.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • John Irvine – newsreader.
  • Danny Blanchflower – footballer.
  • Colin Morgan – actor.
  • Eamonn Holmes – TV personality and presenter.
  • Joseph Tomelty – character actor and playwright.
  • Aidan Browne – television presenter and actor.


Belfast Metropolitan College, 125–153 Millfield, Belfast, BT1 1HS