Queen's University, Belfast

Postgraduate Study

  • Queen’s University has 20 academic schools and each school provides opportunities for postgraduate study at both taught and research levels.
  • Programmes focus strongly on rigorous academic standards set against core vocational skills and employability.
  • As a member of the Russell Group of leading UK research-intensive universities, we provide our students with a world-class education underpinned by world-class research.
  • Queen’s University provides a wide range of postgraduate taught programmes at Master’s, PG Diploma and PG Certificate level, and postgraduate research programmes at PhD, Professional Doctorate and MPhil levels.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

  • Full details of postgraduate courses are provided in the university’s online course finder.
  • Additional information is available on school websites.

The 4,995 postgraduate students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 56%
  • Part Time 44%

Domicile

  • UK 76%
  • EU 12%
  • Other 12%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 156 495 651
Law 59 462 521
Subjects allied to medicine 157 337 494
Medicine & dentistry 202 285 487
Social studies 138 304 442
Biological sciences 245 184 429
Business & administrative studies 34 330 364
Architecture, building & planning 31 280 311
Engineering & technology 179 85 264
Physical sciences 214 42 256
Computer science 40 138 178
Historical & philosophical studies 74 87 161
Agriculture & related subjects 27 130 157
Languages 83 63 146
Creative arts & design 38 65 103
Mass communications & documentation 11 15 26
Mathematical sciences 9 0 9

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees and Funding

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2016–2017):

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £5,220
Mixed £5,220
Laboratory £5,220
Clinical £5,220

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • A significant number of postgraduate studentships and scholarships are available.

Facilities and Support for Postgraduate Students

  • Queen’s University Belfast is investing £350m in its campus to make the student experience one of the best in the UK.
  • One of the key developments is the establishment of a new Graduate School which provides exceptional teaching, training and study facilities alongside strategic support for postgraduate learning and research.
  • The university’s Student Guidance Centre brings together a range of student-focused support services including student employability and skills development and student welfare.
  • For a comprehensive view of many areas of postgraduate student support, please refer to the Postgraduate Prospectus 2016 on our website.