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Queen's University Belfast Graduate School provides an intellectual and social hub, connecting students across all disciplines to one another and to mentors, leaders, and employers within the university and beyond. It supports postgraduate students to be thinkers, innovators, leaders, and communicators who are future-ready.

Postgraduate Student Statistics

5,185 postgraduate students in 2016–17

Mode of study

  • Full Time 59%
  • Part Time 41%

Domicile

  • UK 73%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 17%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Education 155 645 800
Law 85 395 480
Pharmacology & Pharmacy 155 275 430
Medicine 225 45 270
Architecture 20 230 255
Business & Management Studies 15 230 245
Computer Science 60 125 180
Biological Sciences 130 50 180
Psychology 80 95 175
Nursing 25 115 140
Accounting & Finance 10 130 140
Politics 25 110 135
Physics & Astronomy 130 5 130
Social Work 5 125 130
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 60 45 105
Agriculture & Forestry 25 80 105
History 40 40 85
Chemistry 80 0 80
English 45 25 70
Civil Engineering 35 30 65
Sociology 55 5 60
Town & Country Planning and Landscape Design 15 40 50
Mechanical Engineering 45 10 50
Geography & Environmental Science 25 25 50
Chemical Engineering 35 10 45
Anatomy & Physiology 0 40 40
Anthropology 25 15 40
Theology & Religious Studies 20 15 35
Building 0 35 35
Music 30 5 30
Marketing 0 30 30
Drama, Dance & Cinematics 5 20 25
Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering 15 10 25
Food Science 5 20 20
Economics 10 10 20
Creative Writing 0 15 15
Communication & Media Studies 10 5 15
Mathematics 15 0 15
Materials Technology 0 10 10
French 10 0 10
Archaeology 5 5 10
Social Policy 5 5 5
Philosophy 5 0 5
Celtic Studies 5 5 5
Iberian Languages 5 0 5
Librarianship & Information Management 0 5 5

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 5,500
Mixed 5,500
Laboratory 5,500
Clinical 5,500
Classroom
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Mixed
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Laboratory
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • Queen's University Belfast offers a wide range of annual university studentships for postgraduate research programmes, which typically cover the full payment of tuition fees and include a maintenance allowance.
  • There is also a range of funding available through external sources for postgraduate research.
  • A limited number of scholarships and bursaries may be available for specific taught master's courses.
  • Please refer to the university website for details.

Accommodation for Postgraduate Students

  • International postgraduate students are given priority for a place in university accommodation, for at least their first year. 
  • Applications for accommodation should be submitted as soon as possible in order to be allocated the room type required.