Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences, UK

One of three Queen’s Colleges in Ireland, with the others being in Cork and Galway, it became a university in its own right in 1908. In 1909 there were around 600 students, mostly drawn from the historic nine counties of Ulster. Today there are approximately 23,000 from the UK and Ireland and more than 80 other countries.

World renowned poet and Queen’s alumnus Seamus Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995. Northern Ireland’s former First Minister and Queen’s graduate, Lord Trimble, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998.

The magnificent main building was designed in 1849 by Sir Charles Lanyon. He was also responsible for designing other Belfast landmarks such as Belfast Castle, Crumlin Road Gaol and the Customs House.

Rev Thomas Hamilton, a Presbyterian Minister and academic, was Queen’s first official Vice-Chancellor. Hamilton was an accomplished fundraiser who guided the university through a period of change and expansion.

Over 94% of Queen’s graduates are in employment or further study six months after graduation; our graduates are dominating senior leadership positions in 80 of Northern Ireland’s top 100 companies, and making a difference in over 120 countries.

One of the UK’s biggest campus universities, and the 9th oldest, we blend our proud heritage with cutting-edge facilities for the best experience of University life.

Queen’s University can trace its roots back to 1845 when it was established as one of three Queen’s Colleges in Ireland. It is the second oldest university in Ireland, and the ninth oldest in the United Kingdom. Queen’s became a university in its own right under the terms of the Irish Universities Act 1908 following the signing of a Royal Charter by King Edward VII in the same year. The University is an autonomous body and a registered charity.

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