Universities in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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  • Universities in Belfast
  • (13 institution and 8 subject rankings)
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  • Universities in Belfast
  • Among TOP 200
Latest ranking updates related to universities in Belfast
  • 15 Dec, 2021: Publication of URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance. Queen's University of Belfast ranked #320.
  • 25 Oct, 2021: Publication of US News: Best Global Universities. Queen's University of Belfast ranked #308.
  • 20 Oct, 2021: NTU by Subject (Microbiology) updated with Queen's University of Belfast ranked highest among 18 listed universities in Belfast.
  • 20 Oct, 2021: NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers updated with Queen's University of Belfast in position 314.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Belfast

Agriculture, Forestry & Food
#1 
Queen's University of Belfast
Pharmacy & Pharmacology
#1 
Queen's University of Belfast
Celtic Studies
#1 
Queen's University of Belfast
Creative Writing
#2 
Queen's University of Belfast
Engineering Electronic & Electrical
#3 
Queen's University of Belfast
Social Work
#5 
Queen's University of Belfast
Architecture
#5 
Queen's University of Belfast
Criminology
#11 
Queen's University of Belfast
Biological Sciences
#17 
Queen's University of Belfast
Mathematics
#29 
Queen's University of Belfast

Rankings of universities in Belfast, Northern Ireland 2022

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (401 reviews)
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  • #1 
  • #31 
The Good University Guide - The Times
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #1 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 02 September, 2021]
  • #1 
  • #33 
The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table
[Published 11 September, 2021]




Belfast Key Facts for International Students

Population: 275000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: Northern Ireland, City of Belfast

Living costs for students in Belfast:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 81* (19% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 59* (41% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 67* (33% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 3.29 £
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz

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Queen's University of Belfast ranks #1 in Belfast in our meta ranking composed of 102 university rankings.

Among all universities in Belfast Queen's University of Belfast is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 29 rankings where Queen's University of Belfast is listed.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Agriculture (Agriculture, Forestry & Food). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Medicine & Health (Pharmacy & Pharmacology). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Languages & Literature (Celtic Studies). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Arts Visual & Performing (Creative Writing). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Engineering (Engineering Electronic & Electrical). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Social Studies & Humanities (Social Work). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Law (Criminology). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the Queen's University of Belfast.

Stranmillis University College is ranked best in Belfast for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Stranmillis University College.

Ranking publishers

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:
Academic Reputation 40%
Employer Reputation 10%
Faculty/Student Ratio 20%
Citations per faculty 20%
International Faculty Ratio 5%
International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:
Employer reputation 30%
Alumni outcomes 25%
Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25%
Employer/Student Connections 10%
Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:
Research Performance 40%
Quality of Education 25%
Alumni Employment 25%
Quality of Faculty 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20%
Citation per papers 20%
Papers per academic and research staff 20%
International research reputation 20%
Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
Teaching 30%
Research (volume, income and reputation) 30%
Citations 30%
International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5%
Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian The Best UK Universities - League Table:
Student to Staff Ratio 15%
Value added 15%
Entry Scores 15%
Career Prospects 15%
NSS - Teaching 10%
NSS - Assessment & Feedback 10%

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The Times and The Sunday Times

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The University League Tables

Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide - UK:
Entry standards
Student satisfaction
Research quality
Research intensity
Graduate prospects
Student-staff ratio
Academic services spend
Facilities spend
Good honours
Degree completion

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:
Visibility 50%
Excellence 35%
Transparency 10%
Presence 5%

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