Universities in Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Belfast
  • 04 Jun, 2024: British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK published most recent results of QS World University Rankings. Queen's University of Belfast achieves position 206.
  • 14 May, 2024: Publication of CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject (Business & Management Studies). Queen's University of Belfast with highest ranking among universities in Belfast ranked #5.
  • 14 May, 2024: Publication of CUG The Complete University Guide. Queen's University of Belfast ranked #25.
  • 13 May, 2024: Latest CWUR Center for World University Rankings from CWUR Center for World University Rankings. Queen's University of Belfast in position #356.

Rankings of universities in Belfast, Northern Ireland 2024

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (based on 280 student ratings)
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  • #1 
  • #201 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #1 
  • #31 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 15 September, 2023]
  • #2 
  • #50 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 19 more rankings of Queen's University of Belfast and subject specific rankings for 12 subjects
Student satisfaction, unemployment rate, salaries per course - 326 Bachelor and Master - Queen's University of Belfast

#2
Northern Ireland

Stranmillis University College


#3
Northern Ireland

St Mary's University College Belfast


Highest subject rankings of universities in Belfast

Dentistry The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#1 
Queen's University of Belfast
Social Work CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#2 
Queen's University of Belfast
Chemical Engineering The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#11 
Queen's University of Belfast
Law CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#11 
Queen's University of Belfast
Architecture The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#16 
Queen's University of Belfast
Chemistry CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#17 
Queen's University of Belfast
Mathematics CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#20 
Queen's University of Belfast
Music CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#21 
Queen's University of Belfast
Computer Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#22 
Queen's University of Belfast
French The Times Good University Guide by Subject
#24 
Queen's University of Belfast

Belfast Key Facts for International Students

2 out of 3 Universities in Belfast Ranked in at least one ranking

22 Different Rankings list Universities in Belfast (14 institution and 8 subject rankings)

8 Global Rankings rank Universities in Belfast Among TOP 200

Population: 342000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: Northern Ireland,

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 3.42 £
  • 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 112 university rankings.

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

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Law (Law). 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 Natural Sciences (Chemistry). 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 Arts Visual & Performing (Music). 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.

Queen's University of Belfast is ranked best in Belfast for Languages & Literature (French). 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.

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

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%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

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:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Academic:

Article count (AC) Fractional count (FC) Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:

Teaching: 40%

  • Ratio Faculty/Student: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Doctoral Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Doctoral Degrees Awarded/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • World Teaching Reputation: 8%

Research: 40%

  • Citations per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • Doctoral Degrees per Accepted PhD: 8%
  • Normalized Citation Impact: 8%
  • Papers per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • World Research Reputation: 8%

International Diversity: 10%

  • International Faculty: 2%
  • International Students: 2%
  • International Co-Authored Papers: 2%
  • Reputation Outside Geographical Region: 2%
  • International Level: 2%

Financial Sustainability: 10%

  • Institutional Income per Faculty: 2%
  • Institutional Income per Student: 2%
  • Papers per Research Income: 2%
  • Research Income per Academic/Research Staff: 2%
  • Research Income per Institutional Income: 2%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Academic Rankings:

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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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:

Teaching Reputation 50% Research Reputation 50%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian League Table:

Student to Staff Ratio: 15% Entry Standards: 15% Expenditure per Student: 5% Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects) NSS - Teaching: 8% NSS - Assessment & Feedback: 8% NSS - Overall Satisfaction: 4% Career Prospects: 15% Value added: 15%

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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:

Entry Standards 12.5% Student Satisfaction 18.75% Student-Staff Ratio 12.5% Research Quality 12.5% Research Intensity 6.25% Academic Service Spending 6.25% Facilities Spending 6.25% Graduate Prospects 12.5% Degree Completion Rate 12.5%

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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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