Queen's University Belfast


This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at Queen's University Belfast and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies) . If awarded a Queen's University Belfast Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Queen's University Belfast.

The following information has been provided by Queen's University Belfast:

Why choose Queen’s?



‘Ireland’s Oxbridge’ (Sunday Times University Guide 2013)




 Queen’s University Belfast is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities offering a world class inspirational student experience blending heritage and tradition with innovative and future thinking.

  • 9th Oldest University in the UK, established in 1845 and one of the world’s most beautiful universities (Huffington Post 2014)
  • One of the top 200 Universities in the world putting Queen’s in the top 1% of world universities (QS World University Rankings 2014/15)
  • 2nd in the UK for Research Intensity (Complete University Guide 2016)
  • 14 subject areas ranked within the UK’s top 20 and 76 per cent of its research classified in the top two categories of world leading and internationally excellent. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • 3 Queen’s subjects in the top 100 in the world: English Language and Literature, Law and Legal Studies, and Geography (Research Excellence Framework 2014)
  • £700 million is currently being invested in World Class Facilities including a newly opened dedicated Graduate School and an awarding winning library. (Ranked in the top 20 for spend on facilities Complete University Guide 2016)

A World Class Education

The Sunday Times named Queen’s as runner up in its 2013 University of the Year award. Teaching quality is of the highest standard, influenced by diverse research with Queen’s students taught by academics informed by the latest discoveries in their fields.

The University offers postgraduate study for diplomas and certificates in a wide range of subjects across all 20 schools in 3 main faculties leading to exceptional career opportunities including:

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Creative Arts
  • English
  • History & Anthropology
  • Law
  • Modern Languages
  • Politics, International Studies and Philosophy
  • Management
  • Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work

Engineering and Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Geography, Archaeology and Paleoecology
  •  Mathematics and Physics
  • Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering
  • Psychology

Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

  • Biological Sciences
  • Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Pharmacy

An International Outlook

Queen’s is ranked as one of the top 25 Most International Universities in the World (Times Higher Education 2014).  There are more than 20,000 students with over 1,700 from over 80 countries and over 100,000 graduates world-wide.  Queen’s graduates make their mark all over the world in fields as diverse as surgery, civil engineering and music. 

Queen’s Research also has global impact with over 75 % of Queen’s researchers undertaking world-class or internationally leading research (Research Excellence Framework 2014).  From new treatments for life-threatening diseases to protecting the lives and livelihoods of some of the poorest people on the planet, Queen’s continues to generate ground-breaking, benchmark research that truly affects change.  The University has won five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Further and Higher Education – the highest accolade for an academic institution in the UK for its research.  Queen’s researchers work closely with more than 250 universities around the world including Georgetown University, Vanderbilt University and Harvard University to name just a few in the US. 

Belfast: A Vibrant and Unique Student City

Queen’s University’s historic, city-based campus is set in south Belfast, 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre known as the city of Festivals with a fun culture, arts and social scene. The University’s own Students’ Union regularly plays host to bands, comedy gigs and other entertainment and there is also a full-time cinema, the Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) on campus.

Belfast has the Lowest Cost of living in the UK (Mercer 2014) and was named the safest region in the UK (British Crime Survey 2012). Described by Lonely Planet as a ‘must-see visitor destination’, it was also voted one of the world’s top 10 destinations by National Geographic Traveller in 2012 and one of Europe’s top 10 by CNN 2013.  With 2 airports it is also a springboard to travel across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

Video Links:

Queen’s University You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Come2Queens

Postgraduate Study at Queen’s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaQfwGgLQl0 

Studying in Northern Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EmdjHYHvxY 10 Reasons to Choose Queen’s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ih8iB4ExxJw

For the Queen's University Belfast website please visit: http://www.qub.ac.uk

Winners of the QUB Marshall Scholarships


Brian Mueller
US University: United States Air Force Academy

BrianMuellerBrian Mueller has graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Political Science and a commission in the U.S. Air Force. While at the Academy, Brian helped create the Model United Nations club and served in several leadership positions including Squadron Commander and Soaring Instructor Pilot. Earning a minor in Chinese, he studied at Nanjing University in China and combined his cultural experiences with an internship at the U.S. State Department. The Bureau of Intelligence and Research published his classified research on the future space policy intentions of foreign nations. Brian will pursue a MA in Science and Security at King's College London and an MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security at Queen's University Belfast.


Eric Gardiner
US University: United States Naval Academy

EricGardinerEric Gardiner, from Upland, CA, has graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Political Science and a minor in French. Upon graduation, he will be commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy with a billet to become a Naval Special Warfare Officer. Eric interned at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and was a four-year member and co-captain of the varsity water polo team. He also served as a Plebe Summer Squad Leader and his company's Chief of Staff. He will pursue a MA in Terrorism, Violence, and Security from Queen's University in Belfast.


Jamie Gianoutsos
US University: Baylor University

JamieGianoutsosJamie Gianoutsos, of Amarillo, Texas, completed a BA in Political Science and Great Texts at Baylor University. Chosen as Outstanding Student in both majors, Jamie focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to political philosophy. She is writing an honors thesis on John Locke's view of civic education, has published an article in a peer-reviewed journal, and co-authored an article in an encyclopedia. Jamie is Baylor's Electoral Commissioner, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a classically trained pianist, and founder of Kappa Kappa Nu Medieval Honors Society. At Queen's University, Belfast, Jamie will read for a Master's degree in "Reconceiving the Renaissance."