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Queen’s University Belfast wins hearts in the Complete University Guide 2023 Rankings & Subject League Tables

Queen’s University Belfast wins hearts in the Complete University Guide 2023 Rankings & Subject League Tables

In many of our previous university updates, we have stated that the publication of worldwide rankings and subject league tables is done every year to provide an adequate understanding of the UK universities to the students who wish to enrol in anyone for completing their higher education. Recently, the QS World University Rankings and REF (Research Excellence Framework) have also circulated their latest results where various universities from the UK are ranked based on certain parameters which are analysed by the members of the selection panel. In few rankings, only UK universities are considered whereas in the others worldwide universities are taken into the consideration for the final assessment. Also, within a few months (September) new admission sessions would start so before that it’s necessary that all the interested candidates who wish to study abroad in the UK or somewhere else have thorough information about the university of their choice ranging from education, career prospects, course fees, accommodation, student life and much more.

Moving on we’ll now talk about the main context of this university update,i.e, the ‘Queen’s University Belfast’ which is known as the best university in the UK for tech nerds. The city Belfast is known as the leading IT hub amongst the students. In terms of rankings & awards, they have also been a constant favorite and have secured numerous rankings for several years. Recently, the Complete University Guide 2023 showcased its final results where QUB has secured 24th rank out of 130 UK universities whilst scoring 72% in the overall ranking scenario. In 2022 too, the Complete University Guide 2022 had allocated them the No.1 rank for proving spectacular research intensity in various disciplines. These ranking performances tend to play a very beneficial tool for the interested candidates as they analyze universities based on their performance depicted in these leading league tables. Furthermore, before publishing the results online all the rankings bodies including the Complete University Guide sums up certain factors altogether for evaluating the performance of the universities which we have discussed below for your better understanding and reference.

Detailed Ranking Breakdown: The Complete University Guide 2023 (Queen’s University Belfast)




Entry Standards

71%  33rd

Student Satisfaction 



Research Quality

82%  34th

Research Intensity



Academic Services Expenditure 48% 


Facilities Expenditure 36% 39th 
Student Staff Ratio 57th
Degree Completion 95%  23rd 
Graduate Prospects (Outcome) 81% 12th 
Graduate Prospects (On Track) 80% 10th 

Apart from this subject league tables were also published where 13 popular subjects from the QUB ranked within ‘Top 20’ proving that subjects taught here are definitely worth the grasp. The significant measures on which subjects are analysed by the Complete University Guide are Entry Standards, Student Satisfaction, Research Quality, Graduate Prospects (Outcome), and Graduate Prospects (On Track) respectively. Have a close look at the rankings secured by subjects taught here at QUB.

Subject League Table Rankings: Queen’s University Belfast 



Social Work  1st 
Agriculture & Forestry
Information Technology & Systems


Pharmacology & Pharmacy
Food Science 4th 
Celtic Studies 5th
Nursing 6th 
Biological Sciences  9th 
Accounting & Finance 9th 
Law  9th
Medicine 10th
Architecture 10th 

However, out of the above-mentioned subjects, there are two of them ,i.e,(Agriculture & Forestry),(Information Technology & Systems) that have secured No.1 Rank in the UK for demonstrating excellent research quality in their respective disciplines by the REF 2021. Known for evaluating the Russell Group of UK universities for research parameters, REF (Research Excellence Framework) publishes its results once every 7 years. After 2014, it published its results in 2021 where ‘Queen’s University Belfast’ research has been rated jointly No.1 for Agriculture and Veterinary & Food Science; 4th for Health & Biomedical Sciences & 8th for Law in the UK. The case studies submissions from the QUB were found to be very impressive by the jury members and in the final assessment, it was also noted that QUB has performed outstanding research in the Conflict Resolution, Engineering, Applied Health, and Cyber Security disciplines during the last 7 years. The researchers and students who worked hard on all the studies surely deserve a huge round of applause for their continuous sincerity, commitment and dedication.

On this wonderful success achieved by the Queen’s University Belfast ; Professor Ian Greer (President & Vice-Chancellor) of the university stated that since many years all the academic professors have been working very hard to provide the best quality education to the students studying here. He seemed to be also very pleased on seeing that ‘Social Work and Dentistry’ have secured No.1 rank in the UK within the subject league tables and ‘Agriculture & Dentistry’ retained its No.1 same as the last year. From his viewpoint, all of these results are the proof of consecutive hard work put in by the Queen’s University Belfast Management & Professors for providing the world’s best class education to the students in various departments through advanced teaching methods implemented within the classroom & practical sessions. With such beneficial learning experience, students tend to learn at a rapid pace enhancing their knowledge which results in 100% student satisfaction which is specifically the core motto of the Queen’s University Belfast.

Coming to the end all we want to say is that  ‘Queen’s University Belfast’ is the perfect educational hub for the students who wish to enrol here for studying purposes. From indulging in meaningful research experiments to gaining comprehensive theoretical knowledge there’s so much to learn and explore here. International students also receive constant help and support from the ‘Student Association’ at the university so there’s nothing to worry about while staying in the other country as everyone from staff, and university members to regional students have a very warm and friendly nature here. So if you’re planning to study here and have been wondering for a long from where to start then let us tell you all you need to do is “Book a Consultation Call’ with Speak2University experts and further, they’ll connect with you to brief you about all the information related to the university and the courses taught here.Good Luck!

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