• Northern Ireland
    • Belfast
Academic Year, Fall, Spring
Subject Areas
Accounting Arts Business Conflict Studies Creative Writing Economics English Film International Business Marketing Media Relations Peace Studies Performing Arts Political Science Theater Visual Arts +6

Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Degree Level


Starting Price
Price Details
1 Semester - £6795 (19/20)
1 Academic Year - £13,590 (19/20)
Non Catered Accommodation with en-suite bathroom - £110 per week
Aug 17, 2021
Jul 20, 2018
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About Program

Part of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK's 24 leading research intensive universities. Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity.

The UK's ninth oldest university, Queen's was founded as Queen’s College in 1845, and can trace its roots as far back as 1810. With more 170 years of heritage, we combine an international reputation for academic excellence with a life-changing student experience and a culture of innovation.

We let our study abroad students select from a wide range of modules across the University allowing you to sample the full diversity of disciplines taught within the school or alternatively to specialize in an area of particular interest to you.

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Program Highlights

  • Complement your study abroad experience at Queen’s with a 6-week placement in the field of social justice and peacebuilding.

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  • Academics 4.5
  • Support 4.8
  • Fun 4.3
  • Housing 4.9
  • Safety 4.9
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Yes, I recommend this program

Education for Transformation

It was perfect! Throughout the past month, I've had a chance to learn about a range of different topics related to education and Northern Ireland. Other than the fantastic classes, there were many field trips that provided some first-hand experience and opportunities to discuss with principals, students and politicians alike. Expect to learn about the history and conflicts of Northern Ireland, their educational system, current research and much more! Also, be ready to meet incredible classmates, teachers and staff. I'm really glad to have received Santander's scholarship, which made this whole experience possible. I can't wait to apply what I've learned and hope I can be back to Queen's soon.

27 people found this review helpful.
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Education for Transformation

The Education for Transformation Summer Course at Queen's University Belfast was an incredible experience. I learned about the history of the country, the troubles they had, the division between Catholics and Protestants, how the educational system is, and so many other things. I am really happy that I received a Santander scholarship and had the opportunity to study during 4 weeks about education in Northern Ireland. Now I understand a lot more about this divided society, and can compare it with my country. Thank you very much for this opportunity. I hope to have the chance to come back and keep my studies.

What would you improve about this program?
I believe it would be better to have more discussion panels with students, teachers and principals.
30 people found this review helpful.
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Incredible experience

Belfast is a great city and Queen's University a site to behold. You are surrounded by sites long told in song, story, film, and history. Every day was inspiring. Have rainwear, and plan to spend some time after the program just exploring the city. I think one could live in Belfast a full year without getting to all there is to do & see in the city, never mind the outskirts! I hope to return very soon.

What would you improve about this program?
Better communication access. Without an international cell phone contract, one is cut off in the dorms. No phones there. Have groups set up email or cell communication first day so that there can be more spontaneous group event planning & communication.
28 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Study Abroad Experience

This course was a great experience and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking of going.
The lecturers were very knowledgeable and took us to cultural events that we might not have gone to otherwise like the bonfires and the marches on the Twelfth.
Staying in Belfast means that you can clearly see the impact of the Troubles and it was really interesting to meet people who were involved in the conflict. There’s a lot to do in the city and the trips to different parts of Northern Ireland are excellent.
The best part about this course was meeting so many amazing people. The social activities that were planned by the staff and PhD students were really fun and meant that it was easy to get to know people.
I loved my time in Belfast and am so glad that I did this course.

28 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Loved it

I really enjoyed the whole experience. The academics were interesting and worthwhile. They related well to the activities and outings we did as a group. I really had a chance to learn and meet wonderful new people! The outings we went on will remain some of my favorite memories and seeing Northern Ireland was amazing. I highly recommend this program for anyone who wants to expand their knowledge of politics and learn about issues facing other countries. It was completely worth every second.

29 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

best experience

I am so glad to have chosen this program and the memories I got from it. the only thing I did not like is that it is to short (3 week) why not 5?. I've met some of the best people you could wish for I wouldn't change this experience for any other summer abroad. the people I met there where amazing and made the trip even better. lectures where fun as well as the trips to the different parts of Northern Ireland.

What would you improve about this program?
make it longer.
29 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Very good and interesting program!

It was very good and interesting program. the studies were very useful, the people were great and full experience was amazing.

Dominic is one of a kind. and the lectures were very interesting.

The field trips were very good and the fun and cultural parts were great.

From a perspective of an Israeli, I think there is a place to go deeper with the Israeli - Palestinian conflict, and would love to help with it.

26 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

My review - Great time

The school offers an excellent program. The lectures are informative and the lecturers know their subject matter. QUB is a beautiful campus with so much to do on and off campus.

The advisors and PHd students helping out are informed of the days activities and can be extremely helpful if you find yourself alone.
Accommodations are great for someone of average size but the ensuite shower is made for persons less than 5' tall and 120 lbs.

Overall, highly recommended!

31 people found this review helpful.

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