• Old friends are best. John Selden

Graduate from the Stranmillis University College, Belfast



Stranmillis University College’s historic mission has been ‘to provide teacher training for Northern Ireland’. This remains its core mission but it now recognises the need for a multi-professional approach to deal with the complex world in which we now operate. The University College works with an extensive range of partners in Europe, America, Africa, China and Malaysia. Students coming to Stranmillis have the opportunity to learn and develop in a multi-professional environment.

Courses and teaching

Stranmillis University College offers a wide range of study options including Early Childhood Studies (BA, PGCE and Foundation Studies), Health, Physical Activity and Sport (BSc and Foundation Studies) as well as five variations of Initial Teacher Education (BEd Primary and Post-primary).

Alongside a suite of continuing professional development courses students can also undertake a variety of Master’s level qualifications. Research and Scholarship are central to all work at Stranmillis with lunchtime research seminars available to staff and students.


Students fron Northern Ireland and the rest of the EU pay £3,925 annually in tuition fees, while British students are subject to annual charges of £9,000.

Student life

The campus is roughly 18 hectares and located in the university district, just 3kms from the centre of Belfast, close enough to enjoy shops, theatres, cinemas, bars and restaurants.


The University College campus provides Scholars Bar, CHATZ restaurant and Betty’s Coffee Shop along with a wide range of clubs and societies. All buildings have recently been refurbished and wi-fi is available in all teaching spaces, the Library, Halls of Residence, the Student’s Union and in all social and dining facilities. An ATM machine is centrally located on campus.


All Halls are double glazed, centrally heated and comprehensively equipped. A standard catered room costs £108 per week, while an ensuite catered room costs £149 per week. The price includes a cooked breakfast and three course evening meal seven days a week, lunch is not included.


The first floor of the Central Building, the College's main teaching block, has been refurbished to create more teaching spaces.


The extensive campus grounds have an all-weather playing surface used for athletics, football, rugby, hockey and GAA and are great for training and orienteering. The Orchard Building offers a four badminton court sports hall, a gymnasium and a fitness suite.