Stranmillis University College (the College) was established in 1922 under the Ministries of Northern Ireland Act 1921.  The College receives funding from Department for the Economy under Article 66(2) of the Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1986.  As a result of the approval by Parliament of the Colleges of Education (NI) Order 2005, the College became a legally incorporated Higher Education Institution on 1 October 2005 and is integrated academically with Queen’s University Belfast through an Agreement dated May 2002.

A Management Statement and Financial Memorandum (MS/FM) has been drawn up by the Department. The Articles of Government and Instrument of Government provide the framework for Governance within the University College.

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Student Satisfaction

Stranmillis is ranked 1st in Northern Ireland, and 6th in the UK, for student satisfaction.

Work-based placements

100% of our undergraduate students undertake an extensive programme of work-based placements.


Our graduates are highly sought after, with an unemployment rate of just 0.6% six months after graduation.

study abroad

A third of our students take up the opportunity to spend time studying abroad.

Academic staff

67% of our academic teaching staff are qualified to doctoral level.

Student success

We are proud to have a 95% student success rate.

Academic standards

The UK Quality Assurance Agency reports the highest level of confidence in academic standards.

Network of partners

The College has a network of over 750 school, education and alternative placement partners.