at Stran

Studying at Stran

At Stranmillis, you are taught by an exceptional team of education researchers, scholars and experienced practitioners. Almost 70% of our teaching staff are qualified to doctoral level – almost double the UK average for Education departments. This means that you will be taught and learn from established leaders in their field with a passion to inspire, question, innovate and motivate. We know that doesn’t happen in the lecture theatre alone. Your teaching and learning experience is enriched through a blended learning approach of lectures, workshops, tutorials, group and individual projects and self-directed study.

studying at stranmillis

Our students, like our staff, are inspired to be shapers of education rather than followers.

A Place for All

At Stranmillis University College we believe that anyone who would benefit from a university education should have access to one. We support our staff and students in an inclusive community where all can enjoy their experience and achieve their study and career goals.  We are a community based on dignity and respect for all irrespective of political opinion, race, sexual orientation, gender religious belief, age, disability or marital status.

We’re Behind You

Because we are a small, tight knit community of learners, our staff know you. To support you on your undergraduate journey, you are assigned a personal tutor, who will take the time to get to know you and your learning needs, give you personalised academic support and help you to stay on track with your studies. All freshers are also allocated a peer mentor, a current student on a similar degree programme who is there to support and help you settle into uni life.

A Community of Shapers

Impact-driven research and scholarship are at the heart of who we are. Our work in areas such as pedagogy, educational underachievement, anti-bullying, special educational needs and early years education is internationally recognised and is positively impacting communities in Northern Ireland and globally. That research has a direct impact on you as a student. Innovative thinking, pushing boundaries and creating new and better solutions to professional practice is in our DNA. Our students, like our staff, are inspired to be shapers of education rather than followers.

A Global Community

Connecting globally is one of the College’s strategic priorities, one that permeates our teaching, our research and your student experience. Visiting students and staff from over 30 university partners globally, and the experiences our  students enjoy from their own study abroad opportunities, add significantly to the richness and vibrancy of the student learning experience and the campus as a whole.

Our Students Rate Us!

Our ratings in the National Student Survey place Stranmillis University College joint first amongst higher education institutions in Northern Ireland for student satisfaction; a further indicator of the high quality and excellence of the teaching and support you receive.

Student Charter

We want your time at Stranmillis to be a rich and rewarding experience. Developed in consultation with our students, the Student Charter demonstrates the College’s commitment to providing high quality services to support you on your learning journey. It sets out what is expected from students studying here and what you can expect from the College. Click here.




A great location

Located in the heart of Belfast there's always something to do.



High student retention rates at >95%. We're big enough to be dynamic, but small enough to know your name.


Student Satisfaction

Stranmillis is ranked first in Northern Ireland for student satisfaction (NSS 2022).


Research Excellence

78% of our research activity was deemed to be 'recognised internationally' in terms of originality, significance and rigour (REF 2021).


Academic standards

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


Green Campus

The College is the first HEI in Northern Ireland to be awarded EcoCampus status.



Stranmillis graduates have the highest full-time employment rate of any HEI in Northern Ireland.


Academic staff

70% of our academic teaching staff are qualified to doctoral level.