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Why Choose Belfast Met

From our wide range of courses to our world class facilities, our outstanding teaching by industry experts, our outstanding student support, less costs and less student debts, we can help you get the skills you need to get the career you want!

Here are the top 10 reasons why you should make Belfast Met your first choice!


Established College

We are the largest and longest established Further and Higher Education College in Northern Ireland.

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Top Ranked

We are in the top 37% of all Higher Education providers throughout the UK regarding overall student satisfaction (NSS: National Student Survey)


Award Winning

We are a multi awarding winning College with over 85 awards won in 2019-2020!

We have received awards ranging from student skills competitions, employer engagement to leadership, and many more, all of which holds testimony that we are a first class College that is leading the city to work..

View the full list of Learner, Staff and Corporate Awards


Leading The City To Work

Over 90% of our Further Education graduates are in employment or further study, or both within 6 months of graduation. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19)

88% of our Higher Education graduates are in employment, further study, or both, within 15 months of graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19)


Students Love Studying With Us

98% of our students think Belfast Met is an excellent place to study (Student Satisfaction Survey 2020)



We have the largest range of full time and part time courses in Further and Higher Education in Northern Ireland.


You’ll Be Taught By Industry Experts

Our teachers are industry experts providing you with real life skills you can apply in work or further study.


Real Skills For Real Jobs

51.9% of Further Education leavers and 55.9% of Higher Education graduates earn over £21,000 per annum (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19, Further Education Leavers Survey 2018/19)

Median annual salary of Belfast Met graduates in full-time, paid, UK-based employment: £21,000 - £23,999; which is the same as the median salary at all NI universities. (Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018/19)

87% of Belfast Met Students in paid employment are utilising what they learnt during their studies at the College in their current work. (Graduate Outcomes)

69.8% of Belfast Met FE leavers agreed that their course prepared them well for employment (Further Education Leavers Survey 2018/19)


Our Teachers Are Outstanding

83% of students are satisfied with the teaching on their course (National Student Survey 2020)


Learn In World Class Facilities

We have invested over £60 million in improving out campus facilities across Belfast to give our students the best learning experience possible.

We are located on four main campuses across the City – Titanic Quarter, Millfield, e3 and Castlereagh.


Value For Money

You will benefit from significantly less costs for your qualifications than universities which means less student debt to repay. 


You Will Be Fully Supported

We have an award-winning Student Support and Wellbeing team who offer a range of services including confidential emotional support packages, practical support as well as Internal and External signposting to specialist support agencies.