The standard of education at secondary level in Northern Ireland is among the highest in the UK, with results at GCSE and A-Level consistently among the top in the UK. One of Derry’s four main grammar schools, Lumen Christi ranks as the top performing school in Northern Ireland, and one of the top 10 schools in the UK.
Northern Ireland’s universities and colleges are centres of high quality and groundbreaking research programmes in a variety of disciplines.
For example, at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s university, an international team equipped with the latest facilities offers postgraduate study at the frontiers of sound creativity and technology. The multi-million pound Centre for Molecular Biosciences at the University of Ulster also offers research activities in important areas such as cancer, diabetes, and diet.