Welcome to Bader College, the UK campus of Queen’s University, located at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex. Combining the history of one of the UK’s most architecturally significant 15th century castles, spectacular gardens and grounds, and the cutting-edge learning tools of a modern university campus, Bader College provides a truly exceptional Study Abroad opportunity for First and Upper Year undergraduate students.
At Bader College, we seamlessly integrate strong academic programming with a coordinated and supportive approach to student life. The student experience at Bader College is defined by the inclusive and nurturing living and learning environment, robust student support, interactive and innovative Experiential Learning, and international and intercultural focus. Small classrooms mean that class sizes are limited, facilitating strong connections between professors and students more akin to a graduate program. Our outstanding Experiential Learning Opportunities and Career-ready workshops also encourage you to develop the skills you need to succeed through active participation and engagement with primary sources to enhance the traditional classroom environment. Our specially designed Bader Skills Award helps you get the most from co-curricular activities at the Castle. At Bader College you will learn in a variety of settings such as museums, moot courts, debates, walking tours and guest lectures to enhance your understanding of topics and themes. You will also have opportunities to travel independently, with London being within two hours of the campus, and continental Europe being just half a day's travel away.
Faculty selected to teach at Bader College are fully-qualified, experienced in their subject areas, and active researchers. The current faculty list, along with research interests and links to talks, can be found on our faculty page.
Bader College also embodies the broader Queen’s commitment to advancing social impact and sustainability. Recent efforts at Bader College have focused on rewilding and naturalizing the castle estate to help cultivate and preserve the natural environment and diverse species, while providing a living lab for students, staff, and members of the public.
Take a virtual tour of the Castle to see where you could be studying!