Queen's University Belfast has been ranked among the most haunted universities in the UK in a new study.

A recent study by the Knowledge Academy has ranked the Northern Irish university as the 8th-most haunted university in the UK. 

The Knowledge Academy, one of the world's largest providers of educational training courses, has provided 64 universities in the UK with a "spooky score," which is based on the number of cemeteries, gravestones, demolished buildings, and paranormal reports within two miles of a university. 

Queen's received a score of 7.64 out of ten, with the Knowledge Academy noting that there have been five reports of paranormal activity at the university since it was founded in 1845.  

"Though the university only had five reported paranormal encounters, its proximity to a staggering 216,699 memorials spread across 30 nearby cemeteries creates an undeniably creepy atmosphere," the organization said in its final report. 

"From the mournful cries of deceased students emanating from the university library late at night to ghostly figures drifting aimlessly through the halls of the Medicine and Dentistry Building, Queen's University is a hotspot for unexplained occurrences.

"With the notorious haunted Cairndhu House nearby, students report feeling watched by unseen eyes as they make their way to class each day." 

The Knowledge Academy named the University of Liverpool and the University of Bath as the joint-most haunted universities in the UK, providing both universities with a score of 8.28. 

Bishop Grosseteste University, the University of Kent, and the University of York made up the top five most haunted UK universities. 

Meanwhile, the University of Exeter (6th), Liverpool John Moores University (7th), The University of Strathclyde (9th), and Oxford Brookes University (10th) completed the top ten.