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The University of Ulster

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University of Ulster

Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Tel: 44-1256-324124

Location and the University

The University of Ulster is a large, modern university located on four campus sites across Northern Ireland: Coleraine, Jordanstown, Belfast and Magee in Londonderry. Coleraine is on the River Bann, a few miles inland from the magnificent North Coast and near the Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage site. The Coleraine campus includes the School of Hotel, Leisure and Tourism which is situated at Portrush nearby. Jordanstown is on the northern outskirts of Greater Belfast, while the Belfast campus is in the heart of the city itself. In view of their proximity to the capital both Jordanstown and Belfast campuses offer a wide range of social, cultural and sporting activities. The Magee campus (formerly Magee College), has cutting edge new facilities side by side with its main building - a splendid example of Victorian Gothic architecture. The campus overlooks the River Foyle from a hillside above the city.

The University has nearly 30,000 students on campus (including international students from 60 countries worldwide) or studying at partner institutions around the world and employs approximately 3,500 staff, making it the largest university on the island of Ireland and one of Northern Ireland's biggest and most influential institutions. It has international research strengths in Biomedical Sciences, Celtic Studies, Law, Art and Design and the Built Environment. The University has pioneered the provision of part-time and post-experience degrees and is organized into five academic units:

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Business and Management
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences


There has been a significant increase in the range of options available to students at the University through the ongoing development of high quality accommodation on and off campus over the last five years. Students can choose to stay in residential accommodation on campus at Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. This comprises residential blocks, six-bedroom houses and flats, all self-catering and single occupancy. The University also offers purpose-built accommodation near to each campus or students can choose to make their own private arrangements with local landlords through the Accommodation Service.

One-Year Masters Programs

Please see University of Ulster's listing of masters programs. Most masters are of 12 months or three terms duration, being comprised of two taught terms and a researched thesis. A notable exception is the MSc Dietetics, a two year program.


Almenia Garvey made a presentation at the US-Ireland Alliance's day on Irish/NI universities at the NAFA conference in Chicago in July 2011. View her Presentation on Ulster (PDF)