Ulster University Overview

Ulster University (UU) is a well-known multi-campus institution in Northern Ireland. It is a one-stop study for students from over 80 different countries. It is a highly regarded public university and one of the top five universities in the United Kingdom for its outstanding research activities. The university hopes to establish an innovative higher educational institute by establishing strong links with business and industry. This one-of-a-kind institute encourages students to be practical experts in their academic fields while also providing opportunities for vocational work placements. The unique research and curriculum, combined with expert tutors, create a great student-friendly learning environment to gain experience with.


Ulster University's Rankings and Achievements

  • In the Complete University Guide 2022 League Tables, Ulster University ranked first and was among the top 50 universities.
  • Heron Bros has launched Medical School Scholarships to support Ulster University students and healthcare in the North West.
  • Professor Grainne McKeever has been appointed as the Chair of the Discretionary Support Review.
  • The Times University Guide 2021 ranks us 51st in the world and in the top 100.
  • The Guardian University Guide 2021 ranks 61st.
  • In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 72% of Ulster's submitted work was classified as internationally excellent. Six months after graduation, more than 90% of Ulster graduates are employed or continuing their education.

Ulster University's History

The Ulster University was founded in 1984 as the New University of Ulster. In 1984, it merged with Ulster Polytechnic. It was absorbed into four Northern Irish campuses at the time, located in Belfast, Coleraine, Derry (Magee College), and Jordanstown. Courses are also offered at two branch campuses in London and Birmingham. This is the first university to offer degree-level programmes in Biomedical Sciences, as well as online degree-level courses. The university's Virtual Campus was launched on October 8, 2001. The University of Ulster Freshwater Laboratory was the institution's previous laboratory name. The College Union (UCU) and Ulster University branch formally managed the declaration of university management "UCU Declaration of Dispute" and implemented the recourse in April 2012.

Ulster University's faculties and departments

Ulster University is divided into four faculties based on separate schools and departments. These are their names:

The Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Faculty, Computing, Engineering, and the Built Environment Faculty, Life and Health Sciences Faculty, and Ulster University Business School are all part of Ulster University.

Each school is assigned to one of the following subject areas: This faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences includes history, law, English, Irish, journalism, and media.

  • Belfast School of Art is part of the Arts and Humanities School.
  • Communication and Media School
  • School of Education, Law, and Applied Social and Policy Sciences

This integrity faculty, which satisfies modern society's demand, is made up of computing, engineering, architecture, and the built environment.

  • Computing School
  • Computing, Engineering, and Intelligent Systems School
  • Engineering School
  • Architecture and the Built Environment School

The Faculty of Life and Health Sciences offers health-related education in UK. There are nearly 6,500 students enrolled here, and approximately 250 academic staff members are in charge. The seven disciplines are comprised of a broad range of accredited degrees and research programmes.

  • Biomedical Sciences School
  • Geography and Environmental Sciences School
  • Health Sciences College
  • The Nursing School
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences School
  • Psychology Department
  • Sporting School

Ulster University Business School has been named the largest business school in the United Kingdom and Ireland. There are approximately 6000 students here, and 140 academic staff are in charge.

  • Accounting, Finance, and Economics
  • Department of Global Business and Enterprise
  • Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Management, Leadership, and Marketing

Ulster University student statistics

75% of undergraduates

25% postgraduate

63% of students are full-time.

37% of students are part-time.

81% of UK students

5% of students from the EU

14% are international students.

59% are female.

Male – 41%

Ulster University's fee structure is broken down.

International tuition is £13,240.

Ulster University Scholarships

The GREAT Scholarships 2021 are open to Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Egypt, Ghana, and Kenya residents.

Study Abroad Scholarship, International Foundation Scholarship, International Postgraduate Scholarship

The City School Academic Excellence Scholarships John J. Sweeney Scholarship 2021

Aside from that, international students can apply for another scholarship.

  • Scholarships from the British Council
  • Scholarships from the Chevening Foundation
  • Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships COLFULTURO
  • Fulbright Partnership Awards from FIDERH
  • Mitchell Fellowships
  • Talented Athlete Entry Program
  • The Barnett Scholarship in Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Program for Victory Scholars
  • GRINESS Fellowship

Ulster University's Facilities and Services

  • Available online pre-sessional English language programmes that meet the requirements for continuing education.
  • Northern Ireland is the ideal location for self-isolation support.
  • The availability of a global webinar series aids in staff engagement.
  • Ulster University experts are ready to handle any situation that arises during this deadly pandemic.
  • Ulster University Library has subject support material, library databases, referencing, and literature reviews. The Belfast Library, as well as computing and study facilities, was recently relocated to a new location.
  • One of the main concerns is organising talks and workshops for international students, as well as English language assistance from CELT.

Students with disabilities receive a wide range of services to help them achieve their academic goals. Students with exceptional merit can apply for financial assistance in the form of a salary on placement. As a result, the international student Experience team is active enough to welcome thousands of students from all over the world.

Ulster University Student Life

Ulster University's Students' Union (UUSU) serves as a student voice. It has an impact on students' lifestyles and helps to build a supportive community that helps students raise their voices. UUSU organises a variety of social events, counselling, entertainment, trips, and activities. As a result, the campus has a Sports Union comprised of 65 sports clubs where students can participate in activities ranging from archery to volleyball, among others. It's a large gathering of international students where they can meet new people while having fun and gaining valuable experience. Furthermore, the institute organises debating clubs, athletics, comic books, and surfing, providing students with everything they need in one location. The UUSU Volunteering Centre assists the local community and the Students' Union. residing in Northern Ireland is tranquil and secure. Museums, such as the Tower Museum in Derry/Londonderry, provide a safe space for reflection. As a result, students are provided with traditional clothing, warm weather, and medical insurance for the duration of their stay.

Ulster University's Course Offerings

Undergraduate \sPostgraduate \sResearch

Ulster University's Student Housing

Ulster University has on-campus and off-campus facilities. In addition to private rented housing, students are provided with suitable local university housing. Although private rented accommodation is owned by a landlord, an apartment or a room in a shared house or flat is more affordable. The following are the university campuses:

Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee campuses are all available.

Ulster University Transportation

Ulster students can use public transportation to get from one location to another for study or business. They do not have to be concerned about traffic or parking. Students who have purchased an advance ticket for rail or bus services can use Translink's Journey Planner. Walking, cycling, car sharing, and electric vehicles are all sustainable modes of transportation that encourage staff, students, and visitors to travel. There are three major regional airports with low-cost flights. Ferries connect Scotland, England, and the Isle of Man.