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Ulster University

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Established in 1968 as the New University of Ulster, it merged with Ulster Polytechnic in 1984, incorporating its four Northern Irish campuses under the University of Ulster banner. The university incorporated its four campuses in 1984; located in Belfast, Coleraine, Magee College in Derry, and Jordanstown.


  • Full-time and part-time undergraduate courses at four campuses across Northern Ireland.
  • Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma or Masters level courses delivered on-campus and online.


  • Art and Design
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Built Environment
  • Business and Management
  • Celtic Studies
  • Cinematic Arts
  • Computer Science


Our award winning Career Development Centre (CDC), located on each campus, offers friendly and impartial support with career planning and provides advice on developing your employability skills.

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Student services

Student Support provide a range of services to help you cope with any problems you might have as a student. Our staff offer professional advice and guidance on many issues including your academic progress, managing your time and finances, settling in generally or adapting to living away from home.Each campus has a Student Support office where you can speak to trained staff who will help you access the service you need.

Housing services

It's often said that the friends you make at university are the ones you keep for life. We think that's true. Lifelong friendships begin in our student villages and communities every year. Our students give everyone a warm welcome and they make your University experience fun and truly unforgettable.

Library services

As an Ulster student, you can use any of our four modern, well-equipped libraries.We offer an extensive range of resources and services including:

  • individual study spaces
  • computer facilities
  • rooms for group work
  • quiet study areas
  • electronic resources (including journals, e-books, databases and exam papers)
  • self-service facilities

Medical services

All students living away from home are required to register with a local doctor. Non-UK and Republic of Ireland citizens are entitled to a medical card.

Student Life

Campus life

  • Belfast - A modern and expanding campus in the heart of an iconic and inspiring city.
  • Coleraine - Experience a world-class education at our Coleraine campus and explore the Causeway Coast World Heritage Site.
  • Magee - A wide range of courses is available at our beautiful Magee campus in the cultural city of Derry-Londonderry.

Sports facilities

FacilitiesYou don't have to be a professional athlete to benefit from world-class facilities across our campuses.ColeraineFacilities include:

  • two sports halls
  • squash courts
  • steam room
  • strength and conditioning suite
  • fitness studio with the latest cardiovascular equipment from the Technogym Wellness System
Jordanstown and Belfast
  • jacuzzi
  • sauna
  • plunge pool
  • steam room
  • indoor and outdoor sprint tracks
  • jumps area
  • physiotherapy
  • sports science rooms
  • Indoor and outdoor facilities include:
  • sports hall
  • studio
  • pavilion
  • grass pitch
  • 3G multisport pitch

Student clubs

Clubs and societies are an integral part of the Students' Union and university life.

Get involved in meeting new people, having fun and trying something new while gaining valuable experience, skills to enhance your CV. Whether you are interested in athletics, comic books, debating, politics or surfing (and everything in-between), all Ulster students can join

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The competent staff was also very helpful with issues to do with official documents, such as the residence permit and other procedural issues. Well in advance of my arrival they had provided me with practical information and guidance, including lists of student residences and particular renting rooms to apply to.

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Fabio Cristiano rated 4 out of 5 stars

Overall, studying for the MSc Digital Communications at Ulster University was a good experience. MSC Digital Communication teachers of Ulster University are all well prepared and hold good professional experience, this means that they can teach with confidence and give up-to-date and relevant information on the field of study, they are always welcoming you for all the...

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Coleraine, N Ireland, United Kingdom