University of Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is a leading institution known for outstanding research based in the heart of Ireland. The University of Limerick is a leading institution known for outstanding research and is based in the heart of Ireland. UL has also been ranked as one of the top 100 Young Universities in the World by the Times Higher Education. 

Top reasons to study here

  • The amazing study facilities cater for a diverse student population, which includes 2,700 international students among its 16,300 student cohort.
  • International students looking to study at the University of Limerick are helped by generous scholarship awards.
  • UL is constantly updating its catalogue to meet student demands, recently including Master degrees in Artificial Intelligence, Business Analytics, Public Health

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (3)
Journalism & Media (2)

About

History

The University of Limerick was established as a National Institute for Higher Education in 1972 as the state was conscious of the importance of higher education for Irish and international students. 

Initially a member of the National University of Ireland, the Institute eventually decided to strive for individual university status.

Education

  • Four faculties make up the University of Limerick, namely schools of Science and Engineering, Business, Health Science and Humanities.
  • The University of Limerick is known to provide outstanding teaching quality, with highly qualified and experienced faculty offering academic and industry expertise. 
  • The 2019 Times Higher Education rankings placed UL 51st in Europe for its excellent quality of teaching. 
  • The university is known to provide small class sizes, giving all students the individual attention they need to develop. It also features approachable and friendly faculty, whilst there is a focus on industry-relevant projects which contribute to the outstanding employability of students when they graduate.

Research

  • UL’s research and knowledge transfer activities span all of its faculties and disciplines. The University values and supports the excellence of output and achievement by its research community across all of its research areas.
  • In addition, the University has identified a number of areas of research strength, characterised by having critical mass, addressing common research questions, having a significant body of research inputs and outputs, attracting international scholars, and having a national and international reputation.
  • The University of Limerick is recognized to have particular strengths in the areas of Materials, Advanced Manufacturing, Software, Health, and Applied Mathematical Sciences.

Career

  • The University of Limerick is known to provide an education looked upon favourably by employers. The graduate employment rate of UL graduates in 2019 sat at a remarkably high 97% within six months of graduation. These rates are unrivalled in Ireland and show the high regard in which a UL degree is held.
  • The university strives to provide industry links and job placement opportunities which open doors to enter the workplace in a strong position. It places a focus on encouraging students to undertake industry-relevant projects and keep one eye on the future. 

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2021
501
2020
501
2019
501
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2021
511 10
2020
521 -10
2019
511
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2020
701 -100
2019
601 300
2018
901
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2021
898 -38
2020
860 -46
2019
814
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

  • The University of Limerick Postgraduate Student’s Union (ULPSU) was initially formed as the Postgraduate Student’s Association (PSA) in September 2002 and since then has directly represented every postgraduate student that has passed through the doors of UL. 
  • The ULPSU provides a range of supports and services including emergency financial assistance, accommodation resources, and connecting students to UL services such as Learning Centres or the Health Centre. The ULPSU also has a team of full-time Sabbatical Officers to assist UL’s postgraduate community.
  • The ULPSU Sabbatical Officers represent all UL postgraduate students and provide a platform for these students to have their queries and concerns voiced. 

Housing services

  • At University of Limerick Campus Life Services, there are many accommodation options available exclusively for postgraduate students. While the Quigley Residence and Brennan Court are postgraduate specific accommodation, there are also rooms available in all other accommodations for postgraduate students. 
  • UL seeks to prioritise its allocation of campus accommodation for all postgraduate students. A number of rooms have been dedicated to postgraduate students on taught and research programmes which are available on both 9 and 12 month let lengths. 
  • The all-inclusive rental fees for UL accommodation includes a private ensuite bedroom on campus with utilities, high-speed wired internet connection, WiFi.

Library services

  • UL’s Glucksman Library provides full access to high-quality academic information with a collection spanning over 350,000 print and 332,000 digital resources.
  • The spacious building provides seating for 2,200 people, with group study rooms available for student use and designated study areas for silent and quiet work.
  • The library also provides a host of student services including an Information Desk.

ICT services

  • The Glucksman Library has over 150 PCs available for student use, with wireless access throughout the building.
  • There is also WiFi access available across the University of Limerick campus, with several areas available for students to work or relax in-between classes.
  • The University’s Information Technology Division (ITD) also provides support to students with any queries they may have.

Medical services

  • The University of Limerick Student Health Centre is an urgent care/advisory service and deals with all general health issues from students as they present. Services provided include access to a doctor (GP), nurses, blood tests and physiotherapy.

Student Life

Campus life

  • The University of Limerick won the Best Student Campus award at the 2019 Education Ireland Awards. It is known to provide a picturesque campus which positively impacts student performance in conjunction with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • The University of Limerick is based in a country consistently ranked amongst the top ten safest countries in the world. Ireland is known as a friendly place with minimal levels of crime, with Limerick at the heart of the warm atmosphere which makes the country so loved.
  • UL provides a range of on-campus services including O’Mahoney’s bookshop, AIB Bank, and Spar convenience store.
  • The University is located a short distance away from Limerick City, with bus routes running regularly.

Sports facilities

  • The University of Limerick is known as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’ and has a range of fantastic sports facilities available for students.
  • These include the UL Arena, which houses the national 50M swimming pool, an extensive Health and Performance Centre, an indoor athletics track, a multi-use sports hall and a wide selection of group fitness classes.
  • Across the rest of the UL campus, there are several other sports facilities available for student use. These include an outdoor athletics track, playing fields, tennis courts and AstroTurfs for rugby, football and GAA.
  • The University of Limerick is also used by professional sports organisations, with Swim Ireland running their High Performance programme at UL Arena.

Student clubs

  • The University of Limerick has over 90 clubs and societies, with something to suit everyone’s interests. Some of the clubs and societies available at UL include the Badminton Club, Cheerleading Club, Crafts Society and Film Society.
  • These various clubs and societies run event for their members throughout the semester, and are a great way to have fun, de-stress from studies and make new friends. Joining a club or society at UL is also a great opportunity to try exciting new activities or to compete in the top sporting intercollegiate competitions in Ireland and overseas.
  • The beauty and strength of clubs and societies is that they are run voluntarily by students for other students.

Accreditation

Programmes at the University are accredited by the various National and International bodies. Contact individual programme directors for details.

Student Reviews

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The best 4 years in UL!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved studying in the University of Limerick. My four years here have been the best and the course was really enjoyable. My favourite part about studying BBS was when I got the opportunity to go on Erasmus in Spain in my 3rd year. It was an unforgettable experience. Furthermore in my third year, I had 8 months on coop working in a corporate environment. I...

The University of Limerick is a wondering slice of Irish life
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The university of Limerick is a strong choice for Irish students, it's well known, has great facilities should you need help, they have an incredible state of the art sports arena. It's large and is home to around 17000 students, international and national. We have a huge selection of clubs and societies that people can choose from and incredible labs and facilities that...

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