Ulster at a glimpse

From renowned teaching inspired by world-class research, to first class resources and facilities, all within an inclusive, supportive learning environment, we place ambition at the heart of everything we do to ensure you excel and unleash your full potential.


Ulster University is a multi-campus university tracing its origins back to1849, with sights set firmly on the future.

The University has now spread beyond its Northern Ireland roots to include branch campuses in London, Birmingham, and most recently in Qatar.

Our Qatar branch is operated in partnership with City University College, with a new state-of-the-art campus undergoing construction in the “smart city” of Lusail.

Students graduating from our Qatar branch campus will receive a globally recognised, fully accredited UK degree from Ulster University, licensed by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Qatar.

We are a truly international university, welcoming international students from over 100 different countries and over 200,00 alumni worldwide.  We have an excellent reputation for research, for providing work-based learning and for the level of recognition granted by professional bodies.

Our students are at the centre of everything we do, and each of our campuses provides a range of courses that will engage our students and provide them with the skills they need to carve out their careers.

We aim to create the best opportunities for our students by putting an emphasis on work-based learning. This contributes to over 94% of our graduates being in employment or pursuing further studies within six months of graduating (DLHE Survey 2016/17).

At Ulster University we want to build on our successes and leave a legacy that is strong and dynamic.

We invite you to be a part of our extraordinary story!

Key facts about Ulster University

  • Ulster University has over 170 years of heritage
  • Over £45 million invested in research every year
  • 1st in UK for Outstanding Impact for Law Research (REF 2014)
  • 6th in UK for Power Ranking (REF 2014)
  • 7th out of 101 Business Schools for Research Excellence (REF 2014)
  • 2,000 student work placements every year
  • 94% of graduates in work or further study after 6 months (DLHE Survey 2016/17)
  • 1st in UK for Optometry, Ophthalmology & Orthoptics (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • 2nd in UK for Pharmacy & Pharmacology (The Guardian 2020)
  • 2nd in UK for Hospitality, Event Management & Tourism (The Guardian 2020)

Why Ulster University

We are renowned for our teaching excellence, underpinned by world-leading research. Our strong collaboration with industry is reflected in our dynamic course portfolio, meeting new and emerging sector demands to ensure industry-relevant programmes producing work-ready graduates.

Teaching excellence

We are renowned, both locally and internationally, for the quality of our teaching. World-class research enhances our teaching and sets us apart from many other education providers.

Cutting edge research

We have a strong track record in research and innovation, addressing real-world issues of both local and global relevance. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, Ulster was named as one of the top universities in the UK for world-leading research.

A global community

We recruit international students from more than 100 countries across the globe. Our internationally diverse staff and student population enriches the student experience at Ulster.

Affordable learning

Going to university can be a significant financial commitment. Our courses are competitively priced to ensure value for money and offer early bird discounts and flexible payment options.

Industry-relevant education

Many of our programmes have been developed with input from industry and professional bodies, ensuring they are relevant and meet industry needs. We are proud to count many leading experts and practitioners among our teaching staff.