Ulster University

4.2 out of 5 (49 ratings / 45 reviews) Coleraine, N Ireland, United Kingdom
We are a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement, making a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer. 

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (54)
Social Sciences (43)
Arts, Design & Architecture (42)
Medicine & Health (39)
Engineering & Technology (37)



  • Full-time and part-time undergraduate courses at four campuses across Northern Ireland.
  • Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance your employment prospects with our innovative, career-focused postgraduate and part-time undergraduate courses.
  • Opportunities to study towards a research degree at Ulster University.


Ulster University’s international reputation for research excellence has received worldwide recognition. International experts have judged Ulster University as being in the top 25% of UK universities for world-leading research based on research power, and 72% of our research activity is judged to be world-leading and internationally excellent.


At Ulster University we have always placed employability at the heart of the student experience and provided all our students with the opportunities and support they need to develop into highly employable graduates. This new Employability Strategy describes our ambitions to further enhance and integrate our employability offering into the overall student experience over the next five years. 

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University Ranking

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Housing services

Jordanstown Student Accommodation

Jordanstown is our biggest campus in an idyllic setting surrounded by lush lawns and trees.  It's just a few hundred metres from Loughshore Park and promenade, and just seven miles from Belfast city centre

The central mall area of the campus is home to a bank, restaurants, coffee shops, sandwich bars, a supermarket, chaplains' offices and the Students' Union.

Library services

The Belfast Campus Library entrance is on Level 2 and open  24/7.

Facilities include informal and comfortable seating to allow users to  meet and relax; display cases containing rolling exhibitions of student work as  well as a selection of new Library stock and two computer rooms with PC and Mac workstations as well as individual desk spaces with power connections for  mobile devices.

Medical services

The Student Health & Wellbeing team work with the other Student Support teams to provide holistic guidance on a range of mental and physical wellbeing concerns as well as confidential advice and support to students with undiagnosed mental health conditions, personal issues and academic issues.

Student Life

Campus life

We are one University with four distinct campuses across Northern Ireland - Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. Courses are also delivered at our branch campuses in London and Birmingham.

With approximately 27,000 students across four campuses, Ulster University is uniquely placed to engage local communities, support expansion of the knowledge based economy and contribute to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland.

While each campus differs in size and has its own distinctive atmosphere, wherever you study or work with us, you will still experience Ulster’s unique character.

Sports facilities

Indoor Facilities

  • 2 Strength and Conditioning Suites
  • Indoor 3G artificial pitch
  • Health Suite: including a Sauna, Steam Room, Jacuzzi, Plunge Pool.
  • Indoor and Outdoor Athletics Areas
  • Sports Hall – 33m x 23m – A multi-activity hall with electronic scoring unit and retractable spectator seating for 360 adults. Supplementary seating can be added if required.
  • Gymnasium – 23m x 15m – Contains a comprehensive range of gymnastic equipment
  • 2 Squash Courts
  • Acclimatisation Chamber

Outdoor Facilities

  • 7 Grass pitches
  • 3 Outdoor cricket nets
  • 3 Tennis Courts
  • 1 Floodlit Outdoor 3G pitch
  • 1 Floodlit water-based synthetic grass hockey pitch

Student clubs

All Ulster University students are members of the Students' Union (UUSU) - a hub for social events, entertainment, trips and activities.

The Sports Union is part of UUSU and coordinates over 65 sports clubs across the campuses offering a range of activities from archery to volleyball etc.

Student Reviews

Three's a crowd: the intrusion of Covid-19 on academic institutions and students.
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at Ulster University was unique and enjoyable. Ulsters hands-on approach to education was academically fulfilling and personally elevating. My lecturers were all experts in their fields, and passionate in their approach to teaching, providing me with an invaluable education. However, my face-to-face teaching experience was short lived due to the unexpected...

Not the best experience, but only 2 options in NI
Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Coleraine campus Teaching is mostly good but some teachers can be difficult and not very understanding. I started to recognise that I have a neurodivergency a few years ago and been waiting on NHS list to get a diagnosis for 18 months. I asked Ulster to help in some minor ways (clocks in classrooms and less engaging classes to be available from home) they were unwilling...

Everyday is a day to learn something new
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

It’s quite challenging especially been blended methods but everyday is a day to want to do more and learn

Coleraine, N Ireland, United Kingdom

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