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Ulster University is the biggest university in Northern Ireland, and is located across four distinct campuses in the towns and cities of Belfast, Coleraine, Magee and Jordanstown. The university also maintains two other study sites in the cities of London and Birmingham – together these academic communities provide students with an impressive array of courses to choose from, in addition to distance and online learning.

Over 90% of Ulster graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation, and more than 4,000 students have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University. The Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings classified Ulster as a leading modern University and in the top 100 globally. Ulster University has a new GBP 250 million campus in Belfast city centre, one of the largest higher education builds in Europe. Facilities at this campus will provide a progressive learning, teaching and research environment with the best technology.


According to REF 2021, Ulster University has increased its research positioning in the UK. Ulster now ranks in the Top 10% of UK universities for outstanding or very considerableresearch impact.


Ulster University has four main campuses: Belfast, Jordanstown, Coleraine and Magee, as well as two smaller campuses in Birmingham and London. The Belfast campus is part of the city’s vibrant Cathedral Quarter, the city’s up and coming cultural centre. The area is part of a dynamic arts scene and the campus plays host to a number of annual festivals including the Ulster Festival of Art and Design.

Teaching Quality

The university places emphasis on student engagement and success. Excellence in teaching at Ulster University ensures that students get a high-quality, challenging and rewarding learning experience.

Teaching at Ulster aims at helping students develop skills to:

  • Achieve success in their selected career or entrepreneurial efforts
  • Live as responsible global citizens and contribute meaningfully to professional communities and society more widely
  • Personally adapt to change.

Measures at Ulster for achieving teaching excellence include:

  • Delivering curricula that is developed alongside industry.
  • Providing opportunities through emergent technologies to complement teaching and learning practices.
  • Supporting and developing staff to deliver excellence in teaching and learning.