About the University of Ulster
With its four campuses, the University of Ulster offers the most comprehensive course selection in Ireland. You'll find a wide variety of high-quality offerings in the humanities, business and management, engineering, information technology, life and health sciences and social sciences.
The University prides itself on meeting the individual needs of each student and has a pro-active policy towards students with disabilities. Throughout the University, you'll find a notable range of sport facilities, entertainment venues, eateries, and other student amenities. Additionally, each campus houses a Students' Union that offers an extensive mix of social, political, cultural, and sporting activities that you'll be welcome to join.
The University of Ulster is a large university of more than 20,000 students, but the individual campuses provide a much more intimate atmosphere in which to study with most being fewer than 5,000 students.
Each campus places you within reach of some of Northern Ireland's most impressive natural and urban treasures—whether it be the city of Belfast with its rich mix of historical and cultural attractions, the spectacular North Coast with its bays, beaches, harbors and mysterious rock formations, or the rolling Sperrin Mountains with its forests, river glens and abundance of wildlife.
About the Campuses
The Jordanstown Campus, located in Newtownabbey, is the largest University campus. Located a few miles north of Belfast city, the Campus sits at the foot of the south Antrim hills.
Jordanstown offers a wide range of programs, including study in management, social and health sciences (occupational, physical and speech therapies) and the humanities. Studying on the Jordanstown campus will put you within easy reach of Belfast and its many fascinating urban attractions, as well as the charming seaside villages and natural wonders found along the beautiful North Coast.
You'll find excellent social and sporting facilities at Jordanstown. Its busy Students' Union sponsors regular entertainment from discos to live music. Its sporting facilities include a fully equipped gym, fitness suite, squash courts, and eight-lane swimming pool. Additionally, the facilities can accommodate a wide range of sporting interests including archery, basketball, fencing, martial arts, badminton, table tennis, netball and indoor soccer, hockey and tennis. You'll also find outdoor playing fields that are equipped to handle such activities as hockey, rugby, soccer and tennis.
The Coleraine Campus, which overlooks the River Bann, is situated just outside Coleraine's town center. The Coleraine campus boasts one of the premier biomedical research facilities in Europe as well as the largest Psychology faculty in the U.K. Coleraine offers an excellent program in the humanities, including options in media studies, theater studies, Irish history and English, as well as a range of courses in science subjects.
A few miles inland from the magnificent North Coast, Coleraine sits near the popular seaside resort towns of Portrush and Portstewart. With their breathtaking landscapes, exciting nightlife and range of leisure opportunities, these towns attract many students. Additionally, County Donegal, with its deserted beaches and rugged mountain ranges, is within easy reach.
The Coleraine Campus offers many amenities including bars, catering facilities, and a disco. Evening entertainment is usually scheduled during every night of the academic year. What's more, to cater to your athletic interests, you'll find a sports hall that can accommodate basketball, tennis, hockey, martial arts, netball, table tennis, badminton, fencing and fitness training. Additionally, you'll be welcome to use the Campus' modern fitness suites, solarium, and steam room. For outdoor sports, you can take advantage of several playing fields, as well as a Water Sports Centre on the banks of the River Bann that is equipped for rowing, sailing and canoeing.
The Magee Campus sits on a hillside overlooking the River Foyle, in a primarily residential quarter of Londonderry or Derry. Though a busy and expanding commercial center, Derry retains medieval character with age-old walls and gateways that are still an integral part of its downtown. The city sits on the threshold of County Donegal, which is famous for its wild and open beauty. More spectacular scenery-the blue Sperrin Mountains and the lovely Roe Valley country park-can be found to the east of Derry.
Magee’s campus’ strengths include Celtic Studies, International Politics, and Peace and Conflict Studies. The Derry location of the campus makes it an ideal location for students wishing to pursue Irish and International Politics.
You'll find a busy Students' Union at Magee, offering catering facilities, and ongoing schedule of evening entertainment. If you're a sports enthusiast, Magee offers a multipurpose sports hall, fitness suite and solarium, and pitches for soccer, hockey and five-a-side football. If you love outdoor adventure, you can row or canoe on the River Foyle, or hike or climb in nearby Donegal.
The University's Belfast Campus primarily focuses on courses in art and design. While situated within minutes of the vibrant city center and its many fascinating attractions, the Campus itself contributes to the vibrancy of Belfast with an on-site entertainment venue that attracts many local and touring bands. The high-quality sporting facilities at Jordanstown are fully available for students who study at the Belfast Campus.