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About the University of Ulster

With its two 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 or the spectacular North Coast with its bays, beaches, harbors and mysterious rock formations.

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 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.