Ulster University

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At Ulster University, we are known both locally and internationally for our teaching excellence and are proud to be a leading provider of postgraduate education.

As an Ulster student, you will belong to one of the most popular universities in the UK and one of the largest on the island of Ireland, with more than 26,500 students including approximately 2,000 students from over 80 different countries. Ulster University spans four campuses across Northern Ireland: Belfast, Coleraine, Derry~Londonderry (Magee) and Jordanstown.

Whichever campus you choose, you can expect the friendliest of welcomes and a uniquely ‘Ulster’ experience. You can also take advantage of stunning landscapes, beautiful coastlines and an eclectic cultural and social scene. 

Postgraduate study

Whatever your motivations to study, Ulster University can support your plans and provide a first class learning experience to help you succeed in your ambitions and fulfil your potential.

We have an extensive suite of innovative, career-focused programmes that are designed in close collaboration with industry. This ensures that what you study is relevant and provides you with the skills and knowledge that employers need. Our teaching expertise spans six faculties including: Arts; Art, Design and the Built Environment; Computing and Engineering; Life and Health Sciences; Social Sciences and the Ulster University Business School.

Our courses are also designed with flexibility and convenience in mind. You can study full-time, part-time, online and via blended learning, meaning you can learn your way and fit your studies around your lifestyle and other commitments. There is also the opportunity to study at a variety of levels, from short courses and postgraduate certificate and diplomas, to master’s degree or PhD level, giving you greater flexibility and choice.

You’ll join a community of more than 5,000 postgraduate students where you will receive first class teaching, an inclusive learning environment, access to outstanding facilities and resources, and on-going support and encouragement to help you realise your goals.

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We invest significantly in our estate to ensure our campuses and facilities provide the best learning experience.

Our £250 million Belfast campus development represents a new chapter for Ulster, providing a state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility and a first-class centre for research and innovation in the heart of the city. By 2018, more than 15,000 students and staff will be located in the new Belfast City campus.

We have also recently completed work on a new £5.1 million teaching facility at our Coleraine campus, while planning permission has been granted for a new £11 million block to be built at the University’s Magee campus.


Most master’s programmes at Ulster are competitively priced at £4,995*, with options to pay over five or ten monthly instalments, each year of your course. This means you can spread the cost of your studies and pay in a way that suits you.

Discounts are also available, including a five per cent reduction for upfront payment, while Ulster alumni can benefit from a ten per cent discount off the cost of tuition fees, a saving of almost £500.

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(*Exclusions apply. Terms and conditions apply.)

How to apply

Applying to a postgraduate programme at Ulster is easy. Applications are made directly through our online system. Before submitting an application, check that you meet our General Entrance Requirements and the specific requirements of your chosen course(s).

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For more information on studying at Ulster, please contact our Recruitment Team.  We would be delighted to help you take that next step.


Our teaching is shaped by pioneering research and our academic colleagues are leaders in their fields. Each year, we spend approximately £40 million on research, challenging and testing new knowledge and skills to positively impact the economic, social and cultural life of Northern Ireland and beyond.

Our excellence in research has received worldwide recognition. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) assessment, Ulster was named as one of the top universities in the UK for world-leading research and number one in Northern Ireland for research into biomedical sciences, law, business and management, architecture and built environment, art and design, social policy, sport, media studies and nursing.

We continue to develop and invest in our capabilities to ensure we stay at the forefront of innovation.

We offer a number of PhD and MRes research degree opportunities across a range of fields. Find out more at

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