University of Limerick

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UL is a beautiful and vibrant campus with some of the best teaching faculty and researchers in the world, state-of-the-art facilities, an outstanding sporting reputation and a full social calendar. UL is one of Ireland’s most innovative and dynamic universities - a university that has dedicated itself to providing an outstanding and distinctive student experience. With more than 65,000 UL graduates already in the workplace, our alumni are already creating the future.

Our students enjoy their UL experience, consistently giving us a five-star ranking for ‘teaching’ and ‘facilities’. Independent assessors also award UL five stars for ‘innovation’, ‘internationalisation’, ‘engagement’ and, most importantly, ‘employability’.

Given the economic challenges that our country is facing, it is heartening to know that your employment prospects are excellent – the demand for UL graduates remains 15% higher than those of other Irish universities. UL is strongly connected with business, industry and the professions. Through close ties with our partners, we ensure our programmes are relevant and reflect the needs of employers today. Our Cooperative Education programme – one of the largest in Europe - works with local, national and international partners to provide work experiences that will lay a foundation for future employment.

Postgraduate study

The University of Limerick is a rapidly growing, modern university. We take great pride in attracting students who are seeking a supportive learning environment to help nurture and achieve their personal and professional dreams. UL is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education, and excellence in research and scholarship.

UL graduates have a record of high employability and the University has close working relationships with industry. The University is especially proud of its outstanding cultural, sporting and residential facilities, which are located on a truly beautiful campus. It is an environment that enriches and enhances the learning and working environment of both students and staff. Our vision is to offer students an academic environment that supports intellectual growth and personal development and is characterised by principles of fairness, equity and integrity


The UL campus is truly one of the most beautiful university campuses anywhere in the world. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this peaceful green place with its trees, its fountains and the beautiful river Shannon flowing majestically through it all. In spring, UL is a symphony of birdsong, while in autumn, it is a celebration of colour.

The provision of an exceptional learning experience is central to life at UL. Purpose-designed buildings and environs combine with the most modern research facilities to provide a wonderful learning atmosphere in which students can achieve their best.

Our students at the University of Limerick have the opportunity to work with some of the brightest and best faculty in a great environment for learning and personal development.

It’s not all about work at UL. We encourage our students to work hard and then relax and enjoy themselves. If your interest is in sports, you will find lots of UL clubs full of people who share similar interests.

If your interests tend more towards arts and entertainment, then UL has even more to offer through the great range of societies you can join. Check out this section and find out how UL students play!


The University of Limerick is highly regarded for conducting leading-edge research in key areas such as information and communication technologies, materials and surface science, biosciences, environment & bioengineering and humanities & social sciences. Research income has increased by 300% in the last five years and the number of PhD students has more than doubled during this period.

The strategic plan for the future development of the University includes substantial expansion of research activity and envisages investment of over €130 million on research infrastructure. The University offers Structured PhD’s which incorporate a taught element, generic & transferable skills training, and a research element. Students are encouraged to publish their research, and where applicable to develop patent applications and spin-out companies if possible.

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