University of Limerick

Postgraduate study

The University of Limerick (UL), is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors.
With close to 15,000 students, including more than 2,000 international students each year, UL is a young and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and scholarship.  A survey of Irish students recently voted UL Ireland’s most popular university with a satisfaction rating of 85%.

Why do a Postgrad at UL?

A great career and salary prospects are big motivators for pursuing postgraduate studies. Often, your primary degree is a stepping stone, but a postgrad is what unlocks your true earning potential.
With over 100 courses across four faculties, we’re highly regarded for conducting leading-edge research in key areas such as information and communication technologies, materials and surface science, biosciences, environment and bioengineering and humanities and social sciences. In other words, we’ve got what it takes to get you where you want to go.

Limerick is still “the most affordable city to rent”; according to the with average rental prices for accommodation still lower than Dublin, Cork and Galway. Coupled with 36 research centres based across our faculties, and four world-class centres of excellence, UL offers an extensive range of graduate research opportunities. So, are we speaking your language?

With strong links to business and industry, UL excels at translational research which aims to accelerate the practical application of academic research to benefit society. UL houses some of the most innovative and successful research centres in Ireland.  The Nexus Innovation Centre is a growing community of international researchers and entrepreneurs which supports new businesses and the creation of jobs.

Known as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’, UL boasts Ireland’s first altitude training centre, an Olympic-sized swimming pool and the National Strength and Conditioning Centre. The new 3G pitches are the largest artificial grass development in Europe and the Sports Arena attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year.

Cafes, restaurants, student and faculty accommodation options and a range of on-campus facilities provide an outstanding student experience and a stimulating working environment.

Check out all of our postgraduate courses across science and engineering, education and health sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences, and business HERE


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