Located in Derry~Londonderry, the Magee campus is named after the College founded by Martha Magee in 1845. It is located only a short walk along the River Foyle away from the city walls and comprises a mixture of historical and new buildings and modern and traditional facilities. Teaching strengths include business, computing, creative technologies, nursing, Irish language and literature, social sciences, law, psychology, peace and conflict studies and the performing arts.
Student numbers on this campus are expanding – over the next three years we’re offering an extra 380 undergraduate places in computer science, engineering and creative technologies.
From September 2012, there will be additional nursing and computer science places, plus the establishment of a new School of Irish Language and Literature.
Ongoing investment has provided state-of-the-art teaching, research and support facilities for students and staff. This funding has delivered a student residential village offering en-suite accommodation; a new library; the Intelligent Systems Research Centre and the Foyle Arts Building, housing the School of the Creative Arts.
In addition to our teaching and learning facilities, the campus has on-site residential, catering, crèche and sports facilities. Our sports facilities include a multi-purpose sports hall, fitness suite and studio as well as a grass and floodlit synthetic 3G pitch with pavilion and changing facilities next to the student halls of residence at the Duncreggan Student Village. Students can also use a range of facilities in the city and outdoor activities include sailing at nearby Fahan Beach, rowing and canoeing on the River Foyle and hill walking and climbing in nearby Donegal.
The Thyme Out restaurant offers cooked breakfast, morning coffee, hot lunches, salads and snacks through out the day. Zest serves fresh food combined with spectacular views over the River Foyle. The Students’ Union provides fresh food, snacks and refreshments at the Bunker Café which is transformed in the evening into a major social and entertainment venue. There is an O’Brien’s gourmet coffee and sandwich shop and a cash machine.
The cathedral city of Derry~Londonderry – UK City of Culture for 2013 – is located on the banks of Lough Foyle in the northwest of Northern Ireland. As one of the oldest inhabited places in Ireland the city has strong traditions and a wealth of culture, which combines with an active social scene to make the city an exciting place to live and study. The most visibly striking features of the city are its historic walls. Derry~Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe.
The city is perfectly located, acting as a springboard into some of Ireland's most dramatic and evocative landscapes. Picturesque country villages, the breathtaking Donegal hills, spectacular views along the Causeway Coast and the mountainous terrain of the Sperrins, are all within a 50 mile radius. Consequently Derry~Londonderry is a popular destination with visitors and the Magee campus is only eight miles from City of Derry airport. The city has excellent public transport services to other parts of Northern Ireland as well as the Republic of Ireland and the Waterside Railway Station and Foyle Street Bus Centre are only a five minute drive away from the campus by taxi.