Access to Higher Education

University/Higher Education is available to everyone regardless of age, not all students leave school and enter full time education.

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education

University/Higher Education is available to everyone regardless of age, not all students leave school and enter full time education.


University/Higher Education is available to everyone regardless of age, not all students leave school and enter full time education.

Adult learners come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interests – there is no such thing as a typical adult returning to education!

We welcome applications from adult earners and value the contributions they bring to the University.

There are many routes to degree level study;

Access Courses

Are designed to encourage and facilitate students who have been away from formal education for at least two years but who wish to return, many with a view to progressing to higher education. Ulster University accredit a range of access courses which are offered through our Further Education college partnerships and on successful completion offer a direct route into degree level study. Please contact the appropriate regional college for further information.

Foundation Degrees

Are designed and delivered in partnership between employers/employer organisations and universities, so you will be equipped with the specific skills, be it academic knowledge or technical expertise, that employers are looking for. At the same time you’ll gain a higher education qualification recognised worldwide. Ulster University accredit a wide range of Foundation Degrees through our Further Education College partnerships and on successful completion offer routes into employment or further study. Please contact the appropriate regional college for further information.

Part-time Study

Study gives you greater control over your learning journey. You can balance work and other commitments and study at a pace that suits you. Our suite of part-time courses covers a broad range of subject areas and is designed with convenience and flexibility in mind. Teaching can be delivered on campus, entirely online or a combination of both, click for further information

Certificate of Personal and Professional Development

The Certificate of Personal and Professional Development may be of interest if you are considering higher education, but haven’t decided which course or subject area you wish to study. You can choose to study one of our short courses which are offered in a range of subject areas, some of which do not require formal qualifications and build towards the Certificate.

Contact flexed@ulster.ac.uk for further information.