Niamh OLoughlin - (Student)I love Belfast Campus because it's where I have become the artist I always wanted to be
Tina Eastwood - (Student)I love JORDANSTOWN campus because everyone strives towards inclusion - And that’s such a lovely feeling in your first year
Katie Devlin - (Student)I love Magee campus because everyone is so friendly and helpful, the buildings have the best balance between modern and historical and it is situated in the beautiful city of Derry
Shannon Claire-McAuley - (Student)I love Coleraine campus because it gives a welcoming feeling as soon as you walk through the door. It creates a warm and friendly environment to enable us to relax.
Cathy Yorke - (Student)The facilities (in Coleraine) are amazing and it’s so handy to access everything you need as staff are very friendly and approachable.
Jade Nelson - (Student)I love Coleraine campus because it's a great place to relax with the panoramic views and also the staff create a sense of community with students.
Ruth Boyce - Dietetics(Student)I made friends for life attending Ulster; such a happy, supportive environment to learn and flourish as a young professional. It was one of the best times in my life!
Emer Smith - Renewable Energy(Student)Ulster in three words… Exciting, inspiring, unforgettable!
Scott Reid - Marketing(Student)You haven’t got to look too far to find opportunities at Ulster. Completing EDGE accredited activities allows you to develop skills and grow as an individual, which will greatly enhance your employability.
Christopher McCausland - Electronic Engineering(Student)Ulster University will provide you with lots of opportunities… whether that’s a placement year, Erasmus grant or the chance to be a course representative. These can be life-changing and set you up to excel and get that graduate job.
Cathal McDaid - English(Student)Ulster in three words… Challenging, rewarding, illuminating
Daniel Cartin - Architecture(Student)Jump in! Immerse yourself in both academic and social aspects while at Ulster, and gain lifelong skills and memorable experiences. Tutors teach from a wealth of knowledge and practical experience, and the facilities are second to none.
Andrew Murray - History(Student)The teaching is really good and the lecturers are genuinely interested in your education, which is a really important factor. They’re always available to help you out and will always do everything they can for you.
Rebecca Hunt - Health and Social Care(Student)Ulster in three words… Empowering, fulfilling and fun!
Pádraig Mulholland - Optometry/Vision Science(Student)Attending Ulster for my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees has shaped my career as an optometrist. The world-class teaching and research facilities, coupled with the supportive learning environment created by staff made Ulster the ideal place to study.
Rachel Martin - Journalism(Student)I’m so glad I picked the course at Ulster University. It really gave me the skills I needed to kick-start my career and confidence in my abilities.
Michael Forney - MBA(Student)I found the MBA very flexible and have been able to manage my time with the help of the staff at the uni… (I) found the tutors and lecturers to be very flexible and understanding of my other commitments. A postgraduate course is a big commitment but a worthwhile and rewarding one.
Susan Turner - Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)(My postgraduate course) has enabled me to make a career change at the age of 55! I am already reaping the benefits of having studied with Ulster University, having received a couple of temporary job offers abroad and I am confident that further opportunities will arise in the future.
Hannah Spratt - Journalism(Student)Nothing is ever too much for the staff. Their doors are always open, there’s always a listening ear.
Rachel Martin - Journalism(Student)Everybody in the university is very supportive and helpful and seriously committed to providing students with a great academic and social life experience.
Pauric McCaughey - Fire Safety Engineering(Student)It is never too late to return to university. I found it daunting at first, but at Ulster University there are plenty of resources and help for mature students. It is tough but rewarding, so go for it.
Jacqueline Wylie - (Student)The PhD training programme and regular supervision contacts have provided the direction and support necessary to ensure that I deliver a quality thesis in a timely manner.I have thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working at Ulster University and feel it has put me in a better position to sustain a full time career as an artist and academic in the years to come.
William Crowe -Throughout my PhD I’ve been provided with continuous support and guidance by my supervisors and the staff at the University.I’ve also received many opportunities to further enhance my professional development in the form of teaching experience and presenting my work at conferences which will aid in my pursuit of a career in academia or industry.
Connel Bottom - PhD GraduateLooking back over the course of my career, I can categorically state that my PhD from Ulster has opened many doors in terms of career/professional development and commercial success through winning consulting commissions.The skills I gained were specific (in my subject area), but often when I reflect, it is the general skills that have added most value to my career over time – for example, the ability to see the bigger economic picture, the ability to analyse and summarise complex sets of data, the ability to write reports and present in a succinct manner and the ability to influence stakeholders in projects.For these reasons I highly recommend a PhD as a foundation for career success.
Brenna O'Roarty -For me, completing a PhD at Ulster University was transformative.A PhD trains you to think differently. It acted as a springboard to my career path, greatly developing both my analytical and personal skills.The quality and dedication of my supervision remains unrivalled. My experience opened the door to amazing opportunities.
Bernadette Best -I can honestly say that doing a PhD at Ulster University has been a thoroughly rewarding and enjoyable learning experience.I’ve learned so much about myself whilst developing my skills as a researcher and it’s opened up so many other additional opportunities and new networks.As a practitioner for many years it’s refreshing to have an opportunity to get involved in a piece of work which offers the potential to make a contribution to both theory and practice. It’s a lot of hard work but so worth the rewards. I’d recommend it to anyone prepared to commit to it.
Luz Ayda Gomez Duran - MSc Peace and Conflict Studies, Colombia(Student)I love the tranquility, clean and spacious spaces and the modern infrastructure of the Belfast Campus.
Amanda Spikol - Research(Student)The friendly village atmosphere of our Magee campus offers an intimate learning environment in the heart of Northern Ireland's second city, Derry-Londonderry.
Aodhan Benson - Spanish & FrenchDestination AlicanteI chose to go to Alicante in the South West of Spain and I couldn't have made a better choice! I had a truly AMAZING time! the campus was enormous, the weather great and meeting new friends well it was very easy! I would encourage my peers to take on-board the opportunities that are available at Ulster as they really are lifelong memories to cherish.
Catherine McConkey - Media Studies & ProductionDestination USA (Western Connecticut State University)When I first arrived I was really impressed, the people were so accommodating and made sure I was at ease from arrival on campus, there was loads to do and so many activities were planned which is where I met friends that I grew a close bond with. I had the opportunity to travel while here and I met many people from different cultures which i enjoyed. An experience that has not only helped me personally but academically and professionally. I have seen a massive influx in my academic work and I also got a job with a media institute who seen my videos I took when i was away. It is a must to explore another country!!
Nathan McGuigan - MediaDestination ChinaWe went to China, visiting four different regions in two weeks - Wuhan, Huangshi, Yichang and Beijing. This experience has lit a fire under me, it has made me want to go out and travel more, experiencing and seeing more cultures. Being a media student with a passion for photography and travel this was a fantastic experience! I would encourage others to consider a mobility programme, try and utilize any experience that the University has here. There isn't going to be many more of these opportunities outside of the University. You are here for a short time make the most out of this while you can.
Lydia Nelson - Graphic Design & IllustrationDestination West Virginia, USAMy College was West Virginia, Davis College. The campus in itself was beautiful, on a valley surrounded by hills. It was very different to Ulster University in Belfast, everyone lived on campus. There were people from all over the world, it felt more like a summer camp than an actual University. I really enjoyed my overall experience, there was so much happening and I was kept very active, I got to know people quickly and I found that everyone was in a similar situation to myself. I would encourage others to grasp these opportunities with both hands.
Nicola Anderson - English with EducationDestination USA (Kings University)The campus was so small, it honestly felt more like a community, the dormant was right in the middle of the campus which made it much easier to find everything and get chatting to others.There were so many clubs and societies and my roommate was fantastic! she was exactly in the same boat as me, we made a pact that we would go to all events together and we made such a good friend group because of this! Overall my experience was great and i would definitely encourage as many students as possible to take part in different programmes that the University are offering, it really is an experience of a lifetime.
Amanda Mironova-Strong - English LiteratureDestination ChinaThe heat hit me like a tidal wave, what an amazing place, everything is built on a far bigger scale , the experience of a lifetime and for me I would encourage you to go for it, the people you meet, your outlook on life, the memories. GO FOR IT!
Hannah Kennedy - Textile Art, Design and FashionDestination ChinaTake a step outside your comfort zone, this was one of the best experiences of my life. A completely different world out there, the size, experiencing different cities, the heat, opportunities, the people we met, friends I have gained. Would highly recommend.
Paul McQuaid - Computer Games DevelopmentDestination Universidad San Jorge, Zaragoza, SpainZaragoza was an incredible location! situated between Madrid and Barcelona, I made the most of travelling while I was here. The University itself was great, they had a very good Student's Union, they all spoke fluent English and helped settling in that bit easier.
Clyde Genie - Brand and Digital Strategy Consultant, Bradley Brand and Design -I was impressed with Niamh's organisational skills, design capabilities, initiative, and ability to meet deadlines. Niamh became a valued member of the Bradley Brand team, and I'm confident that she has a successful career in design and marketing ahead of her. We are sad to see her leave and return to college for final year but also excited for her potential in the industry. She is welcome back to our studio anytime.
David Cairnduff - Senior Consultant, HSC Leadership Centre -Ulster students have made a strong impact on our work through fresh eyes and new ideas as well as becoming an integral part of our team to deliver high-quality service to our clients. There have been a number of benefits including providing up-to-date knowledge of theory and best practice.
Stephanie Gowdy - NI Student Recruitment Lead, PwC -PwC recruited nearly 50 placement students this year and this has increased dramatically over the years. The reason for the increase is a result of the quality of the students we are seeing and other parts of the business recognising what a valuable resource the students are... The students bring skills and enthusiasm on a par with the graduates we recruit.
Lorraine Rodgers - HR & Business Support Manager, Doherty Pension & Investment Consultancy -After seeing Colleen's quality improvement project, we offered Colleen a new role within the Company as Service Delivery Co-ordinator. Through the skills that she had learnt from her Psychology Degree, she adapted these and put them into play... We have learnt a valuable lesson as a company that mathematical and quantitative skills are gained from other degree disciplines are transferrable to a role within Financial Services.
Police Staff Recruitment Manager , PSNI -Placements have had a very positive impact on our business. We find that the students youthful enthusiasm for their placements injects a refreshing energy into our teams. The students also provide a welcome challenge as to how we do our business... we believe that we provide a challenging and unique working environment which will equip them well for their chosen career regardless of who employs them.
Kathryn Saunders - Professor of Optometry and Vision ScienceMy research has provided new insight into the prevalence, onset and progression of short-sightedness in modern school age children living in the UK; demonstrating that myopia is far more common than in the previous century.
Dr Charlotte Moffett - Lecturer in Pharmacology and Molecular PathologyyMy Research explores the negative impact that obesity and diabetes have on female fertility and how innovative new drugs could revolutionise treatment for obese and diabetic women wishing to conceive.
Tony Bjourson - Professor of GenomicsMy current research is focused on genomics based personalised medicine in the area of cancer and autoimmune disease and pharmacogenomics.
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Normally the minimum English language entry requirement is IELTS (academic) of 6.0 (with no band score of less than 5.5).
Some of our courses ask for a higher score.
If you do not meet the English language requirement we will give you a conditional offer subject to you meeting the requirement before the commencement of the course.
We accept a wide range of alternative English language examinations and tests
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