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Find out what makes us one of the most popular UK universities.
University is a life changing experience so where you study can often be as important as the course you choose. Wherever you’re from, studying in Northern Ireland is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience. We may be a ‘wee’ country, but we have a lot to offer!
Across all our campuses you’ll experience a vibrant, eclectic social scene and will be a stone’s throw away from top clubs and hot spots. Whether you’re up for dancing the night away, sipping a cocktail or having a quiet one by a log fire, there’s something for everyone.
From traditional Irish music sessions in local pubs, global superstars in concert, up and coming performers in intimate venues or great festivals in wonderful settings – you’ll see it all in Northern Ireland.
Whatever your taste, we’ve a packed calendar of events including St Patrick’s Day, the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival (Belfast), the famous North West 200 motorcycle race (Portrush/Causeway Coast) and the Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival (Derry~Londonderry), as well as Belsonic and Tennent’s Vital music festivals (Belfast), among many, many more!
Theatre enthusiasts can enjoy the stage with an array of plays, workshops, musicals or touring productions at first-class theatre venues including the Grand Opera House, the Lyric Theatre, the MAC Belfast and our very own Riverside Theatre.
If the great outdoors is more your thing, get acquainted with our breathtaking landscapes and quaint towns and villages. Enjoy a woodland walk at one of our many parks, forests and gardens, or visit the Antrim coast to enjoy areas of outstanding natural beauty. Paddle along canoe trails, surf or body board on waves coming from the roaring North Atlantic, or head to the Mourne Mountains where you can walk, climb or horse-ride.
Explore the cultural heritage and historic sites, museums and landmarks which earned Belfast and the Causeway Coast the coveted number one spot in the Lonely Planet’s top regions to visit in 2018. Experience the wonder of the Giant’s Causeway with its iconic rocks, tour locations made famous by the popular TV series Game of Thrones, or visit Titanic Belfast, the world’s largest Titanic visitor experience, showcasing an engineering masterpiece.
Whatever your interest or passion, we have it covered. What’s more, you’ll be guaranteed the friendliest of welcomes, in typical Northern Ireland fashion. What more would you expect from the happiest people in the UK? (Office of National Statistics, 2017)