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Background

Background

A background to the University from its origins to the University today.


Ulster University was established by Royal Charter in 1984.

Although a relatively young university, we can trace our origins back to the middle of the nineteenth century when the Belfast School of Design (1849) and Magee College (1865) were established. Today the University has four campuses-  Belfast, Jordanstown, Coleraine and Magee in Derry~Londonderry.

We offer an extensive range of courses both at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level and by full-time and part-time study. With over 25,000 students we are one of the larger universities in the UK and the largest on the island of Ireland.

Our core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer. Fin out more about Ulster University.