• Spend your weekends hiking in the rolling green hills, debating politics in a cozy coffee shop, diving into the local music scene, or shopping at the farmer’s market—Northern Ireland offers something for everyone!  

• Make the most of the wide scope of academic options available across Ulster’s three campuses, each offering a unique collection of programs to align with student interests. 

• Join the supportive and inclusive community at Ulster University, known for its world class campus facilities and helpful staff 

• Choose from three unique campuses: Ulster has campuses in the modern and bustling City of Belfast, friendly and historic City of  Derry~Londonderry, and the relaxed riverside town of Coleraine situated on the Causeway Coast. 


Northern Ireland offers youthful cities and unspoiled countryside, an exploding food scene, and thriving arts. Public transportation links makes it easy to explore the region. Compelling history, inspiring stories, and rich traditions spark the imagination, and Ulster’s world class research and teaching provide an excellent academic experience.  


Join the local student community! While at Ulster, live close to campus in university housing in a shared apartment with a private bedroom. Students at the Belfast campus live in the Dalriada Student Village, comprised of student apartments that surround attractive courtyards and have convenient bus transportation to Belfast. Students in Coleraine will live in the Cranagh Village, and students at Derry~Londonderry live in the Duncreggan Village. Explore the housing here:  


Cook at home with fresh produce from the farmer’s market or easily accessible staples from the nearby grocery in your shared kitchen space. When you are ready for a night out, choose from one of the many pubs and cafés. Local specialties include “fifteens,” Ulster fry, Irish stew, potato bread, pasties, and puddings. A month’s worth of groceries will be about 200 GBP. 


Ulster University has more than 90 clubs and societies, so it’s easy to get involved!  Comedy nights, traditional music sessions, games nights, shopping trips, movie nights and learn how to play "Gaelic" football are just some of the many fun events organized by the Ulster University Student Union.  


Highlights of the region include The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, the Titanic Belfast museum, ancient castle ruins, and historic villages. Derry~Londonderry and Belfast offer all the benefits of a large city. Trains and buses make it easy to explore the rest of Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland is also easily accessible. Dublin is just 3 hours away by bus, and flights to London are available for as little as $50 USD. 


Maintain or start a fitness routine by joining the Sports Centre which has extensive fitness and wellness amenities, including a spin studio, squash courts, sauna, steam room, and plunge pool! Sport, fitness, and wellness options are available at all of Ulster’s campuses. Need more support while abroad? Ulster University’s Student Wellbeing Services provides information and resources on general wellbeing, mental health and counseling, sexual health, disability services, and academic support.  

What We Love About Ulster 

Everyone is open and friendly! A local experience is grabbing a pint at the local pub and talking to the people or enjoying a night of traditional music. According to one alumna, “I could sit down next to a complete stranger, and we would have a deep and intellectual conversation. There is just such a welcoming atmosphere.”

See ISEP Direct budget and estimated expenses 

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Course Description

Ulster University is composed of three campuses, each with a unique academic areas of focus. 

The urban Belfast campus features programs in Architecture, Art, Hospitality and the Culinary Arts, Business, Marketing, Engineering, Law, Politics, Communication and so much more.

The coastal town of Coleraine campus offers Biomedical Science, English, History, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Psychology, Media, Consumer and Food Innovation, Environmental Sciences, Tourism and Event Management, among others. 

The historic city of Derry~Londonderry offers classes in Cinematic Arts, Computing, Drama, Music, Marketing and Irish Studies to name a few! 

The chart below features some of the more popular classes students have taken in the past.  Use it to get started planning your own study abroad experience at one of Ulster University’s unique campuses. 

Credits Earned 

Students who complete the program in good standing can expect to take 3 modules (classes) which ISEP recommends is the equivalent of 15 U.S. Credit Hours. Each course will be worth 20 UK credits.  

If you use financial aid, please speak with a qualified financial aid advisor to understand your academic obligations and the requirements for using financial aid. 

Sample Classes Available: 

(Derry~Londonderry Campus)

(Belfast Campus)

(Belfast Campus)

Law/Criminal Justice
(Belfast Campus)

Anatomy & Systems Based Physiology

Principles of Management

Consumer Behaviour

From Crime Scene to Court

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

Principles of Marketing


Theories of Crime & Criminalisation

Mathematical Methods

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Principles of PR

Policing and Society

Biomedical Informatics

Managing Equality & Diversity

Political Communication

Prisons, Punishment, and Power

Biocomputing and Programming

Business and Society

Digital Media Communication

Restorative Justice

For detailed instructions on how to search for all available courses, please click on the "other academic conditions" dropdown link below.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Amanda Ewert 703-504-9986 | Thank you for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Services Officer and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I’ll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Biology: Recommended!

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Botany/Plant Biology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography Marine Sciences Microbiology and Immunology Oncology and Cancer Biology Physiology Toxicology

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Auditing Business Communications Business Management E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Human Resources Management Management Information Systems Marketing Organizational Leadership

  • Communication: Recommended!

    Advertising Digital Communication and Media Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications Web Page/Multimedia Design

  • Engineering:

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering Environmental Engineering Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    English Literature (British and Commonwealth) General Literature

  • History:

    European History History, Other

  • Hospitality and Tourism:

    Culinary Arts Event Planning Hospitality Management Hotel and Restaurant Management Tourism Management

  • Language and Culture

  • Law/Criminal Justice: Recommended!

    Business Law Criminology International Law

  • Natural Resources/Conservation:

    Environmental Science Land Use Planning

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Geology/Earth Science Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

  • Psychology:

    Behavioral Sciences Clinical Psychology Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics Educational Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Geography Sociology

  • Sports Studies

    Sports Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Ceramics Design and Visual Communications Drama and Theatre Arts Film Studies Game and Interactive Media Design Graphic Design Music Performance Music Technology Photography Playwriting and Screenwriting Sculpture Studio Arts

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 3 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 80
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 17
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 18
  • TOEFL Listening Score: 17
  • TOEFL Speaking Score: 20
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Listening Score: 5.5
  • IELTS Speaking Score: 5.5
  • LPR not required for the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda Australia Barbados Bahamas Belize Dominica Grenada Guyana Ireland British Indian Ocean Territory Jamaica Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Malta New Zealand Trinidad and Tobago United Kingdom United States Saint Vincent & Grenadines Virgin Islands (British)

Special Application Instructions

Special Conditions for Art Students: 

The art and design programs require students to submit a portfolio and have extensive experience and sufficient prerequisites to take studio art classes. Students should be at least juniors or seniors and will demonstrate their experience in a portfolio (to be submitted with the student's ISEP application by the program deadline; should show a range of art and design projects, including drawing, painting, photography and/or other creative work). Introductory art students should not apply. 

Special Conditions for Architecture Students: 

The architecture programs require students to submit a portfolio and have extensive experience and sufficient prerequisites to take architecture classes. Students should be at least juniors or seniors and will demonstrate their experience in a portfolio (to be submitted with the student's ISEP application by the program deadline; should show a range of architecture projects; Introductory architecture students should not apply. 

Early/Alternative Examinations 

Ulster examinations take place in January and May, however students whose modules have an examination as part of their assessment may: 

• request an extra piece of coursework (only available on certain modules) OR 

• request to sit their examination at their home institution (not available for all modules) 

The examinations office at Ulster charge an additional fee per module for this service. 

PASSPORT: All students must have a valid passport to participate in this program. If you do not have a valid passport, we suggest you start the application process as soon as possible.

VISA/RESIDENCE PERMIT: Most students attending this program will be required to obtain a visa/residence permit. For more information on the process and estimated cost, please review the ISEP Country Handbook here.

Other Academic Conditions

As an ISEP student, you can build your own program by choosing your courses from a variety of fields. Use the notes for course searching to help you find which courses are available. Please note the following factors about requesting modules when applying:  

Choosing Your Campus: 

You must choose all of your classes within the same campus. You may sometimes mix classes from different departments as long as they are all offered at the same campus. Keep in mind that some fields of study are offered at multiple campuses, but one campus may offer a larger variety of course options in that subject, than the other campuses. You are not eligible to take courses at Ulster’s partner institutions. 

How to Select Courses: 

It is important to note, that in the U.K., the term modules refers to courses. Please use the "Website for Course Availability" link to find courses for ISEP students. 

The modules listed here have been verified as suitable for study abroad students. Unfortunately, places on Health Science modules are restricted due to limitations set by the Department of Health. 

Education, Social Work and Community Youth Work are closed to ISEP students. Also, due to restrictions on professional training, students may not be able to study nursing, physiotherapy, podiatry, occupational therapy and speech therapy. If interested in one of these fields, please inquire with ISEP before applying. 

Not all modules listed online may be offered each semester, so students should select ample alternatives. 

Please reference the Portfolio Guidelines by Field of Study if needed.

Understanding Course Levels: 

The first three letters next to the module name represent an academic department. The next three numbers represent the course number. In the U.K., undergraduate programs run for three years instead of four like in the United States. Courses in the 100-299 series are first-year courses; the 300-499 series are second-year courses; 500-699 are final year courses. You are not allowed to take 000 modules ("Level A"), which are pre-undergraduate non-degree, or 700+ modules ("Level M"), which are postgraduate level. 

What a Full-Time Academic Load at Ulster Looks Like: 

Students are required to take three 20 UK credit modules (classes) per semester which is equal to 60 UK credits.  A 20 UK credit module is worth 10 ECTS credits or 5 US credits. 

Ulster University also accepts the following English proficiency tests:

-Cambridge Advanced English: C1 Advanced- at least 169 overall w/ no less than 162 in each element

-Cambridge English B2 First - at least 169 overall w/ no less than 162 in each element.

-Cambridge Proficiency in English: C2 Proficiency - at least 169 overall w/ no less than 162 in each element

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