Due to a recent announcement regarding the transition from the Jordanstown campus to Belfast campus, some subject areas will be taught on the Jordanstown campus for semester 1, and on the Belfast campus for semester 2. The subject areas affected by this announcement are:

Accounting and Finance, Business and Human Resources, Built Environment, Communication, Computing, Criminology, Economics, Engineering, Law, Marketing, Politics, Sociology

For more information, please see this page on modules at the Belfast campus.

Please note that students must take modules (classes) located on the same campus. The fields of study offered at each campus are as follows:

Belfast Campus

• Architecture, art, hospitality and culinary

Coleraine Campus

• Biomedical sciences, consumer and food innovation, English, geography and environmental sciences, history, media, psychology, tourism and event management

Jordanstown Campus

• Accounting and finance, business, communication, computing, economics, engineering, health sciences (may be restricted), law, marketing, politics, sociology, and sport

Magee Campus

• Accounting and finance, business, biomedical sciences, cinematic arts and drama, computing, engineering, Irish, marketing, music, nursing (may be restricted)


Students will be accommodated in standard university housing:

For students studying at Belfast & Jordanstown campuses - you will be accommodated at Dalriada Student Village. There is bus transfer available to the Belfast campus for students studying there and living at Dalriada Village.

For students studying at Coleraine Campus - you will be accommodated in Errigal/Knocklayde housing.

For students studying at Magee campus - you will be accommodated in either Coppin House or Duncreggan Village.


ISEP Exchange students will receive a meal stipend based on the cost of living for students at Ulster, which they can use to purchase meals on campus or groceries to cook meals in shared facilities. ISEP Direct students do not receive meal benefits and will be expected to use their own funds for meals.  

All ISEP students will be expected to budget for their meals accordingly, and can ask their ISEP Student Services Coordinator for tips, as well as check out ISEP's resources for Budgeting for Study Abroad

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Course Description

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.

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:

Most students take three modules per semester, each usually worth five U.S. credits. Not all modules listed online may be offered each semester, so students should select ample alternatives.

Website for Course Availability

ISEP STUDENT SERVICES OFFICER Honorah Maggio 703-504-9989 | Thanks 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.

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Fields of Study

  • Architecture:

    Environmental Design/Architecture Landscape Architecture Urban Planning

  • Biology:

    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:

    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: Recommended!

    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: Recommended!

    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

Special Application Instructions

Special Conditions for Art Students:

The art and design programs require students to have extensive experience and sufficient prerequisites to take studio art classes. Students should be at least juniors or seniors and 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.

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.

Other Academic Conditions

The modules listed here 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.

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.

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