Ulster University is a community-based, comprehensive institution that stresses academic programs, social service, and vocational, technical and professional training. It is composed of four campuses, each with its own distinct character: Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee College. Students are placed at a campus according to their academic needs and it is not possible for students to study at more than one campus at a time. Public transportation links the campuses.

The Belfast campus is the smallest of the four with only 1,200 students. A beautiful and impressive, new, multi-million dollar arts building was recently structured, though most of the classrooms and studios are in the older building next door. With a student enrollment totaling roughly 6,000, Coleraine is the second largest of the four campuses as well as the administrative headquarters for the University as a whole. It boasts a wide range of academic offerings, impressive library collections, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and a water sports centre.

Jordanstown is the largest of the four with over 14,000 students, a huge breadth of academic offerings, and an excellent sports and recreation center. With enrollment totaling about 4,000 students, Magee College is one of the smaller campuses, and is situated compactly on about two city blocks. The main historic building features beautiful, neo-Gothic architecture, while the other buildings span an eclectic mix of old and modern. A new state-of-the-art library was just built, which houses excellent computer labs within its modern, steel and glass exterior. There are also indoor and outdoor sports and fitness facilities.

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  • Belfast Campus

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Campus Website

    The Belfast campus is the smallest of the four Ulster campuses. 

    As the capital and major port city of Northern Ireland, Belfast offers a broad spectrum of social and cultural activities. The campus is located only five minutes from a renowned and enormous shopping mall and is only a ten-minute walk from the city center. Belfast Cathedral is directly next door, and the surrounding area is trendy and artistic with lovely architecture, plenty of museums, art galleries, cafes and parks. In southern Belfast, where most student accommodations are found, the atmosphere is young and vibrant; in this neighborhood, more moderately-priced restaurants, pubs, theaters, live-music venues and shops abound. A riverfront area adds to the nightlife options. Belfast can easily be explored by foot and students can access the other three campuses, as well as other sites in Northern Ireland, via public transportation.

    The Belfast School of Art, which is over 160 years old and world renowned, is located on the Belfast campus.  The Academy Restaurant, which is open to the public and home to students studying culinary arts management and international hospitality management is also based on this campus.  Ulster is ranked fifth in U.K. universities for food and beverage studies. 

    In cosmopolitan Belfast, students have access to many cultural activities and entertainment options; however, there may be more sports and clubs available at the nearby Jordanstown campus, which has a larger enrollment of students and offers excellent recreation facilities. A beautiful and impressive new multi-million dollar arts building was recently structured, though most of the classrooms and studios are in the older building next door.

    Students can browse the Students' Union website for university clubs they can get involved with at Ulster, which include sports, religious, and international societies. You can make friends with local students by joining a walking club or learning to play rugby.

    Students who enter the U.K. on the Student Visa (not as a Student Visitor) are also eligible to get part-time employment.

  • Magee

    Londonderry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Campus Website

    Magee College is one of the smaller campuses and is situated compactly on about two city blocks. The main historic building features beautiful, neo-Gothic architecture, while the other buildings span an eclectic mix of old and modern. A new state-of-the-art library was just built, which houses excellent computer labs within its modern, steel and glass exterior. There are also indoor and outdoor sports and fitness facilities.

    Magee campus is located in the city of Londonderry, or Derry, on a wooded hillside overlooking the River Foyle. One of the oldest and most historically interesting cities in Northern Ireland, Londonderry has much to do, from walking the historical walls and learning about The Troubles to great shopping, pubs and nightlife. County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland, noted for its rugged terrain, beaches and breathtaking scenery, is also close by. Belfast and other sights in Northern Ireland are easily accessible via public transportation.

    Students on the Magee campus have the best of both worlds. They have a wealth of social and cultural opportunities at their fingertips by living in Londonderry, Northern Ireland’s "second city." Meanwhile, this campus's close proximity to the River Foyle and mountainous County Donegal make it the place to be for those who love outdoor activities like sailing, canoeing, rock-climbing, hiking and even surfing.

    The School of Irish Language and Literature is based at Magee campus, where the ever popular Irish Studies summer program is based.  The University's School of Nursing - ranked in the top six U.K. universities - is also located at Magee.  Magee campus also has a strong tradition in computing and robotics. Ulster's International Conflict & Research Institute is also located at Magee, where the MSc Peace and Conflict Studies has been running for more than 25 years.

    The University's students’ union offers a wide range of clubs to get involved with, including sports, religious and international societies. Options for club sports include basketball, rugby, surfing, soccer, Gaelic football and more. You can make friends with local students by joining a walking club or learning to play rugby. Students who enter the U.K. on the Student Visa (not as a student visitor) are also eligible to get part-time employment.

  • Jordanstown Campus

    Jordanstown, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Campus Website

    Jordanstown is the largest of the four with over 14,000 students, a huge breadth of academic offerings, and an excellent sports and recreation center. 

    The Jordanstown campus is at Newtownabbey, County Antrim, just seven miles north of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland. Newtownabbey itself, surrounded by new housing developments, groups several old mill villages and towns along the north shore of the Belfast Lough, an inlet of the Irish Sea. The campus is a self-contained village on 114 acres and students are able to stroll down to the green banks of the Lough or visit the nearby Jordanstown Lough Shore Park. Quick and frequently running buses connect Jordanstown students to Belfast and all its entertainment, restaurants and cultural activities. The historic town of Carrickfergus, complete with twelfth-century castle, is likewise just a short ways away, and other sites throughout the rest of Northern Ireland are easily accessible via public transportation. 

    The University's students' union offers a wide range of clubs to get involved with, including sports, religious and international societies. The Jordanstown campus offers superb indoor sports and fitness facilities for anyone interested. Unsurprisingly, all kinds of sports clubs are available at this campus: basketball is very popular, and other options include mountaineering, camogie, rugby, cricket, volleyball, soccer, tennis and more. You can make friends with local students by joining a walking club or learning to play rugby. For more entertainment and other social and cultural activities, students can take the bus to Belfast. Students who enter the U.K. on the Student Visa (not as a Student Visitor) are also eligible to get part-time employment.

  • Coleraine Campus

    Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom Campus Website

    Coleraine is the second largest of the four campuses as well as the administrative headquarters for the university as a whole. It boasts a wide range of academic offerings, impressive library collections, indoor and outdoor sports facilities, and a water sports center. 

    The University headquarters are located to the north of Coleraine, a pleasant, medium-sized market town, situated about 90 minutes by train from Northern Ireland's capital city, Belfast. The countryside here is beautiful. Views from the student lounges and cafes overlook rolling green hills and the lough. The surrounding farmland and forest parks, the River Bann that borders the campus, and the beaches of the north coast offer opportunities for hiking, fishing, boating and surfing. The campus is a bit removed from the town, but frequent buses run to the city center or to the coastal towns of Portstewart and Portrush, which are popular among students for nightlife. Tourist attractions such as The Giant's Causeway and Bushmills are only a few miles away and other sights throughout the rest of Northern Ireland are also easily accessible via public transportation. 

    Ulster's School of Pharmacy - ranked number one in the U.K. consecutively since 2014 - is located on the Coleraine campus.  As is Optometry; ranked in the top three universities in the U.K. and Geography - ranked in the world's top 200 subjects.  A new state-of-the-art sports centre is scheduled to open on Coleraine campus in January 2017.

    The University's students' union offers a wide range of clubs to get involved with, including sports, religious and international societies. Options for club sports include basketball, volleyball, camogie, rugby, sailing, fencing, Gaelic football and more. Students at the Coleraine College often take buses a few miles away to the coastal towns of Portstewart and Portrush which offer a range of nightclubs, restaurants, shopping and beach activities (surfing conditions are considered particularly good here). You can make friends with local students by joining a surf club or learning to play rugby. Students who enter the U.K. on the Student Visa (not as a Student Visitor) are also eligible to get part-time employment.

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Coleraine, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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https://www.facebook.com/ulsteruniversity

https://twitter.com/UlsterUni

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Terms

Full Academic Year (September - May)

Full Calendar Year (January - December)

Semester 2 (January - May)

Summer (July - August)

Semester 1 (September - December)

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ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Matt Merlene 703-504-9962 | MMerlene@isep.org Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor, Matt, 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.