Ulster University: Statistics



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#509 of 14,131 In the World
#200 of 2,785 In Europe
#41 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#2 of 2 In Northern Ireland
#42 of 1,053 For Firefighting and Fire Science
Top50% For 227 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Ulster University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsGeneral Certificate of Education (GCE) or equivalent, with passes in 2 Advanced ('A') and grades A, B, or C in three other subjects in the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; February-June)

Research profile

Ulster University is a world-class research university with 47,273 scientific papers published and 1,081,412 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Psychology, Physics, and Political Science.


Ulster University majors

by publication & citation count

26,147 / 695,824
25,909 / 772,829
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
25,175 / 495,368
Computer Science
18,332 / 398,478
16,810 / 416,943
16,603 / 535,170
Environmental Science
16,420 / 396,534
15,568 / 401,533
14,297 / 345,494
Political Science
13,826 / 260,362
12,961 / 253,137
12,130 / 393,680
12,022 / 256,894
11,601 / 382,086
11,177 / 188,504
10,971 / 393,515
Geography and Cartography
9,513 / 197,900
9,161 / 134,619
9,126 / 270,811
8,965 / 175,197
8,907 / 219,506
8,458 / 224,540
Quantum and Particle physics
8,230 / 189,055
8,077 / 207,047
7,247 / 194,597
Organic Chemistry
6,832 / 252,737
6,746 / 143,517
6,312 / 166,944
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
6,249 / 119,201
6,143 / 117,559
6,028 / 95,360
5,676 / 165,934
Materials Science
5,430 / 163,929
4,757 / 137,373
Art & Design
4,740 / 62,424
4,647 / 123,539
Radiology and Nuclear medicine
4,393 / 109,292
Public Health
4,292 / 148,334
Machine Learning
4,175 / 87,329
3,981 / 135,232

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 511 3190
1992 584 3304
1993 626 3602
1994 634 3723
1995 727 4315
1996 844 4698
1997 744 5582
1998 813 6418
1999 773 7537
2000 952 8877
2001 891 9584
2002 1094 10928
2003 941 12505
2004 1095 14419
2005 1044 16775
2006 1263 19643
2007 1417 22481
2008 1350 24581
2009 1287 28103
2010 1555 31923
2011 1508 35619
2012 1561 39478
2013 1651 44476
2014 1512 48083
2015 1614 50473
2016 1619 51854
2017 1640 53095
2018 1757 58589
2019 1729 64231
2020 1972 78859
2021 2050 87100
2022 1894 88693
2023 1798 85556
Academic rankings


The tuition table for Ulster University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Programme Annual Tuition Cost Currency
Bachelor of Arts (BA) £4,400 GBP
Bachelor of Science (BSc) £4,400 GBP
Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) £4,400 GBP
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) £4,400 GBP
Master of Business Administration (MBA) £14,500 GBP
Master of Science (MSc) £5,500 GBP
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) £4,410 GBP

Ulster University has on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Ulster University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Engineering, Fine Arts, Law, Music, Natural Sciences
Master's Degree Accountancy, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Engineering, European Union Law, Finance, Fine Arts, Medicine, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences
Doctorate Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Management, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Philosophy, Technology

Ulster University alumni

  1. Omid Djalili

    Omid Djalili
    Born in
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    1965-.. (age 59)
    film actortelevision actorcomedianactorstand-up comedian

    Omid Djalili is an Iranian-British actor, comedian, and writer.

  2. Gary Lightbody

    Gary Lightbody
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1976-.. (age 48)

    Gareth John Lightbody is a Northern Irish musician. He is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the alternative rock band Snow Patrol. He has also founded the musical supergroups The Reindeer Section and Tired Pony.

  3. Kate Hoey

    Kate Hoey
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    1946-.. (age 78)

    Catharine Letitia Hoey, Baroness Hoey, better known as Kate Hoey, is a Northern Irish politician and life peer who served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Home Affairs from 1998 to 1999 and Minister for Sport from 1999 to 2001. During the 1970s Hoey was involved in radical far-left groups but by the end of the decade became involved with the Labour Party. Hoey remained a member of the Labour Party for several decades while she was Member of Parliament (MP) for Vauxhall from 1989 to 2019, but resigned from the party in 2020.

  4. Martin Parr

    Martin Parr
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1952-.. (age 72)

    Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical and anthropological look at aspects of modern life, in particular documenting the social classes of England, and more broadly the wealth of the Western world.

All 64 notable alumni

Ulster University faculties and divisions

Academy : Irish Cultural Heritages Cultural Studies
Centre : Health informatics Computer Science, Medical Technology
Faculty : Art, Design and the Built Environment Architecture, Building Technologies, Civil Engineering, Design, Energy Engineering, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Photography, Real Estate, Textile Design
Faculty : Arts Chinese, Cinema and Television, Dance, Design, English, Fine Arts, French, German, History, Irish, Journalism, Media Studies, Music, Photography, Spanish, Textile Design
Faculty : Computing and Engineering Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics
Faculty : Life and Health Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedicine, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Psychology, Sports
Faculty : Social Sciences Criminology, Education, Law, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Sociology
Research Division : Access Research Knowledge Social Policy
Research Division : Art and Design Design, Fine Arts
Research Division : Biomedical Sciences Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology
Research Division : Built Environment Town Planning, Transport Engineering
Research Division : Business and Management Studies Business Administration, Finance, Human Resources, Management, Marketing, Tourism
Research Division : Celtic Studies Celtic Languages and Studies
Research Division : Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Cultural Studies, Mass Communication, Media Studies
Research Division : Community Conflict Social Sciences
Research Division : Computer Science Computer Science
Research Division : Developmental Disabilities and Child Health Child Care and Development, Social Sciences
Research Division : Diabetes Health Sciences
Research Division : Education Education
Research Division : Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy Human Rights
Research Division : Education Management and Organizational Behaviour Educational Administration
Research Division : Energy Research and Technology Energy Engineering, Technology
Research Division : Engineering Composites Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Research Division : English Language and Literature English, Literature
Research Division : Environmental Research Unit Environmental Studies
Research Division : Environmental Sciences Environmental Studies
Research Division : Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Fire Science, Technology
Research Division : Food and Health Food Science, Health Sciences
Research Division : French French
Research Division : Geography Geography
Research Division : German German
Research Division : Health Informatics Computer Science, Health Sciences
Research Division : Health Sciences and Natural Sciences Health Sciences, Natural Sciences
Research Division : History History
Research Division : Human Rights and Equality Human Rights, Law
Research Division : Inclusive Learning and Social Policy (Adult and Continuing Education) Adult Education, Social Policy
Research Division : International and Regional Policy and Strategy Regional Planning
Research Division : International Conflict International Relations and Diplomacy
Research Division : Irish and Celtic Studies Celtic Languages and Studies, Social Sciences
Research Division : Law Law
Research Division : Linguistics Linguistics
Research Division : Marketing Business Administration, Marketing
Research Division : Measurement, Evaluation and Modelling Psychology
Research Division : Media Studies Media Studies
Research Division : Medical Informatics Medical Technology
Research Division : Metallurgy and Materials Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering
Research Division : Microbial Biotechnology Research Group Biotechnology
Research Division : Music Music
Research Division : Nanotechnology Research Institute Nanotechnology
Research Division : Natural Resources Chemistry, Ecology, Natural Resources
Research Division : Nursing Nursing
Research Division : Nursing Research Nursing
Research Division : Operations Management Business Administration, Management
Research Division : Organization, Work and Behaviour Business Administration, Management
Research Division : Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Biotechnology, Pharmacy
Research Division : Politics and International Studies International Studies, Political Sciences
Research Division : Primary Care and Public Health Public Health
Research Division : Property and Planning Real Estate
Research Division : Psychology Psychology
Research Division : Social Behaviour Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences
Research Division : Social Exclusion Social Studies, Sociology
Research Division : Social Policy and Administration Administration, Social Policy
Research Division : Social Work Social Work
Research Division : Sociology Social Studies, Sociology
Research Division : Software Process Technology Computer Science, Software Engineering
Research Division : Sports Related Subjects Sports
Research Division : Surface Science Laboratory Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Research Division : Sustainable Technologies Environmental Studies
Research Division : Teacher Professional Development and School Organisation Educational Administration, Teacher Training
Research Division : Transitional Justice Institute Law
Research Division : Transport and Road Assessment Civil Engineering, Transport and Communications
Research Division : Vision Ophthalmology
School : Business Accountancy, Business and Commerce, International Business, Management, Marketing, Retailing and Wholesaling, Tourism

General information

Founded 1968

Location and contacts

Address Cromore Road Co. Londonderry
Coleraine, BT52 1SA
United Kingdom
City population 25,000

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