Ulster University: Statistics



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#652 of 14,131 In the World
#262 of 2,785 In Europe
#57 of 163 In the United Kingdom
#2 of 2 In Northern Ireland
#49 of 1,048 For Firefighting and Fire Science
Top50% For 204 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate81%
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)

We've calculated the 81% acceptance rate for Ulster University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Ulster University is a world-class research university with 23,614 scientific papers published and 480,678 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Biology, Computer Science, Medicine, Engineering, Environmental Science, Political Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Law.


Ulster University majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
14,034 / 241,841
11,307 / 305,445
Computer Science
10,135 / 186,016
10,026 / 230,796
9,821 / 237,073
Environmental Science
9,315 / 207,940
Political Science
8,217 / 131,447
7,891 / 189,553
7,773 / 240,465
7,563 / 127,436
7,547 / 159,326
6,868 / 122,640
6,458 / 93,667
Geography and Cartography
5,794 / 109,135
5,670 / 94,572
5,153 / 76,072
4,852 / 93,666
Quantum and Particle physics
4,839 / 107,886
4,619 / 118,082
4,450 / 154,318
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
4,223 / 74,662
4,221 / 117,981
4,115 / 76,356
3,974 / 117,198
3,776 / 78,382
3,712 / 69,320
3,650 / 91,825
Organic Chemistry
3,557 / 138,120
3,495 / 44,019
3,278 / 87,648
3,208 / 93,680
Materials Science
3,161 / 103,011
Art & Design
2,736 / 35,382
Machine Learning
2,710 / 52,545
2,361 / 44,094
2,310 / 50,241
2,303 / 51,683
Development Studies
2,167 / 43,043
Social Psychology
2,152 / 44,041
2,114 / 46,717

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 181 312
1991 197 429
1992 184 459
1993 236 470
1994 251 576
1995 306 747
1996 337 836
1997 317 992
1998 353 1206
1999 387 1568
2000 439 2005
2001 394 2469
2002 485 2941
2003 459 3859
2004 559 4530
2005 527 5957
2006 670 7407
2007 801 8907
2008 750 10312
2009 789 12074
2010 976 14115
2011 928 16472
2012 903 19077
2013 920 21910
2014 973 24421
2015 996 25664
2016 979 26429
2017 971 28601
2018 1086 30226
2019 1072 34595
2020 1160 41399
2021 1377 52530
2022 1159 50416
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 58)
    film actorvoice actorstand-up comedianactorcomedian

    Omid Djalili is a British actor, comedian, and writer.

  2. Gary Lightbody

    Gary Lightbody
    Born in
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    1976-.. (age 47)

    Gareth John Lightbody is a Northern Irish singer, songwriter, and 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 77)

    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 disaffiliated from the party in 2020.

  4. Martin Parr

    Martin Parr
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1952-.. (age 71)

    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 60 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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