University of Limerick: Statistics

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#749 of 14,131 In the World
#297 of 2,785 In Europe
#6 of 32 In Ireland
#1 of 2 In Limerick
#135 of 1,015 For Sports / Exercise science
Top50% For 168 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate70%
Admissions RequirementsIrish Leaving Certificate or recognized international equivalent; English competency test for non-native speakers.
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; February-June)

We've calculated the 70% acceptance rate for University of Limerick 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

University of Limerick is a world-class research university with 21,249 scientific papers published and 359,949 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Medicine, Environmental Science, Political Science, and Psychology.


University of Limerick majors

by publication & citation count

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,151 / 164,506
10,985 / 205,944
10,045 / 216,123
9,546 / 183,308
Computer Science
8,879 / 138,823
8,707 / 190,230
8,454 / 148,154
Environmental Science
8,392 / 151,502
Political Science
6,661 / 96,835
6,381 / 103,050
Quantum and Particle physics
6,253 / 122,505
6,236 / 93,348
Materials Science
5,651 / 118,903
5,614 / 77,979
5,522 / 75,205
4,864 / 76,141
Organic Chemistry
4,808 / 116,700
4,744 / 70,401
Geography and Cartography
4,707 / 69,220
4,347 / 84,632
3,939 / 106,014
3,659 / 48,986
3,649 / 68,894
3,510 / 44,432
3,329 / 56,450
3,286 / 42,132
2,973 / 42,551
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,972 / 44,513
2,962 / 50,351
2,831 / 63,862
2,724 / 57,938
2,696 / 51,043
Art & Design
2,426 / 29,589
Optical Engineering
2,381 / 36,898
2,321 / 39,682
Metallurgical Engineering
2,246 / 48,724
Chemical Engineering
2,178 / 59,477
Electrical Engineering
2,176 / 31,638
Mechanical Engineering
2,166 / 34,675
Development Studies
2,163 / 29,254

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 28 9
1991 39 15
1992 75 53
1993 92 69
1994 84 100
1995 89 126
1996 110 147
1997 112 189
1998 108 265
1999 123 410
2000 182 472
2001 192 675
2002 255 985
2003 365 1342
2004 410 1914
2005 541 2392
2006 503 3337
2007 604 4159
2008 638 5024
2009 674 6180
2010 733 7797
2011 795 9549
2012 779 11268
2013 946 13935
2014 944 16027
2015 1006 17935
2016 1089 18620
2017 1276 21912
2018 1302 24368
2019 1377 30116
2020 1619 36781
2021 1988 51233
2022 1548 50394
Academic rankings


The tuition table for University of Limerick 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.

Program EU Students Non-EU Students
Undergraduate €7,000 - €9,750 per year €14,000 - €18,000 per year
Postgraduate Taught €7,000 - €12,000 per year €14,000 - €24,000 per year
Postgraduate Research €4,500 - €6,000 per year €12,000 - €15,000 per year

All costs are in Euros (€).

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 University of Limerick.

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
Doctoral Degree Accountancy, Architecture, Biological and Life Sciences, Communication Studies, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Film, Finance, History, Law, Literature, Management, Marketing, Media Studies, Medicine, Midwifery, Modern Languages, Nursing, Performing Arts, Physical Education, Physics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology

University of Limerick alumni

  1. Paul O'Connell

    Paul O'Connell
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1979-.. (age 44)
    rugby union player

    Paul Jeremiah O'Connell is an Irish former rugby union player and coach. When he stopped playing, he was Ireland's third most-capped player (108) and the eighteenth most-capped international player in rugby union history. During his career, O'Connell captained Munster, Ireland and the British & Irish Lions. He is now the forwards coach for the Ireland national men's team.

  2. Conor Murray

    Conor Murray
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1989-.. (age 34)
    Gaelic football playerrugby union player

    Conor Murray is an Irish rugby union player who plays for Munster in the United Rugby Championship and European Rugby Champions Cup. Internationally, Murray has represented Ireland and the British & Irish Lions, whom he captained temporarily in 2021. He plays as a scrum-half and represents Garryowen in the All-Ireland League.

  3. Pat Cox

    Pat Cox
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1952-.. (age 71)
    international forum participantpoliticianjournalist

    Patrick Cox is a former Irish Fine Gael politician, journalist and television current affairs presenter who served as President of the European Parliament from 2002 to 2004 and Leader of the European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party Group from 1998 to 2002. He served as a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Munster constituency from 1989 to 2004 and a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South-Central from 1992 to 1994.

  4. Sarah McTernan

    Sarah McTernan
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1994-.. (age 29)

    Sarah McTernan is an Irish singer-songwriter from Scarriff, County Clare. She is known for taking third place in the fourth season of The Voice of Ireland in April 2015. She represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song "22".

All 19 notable alumni

University of Limerick faculties and divisions

Academy : Music and Dance Dance, Music
Centre : Active Management of Lifelong Ageing Gerontology
Centre : Advancement of Mathematical Education in Technology Mathematics Education, Technology
Centre : Applied Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering
Centre : Applied Biostatistics Consulting Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Statistics
Centre : Applied Language Studies Applied Linguistics, Arts and Humanities, Linguistics, Modern Languages
Centre : Biostatistics Biological and Life Sciences, Statistics
Centre : Criminal Justice Criminal Law
Centre : Efficient Use of Energy, Conservation and Sustainable Industrial Resources Management Energy Engineering, Industrial Engineering
Centre : Environmental Research Environmental Studies
Centre : European Studies European Studies
Centre : Historical Research History
Centre : Information and Knowledge Management Information Management
Centre : Interaction Design Design
Centre : Irish Software Engineering Software Engineering
Centre : Irish-German Studies Cultural Studies, German, Germanic Studies, Irish
Centre : MACSI - Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science and industry Applied Mathematics
Centre : Pre-Hospital Research Health Sciences
Centre : Tourism Policy Studies Tourism
Centre : Ubuntu - the Teacher Education for Sustainable Development Network and the Irish Regional Centre of Expertise in Education for Sustainable Development Development Studies, Education, Teacher Training
Faculty : Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Accountancy, Art History, Arts and Humanities, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Cultural Studies, Dance, Development Studies, Distance Education, Economics, English, European Studies, European Union Law, Film, French, Gender Studies, German, Government, History, Human Rights, Insurance, International Law, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Irish, Journalism, Law, Media Studies, Modern Languages, Music, Native Language Education, Peace and Disarmament, Political Sciences, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Faculty : Education and Health Sciences Biological and Life Sciences, Business Education, Chemistry, Clinical Psychology, Education, Educational Technology, Health Education, Health Sciences, Leadership, Mathematics Education, Medicine, Midwifery, Music Education, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Education, Physical Therapy, Physics, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, Science Education, Sociology, Sports, Surgery, Technology Education, Toxicology, Vocational Education
Faculty : Science and Engineering Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering, Animal Husbandry, Applied Physics, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biological and Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Business Computing, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Construction Engineering, Design, Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Health Sciences, Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Design, Information Sciences, Materials Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Multimedia, Music, Natural Sciences, Physics, Production Engineering, Safety Engineering, Software Engineering, Statistics, Technology, Telecommunications Engineering, Wood Technology
Group : Biocomputing and Developmental Systems Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science
Group : Hardware Digital Signals and Systems Computer Engineering
Group : Nanostructured Patterned Materials and Application Materials Engineering, Nanotechnology
Group : Wireless Research Centre Telecommunications Engineering
Institute : Materials and Surface Science Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Materials Engineering, Medical Technology, Transport Engineering
Institute : Study of Knowledge in Society Social Studies
Research Division : Automation Electronics and Automation
Research Division : Biomechanics Biological and Life Sciences, Mechanics
Research Division : Building Physics Building Technologies, Physics
Research Division : Business Business Administration, Economics, Government, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Tourism
Research Division : Circuit and Systems Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Research Division : Composites Materials Engineering
Research Division : Control Engineering Electronics and Automation
Research Division : Curriculum Evaluation and Policy Curriculum
Research Division : Data Communications Security Data Processing, Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Design for Testability Design
Research Division : Digital Media and Arts Communication Arts, Media Studies, Visual Arts
Research Division : Enterprise Business Administration, Management
Research Division : Ergonomics Safety Engineering
Research Division : Euro-Asia Asian Studies, Business Administration, Cultural Studies, European Studies, International Business, International Economics, International Relations and Diplomacy, International Studies, Linguistics, Political Sciences, Social Studies
Research Division : Food Science Food Science
Research Division : International and Commercial Economic Law Commercial Law, Economics, International Law
Research Division : John Holland Computer Engineering
Research Division : Limerick Hub of The National Physiotherapy Research Network Physical Therapy
Research Division : Material and Automation Technology Electronics and Automation, Materials Engineering
Research Division : Microelectronics and Semiconductor Electronic Engineering, Microelectronics
Research Division : Mobile and Marine Robotic Robotics
Research Division : Optical Fibre Sensor Electronic Engineering
Research Division : PE PAYS Physical Education, Sports
Research Division : Social Issues Social Problems
Research Division : Social Research and Policy Social Policy, Social Sciences
Research Division : Stokes Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics
Research Division : Telecommunications Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Wireless Access Telecommunications Engineering
Research Division : Women's Studies Women's Studies
School : Business Accountancy, Air Transport, Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics, European Studies, Finance, French, German, Health Administration, Human Resources, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Information Sciences, Insurance, International Business, Japanese, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Taxation, Tourism, Transport Management

General information

Alternative names UL
Founded 1972
Accreditation Quality and Qualifications Ireland - QQI (Dearbhú Cáilíochta agus Cáilíochtaí Éireann)
Motto Eagna Chun Gnímh
Wisdom in action

Location and contacts

Address Limerick, V94 T9PX
City population 58,000

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