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Postgraduate International Prospectus 21/22 - - Ulster University

Postgraduate International Prospectus 21/22
Postgraduate International Prospectus 21/22 - - Ulster University
Postgraduate International Prospectus 2021-2022                                                                                              

         Welcome to Ulster University
         We are Ulster University
                                                            Applying to Ulster University
                                                            General entrance requirements
                                                                                                     “ To sum up my experience I would say it’s been
                                                                                                      phenomenal, it’s something that you would
                                                                                                      have to experience yourself in order to feel the
                                                                                                      whole emotions in the euphoria that you’re
8        Why study a Masters at Ulster?               42    Fees, funding & finance
                                                                                                      going to be experiencing, so I would say you

10       World-class research                         43    International Scholarships & Discounts
12       A Taste of Northern Irealnd                  46    Courses at Ulster                         would have to come to Ulster to experience it
14       Top things to do in Northern Ireland         120 Course index                                yourself, and you won’t to be disappointed
24       Getting Here                                 122   Get in touch
                                                                                                      because it’s definitely phenomenal.”
27       Life on campus                               123   Disclaimer
34       Make yourself at home                                                                        Rumbidzai Mundawarara
                                                                                                      MSc Management and Corporate Governance - Zimbabwe

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   Welcome                                             “ We want to make you the artists, engineers,
to Ulster University.                                    scientists and entrepreneurs of tomorrow “

                                                        At Ulster University, we want                vibrant cities, unspoilt countryside,
                                                        to give you the most rewarding               efficient public transport and minimal
                                                        student experience possible. From            congestion ensure a quality of life
                                                        our teaching underpinned by                  unsurpassed by few.
                                                        world-leading research, to our
                                                        focus on your future career and              We recognise that relocating and,
                                                        the many opportunities for you to            in many instances, living away from
                                                        discover your passions, we aim to            family and friends can be a daunting
                                                        give you the platform to excel.              experience – it is also an exciting
                                                                                                     one. Our Global Engagement team is
                                                        We have asked our students what              dedicated to ensuring your transition
                                                        they love most about Ulster University       from home to studying with us is as
                                                        so you can find out the genuine              smooth as possible.
                                                        benefits from real people studying
                                                        and embracing life here.                     We not only care about your time at
                                                                                                     university but also what happens after
                                                        There is a lot that they love! From the      you graduate. At Ulster our strong
                                                        enthusiasm and expertise found in            collaborations with industry and our
                                                        our academic teaching and the help           understanding of future sector needs
                                                        provided by student support, to the          means our diverse range of courses
                                                        spectacular settings of our campuses         are created with your career in mind.
                                                        and the diverse range of sports and
                                                        societies available. The key thing that      Whatever your aspirations, at Ulster
                                                        always comes across is the friendly          we want to give you a learning
                                                        atmosphere and sense of community            experience that will stretch your mind,
                                                        and togetherness that is found at Ulster.    help you embrace challenges and
                                                                                                     strive for the inconceivable. We want
                                                        We know that choosing where to go            to make you the artists, engineers,
                                                        to university is not just a decision of      scientists and entrepreneurs of
                                                        where to study - it’s a decision for life.   tomorrow. We want you to come to
                                                        Northern Ireland is renowned for its         Ulster University.
                                                        friendliness and warm welcome. Our
                                                        vibrant cities, unspoilt countryside,
                                                        efficient public transport and minimal
                                                        congestion ensure a quality of life
                                                        unsurpassed by few.
                                                                                                     With best wishes,
                                                        Northern Ireland is renowned for its         Professor Paul Bartholomew
                                                        friendliness and warm welcome. Our           Vice-Chancellor

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We are
University.                                       Teaching excellence
                                                  We are renowned, both locally
                                                  and internationally, for the quality
                                                  of our teaching. World-class
                                                                                         A global community
                                                                                         We recruit international
                                                                                         students from more than 100
                                                                                         countries across the globe. Our
                                                                                                                              Industry-relevant education
                                                                                                                              Many of our programmes have
                                                                                                                              been developed with input from
                                                                                                                              industry and professional bodies,
                                                  research enhances our teaching         internationally diverse staff and    ensuring they are relevant and
                                                  and sets us apart from many other      student population enriches the      meet industry needs. We are proud
                                                  education providers.                   student experience at Ulster.        to count many leading experts and
                                                                                                                              practitioners among our teaching
                                                  Cutting edge research                  Affordable learning                  staff.
                                                  We have a strong track record          Postgraduate study can be a
                                                  in research and innovation,            significant financial commitment.    On-going investment
                                                  addressing real-world issues of        Our courses are competitively        We invest significantly in new
                                                  both local and global relevance.       priced to ensure value for money     buildings and facilities across our
                                                  In the 2014 Research Excellence        and offer flexible repayment         campuses to enhance the student
                                                  Framework (REF) assessment,            terms. Postgraduate study            experience. The redevelopment of
                                                  Ulster was named as one of             represents an excellent investment   our existing Belfast campus is an
                                                  the top universities in the UK for     in your future career.               exciting initiative representing the
                                                  world-leading research.                                                     creation of a modern university in
                                                                                                                              the heart of the city.
                                                  Ulster welcome
                                                  The welcome of our student
                                                  community and supportive
                                                  staff creates a uniquely ‘Ulster’
                                                  experience. Our campuses offer
                                                  an inclusive learning environment,
                                                  welcoming learners from all

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                                                  Whether it’s to broaden your       Try something new
                                                  horizons, dig deeper into a        Not all postgraduate courses
                                                  subject you love or help you       require previous qualification
                                                  get ahead in your career,          in your chosen subject. Why
                                                  studying a Masters is a great      not widen your career path by
                                                  next step.                         taking a different direction?

                                                  Get the edge in an                 Become an expert
                                                  increasingly competitive           Postgraduate study is a great
                                                  job market                         way to develop specialist,
                                                  High skilled employment            in-depth knowledge in your
                                                  rates are higher for those         discipline.
                                                  with postgraduate degrees -
                                                  76.5% compared to graduates        Get taught by world class
                                                  65.4% with the average             researchers and academics
                                                  postgraduates earning              Our postgraduate students
                                                  £6,000 more than graduates         are taught by internationally
                                                  (Department for Education,         recognised experts who
                                                  Graduate Labour Market             have access to excellent
                                                  Statistics 2018).                  study facilities and extensive
                                                  Boost your CV
                                                  A postgraduate qualification       Access our professional
                                                  can lead to wider and more         career services
                                                  fulfilling career opportunities.   As a student you will have
                                                  Getting you where you want,        access to careers advice from
                                                  faster.                            qualified staff, comprehensive
                                                                                     careers resources and vacancy
                                                  Study professionally               info as well as opportunities to
                                                  relevant courses                   network with potential future
                                                  We work closely with               employers.
                                                  employers and awarding                                                “ I recommend Ulster to my friends because
                                                  bodies to develop our                                                   Ulster University has a special way to

Why study
                                                  curriculum ensuring our             FIND OUT MORE                       treat internationals students. They have
                                                  courses are relevant and                                                a lot of benefits and opportunities for
                                                  in line with industry needs               international students. I’ll miss my lectures
                                                  and where possible offer                                                I’ll miss my friends that I’ve made here
                                                                                                                          I’ll miss the culture and the food.

a Masters
                                                  professional qualification
                                                  and accreditation. Many of                                             My experience at Ulster University,
                                                  our courses offer internships,                                         it was amazing. I feel so happy
                                                  practical applications and                                             that I’ve graduated today I’m glad
                                                  knowledge sharing with other

at Ulster?
                                                                                                                         my family is going to be proud of
                                                  universities to give you real                                          me and my friends as well”
                                                  world experience and skills.
                                                                                                                         Chinenya Muonene
                                                                                                                         MSc Management – Nigeria

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Name: Professor Tara Moore
  Postgraduate International Prospectus 2021-2022                                                                  Faculty: Life and Health Sciences                                            
                                                                                                                   Position: Professor of Personalised Medicine
                                                                                                                   and Chief R&D Officer for Avellino Labs USA, Inc
                                                                                                                   Making a difference by: Preventing blinding
                                                                                                                   eye disease
                                                                                                                   Named on the 2019 Ophthalmologist global

                                                                                                                   power list, Tara’s focus is on treatment for genetic
                                                                                                                   eye disease. Working with dedicated research
                                                                                                                   teams in Ulster University and Avellino Labs USA
                                                                                                                   she is currently developing molecular surgery with
                                                                                                                   the prospect of correcting mistakes in the DNA of
                                                                                                                   patients’ eye cells – something that would have been

                                                                                                                   beyond the realms of possibility only a few years
                                                                                                                   ago. A WISE ambassador, she is part of a network
                                                                                                                   of inspirational women in science promoting gender
                                                                                                                   balance within the UK.

Every day our cutting-edge research                 whilst addressing significant challenges from working                                                                       Name: Professor Frank Lyons MBE
                                                    towards cutting edge treatments for pancreatic                                                                              Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
and innovation is making a difference to
                                                    cancer to solving the global challenge of clean water.                                                                      Position: Associate Dean (Research and Impact)
thousands of people and their communities.                                                                                                                                      Making a difference by: Making music
Taught by world-class researchers and               Collaborating with industry to make a real-world
                                                    impact, you will be taught by those with knowledge                                                                          inclusive for all
academics you will benefit first-hand from
                                                    beyond academia and have access to meaningful
our discoveries and advances, developing                                                                                                                                        Frank aims to level the playing field in performance
                                                    placement and graduate opportunities.
the knowledge and skills to help transform                                                                                                                                      and composition for disabled musicians by
our economy and society.                                                                                                                                                        developing new digital instruments for their use
                                                     FIND OUT MORE                                                                                                              and methodologies. Driving advances in creative
                                                                                                                                                                                technologies including virtual reality, he and his
Each year we spend over £45 million on research,                                                                                                    research team have created platforms for high-
ensuring we stay at the forefront of innovation                                                                                                                                 quality music making for musicians with disabilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                Founder of and composer to ensemble Acoustronic,
                                                                                                                                                                                made up of disabled and non-disabled musicians,
                                                                                                                                                                                the group have been appointed as Ensemble in
                                                                                                                                                                                Residence at the Royal Irish Academy of Music,
                                                                                                                                                                                the first inclusive ensemble to be appointed at a
                                                                                                                                                                                national music conservatory anywhere in the world.

                                                            Name: Professor James McLaughlin                       Name: Dr Lynsey Holywood
                                                            Faculty: Computing, Engineering and the Built          Faculty: Ulster University Business School
                                                            Environment                                            Position: Lecturer in consumer management and
                                                            Position: Head of School of Engineering                food innovation
                                                            Making a difference by: Saving lives by early          Making a difference by: Working to help
                                                            diagnosis of heart disease                             consumers make healthier food choices

                                                            Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both   An alumni of Ulster with a PhD, Lynsey’s research focuses
                                                            men and women worldwide. It is estimated around        on food choice and shopping behaviour. As Principal
                                                            2% of healthcare expenditure is in managing heart      investigator of several European research projects in the
                                                            failure. Named as one of the Nation’s Lifesavers,      areas of retail promotions, food safety and cooking skills
                                                            James and his team are responding to this challenge    her aim is to help shoppers and retailers make the healthy
                                                            by developing innovative technologies to ensure        choice the easy and affordable choice. Manager of the
                                                            diagnosis and treatment of heart disease is quicker    Food and Drink Business Development Centre, set up
                                                            and more accurate. Their wearable heart failure        to support the growth and upskilling of industry through
                                                            devices will reduce the number of strokes and          teaching and research. Lynsey works with a range of
                                                            prevent hospital readmissions. One notable device      companies to create innovative new products and has
                                                            is the wearable Zensor which measures ECG, heart       recently established the new Virtual Reality Consumer
 10                                                         and respiration rate, with skin temperature sending    Insight Lab to understand how consumers of the future                                                        11
                                                            medical data via Wi-Fi for clinicians to download.     will shop!
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A Taste
		 of Northern Ireland.                                                                                  Image courtesy of
                                                                                                         © Christopher Heaney

No matter where in the world you are              Happiest
from, studying in Northern Ireland will           people
be an unforgettable experience.                            *
                                                  in the UK

International students love our location
because it is so convenient to the rest of
the UK and Europe.                                Belfast is the
                                                                     “ I love the Northern Irish
                                                  Most Affordable
                                                                 *     people. They are the
                                                  City in the UK       nicest body of people I’ve
Belfast is less than one hour from
London by air and there are almost                                     ever had the pleasure
30 daily flights to choose from.                                       of getting to know.
                                                                       You make friends with
International students also enjoy our             Lonely Planet’s      strangers and it makes all
                                                                       the difference.”
green landscape and dramatic coast-               Top Region to
lines – not to mention our cultural and           visit in 2018       Emily Villari, USA
historic-rich cities.
                                                                      BSc Advertising

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                                                                     Do                                                    Eat/Drink                                              Explore

     Northern Ireland
                                                                     Soak up the atmosphere at Culture                     Try a Belfast Bap at St George’s Market                Look over the whole of Belfast
                                                                     Night                                                                                                        from Cavehill
                                                                                                                           Have a beer and a boardgame in
                                                                     Catch a show at the Black Box,                        Woodworkers                                            Sit in the City Hall grounds on a
                                                                     Lyric, MAC or Grand Opera House                                                                              sunny day. Or do the exhibition
                                                                                                                                                                                  and tour on a rainy one
                                                                                                                           Listen to live music in the many                       @katieirelanddesigns
                                                                     Head to Victoria Square for some
Top things to do in

                                                                                                                           pubs and roof top bars in the
                                                                     shopping therapy @tina_antu                           Cathedral Quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                  Check out the Ulster Museum
                                                                     Go wild at outdoor music festivals
                                                                     Belsonic and CHSQ                                     Check out dock cafe titanic
                                                                                                                           quarter, so chill, perfect to do your                  Stroll through the Botanic Gardens
                                                                     Visit the world’s largest Titanic
                                                                     visitor experience, Titanic Belfast                   Get the full Ulster Fry experience
                                                                                                                           at Maggie Mays

                                                                     Do                                                    Eat/Drink                                              Explore
                                                                     Get surfing                      Morellis in Portstewart is amazing                     Step on the iconic rocks of the

                                                                                                                           (especially if you have a sweet                        Giant’s Causeway
                                                                                                                           tooth like me) @annastewart18
                                                                     Laugh, cry and enjoy the drama
                                                                     at the Riverside Theatre                                                                                     Cross the Carrick-a-rede rope
                                                                                                                           Dine out at the Ramore restaurants.                    bridge

                                                                                                                           They have delicious desserts
                                                                     Visit the Jet Centre for mini golf,                   @tina_antu
                                                                     cinema & bowling @siena_donaghy                                                                              Take a photo at the Dark Hedges
                                                                                                                                                                                  featured in Game of Thrones
                                                                                                                           Stop in at the Bothy Coffee Shop                       @claramckeown715
                                                                     Dance the night away in Kellys or                     on the White park road - so cute
                                                                     the Anchor                                            @_caragh._
                                                                                                                                                                                  Walk the stunning coastline of the
                                                                                                                                                                                  Causeway Coast Way
                                                                     Go sea kayaking on the North
                                                                     Coast sea Kayak Trail
                                                                                                                                                                                  Visit Mussenden Temple! The view
                                                                                                                                                                                  is amazing! @aoifeniccathmhaoil
                                                                     Watch the famous North West
                                                                     200 motorcycle race
  Whatever campus you are                                            Do                                                    Eat/Drink                                              Explore
  studying on, there is so much to do                                Get freaky at the world-famous                        Sample delicious cocktails at                          Wander the Derry walls
  and explore in Northern Ireland.                                   Banks of the Foyle Halloween                          Martha’s Vineyard
                                                                     Carnival                                                                                                     Take a road trip to Donegal
  From spectacular landscape and                                                                                           Grab a bite from Pyke n Pommes
  lively pubs to interesting history                                 Let loose at the Celtronic music festival             award wining food truck
                                                                                                                                                                                  Cross the Peace bridge
  and fantastic food, our students
                                                                     Sample local delights and artisan                     Get stuck into a chippy on the
  have put together the top things                                   crafts at the Walled City Market                      banks of the Foyle
  you have to do when studying in

  NI. It’s time to get ticking these off                             Soak up the arts scene at the Nerve                   Try a sausage roll bap – a local
  your list!                                                         Centre, Void Gallery, Playhouse                       delicacy!
                                                                     theatre or Millennium Forum

                                                                     Everywhere else
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                                                                     A hike up the Mournes is good for the       Climb to the top of the ‘Stairway to           Take on the Mountain Bike Trails at
                                                                     soul. A must visit for any NI student.      heaven’ at Cuilcagh Mt, Co.Fermanagh           Castlewellan Forest Park, Co. Down
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 FABULOUS                                                                                                       Pubs
     Northern Ireland is a great destination
                                                                                                                Whichever Ulster campus you choose,
                                                                                                                you will never be far away from
     for lovers of good food and drink.                                                                         renowned pubs and clubs.
                                                                                                                Some of the most well-known student venues include
     From seafront restaurants along the Causeway Coastal Route to seafood bars                                 the Anchor bar in Portstewart, Sugar nightclub in
     at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, contemporary city restaurants, and hearty                             Derry~Londonderry, and The Duke of York and The
     pub grub in beautiful rural spots. With a number of recent worldwide accolades,                            Spaniard in Belfast – a pub enjoyed by the cast of Game
     the quality and authenticity of our local produce is undeniable.                                           of Thrones.

                                                                                       “ Everything here
                                                                                        is fun. They plan
                                                                                        it, they cater for
                                                                                        your needs, they
                                                                                        care for you. It’s so
                                                                                        worth it.”
                                                                                        Chelsea Dipompeo, USA
                                                                                        Irish Studies

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THE                                                                & Theatre
     We love to                                                                                       Northern Ireland
     celebrate.                                                                                       is home to Nobel
                                                                                                      Laureates and award-
     During your time at Ulster University, make
     the most of great events across North Ireland.                                                   winning playwrights.
     Love speed? Enjoy the North West 200             Photo courtesy of Mid-Ulster District Council
     (Portrush/Causeway Coast) or the Ulster
     Grand Prix (Crumlin). Love food? Try one of
     our many foodie events such as The Ould                                                          Tour Heaney country in Magherafelt
     Lammas Fair (Ballycastle). There’s something                                                     and gain an insight into the landscape
     to suit all tastes.                                                                              that inspired world-famous poet Seamus
                                                                                                      Heaney. Enjoy a new play by local
                                                                                                      writers including Marie Jones and
                                                                                                      Owen McCaferty, classic works from
                                                                                                      internationally acclaimed Brian Friel, or
                                                                                                      touring productions at world class theatre

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The legend of

                                                                    Embrace your surroundings and
                                                                    pack as much into your time outside
                                                                    your studies.

                                                                    Paddle along canoe trails, surf or
                                                                    body board on waves coming from
Only in Belfast can you                                             the roaring North Atlantic or head to
follow Titanic’s remarkable journey
                                                                    the Mourne Mountains, where you can
from the drawing board to the
slipways, or stand on the vast floor                                walk, climb or horse-ride.
of the dock where she was fitted out
– her last footprint on land.

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                                Made for                   THE
                                                    golf   Giant’s
                                                           VISITOR CENTRE AND THE
                                                           CAUSEWAY COASTAL
Northern Ireland is made for golf
and our home-grown talent in
Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell
and Rory McIlroy – all of whom
are honorary graduates of Ulster –
                                                                 Northern Ireland is a          The Giant’s Causeway is a
is testament to this.                                            lovely place; it is so         spectacular natural attraction and
                                                                 peaceful, full of nature       Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO
Northern Ireland really is the playground                        and people are really          World Heritage Site.
of champions. Perfect your technique on the                      friendly. I’ve made lifelong   Visit the world-class visitor centre. Are the basaltic
superb world-class links of Royal Portrush and                   memories and friendships.      columns the work of giant, Finn McCool or Mother
Royal County Down or hone your skills on a                                                      Nature? You decide. Complete the experience by
diverse range of parkland and seaside courses.                   Monica Lopes Tonello, Brazil   driving the Causeway Coastal Route, a road trip
We have over 90 great courses to choose from.                    Pharmacy                       recognised as one of the top-5 drives in the world.

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                                                                                                             New York
                                                                                Los Angeles                                                       Kuwait City                                              Seoul        Tokyo

                                                                                                                                                        Riyadh         New Delhi                       Hong Kong
                          Belfast                                                 Mexico City

                                                                                                                                      Abuja                                   Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                        Warsaw                                                                                                 Singapore
                                    London                                              2HRS
                                                      Amsterdam Berlin
                                                      1HR          1HR
                                                      35MINS       35MINS
                                                                                      Krakow                               Brasilia

                                             1HR                    Salzburg
                                             45MINS                 2HRS

                                                                   35MINS                      Dubrovnik


                        3HRS                                                                                                                                 Belfast

          2 airports in Belfast,
          Dublin airport only
          90 minutes away.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Warsaw
                                                                                                                                                                         London                                                   2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                              Amsterdam Berlin
          Direct flights from Belfast                                                                                                                                                         1HR           1HR
          to over 180 destinations                                                             Edinburgh                                                                                      35MINS        35MINS

                                                                                        Glasgow                                                                                                                                 Krakow
          in 42 countries.                                                                                                                                                                                                      2HRS
                                                                            Belfast                          Newcastle
          1 hour from London,
          35 flights per day.                                                                                                                                                        1HR                         Salzburg
                                                                                                          Manchester                                                                 45MINS                      2HRS

                                                                                                        Liverpool                                                                                 Geneva
                                                                        Dublin                                                                                                                    2HRS
                                                                                                           Birmingham                                                                             20MINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                             35MINS                      Dubrovnik
                                                                                           Cardiff                 London

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                                                  “the visionary new                          Building
                                                   campus is one of
                                                   the largest higher                         the university
                                                   education capital
                                                   builds in Europe.”
                                                                                              of tomorrow.
                                                                                              We are transforming the higher education landscape
                                                                                              with our landmark Belfast campus development.

                                                                                              Located in the heart of the vibrant Cathedral Quarter,
                                                                                              the visionary new campus is one of the largest higher
                                                                                              education capital builds in Europe. It will provide an
                                                                                              innovative, inclusive, and transformative environment
                                                                                              that will stimulate, inspire and add value to our core
                                                                                              activities of teaching and learning, and research and

                                                                                              With an increasing number of courses set to be offered
                                                                                              in Belfast from 2021/22, this innovative and modern
                                                                                              campus is being built first and foremost with your needs
                                                                                              in mind featuring the latest facilities and technologies.

                                                                                              A digitally and socially connected environment, the
                                                                                              campus will be publicly accessible and will be a
                                                                                              valuable asset for Belfast as a city in which to live,
                                                                                              work, study and do business. Moving forward, the
                                                                                              75,000sqm campus will house up to 15,000 students
                                                                                              and staff. By locating our bright, ambitious and creative
                                                                                              students in the heart of Northern Ireland’s capital,
                                                                                              we will form a lively student community and promote
                                                                                              a dynamic environment, connecting local people,
                                                                                              businesses, academics and students both to each other
                                                                                              and to an ever-increasing range of future opportunities.

                                                                        Photo by FCBStudios
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  Life on                                             Magee campus

                                                       1HR 30MINS FROM
                                                      BELFAST CITY CENTRE

                                                                            Coleraine campus
                                                                              1HR 10MINS FROM
                                                                             BELFAST CITY CENTRE

“ Having studied at undergraduate
  and postgraduate level at Ulster                                                            Belfast campus
  University I can personally                                                                  BELFAST CITY CENTRE
  vouch that the high standard of
  facilities, teaching and support
  extends to all of the Ulster
  campuses and I am truly proud
  to be an Ulster Student”

 Claire McVicker
 LLM Access to Justice

 We have three campuses
 across Northern Ireland -
 Belfast, Coleraine and Magee.
 Each campus differs in size and has its
 own distinctive atmosphere. Wherever
 you choose to study, you can be sure
 of a fantastic student experience.

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Situated in the vibrant and
                                                     Less than a mile from Coleraine
cultural Cathedral Quarter,                          and only three miles from the
you will have a truly urban                          seaside towns of Portrush and
experience. Study in the heart                       Portstewart this campus is an
of the city and soak up the                          outdoor lover’s dream. From epic
café culture or hit the best bars                    beaches and coastline walks
and restaurants. With gigs on                        to surfing and world heritage
most nights and local theatres,                      sites, you will be lucky enough to
galleries and art exhibitions to                     have a major international tourist
explore, you’ll never be bored.                      destination on your doorstep.
The campus is home to The                            Situated within a beautiful
Academy training restaurant,                         landscape, the self-contained
Unique art shop and our                              campus community creates a
renowned fashion shows and                           warm and welcoming student
exhibitions. As our brand-new                        experience. The campus is home
campus expands over the next                         to the Riverside Theatre, a state-
few years you’ll have access to                      of-the art sports complex and
modern state of the art facilities                   Northern Ireland’s first Enterprise
and the latest technologies.                         Zone.

Who studies here?                                    Who studies here?
Although traditionally associated                    A wide range of subjects are
with art, the campus spans an                        available which makes for an
increasing range of subjects                         eclectic mix of students and
including architecture, hospitality,                 staff. Subject areas include
event management, photography                        biomedical sciences, geography
and digital animation.                               and environmental science,
                                                     nutrition, optometry, psychology,
                                                     pharmacy, English, history,
                                                     media and journalism, travel and
        By Train:                                    tourism and teacher education.

   Coleraine -1hr 30mins
                                                            By Train:
   Newry -1hr
   Dublin - 2hrs                                        Belfast - 1hr 30mins
                                                        Derry~Londonderry - 40mins

        By Air:
   George Best Belfast City
   Airport - 3 miles
   Belfast International Airport
   30mins drive

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Situated in Derry~Londonderry,
this campus is known for its
friendly village vibe whilst being
in the heart of Northern Ireland’s
second city. Located in the North
West of Northern Ireland and
a short distance from County
Donegal, Derry~Londonderry
                                                                  Varun Ram
                                                                  MSc International Business Studies                              Supplying steel
                                                    Current role: Assistant General Manager, Ajmal Pipes, UAE
is ideally situated for exploring
some of Ireland’s most dramatic
                                                                                                                                  pipes across
landscapes. With impressive
buildings, the historic campus
                                                    What did you love about
                                                    being a student at Ulster?
                                                                                           How did you get from
                                                                                           graduation to where
                                                                                                                                  the Middle East
has all the characteristics of a                                                           you are now?
traditional academic institution                    Ulster University – a unique
complimented with cutting-edge                      place where life lessons were          With the help of Ulster, I was
research and teaching including                     shared and not taught. I am            selected for the Rutledge
a brand new 1.3 million library                     not being over syrupy by               Internship program reporting
transformation.                                     saying so but I mean it.               directly to the Director. From
                                                                                           there I moved to the steel
Who studies here?                                   Little did I know back then when       industry and currently hold the
Subjects include business,                          I joined Ulster that the real-time     position of Assistant General
cinematic arts, Irish, music,                       refinement to yourself which           Manager (International Market)
drama, computing, engineering,                      happens in Ulster can take             for one of the largest steel
nursing, physical activity,                         you a long way! As a young             pipe companies in the UAE.
personalised medicine and law.                      engineering graduate from India,
                                                    I had joined my Masters with           Skills learnt, both on and off
                                                    very little expectation but what       campus, directly apply as I deal
                                                    followed after is a tale for myself!   mostly with international clients.
                                                                                           Global exposure and interactive
                                                    Initially to start with, the
       By Train:                                    participation of students from
                                                                                           learning methodologies
                                                                                           involving several case studies
                                                    all over the world is a boon to        have had a huge impact, which
   Belfast - 2hrs 10mins                            the whole concept. The very            one can relate when exposed
                                                    possibility of interacting with        to the actual scenarios.
   Coleraine - 40mins
                                                    multicultural and multinational
                                                    students sets you with the             Long story short, I really loved the
                                                    base that would be very                experience which Ulster had to
        By Air:                                     much needed in the current
                                                    global business situation.
                                                                                           offer for which I am truly grateful!
                                                                                           What advice would you give
   City of Derry Airport                                                                   to a student considering
   20mins drive                                                                            a degree at Ulster?
                                                                                           Enjoy the experience – you
                                                                                           will never regret it.

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Make yourself
                                                                                                                                               Belfast campus

                       at home
                                                                                                                                               Brand new, state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                               accommodation is now available.
                                                                                                                                               A city centre location, this
                                                                                                                                               accommodation is right next to the
                                                                                                                                               Belfast campus.


                                    6        reasons to stay in                                        “ I chose to study at Ulster            Shared (with ensuite), studio
                                                                                                        University because my course           and twin apartments available.
                                             university accommodation:                                  is ranked highly... it’s been fun,
                                                                                                                                               Everyone has access to the indoor
                                                                                                                                               and outdoor communal
                                                                                                        challenging and enjoyable.             spaces available.

1                                   2                                 3                                 The lecturers are very
                                                                                                        helpful, campus facilities are
Your social                         It helps                          There’s space                     great, people are friendly,
calendar is sorted                  you budget                        to hang                           nice accommodation and
From trips to Ikea, nights out,     Bills are included in your rent   With cinema rooms, student        inexpensive daily necessities.”
block wars and bake offs            so you won’t get any nasty        hubs, and outdoor spaces
there’s always loads going          surprises. Utilities, Wi-Fi and   for BBQs or chilling with         Patricia Isabel Sutiono, Indonesia
                                                                                                        International Hospitality Management
on - a great way to meet new        housekeeping are all covered.     friends you won’t always
people and feel at home.                                              be stuck in your room.

4                                   5                                 6
You get support                     It’s a safe                       A great location
when you need it                    place to be                       is guaranteed
From changing a lightbulb           With 24/7 security, CCTV and      With all our accommodation
or recommending the                 control over who enters your      located on or close to our
best takeaway to student            flat, you and your belongings     four campuses there’s no
wellbeing our Resident              will be safe and secure.          need to get up early to
Assistants (all current students)                                     catch public transport or
are here to help you.                                                 sit stuck in traffic jams.

All accommodation has: Self catering • High                           Accommodation
speed Wi-Fi • Laundry facilities • Access to gym                      guarantee
facilities • Student hub for socialising
                                                                      We guarantee all international
                                                                      students who have booked their
                                                                      accommodation by 14 August
                                                                      a place in one of our halls.
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Magee campus
                                                                                                              application timeline
Coppin House and Duncreggan                                                                                                                    Accommodation applications
Village are both less than five                                                                              May 2021                          open and go live online
minutes’ walk to the campus in the
centre of Derry~Londonderry right
next to the River Foyle.

                                                                                             Accommodation open days
What?                                                                                        across all campuses or virtual                    June 2021
A mix of ensuite and shared                                                                  360 tours online
bathroom apartments with
kitchen and living areas. Studio
apartments also available.
                                                                                                                                               International students must have
Everyone has access to car
                                                                                                                                               applied for accommodation by
parking and bike storage.                                                                                August 2021                           14 August to be eligible for our
                                                                                                                                               accommodation guarantee

                                                    “With  really good infrastructure, the
                                                    accommodation in the University is a
Coleraine campus                                    place that you can call home. Living     Allocation of rooms to all students
                                                                                             who have applied starts                           Mid August 2021
accommodation                                       with your friends or new people from
                                                    different parts of the world and at
                                                    the same time really close to the main
Where?                                              buildings where you study. It is a                                                         Allocation of all rooms
Cranagh Village, Errigle and
Knocklayde are situated on
                                                    pleasant and unique experience”.”
                                                    Andressa Roeder, Brazil
                                                                                                  September 2021                               completed. We look forward
                                                                                                                                               to welcoming you on campus!
campus overlooking the River                        BSc Food & Nutrition, Coleraine campus
Bann, less than a mile from
Coleraine and only three miles
from the seaside towns of Portrush
and Portstewart and their many

                                                                                                                                               FIND OUT MORE:
A mix of ensuite apartments
and six bedroom houses with
bathrooms, communal kitchen and                                                                                     Campus accommodation starts from:
living areas. Studio apartments
available. Everyone has access to                                                                        Belfast               Coleraine                  Magee
car parking and bike storage.
                                                                                                        per week*
                                                                                                                               £99 per week*
                                                                                                                                                         per week*
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                                                                                                                  How to apply
                                                                                                                  You can apply directly to Ulster University. Applying is free
                                                                                                                  and we aim to make you an offer within two working days
                                                                                                                  from receipt of your application.
                                                                                                                  Please visit our website for international students:

                                                                                                                  Need help?
                                                                                                                  Talk to our Regional Manager for your country:

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                                                                                            entry requirements                           relevant country
                                                  a course                                  Visit the online prospectus to check         page
                                                  Select the course you want to apply for   the academic and English language            Access information on qualifications
                                                  from our online prospectus.               requirements for your course.                and contact details for educational
                                                                             representatives in your region.

Applying to                                       4
                                                                                            Receive your letter
                                                                                            of offer
                                                                                                                                         Accept your offer
                                                                                                                                         Meet the conditions of your offer

Ulster University
                                                  Submit your application and upload                                                     (if any) and pay your deposit.
                                                                                            We will email this to you.
                                                  your supporting documentation via our                                        
                                                  on-line portal.                                                                        how/accepting-your-offer

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                                                  Need a Tier 4 visa?                       Receive your                                 Apply for your
                                                  Submit additional documents that we
                                                  need to issue your Confirmation of
                                                                                            CAS letter                                   Tier 4 visa
                                                  Acceptance for Studies (CAS).             We will email this to you.         

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General entrance
The general entrance requirements identify the            English Language Support
minimum qualifications for application to a course at
Ulster.                                                   What if I don’t meet the English language
  Postgraduate entry requirements                         The Centre for English Language Teaching (CELT) at
                                                          Ulster University offers a range of English language
  Most of our Masters require a minimum of a UK           programmes designed for international students to
  second-class honours degree, or equivalent, to be                                                                     Improve your English for free while you pursue your course.
                                                          improve your understanding and knowledge of the
  considered for entry. However, some programmes          language. The programmes combine academic study,
  may require higher or a Bachelor degree in a
                                                          intensive English language preparation, study skills and      In-sessional English language courses
  particular subject area.                                                                                              During your studies at Ulster University there will be opportunities for you to
                                                          cultural orientation.
                                                                                                                        further enhance your understanding of the English language and develop key
  Competence in written and spoken English is a                                                                         skills in writing academically. You can choose from a wide range of modules
  General Entrance Requirement for entry to all           Pre-sessional English Language Courses
                                                                                                                        including; Academic Writing Skills; Accuracy in Writing; Cultural Awareness;
  courses.                                                Ulster University offers a range of Pre-sessional English
                                                                                                                        and English for Everyday Life. In-sessional modules are free of charge, are
                                                          language courses designed to enable you to reach the
                                                                                                                        available on all four campuses and can be taken during semesters one and two.
  Please check the relevant subject in the postgraduate   entry level of your chosen degree. The Pre-sessional
  on-line prospectus at              English language programmes are designed to develop
                                                          your study skills in English language and prepare you          Key facts
                                                          for further study with us.
                                                                                                                         Pre-sessional          Start           Entry Requirements
 FIND OUT MORE                                            Depending on your English language ability there               Course                 Date
                                                          are three programmes to choose from; a 19-week,
                                                                                                                         19-weeks               April 2021      *IELTS 4.5 or equivalent with only one band
                                                          11-week or 7-week programme. Pre-sessional courses                                                                                                                  acceptable below this (minimum 4.0).
                                                          are designed for international students who have a
                                                          conditional offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate         15-weeks               June 2021       *IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with only one band
                                                          degree from us but who have not yet met our standard                                                  acceptable below this (minimum 4.5).
                                                          English language entry requirement of an overall IELTS
                                                          score of 6.0 or equivalent. The programmes, which are          11-weeks               July 2020       *IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no individual
                                                          delivered by staff with considerable experience and                                                   band score less than IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
                                                          expertise, will teach you to learn the necessary skills for
                                                          university study, improve your English language ability       *If you do not have the above qualification we also accept other Secure English Language
                                                          and academic presentation techniques.                         Tests (SELTs).

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    Funding a place at university
    is one of the most important
    considerations for all
    students. In addition to
    Northern Ireland being
    one of the most affordable
    regions in the UK to live and
    study, we also offer highly
    competitive tuition fees.

Fees, funding & finance                                                                                      Scholarships & Discounts
Flexible payment                     Our current tuition fees can be       These may include:                To help you with the cost of your      International postgraduate scholarship
To help spread the cost of your      found on our website.                                                   studies, Ulster University offers
studies, tuition fees can be paid                                          • Residential visits              an attractive scholarship and            Available to all international (non-EU) students on a
back in five monthly instalments      FIND OUT MORE                        • Field trips                     support package to all qualified         full-time postgraduate course delivered on one of our
while you learn.                                                                                             international students.
                                       • Materials (e.g. art, design,                                             Northern Ireland campuses.
                                       fees-and-finance                      engineering)
Payment options                                                                                              How to apply
Tuition fees are payable in pounds                                         • Inoculations                    You don’t need to apply for all our      £2,000 Scholarship
sterling (£GBP). We accept           Additional costs                      • Security checks                 scholarships - some discounts are
payment by Banker’s Draft, Direct    Some courses may have                                                   awarded automatically if you are       Automatically applied as discount to your annual tuition fee.
                                                                           • Computer equipment
Bank Transfer and also accept all    additional costs which are not                                          eligible. See opposite for details.
                                     included in your tuition fee. These   • Uniforms
major credit/debit cards except
for American Express and Laser.      are detailed within the individual    • Professional memberships etc.   Other scholarships                     Postgraduate global support scholarship
                                     programme specification as they                                         There are a number of other
International deposit                may vary from course to course.        FIND OUT MORE                    scholarships available to
                                                                                                                                                      Available to all international (non-EU) students on a
International students who require                                                                           international students and you can
                                     Where a course has additional                                                full-time postgraduate course delivered on one of our
a Tier 4 Student Visa are required                                                                           find details of them on our website.
to pay a £2,000 deposit.             mandatory expenses we make              fees-and-finance                                                         Northern Ireland campuses.
                                     every effort to highlight them.                                          FIND OUT MORE
                                                                                                                                                      £3,000 tuition fee scholarship
                                                                                                                  £3,000 accommodation discount
                                                                                                                                                    Scholarship is automatically applied as discount to your tuition fee.

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                                                  “ I am an international student
                                                    from India studying the MBA
                                                    with Advanced Practice. Excellent
                                                    facilities and a supportive course
                                                    director have made it an easy
                                                    transition for international
                                                    students like myself to study and
                                                    enjoy life at Ulster University.
                                                   You don’t need to worry about being
                                                   homesick as the global team here at
                                                   the University are so supportive and
                                                   there for anything you need, anytime.
                                                   I have had many opportunities
                                                   during my time here, holding
                                                   positions in various clubs and
                                                   societies in the university including;
                                                   Treasurer for the One World
                                                   Society, course representative,
                                                   student councillor, UUSU squad
                                                   volunteer and student ambassador.
                                                   Ulster University will welcome
                                                   you with open arms.”

                                                   Indu Srinivasan
                                                   MBA with Advanced Practice

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                                                                                                                  Belfast                    This programme is an intensive fast-track conversion qualification for graduates
                                                                                                                                             with non-accounting degrees who wish to pursue a career in accounting.
                                                                                                                  Full-time                  Students study a variety of modules including financial accounting, management
                                                                                                                                             accounting, law and finance.

                                                                                                                                             The programme is accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the
                                                                                                                                             Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered
                                                                                                                Global Recruitment           Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
                                                                                                                T: +44(0)28 9036 6755
                                                                                                                E:       Successful students can progress to the MSc Advanced Accounting or MSc
                                                                                                                                             Strategic Accounting or directly to an accounting training contract to become
                                                                                                                                             a professionally qualified accountant. The programme has excellent post-
                                                                                                                International Admissions
                                                                                                                                             graduation employment rates and through the University’s Employability and
                                                                                                                T: +44(0)28 7012 3333        Careers Service we facilitate meetings with prospective employers during the
                                                                                                                E: internationaladmissions   programme.

                                                                                                               Accounting, Advanced

                                                                                                                  Belfast                    An academically challenging programme, this course is designed to meet the needs
                                                                                                                                             of accounting graduates who wish to pursue a career as a chartered accountant.
                                                                                                                                             Accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), it is currently the only such
                  Advanced Accounting                                                                                                        recognised programme in Northern Ireland that offers accounting graduates the
                  Helen McEvoy                                                                                  Contact
                                                                                                                                             opportunity to gain both a Masters qualification and full CAP2 exemptions from
                  Assistant Accountant at Arcadia Pictures Ltd                                                  Global Recruitment
                                                                                                                T: +44(0)28 9036 6755        This course will help you progress quickly through your professional training,
                                                                                                                E:       advancing you to senior management positions either within professional practice
                  On paper it’s a yearlong course, giving you exemptions to accountancy exams and a
                                                                                                                                             or industry. As a result of the considerable exemptions from CAI examinations and
                  good overview of everything from management financial accounting to business strategy
                                                                                                                                             support from local employers, employment prospects are excellent with typically
                  and law. In reality, it’s about so much more. It’s the people you meet, the friends you       International Admissions     close to 100% of students securing training contracts with Chartered Accountancy
                  make, it’s stretching yourself and it’s giving you that platform to launch a career in any    T: +44(0)28 7012 3333        firms.
                                                                                                                E: internationaladmissions
                  I would highly recommend this course. If you think you even have an inkling of interest             You will not only gain a postgraduate qualification but also full CAP2 exemptions
                  in accountancy or something in the business world, it provides a great platform for your                                   meaning upon graduation you only have to complete the final FAE examinations in
                  career. I wouldn’t have had the opportunities in my career, if it wasn’t for the graduate                                  order to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with CAI.
                  diploma, so I can’t thank Ulster University enough.
                                                                                                                                             Career opportunities for Chartered Accountants have never been better. Currently,
                                                                                                                                             two thirds of CAI members are working in industry, business or finance. Many
                                                                                                                                             leading companies in Ireland have a Chartered Accountant as their Financial
                                                                                                                                             Director or Chief Executive. A third of members are currently working in practice.
                                                                                                                                             International recognition brings global mobility for members with over 3,500
                                                                                                                                             members working outside Ireland.

                                       for more details and up-to-date information on courses at
                                                            Ulster University.
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Accounting, Strategic                                                                                                     Architecture
MSc                                                                                                                       MArch

      Belfast                    Do you aspire to become a leader within the global accounting profession? The
                                                                                                                             Belfast                    This course offers a distinctive, exciting and dynamic research-led learning
                                 MSc in Strategic Accounting is an excellent way to advance your career within this
                                                                                                                                                        experience leading to exemption from the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) and
      Full-time                  competitive and highly rewarding industry.                                                  Full-time                  the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) part 2 examination.
                                 Give yourself an edge in the accounting industry by getting the finance, technology,
                                                                                                                                                        The course is delivered as an inter-linked series of studio projects and related studies
                                 leadership and advanced accounting skills employers are looking for. This degree
 Contact                                                                                                                                                that lead you towards your final year design thesis. The projects run on a Vertical
                                 will help you obtain Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)                Contact                      Studio structure across two semesters also known as the SuperStudio. The Vertical
 Global Recruitment              membership in the minimum possible time whilst gaining an MSc and relevant                Global Recruitment           Studio approach is one in which all students are taught together across all year
 T: +44(0)28 9036 6755           employment skills.                                                                        T: +44(0)28 9036 6755        groups in distinctly themed studios. The resulting cross-cohort model replicates the
                                 All of ACCA’s strategic professional papers are embedded into the course, so              E:       dynamics, opportunities and challenges inherent in an architectural practice.
                                 you will be able to complete all of the examinations in the ACCA professional
 International Admissions                                                                                                                               Graduates are working in many different practices, both nationally and
                                 qualification. As well helping you towards achieving your ACCA membership, this           International Admissions     internationally, on a range of exciting building and urban projects. The knowledge
 T: +44(0)28 7012 3333           degree includes the opportunity to work with an employer on a live project, ensuring      T: +44(0)28 7012 3333        gained during this professional degree will not only support a wide range
 E: internationaladmissions      the course is relevant to the workplace getting you industry ready.
                                                                                                                           E: internationaladmissions   of employment opportunities in architecture practices, urban design bodies,                                                                                                                architecture conservation organisations, and many governmental and private
                                 Completed over two years you will cover topics such as strategic business leadership
                                 and reporting, advanced taxation, performance management, audit and assurance,                                         relevant institutions, but also facilitate the route to PhD level research.
                                 cyber security and data analytics.
                                                                                                                                                        The programme is prescribed by the ARB and accredited by the RIBA.
                                 ACCA members are in demand across the globe – and this demand is increasing. If
                                 you want to be part of this growth, this course is for you.

                                                                                                                          Art Therapy
Animation                                                                                                                 MSc
                                                                                                                             Belfast                    Art therapists work with children, young people, adults, and older people in a
                                                                                                                                                        range of health, education, social care, advocacy, and community services.
      Belfast                    Northern Ireland’s vibrant animation industry and community make it a highly desirable      Full-time
                                 destination for study, networking and career advancement. This MA builds on the                                        As a career, art therapy offers an opportunity to make a difference in the lives
      Full-time                  success of our BDes Hons Animation programme, which is already impacting local and                                     of others. It combines therapeutic expertise, evidence based research, social
                                 global industry with graduates being honoured at the Prime Time Emmy Awards for                                        engagement, resourcefulness, and creative ingenuity.
                                 their Outstanding Special Visual Effects on the HBO series Game of Thrones.               Contact
                                                                                                                           Global Recruitment           Combining experiential learning, clinical placements, seminars, workshops and
 Contact                         The course focuses on the three core components of animated production: Narrative,
                                                                                                                           T: +44(0)28 9036 6755
                                 Character and Performance. You will develop your skills in narrative construction,                                     studio practices you will have the opportunity to work in conjunction with cultural
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                                 character development, animation and advanced production techniques, allowing                                          and heritage partners, advocacy organisations, and social enterprise initiatives.
 T: +44(0)28 9036 6755           you to explore the unique opportunities and challenges computer animation bring to                                     Clinical supervision will be available to support your training and professional
 E:          storytelling. Modules will cover topics such as Timing for Animation, Design Thinking,
                                                                                                                           International Admissions     development within a variety of practical settings.
                                 Character & Performance and Animation Production. You will also get to develop a
                                 body of work specific to your chosen area of animation production.                        T: +44(0)28 7012 3333        Art therapy is a catalyst for the arts being of service to people and communities
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                                                                                                                           E: internationaladmissions   in need. This course will train you to become both a skilled clinical practitioner
 T: +44(0)28 7012 3333           The course is designed to prepare you for a career in a range of animation related              and a social innovator, with the aim of transforming lives and promoting social
                                 fields such as TV and feature film animation and games animation. Recent graduates
 E: internationaladmissions      have found employment with animation studios such as Sixteen South, Paper Owl Films                                    inclusivity.                and Jam Media.
                                                                                                                                                        This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) for
                                                                                                                                                        the purpose of providing eligibility to apply for registration with the HCPC as an
                                                                                                                                                        arts therapist (Art Therapist or Art Psychotherapist).

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Artificial Intelligence

      Belfast                   As the demand for a workforce with AI expertise continues to grow there has
                                never been a better time to develop the skills that are in high demand nationally
      Full-time                 and internationally.

                                This course will enable you to begin, or further enhance your professional career
  Contact                       in the area of AI by providing you with knowledge and skills in deep learning,
  Global Recruitment            data mining, machine learning, big data, automatic computing, robotics,
                                knowledge engineering and data analytics in the context of AI with the use of
  T: +44(0)28 9036 6755
                                the state-of-the-art tools.
                                Course content is informed by our internationally leading research and strong
  International Admissions      industry partnerships, most notably with BT through the jointly established £28.6
  T: +44(0)28 7012 3333         million BT Ireland Innovation Centre. The delivery of the course is supported by
                                the multi-million-pound infrastructure of a wide-reaching and mobile computing
  E: internationaladmissions    environment.
                                AI has applications in almost every industry sector including, but not limited to,
                                health, financial technology, advanced manufacturing, media, energy, civic
                                society, and public policy. We have active industry engagement and links with
                                the vibrant technology sector in Northern Ireland and on graduating you will be
                                well placed to progress into a career across a range of industrial settings and
                                sectors or further your research at PhD level.

                                                                                                                     Ulster University Business
                                                                                                                     School Graduate
                                                                                                                     Aine O’Donovan
                                                                                                                     Senior Manager Monitoring and Evaluation,
                                                                                                                     Health Service Executive

                                                                                                                     I was working in a governance role within the Health Service in Ireland
                                                                                                                     and felt that completing study in this area would give me greater insight
                                                                                                                     and assist me in my role.
                                                                                                                     I chose Ulster University for the reputation and ethos of the Business
                                                                                                                     School, the direct link between the course and The Chartered
                                                                                                                     Governance Institute (ICSA), the course content and the option
                                                                                                                     to complete it on a part-time basis. The course far exceeded my
                                                                                                                     expectations. The lecturers were excellent and it was very interactive.
                                                                                                                     Discussion and feedback were encouraged which allowed me to get
                                                                                                                     a greater understanding of each topic and get to know other people
                                                                                                                     completing the course. The structure suited what I needed as a full-time
                                                                                                                     After the initial two years of study I obtained my Grad ICSA status and I
                                                                                                                     have subsequently achieved my Associate ICSA status. This is significant
                                                                                                                     for me in terms of my future career plans and the options that this opens
                                                                                                                     for me.

                                                                                                                               for more details and up-to-date information on courses at
                                                                                                                                                    Ulster University.
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Biomedical Engineering                                                                                              Biomedical Science
PGDip/MSc                                                                                                           MSc

      Belfast                   An excellent course for those looking for employment in the medical device,            Online                       This course is designed for those following careers as biomedical scientists in
                                pharma and biotechnology sectors or for those wanting to undertake PhD                                              the wider context of biomedical science (including biopharmaceutical and bio-
      Full-time                 studies or research positions.                                                         Part-time                    industries).

                                Drawing upon our internationally recognised research within the School of                                           Get an academically challenging and vocationally relevant science education to
 Contact                        Engineering in areas such as tissue engineering, bioceramics, medical devices,                                      develop your career in biosciences, pharmaceutical or bio-industries.
                                defibrillators, medical electrodes, and drug delivery, core modules include          Contact
 Global Recruitment                                                                                                  Admissions                     You will have the option to take specialisms in Cellular pathology, Clinical
                                biomaterials, tissue engineering and bioinstrumentation. For those who do not
 T: +44(0)28 9036 6755                                                                                               Zara Moffatt                   chemistry, Haematology, and Medical microbiology. A number of modules can
                                wish to commit to the full course, individual modules are available as short
 E:         courses.                                                                             T: +44 (0)28 7012 3278         also be taken individually as continued professional development (CPD) activity.

                                The course team has a wealth of industrial experience and with several
                                                                                                                     E:      If you meet the eligibility criteria of corporate membership of the Institue of
 International Admissions                                                                                                                           Biomedical Science and active engagement in CPD this course provides you with
 T: +44(0)28 7012 3333          medical device spin-out companies established by the School, you will be
                                                                                                                     Dr Patrick Naughton            eligibility for the title of Chartered Scientist. It is not a suitable qualification for the
                                taught in an innovative environment by passionate and experienced lecturers.
 E: internationaladmissions                                                                                          T: +44 (0)28 7012 4689         purposes of Health and Care Professions Council registration in the UK.               Opening up a range of opportunities across many sectors, this degree is also a       E:
                                great stepping stone towards a research career. PhD programmes are offered                                          Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and approved by the
                                at our Engineering Research Institute (ERI) and our Nanotechnology and                                              Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine.
                                Advanced Materials Research Institute (NAMRI).

                                The MSc version of the course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and
                                Technology (IET).

                                                                                                                    Biomedical Science
                                                                                                                    Grad Cert (UG Level*)
Biomedical Professional Practice
PGCert                                                                                                                 Online                       This course provides graduates who possess an honours degree (or equivalent),
                                                                                                                                                    partially acceptable to the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), with appropriate
                                                                                                                       Part-time                    education and professional training in the biomedical sciences. The course
      Online                    This course will provide you with an advanced education in biomedical science                                       enables you to ‘top-up’ your current degree to a standard equivalent to a BSc
                                and a critical awareness of the principles of professional practice required                                        Biomedical Sciences and is acceptable to IBMS for the purpose of Health and
      Part-time                 to progress to management positions in both the health and other bioscience                                         Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration as a biomedical scientist. If you wish
                                                                                                                                                    to study this course to gain registration you should check with the relevant body
                                                                                                                                                    that it will meet their needs.
                                Taught over two academic semesters, you will study modules in Quality                Jacqui Neill
                                Management; Evidence-based Practice in Healthcare Sciences; and Medical              T: +44 (0)28 7012 3271         For the award of Graduate Certificate, you must complete modules worth at least
 Admissions                     and Healthcare Biotechnology. Teaching will be delivered through online
                                                                                                                     E:   60 credits from Biology of disease – Pathology (15 credits); Clinical immunology
 T: +44 (0)28 7012 3210         lectures complemented by discussion boards, private study and module                                                (15 credits); Medical microbiology (15 credits); Cellular pathology (15 credits);
 E:   assignments.                                                                                                        Clinical biochemistry (15 credits) and Haematology and transfusion science (15
                                                                                                                     Dr Colm Lowery
                                                                                                                     T: +44 (0)28 7012 3528         credits).
 Dr Jayne Devlin                Students registering on this programme should normally be employed as a
 T: +44 (0)28 7012 4944         biomedical scientist, trainee biomedical scientist or equivalent in a hospital or                                   The course primarily caters for students wishing to become HCPC registered
                                research laboratory or have access to similar laboratory facilities.                                                biomedical scientists. However, it also provides a wide range of scientific
                                                                                                                                                    modules in the biomedical science area and is suitable for anyone interested in
                                Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
                                                                                                                                                    supplementing their existing knowledge in this varied and interesting field.

                                                                                                                                                    Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

                                                                                                                                                    *Undergraduate fees apply.

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