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Contents
4       Welcome to Ulster University            48     Applying to Ulster University
6       We are Ulster University                50     General entrance requirements
8       Leading edge research                   51     English language support
10      Your future career starts here          52     Fees, funding and finance
12      A world of opportunities                53     International scholarships & discounts
14      A global welcome

                                                54     Faculty of Arts, Humanities and
16      A Taste of Northern Ireland
                                                       Social Sciences
26      Getting here
                                                56     Faculty of Computing, Engineering
28      Building the university of tomorrow            and the Built Environment
30      Life on campus                          58     Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
34      Your home from home                     60     Ulster University Business School
36      International Foundation Programme
38      Your learning experience
40      Sport for all                           62     Courses at Ulster
42      Your Students’ Union                    152 Course index
44      Here to support you                     154 Useful contacts
46      Happy to help                           154 Disclaimer

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Welcome                               to Ulster University.
                                                          Your undergraduate adventure starts here.
                                                          Welcome to Ulster – a university that places        We recognise that relocating and, in many
                                                          ambition at the heart of everything to create       instances, living away from family and friends for
                                                          the most rewarding student experience possible.     the first time can be a daunting experience – it is
                                                                                                              also an exciting one. Our Global Engagement
                                                          It is our people and their successes that truly
                                                                                                              team is dedicated to ensuring your transition from
                                                          set us apart.
                                                                                                              home to studying with us is as smooth as possible.
                                                          We are renowned for our teaching excellence,
                                                          underpinned by world-leading research. Your         Whatever your aspirations today, our learning
                                                          learning is directly influenced by distinguished    experience stretches minds, embraces challenge
                                                          experts making pioneering breakthroughs, the        and strives for the inconceivable, to shape the
                                                          benefits of which are felt far and wide.            artists, engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs
                                                                                                              of tomorrow.
It is our                                                 Our strong collaboration with industry is

people and their
                                                          reflected in our dynamic course portfolio,          Be a part of our extraordinary story.
                                                          meeting new and emerging sector demands

    successes
                                                          to ensure industry-relevant programmes              I look forward to welcoming you.
                                                          producing work-ready graduates.
                                                          Northern Ireland is renowned for its friendliness
                                                          and warm welcome. Our vibrant cities, unspoilt
                               that truly set us apart.   countryside, efficient public transport and         With best wishes,
                                                                                                              Professor Paddy Nixon
                                                          minimal congestion ensure a quality of life
                                                          unsurpassed by few.                                 Vice-Chancellor and President
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We are
Ulster
                                                                                                                IN THE UK FOR                 IN THE UK FOR                        OF ALL UK
                                                                                                               PHARMACY AND                     BUILDING                        UNIVERSITIES FOR
                                                                                                              PHARMACOLOGY                  (The Complete University Guide,     OVERALL RESEARCH
                                                                                                                                                       2019)

University.
                                                                                                              (The Guardian, 2015/16/17)                                               (REF, 2014)

Going to university is an exciting step and choosing                                                           IN THE UK FOR                  IN THE UK FOR                    INVESTED IN RESEARCH
where to study is an important decision that will shape                                                     OUTSTANDING IMPACT             LAND AND PROPERTY                     AND INNOVATION
your future. With four distinct campuses across Northern
Ireland, it is the student experience that we offer which
                                                                                                             IN LAW RESEARCH                  MANAGEMENT                            EACH YEAR
                                                                                                                      (REF, 2014)          (Complete University Guide, 2019)
sets Ulster University apart.

From renowned teaching inspired by world-class research,
to first class resources and facilities, all within an inclusive,
supportive learning environment, we place ambition at the                           IN THE UK FOR
heart of everything we do to ensure you excel and unleash                            BIOSCIENCES
your full potential.
                                                                                     (The Guardian, 2019)

25,000                                         OPTOMETRY RANKED
                                                                                                                 WE RECRUIT
                                                                                                               INTERNATIONAL
                                                                                                                                            OF GRADUATES
                                                                                                                                              IN WORK                             195,000
                                                                                   IN THE UK FOR                                             OR FURTHER                             ALUMNI
                                                                                  HOSPITALITY, EVENT        STUDENTS FROM OVER
                                                                                                                                                STUDY                              WORLDWIDE
                                                                                   MANAGEMENT               100 COUNTRIES                      within six months of
                        STUDENTS
                                                                                     & TOURISM               ACROSS THE GLOBE                       graduating
                                              (Complete University Guide, 2019)      (The Guardian, 2019)                                     (DLHE Survey, 2016/17)

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edge research
Leading
                                                                                               Ulster is
                                                                                               renowned and
                                                                                                  respected
                                                                                                  for its world-leading
                                                                                                          research.
                                                Excellence in teaching, underpinned by
                                                world-leading research, is the foundation
                                                upon which every quality university is
                                                built. Ulster University has an outstanding
                                                reputation for teaching and a strong
                                                track record in research and innovation,
                                                addressing real-world issues of both local
                                                and global relevance.

                                                Ulster is renowned and respected for its
                                                world-leading research, as demonstrated
                                                in the 2014 Research Excellence
                                                Framework (REF).

                                                As an Ulster student, you benefit first
                                                hand from our discoveries and advances,
                                                working with leading academics to
                                                develop the knowledge and skills to
                                                transform our economy and society.

                                                Each year we spend over £46 million on
                                                research. We continue to develop and
                                                invest in our capabilities to ensure we stay
                                                at the forefront of innovation.

                                                 FIND OUT MORE

                                                     ulster.ac.uk/research

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                                                                            Our learning experience          Work experience                   It is awarded in addition
                                                                            is career-focused and            At Ulster, most full-time         to your degree and gives
                                                                            relevant, offering a range       undergraduate and integrated      you the opportunity to
                                                                            of opportunities to enhance      Masters degrees include           engage in a wide range of
                                                                            your CV and stand out to         a period of work-based            activities that will boost your
                                                                            potential employers. This        learning. You also have           career prospects and show
                                                                            ensures that you graduate        the opportunity to build          commitment to your personal
                                                                            with the knowledge, skills       your international profile        development.
                                                                            and confidence to make           through work experience
                                                                            your mark in a competitive       abroad. If you successfully       Employability Portal
                                                                            job market.                      complete a placement year         The Ulster University
                                                                                                             in employment, you could          Employability Portal offers
                                                                            Career planning                  be awarded a Diploma in           students a range of digital
                                                                            Our Employability and            Professional Practice (DPP)       resources that support
                                                                            Careers team offers friendly     or a Diploma in Professional      students in developing a
                                                                            and impartial advice to          Practice - International          competitive advantage.
                                                                            help you plan your career        (DPPI) if your employment         This includes a digital
                                                                            and provides a range of          is overseas. Alternatively,       skills portfolio tool, CV

Your
                                                                            opportunities designed to        you could be awarded the          Improvement platform, online
                                                                            enhance your employability.      Diploma in International          chat advice service and an
                                                                            You will have access to          Academic Studies (DIAS) if        online alumni mentoring
                                                                            job vacancies, placement         you complete a placement          service that helps students
                                                                            opportunities and vacation       year studying abroad.             connect with alumni across

future
                                                                            or part-time work. We also                                         industries.
                                                                            organise regular fairs and       Giving you the EDGE
                                                                            forums where you can meet        Employers are placing more         FIND OUT MORE
                                                                            employers and professional       emphasis on recruiting

career
                                                                            bodies.                          graduates who not only              ulster.ac.uk/careers
                                                                                                             have a degree, but who              Careers at Ulster
                                                                            Professional accreditation       are also equipped with key          @CareersAtUlster
                                                   You will feel welcome    Most of our degree               transferable skills. The Ulster
                                                   if you come to Ulster                                                                         Careers at Ulster
                                                                            programmes are developed         EDGE Award provides official

starts
                                                   University. It won’t     in collaboration with industry   recognition for activities
                                                   be too lonely for        and professional bodies.         undertaken outside of your
                                                   you. It won’t be too     Many also offer an additional    studies.
                                                   serious. You will get    professional qualification or
                                                   to have much fun if      accreditation, something you

here.
                                                   you want to. Ulster is   will find invaluable once you
                                                   a great place to come    graduate.
                                                   to study.

                                                   Mercy Adeleke, Nigeria
                                                   MPharm Pharmacy

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A world of
opportunities                                      One of the best things
                                                   about studying at Ulster
                                                   is the opportunity to ‘go
                                                   global’. Experience of
                                                   different cultures can be
                                                                                    There are also a wide variety
                                                                                    of academic summer schools
                                                                                    offered internationally in
                                                                                    many universities and other
                                                                                    organisations, as well as
                                                                                                                       Additional international
                                                                                                                       work experiences
                                                                                                                       There is a wide range
                                                                                                                       of short-term work and
                                                                                                                       study options available,
                                                   a very positive asset in         volunteering opportunities in      including paid internships
                                                   today’s labour market.           a range of countries.              abroad for computing,
                                                                                                                       science and construction
                                                   As an Ulster student, you         FIND OUT MORE                     students through IAESTE (the

Experience
                                                   can opt to study, work or                                           International Association for
                                                   volunteer overseas as part of      ulster.ac.uk/global              the Exchange of Students
                                                   your course. Going global          studyabroad@ulster.ac.uk         for Technical Experience),

                       different                   allows you to enhance the                                           and the Washington-Ireland

     cultures.
                                                                                      Ulster University Study Abroad
                                                   knowledge and skills that                                           Programme, allowing students
                                                   you acquire during your                                             to undertake an eight-week
                                                                                    International placement and
                                                   course and adds a desirable                                         internship in Washington, DC.
                                                                                    internship programmes
                                                   international dimension to
                                                                                    We can connect you with
                                                   your career prospects.                                              You can broaden your
                                                                                    our international partners
                                                                                                                       horizons whilst studying
                                                                                    offering opportunities to
                                                   We are committed to offering                                        by working in a children’s
                                                                                    work in Australia, America
                                                   as many students as possible                                        summer camp or through
                                                                                    and Europe for up to one
                                                   the opportunity to spend part                                       the Project Children
                                                                                    year, either as part of your
                                                   of their degree programme                                           Intern Programme, in the
                                                                                    placement during your
                                                   abroad and provide access                                           USA. Other opportunities
                                                                                    degree, during your holidays
                                                   to over 300 institutions                                            include the British Council’s
                                                                                    or as a graduate.
                                                   worldwide for student                                               Generation UK-India Work
                                                   exchange opportunities.                                             Placement or Thailand English
                                                                                    These include Mountbatten
                                                                                                                       Teaching programme.
                                                                                    Institute New York
                                                   You may choose to study at
                                                                                    Programme, the US-NI
                                                   one of Ulster’s many partner                                        FIND OUT MORE
                                                                                    Mentorship Programme,
                                                   institutions in Europe through
                                                                                    the IBEC EOP Multinational,
                                                   the Erasmus+ programme,                                               ulster.ac.uk/goglobal
                                                                                    Tourism and Global
                                                   or further afield in North                                            Careers at Ulster
                                                                                    Graduates Programmes.
                                                   America, Latin America, Asia                                          @CareersAtUlster
                                                                                    Funding for international
                                                   or Australia.
                                                                                    placements is available              Careers at Ulster
                                                                                    through Erasmus+ and British
                                                                                    Council programmes.

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Ulster treated me like
family; like their own
responsibility.

That’s one of the
reason’s why I chose
Ulster University.

Berin Jabez Grant, India
BSc Business

A
global
                                                   Students from across the         in teaching and research            You will also be encouraged
                                                   world have chosen to study       to make us a leading UK             to get to know other Ulster
                                                   at Ulster University and gain    education provider.                 students through engagement
                                                   a highly valued degree.                                              with the Students’ Union.
                                                                                    Our Global Engagement team
                                                   The Ulster experience not        will provide you with advice        Our Student Support staff and
                                                   only offers you academic         on our courses, assistance          the Students’ Union are also
                                                   excellence, but you will         with your application and           on hand to help you settle in
                                                   also be part of a friendly       information about life at Ulster.   to Ulster life.
                                                   and welcoming university,

                           welcome
                                                   committed to providing           They will also continue to           FIND OUT MORE
                                                   you with a quality student       support you during your time
                                                   experience.                      with us. To ensure you feel           ulster.ac.uk/global
                                                                                    right at home, you will have          global@ulster.ac.uk
                                                   Modern facilities for sport,     the opportunity to participate
                                                   leisure and accommodation        in a wide variety of events
                                                   combine with our international   organised for international
                                                   reputation for excellence        students across all campuses.

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A Taste of
Northern
Ireland.                                                                                                   Image courtesy of
                                                                                                           © Christopher Heaney

Welcome to
Northern Ireland
No matter where in the world you are               Belfast is the
from, studying in Northern Ireland
will be an unforgettable experience.               Most Affordable
                                                   City in the UK*
International students love our location
because it is so convenient to the rest of
the UK and Europe.                                 Happiest
                                                   people                I love the Northern Irish
Belfast is less than one hour from
London by air and there are almost
                                                   in the UK*            people. They are the
                                                                         nicest body of people
30 daily flights to choose from.                                         I’ve ever had the
                                                                         pleasure of getting to
                                                                         know. You make friends
International students also enjoy our              Lonely Planet’s       with strangers and it
green landscape and dramatic coast-
                                                   Top Region to visit
                                                                         makes all the difference.
lines – not to mention our cultural and
historic-rich cities.
                                                   in 2018               Emily Villari, USA
                                                                         BSc Advertising

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FABULOUS                                                                                                   Pubs
FOOD!Northern Ireland is a great destination
                                                                                                           &Clubs
                                                                                                           Whichever Ulster campus you
                                                                                                           choose, you will never be far away
                                                                                                           from renowned pubs and clubs.
     for lovers of good food and drink.                                                                    Some of the most well-known student venues
                                                                                                           include the Anchor bar in Portstewart, Sugar
     From seafront restaurants along the Causeway Coastal Route to                                         nightclub in Derry~Londonderry, and The Duke of
     seafood bars at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, contemporary                                        York and The Spaniard in Belfast – a pub enjoyed
     city restaurants, and hearty pub grub in beautiful rural spots. With a                                by the cast of Game of Thrones.
     number of recent worldwide accolades, the quality and authenticity of
     our local produce is undeniable.

                                                                              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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                                                   Literature
the                                                & Theatre
BIG
EVENT
     We love to                                           Northern Ireland
     celebrate.                                           is home to Nobel
                                                          Laureates and
     During your time at Ulster University,
     make the most of great events across                 award-winning
     North Ireland.
                                                          playwrights.
     Love speed? Enjoy the North West 200
     (Portrush/Causeway Coast) or the Ulster
     Grand Prix (Crumlin). Love food? Try one             Tour Heaney country in Magherafelt
     of our many foodie events such as The                and gain an insight into the
     Ould Lammas Fair (Ballycastle). There’s              landscape that inspired world-famous
     something to suit all tastes.                        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 venues.

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                                                         PLAYGROUN
The legend of
TITANIC

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

                                                                Monica Lopes Tonello, Brazil
                                                                                   Pharmacy

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                                                                                                     Ottawa

Getting
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beijing
                                                                                                          New York
                                                                                                                                                              Islamabad
                                                                             Los Angeles                                                       Kuwait City                                            Seoul      Tokyo
                                                                                                                                                                                Dhaka
                                                                                                                                       Cairo

Here
                                                                                                                                                     Riyadh         New Delhi                     Hong Kong
                       Belfast                                                 Mexico City

                                                                                                                                   Abuja                                  Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                                          Bogota
                                                                                     Warsaw                                                                                               Singapore
                                 London                                              2HRS
                                                                                     50MINS
                                                   Amsterdam Berlin
                                                   1HR          1HR
                                                   35MINS       35MINS
                                                                                   Krakow                               Brasilia
                                                                                   2HRS
                                                                                   50MINS

                                                                                                                                               Pretoria
                                          Paris
                                          1HR                    Salzburg
                                          45MINS                 2HRS

                                                       Geneva
                                                       2HRS
                                                       20MINS
                                                                Milan
                                                                2HRS
                                                                35MINS                      Dubrovnik
                                                                                            3HRS
                                                                                            10MINS

                                            Barcelona
                                            2HRS
                                            35MINS

                                          Ibiza
                                          2HRS
                                          55MINS
                     Faro
                     3HRS                                                                                                                                 Belfast

         2 airports in Belfast,
         Dublin airport only
         90 minutes away.                                                                                                                                                                                                  Warsaw
                                                                                                                                                                      London                                               2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           50MINS
                                                                                                                                                                                         Amsterdam Berlin
         Direct flights from Belfast                                                                                                                                                     1HR           1HR
         to over 180 destinations                                                           Edinburgh                                                                                    35MINS        35MINS

                                                                                     Glasgow                                                                                                                             Krakow
         in 42 countries.                                                                                                                                                                                                2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         50MINS
                                                                         Belfast                          Newcastle
         1 hour from London,                                                                                                                                                    Paris
         35 flights per day.                                                                                                                                                    1HR                      Salzburg
                                                                                                       Manchester                                                               45MINS                   2HRS

                                                                                                     Liverpool                                                                               Geneva
                                                                     Dublin                                                                                                                  2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Milan
                                                                                                        Birmingham                                                                           20MINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                                        35MINS                    Dubrovnik
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10MINS
                                                                                                     Bristol
                                                                                        Cardiff                 London
                                                                                                                                                                                  Barcelona
                                                                                                                                                                                  2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                  35MINS

                                                                                                                                                                                Ibiza
                                                                                                                                                                                2HRS
                                                                                                                                                                                55MINS
                                                                                                                                                       Faro
                                                                                                                                                       3HRS
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Building
the university
of tomorrow.
                                                   Ulster University is transforming the higher
                                                   education landscape with the £264 million
                                                   landmark development at the Belfast campus.

                                                   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 a progressive learning, teaching
                                                   and research environment supported by the best
                                                   innovative technology, allowing us to nurture
                                                   talent and innovation.

                                                   The new campus will not only transform the
                                                   student experience as a centre of academic
                                                   excellence, it will also be publicly accessible and a
                                                   valuable asset for Belfast as a city in which to live,
                                                   work, study and do business.

                                                   As we move 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, which will stimulate and inspire.

                                                    FIND OUT MORE

                                                      ulster.ac.uk/greaterbelfastdevelopment

 Progressive
learning,
     teaching
     and research.

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     We are one University with
     four distinct campuses across
     Northern Ireland - Belfast,
     Coleraine, Jordanstown
     and Magee.

     While each campus differs in
                                                   Belfast                            Coleraine
     size and has its own distinctive
     atmosphere, wherever you                      The Belfast campus is              The feeling of community at
     choose to study, you can be                   situated in the artistic and       our Coleraine campus makes
     sure of a first-class student                 cultural centre of the city, the   for a warm and welcoming
     experience.                                   Cathedral Quarter. Although        student experience. The
                                                   traditionally associated           relaxed, outdoor atmosphere
                                                   with art, the campus spans         of the north coast is reflected
                                                   an increasing and exciting         in the feel of this thriving
                                                   range of subjects including        campus. Together with the
                                                   architecture, hospitality, event   nearby seaside towns of
                                                   management, photography            Portrush and Portstewart and
                                                   and digital animation. Our         the Giant’s Causeway World
                                                   vibrant campus plays host          Heritage Site, this area is a
                                                   to frequent fashion shows          major international tourist
                                                   and art exhibitions, and is an     destination.
                                                   exciting place to study and

Life on
                                                   work. It is also home to The       A wide range of subjects
                                                   Academy training restaurant.       is available at Coleraine,
                                                                                      which results in an interesting
                                                                                      mixture of students and
                                                                                      staff. Subject areas include

campus
                                                                                      biomedical sciences,
                                                                                      geography and environmental
                                                                                      science, nutrition, optometry,
                                                                                      psychology, pharmacy,
                                                                                      English, history, media and
                                                                                      journalism, travel and tourism,
                                                                                      and teacher education.

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                             Jordanstown                        Magee
                             Jordanstown is the largest of      The friendly village
                             Ulster’s campuses, located         atmosphere of our Magee
                             just seven miles north of          campus offers an intimate
                             Belfast. The campus has a          learning environment
                             strong profile in computing,       in the heart of Northern
                             built environment, business,       Ireland’s second city,
                             engineering, social sciences,      Derry~Londonderry. Located
                             communication and academic         in the North West of Northern
                             disciplines relating to the        Ireland and a short distance
                             science and coaching of            from County Donegal,
                             sport. Sport plays a significant   Derry~Londonderry is ideally
                             part in the life of the campus     situated for exploring some
                             which is home to the Sports        of Ireland’s most dramatic
                             Institute of Northern Ireland      landscapes.
                             (SINI).
                                                                On-going investment
                             Many students starting their       has provided state-of-
                             degree at Jordanstown will         the-art teaching, research
                             complete their course in the       and support facilities for
                             new Belfast campus.                students and staff. Teaching
                                                                strengths on campus include
                                                                business, cinematic arts, Irish,
                                                                music, drama, computing,
                                                                engineering, nursing, physical
                                                                activity, personalised medicine
                                                                and law.

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                                                                                         Ulster University, Belfast                 Ulster University, Magee
from home
Your home                                     With really good infrastructure, the
                                              accommodation in the University is a
                                              place that you can call home. Living
                                              with your friends or new people from
                                              different parts of the world and at the
                                              same time really close to the main
                                              buildings where you study. It is a
                                                                                         Brand new, state-of-the-art
                                                                                         accommodation is now available
                                                                                         adjacent to the Belfast campus.
                                                                                         All of the rooms are en-suite
                                                                                         with high-speed Wi-Fi provided
                                                                                         throughout. There is a range of
                                                                                         accommodation available from four,
                                                                                         five and six-bed cluster apartments
                                                                                                                                    We offer accommodation for
                                                                                                                                    over 630 students in our student
                                                                                                                                    village and our halls of residence,
                                                                                                                                    Coppin House, both less than five
                                                                                                                                    minutes’ walk from the campus.
                                                                                                                                    All accommodation has access to
                                                                                                                                    high-speed broadband with Wi-Fi
                                                                                                                                    throughout. There are self-contained
                                              pleasant and unique experience.            with shared kitchen/dining and             units available for students who
                                                                                         living facilities, to individual studio    require additional space, privacy and
                                              Andressa Roeder, Brazil                    apartments. To enhance your student        independence. Adapted accessible
                                              BSc Food & Nutrition
                                                                                         experience there is a range of             accommodation is available for
                                                                                         additional facilities available at no      students with a disability.
                                                                                         extra cost including a cinema room,
                                                                                         study hub and gym facilities.                accommodationm@ulster.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                      Residential Services Magee

                                                                                         Ulster University, Jordanstown
                                                                                         Most of the accommodation in our           Ulster University, Coleraine
                                                                                         on-campus student village comprises        Our student village offers fantastic
                                                                                         five-bedroom, en-suite apartments          on-campus accommodation. Most
                                                                                         with high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi        rooms have en-suite facilities and
                                                                                         connections with shared kitchen/           all have a broadband connection
                                                                                         dining facilities. If you require a        and access to the internet with Wi-Fi
                                                                                         bigger space you can rent self-            throughout. There are some suites
                                                                                         contained apartments on-campus.            available for students with special
                                                                                         We provide adapted accessible              or mobility needs. Students seeking
                                                                                         accommodation for students with            more independence may choose to
                                                                                         disabilities. There are a few houses       live in leased accommodation in the
                                                                                         and apartments available on-campus         nearby seaside town of Portstewart.
                                                                                         which have a shared bathroom               The University allocates and manages
                                                                                         facility and kitchen/living dining areas   this accommodation.
                                              To help you settle into university life,   between five or six residents.
                                              international students are guaranteed                                                   accommodationc@ulster.ac.uk
                                              university accommodation if your             accommodationj@ulster.ac.uk                Residential Services Coleraine
                                              application is submitted before the end      Residential Services Jordanstown
                                              of July. University accommodation is
                                              well priced, comfortable and modern,
                                              and we have something to cater for
                                              every budget and taste.

                                              We also arrange a ‘Reslife’ calendar of
                                              social events on arrival and throughout      Campus accommodation starts from:
                                              the year so you can get to know other
                                              students and fully immerse yourself in            Belfast            Coleraine        Jordanstown             Magee

                                                                                            £120                   £75               £90                  £75
                                              community life on campus. Activities
                                              include bake-offs, quiz nights and fun
                                              sports events.                                   per week*            per week*         per week*            per week*

                                               FIND OUT MORE                                                                                        *Correct at time of print

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International
Foundation
Programme
The International               Science, Engineering             Entry Requirements               Scholarship                        When completing your
Foundation Programme            and Technology                   To be eligible for the           A £4,000 scholarship               application, you must
(IFP) offers international      The Science, Technology          International Foundation         package is available for all       also provide the following
students, who are not           & Engineering pathway            Programme you must:              entrants to the International      information:
eligible for direct entry, an   will enable you to study a                                        Foundation Programme,
alternative route to studying   bachelor degree in subjects      • Have successfully              commencing September 2020          1. A copy of your most recent
an undergraduate degree at      such as Biology, Civil             completed your high            including a £2,000 tuition fee        school transcript
Ulster University.              Engineering, Computer              school education               scholarship and a £2,000           2. A statement on why you
                                Science, Electronic              • Meet the residency/            accommodation discount.               wish to study the IFP at
What degree can I study?        Engineering, Geography,            nationality requirements                                             Ulster University
You can progress to over 90     Pharmacy and Stratified            to be defined as an            How to Apply                       3. Evidence of your current
degree programmes from          Medicine.                          international student          You can apply directly to Ulster      level of English language
our IFP. The degree you wish                                     • Attain the equivalent of       University. Applying is free          ability (copy of UKVI IELTS
to study will determine which   Business, Arts, Humanities         a minimum grade C at           and we aim to make you an             certificate)
pathway you will take. You      and Social Sciences                GCSE level in 5 subjects       offer within two working days      4. A copy of your passport
can choose from two paths:      The Business, Arts, Humanities     including Mathematics          from receipt of a complete
                                and Social Sciences pathway      • Attain an overall score of     application.                        FIND OUT MORE
                                prepares you for degrees in        5.0 in the UKVI IELTS (with
                                subjects such as accounting,       no individual band score                                            ulster.ac.uk/ifp
                                business studies, marketing,       of less than 5.0)
                                law, history and English.        Equivalent qualifications from
                                                                 all countries are considered.

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Your
learning
experience
Studying at university is not      Most modules are assessed
the same as studying at school.    through coursework and/or
The main difference is that        exams. The first semester exams
you are expected to study          are in early January and the
independently – to organise        second semester exams are
your time to study effectively     in May.
by deciding which materials
to study and how. You will         Lectures, seminars
be required to read about          and tutorials
your subject (reading lists are    Teaching is delivered through
generally provided, particularly   lectures, seminars and tutorials,
in the first year), prepare        and sometimes practicals and
for seminars and complete          fieldwork. Lectures are formal
assignments. You will have a       teaching sessions, often with
studies adviser to support you,    a larger group of students.
but remember to keep staff         Seminars, which usually provide
informed if you are having         a form of follow-up to lectures,
any difficulties.                  take place in smaller groups and
                                   are often used to promote group
Academic year                      discussion about a specific topic.
The academic year is divided       In tutorials, a small number of
into two semesters for most        students meet with a tutor to
students (some students, e.g.      discuss work and to raise points
nursing, have a longer academic    of particular interest or difficulty.
year). The first semester runs
from September until mid-          Work placement or
January and the second from        study abroad                            The teaching quality
late January to May. Each          You may have the opportunity            is excellent because it
semester comprises 12 weeks of     to go on work experience or             associates the theoretical
teaching followed by an exam       study abroad during your third          knowledge with practical
period. Full-time students will    year. For some medical-related          application in the
typically study three modules in   courses, you will be required           laboratory – making it
each semester (18 modules of       to undertake block work                 effective learning for the
study make up a standard three-    placements throughout                   labour market.
year degree programme).            the course.
                                                                           Yudi Sunaga Guilherme, Brazil
                                                                           Mechatronic Engineering

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                                                               Sport and physical
                                                               activity is an important
                                                               part of life at Ulster

Sport
                                                               and many of our
                                                               students play for ‘Team
                                                               Ulster’ in social,
                                                               friendly and competitive
                                                               sport every day.

                                        for all

                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks to National Trust, Giant’s Causeway

Whether you are an athlete or a complete          Our sports centres have it all, including state-      Talented Athlete Entry Scheme                    The Talented Athlete Entry Scheme is designed
beginner, everyone can benefit from our           of-the-art fitness studios, a wide range of daily     At Ulster University we understand the           to support and nurture aspiring athletes by
excellent sporting and recreational facilities,   classes, multi-sport indoor and outdoor facilities,   dedication and commitment it takes to            reducing the entry grades required for full-time
which are available at affordable student rates   and fully trained fitness staff.                      compete at the highest level. Long hours of      undergraduate courses.
(£10 per month), including membership and                                                               training, intense regimes and competitions can
pay-as-you-go options.                             FIND OUT MORE                                        sometimes mean a sacrifice in examination         FIND OUT MORE
                                                                                                        performance.
                                                    ulster.ac.uk/sport                                                                                     ulster.ac.uk/sport/performance-sport/
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                                              Once you register to study
                                              at Ulster University, you
                                              automatically become
                                              a member of the Ulster
                                              University Students’
                                              Union (UUSU). The
                                              Union looks after the
                                              interests of students and                                The Union is the focus of         Clubs and societies
                                              is represented across all                                entertainment on each             Open to all Ulster students,
                                              Ulster campuses.                                         campus and organises social       clubs and societies are an
                                                                                                       events, trips and activities      integral part of the Students’
                                                                                                       to ensure you have an             Union. There is a wide range
                                                                                                       unforgettable experience          of activities on offer where you
                                                                                                       at Ulster.                        can meet new people, have
                                                                                                                                         fun and try something new, all
                                                                                                       Student voice                     at the same time. Clubs and
                                                                                                       The Union represents the          societies are also a great way
                                                                                                       student population on every       to get valuable experience
                                                                                                       University committee, ensuring    and skills to enhance your CV.
                                                                                                       the student voice is always       Whatever your interests there
                                                                                                       heard – an important way          is something for everyone.
                                                                                                       for us to get feedback on our
                                                                                                       teaching and facilities. The      UUSU Enterprise
                                                                                                       Students’ Union also runs         UUSU Enterprise offers
                                                                                                       the course rep system at the      advice and guidance to
                                                                                                       University. Being a course rep    help you get your business
                                                                                                       is a great addition to your CV.   idea up and running, from
                                                                                                                                         developing a business plan to
                                                                                                       Supporting you                    sourcing funding. There are
                                                                                                       The Students’ Union is an         a range of opportunities and
                                                                                                       important part of our student     competitions on offer for you
                                                                                                       support network. You can          to get involved.
                                                                           The Students’ Union is      receive free, confidential
                                                                           a big, friendly family,     advice and information on any      FIND OUT MORE
                                                                           where I met so many         issue or aspect of student life
                                                                           nice people and had         at Ulster. Site vice-presidents     uusu.org
                                                                           a great time on the         can advise you on issues such       Ulster SU
                                                                           events regularly            as study, accommodation,            @UUSU

Your
                                                                           organised.                  how to deal with stress or
                                                                                                       anything else that affects your
                                                                           Viktorija Ozerova, Latvia   ability to make the most of
                                                                           Biomedical Science          your student experience.

Students’ Union
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                                                   Here to
                                                   support you
                                                   Life as a student is exciting but it can also   Disabilities and medical conditions
                                                   be demanding. You may face personal             If you have a disability or long-term medical
                                                   challenges and that’s where we can help.        condition including mental health difficulties
                                                   Our Student Wellbeing team can help you         or specific learning difficulties (e.g. ADHD,
                                                   with a range of issues to ensure you make the   dyslexia), please let us know when you apply
                                                   most of your time at Ulster. Our professional   to Ulster. Our AccessAbility team will be able
                                                   services are free, confidential and inclusive   to advise you on the range of support
                                                   for all Ulster students.                        available and will also help you to access
                                                                                                   funded support for assistive technology
                                                   Health and wellbeing                            software and equipment or non-medical
                                                   Our team provides advice and guidance for       support providers as appropriate.
                                                   many student concerns, such as academic
                                                   matters, coping with stress and dealing with    Counselling
                                                   personal issues. We want to help you take       All Ulster University students can access face-
                                                   good care of yourself, both physically and      to-face counselling support from a trained
                                                   emotionally during your time at university.     counsellor, on or off campus and a confidential
                                                                                                   24/7 counselling helpline is also available.
                                                   Money matters
                                                   Our team can help you to adapt to student        FIND OUT MORE
                                                   life by providing budgeting and money
                                                   management advice to empower you to live          ulster.ac.uk/studentsupport
                                                   within your means. We can also offer advice
                                                   on financial matters including tuition fees,
                                                   bursaries and access to financial support.

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                                                                                           The Office for Global

Happy to help.                                                                             Engagment at Ulster is
                                                                                           one of the best I have ever
                                                                                           seen. The Office offers and
                                                                                           provides me with support
We support you                     Immigration advice                                      whenever I need it.
The Office for Global              Our Compliance Team offers free and confidential
Engagement at Ulster is
available to support you
                                   advice and assistance on visa and immigration
                                   requirements before and during your studies
                                                                                           They supported me from
during each stage of your          with us. Services include supporting you in your        arrival, settling, registering
journey with us. From              application for a Tier 4 student visa and extending
application through to             your visa.                                              with medical practice,
graduation, our specialist staff
are here to help.                  For further details on support available please visit   providing information
Our services include providing
                                   ulster.ac.uk/global/visa-immigration
                                                                                           about accommodation,
support with your application,     Welcome Week                                            supermarkets, places to see.
guidance on visa and               Welcome Week kicks off with a pick-up service for
immigration requirements,          international students from local airports. Our         I will definitely recommend
                                                                                           this university to others!
pre-arrival information,           Welcome Week provides an opportunity for you
delivering a welcome               to get to know your campus, meet academic and
programme designed                 support staff and other students. It includes a
specifically for international     range of information sessions and social events
students and a range of            designed to help you settle into university life and                      Purna Prasad Sita, India
social and cultural events         living in Northern Ireland.
                                                                                                                 MSc Management
throughout your time with us.
                                   Further information can be found at ulster.ac.uk/
Further information on             global/pre-arrival
our services can be found
opposite.                           FIND OUT MORE

                                     +44 (0)28 9036 6755
                                     global@ulster.ac.uk
                                     ulster.ac.uk/global

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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:
                                                                                                              ulster.ac.uk/global/apply

                                                                                                           Need help?
                                                                                                           Talk to our Regional Manager for your country:
                                                                                                              ulster.ac.uk/global/apply/your-country

                                                   1                                    2                                      3
                                                   Select                               Check your                             Check your
                                                                                        course entry                           relevant country
                                                   a course                             requirements                           page
                                                   Select the course you want           Visit the online prospectus to check   Access information on qualifications
                                                   to apply for from our online         the academic and English language      and contact details for educational
                                                   prospectus.                          requirements for your course.          representatives in your region.

Applying to
                                                   ulster.ac.uk/courses                 ulster.ac.uk/courses                   ulster.ac.uk/global/apply/
                                                                                                                               your-country

                                                   4                                    5                                      6
                                                   Apply                                Receive your                           Accept your offer

Ulster
                                                   online                               letter of offer                        Meet the conditions of your offer
                                                   Submit your application and upload   We will email this to you.             (if any) and pay your deposit.
                                                   your supporting documentation via                                           ulster.ac.uk/global/apply/
                                                   our on-line portal.                                                         how/accepting-your-offer
                                                   ulster.ac.uk/applyonline

University
                                                   7                                    8                                      9
                                                   Need a Tier 4 visa?                  Receive your                           Apply for your
                                                   Submit additional documents
                                                   that we need to issue your
                                                                                        CAS letter                             Tier 4 visa
                                                   Confirmation of Acceptance for       We will email this to you.             ulster.ac.uk/tier4
                                                   Studies (CAS).
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General                                               The general entrance
                                                      requirements identify
                                                      the minimum             English
entrance                                                                      language
                                                      qualifications needed
                                                      for application to a
                                                      course at Ulster.

requirements                                                                  support                                                                             What if I don’t meet the English
                                                                                                                                                                  language requirements?

                                                                                The Centre for English Language Teaching                               degree from us but who have not yet met our
                                                                                (CELT) at Ulster University offers a range of                          standard English language entry requirement of
Undergraduate entry requirements                                                English language programmes designed                                   an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. The
The minimum required to be considered for entry to                              for international students to improve your                             programmes, which are delivered by staff with
our undergraduate programmes is the equivalent of                               understanding and knowledge of the language.                           considerable experience and expertise, will teach
three A-levels at CCC. However, some programmes                                 The programmes combine academic study,                                 you to learn the necessary skills for university
will require higher grades and particular subjects.                             intensive English language preparation, study                          study, improve your English language ability and
                                                                                skills and cultural orientation.                                       academic presentation techniques.
Competence in written and spoken English is a
General Entrance Requirement for entry to all                                   Pre-sessional English Language Courses                                 Improve your English for free while you pursue
courses, with some courses also requiring specific                              Ulster University offers a range of Pre-sessional                      your course
grades for mathematics.                                                         English language courses designed to enable you                        In-sessional English language courses
                                                                                to reach the entry level of your chosen degree.                        During your studies at Ulster University there
Each programme will have slightly different                                     The Pre-sessional English language programmes                          will be opportunities for you to further enhance
requirements, both in terms of overall points and                               are designed to develop your study skills in English                   your understanding of the English language
certain subjects, so it is always best to check the                             language and prepare you for further study with us.                    and develop key skills in writing academically.
relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line
                                                                                Depending on your English language ability                             You can choose from a wide range of modules
prospectus at ulster.ac.uk/courses
                                                                                there are two programmes to choose from,                               including; Academic Writing Skills; Accuracy in
 FIND OUT MORE                                                                  Pre-sessional PLUS or Pre-sessional Standard.                          Writing; Cultural Awareness; and English for
                                                                                Pre-sessional courses are designed for                                 Everyday Life. In-sessional modules are free of
  ulster.ac.uk/global/apply/entry-requirements                                  international students who have a conditional                          charge, are available on all four campuses and
                                                                                offer for an undergraduate or postgraduate                             can be taken during semesters one and two.

                                                                                Key facts
                                                                                Pre-sessional English is offered at:

                                                                                Course                          Start Date            Duration          Entry Requirements
                                                                                                                                                        *IELTS 5.0 or equivalent with only one band
                                                                                Pre-sessional PLUS              June 2020             11 weeks
                                                                                                                                                        acceptable below this (minimum 4.5).
                                                                                                                                                        *IELTS 5.5 or equivalent with no individual band
                                                                                Pre-Sessional Standard          July 2020             7 weeks
                                                                                                                                                        score less than IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.

                                                                              *If you do not have the above qualification we also accept other Secure English Language 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.

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

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                                                   Faculty of Arts,
                                                   Humanities and
                                                   Social Sciences
                                                   The Faculty of Arts,             We place a strong emphasis       We are a research-intensive
                                                   Humanities and Social            on professional accreditation,   faculty and our teaching is
                                                   Sciences offers courses on       work-based learning and          inspired by the range and
                                                   all four of Ulster’s campuses,   employability, to equip you      depth of our scholarship.
                                                   across six schools:              with the necessary skills        Our innovative curriculum,
                                                                                    and qualifications to gain       developed and delivered by
                                                   • Belfast School of Art          a competitive edge in your       staff who share your passion
                                                   • School of Applied Social       future career.                   for learning, will challenge
                                                     and Policy Sciences                                             and change you.
                                                   • School of Arts and             We are home to the award-
                                                     Humanities                     winning Ulster University Law     FIND OUT MORE
                                                   • School of Communication        Clinic and the Transitional
                                                     and Media                      Justice Institute, the world’s     ulster.ac.uk/faculties/
                                                   • School of Education            first academic research centre     arts-humanities-and-
                                                   • School of Law                  on transitional justice.           social-sciences

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                                                   Faculty of Computing,
                                                   Engineering and the
                                                   Built Environment
                                                   The Faculty of Computing,      students on placement gain     Schools, mentoring and
                                                   Engineering and the Built      invaluable experience and      class representation, STEM
                                                   Environment consists of        on successful completion       Ambassadorships, Athena
                                                   four schools, offering         will be awarded an             Swan champions, peer
                                                   industry-informed,             additional diploma. The        mentoring and widening
                                                   professionally recognised      number of professional         access partnerships.
                                                   courses. These include:        occupations relating to
                                                                                  STEM (Science, Technology,     The Faculty is renowned
                                                   • Belfast School of            Engineering and Maths)         for world-leading research
                                                     Architecture and the Built   also means employment          in globally important
                                                     Environment                  opportunities in this sector   disciplines, ranging from
                                                   • School of Computing          are excellent.                 cognitive data analytics
                                                                                                                 to innovative healthcare
                                                   • School of Computing,
                                                                                  Sponsored scholarships         technologies, and
                                                     Engineering
                                                                                  and prizes further             sustainable energy storage
                                                     and Intelligent Systems
                                                                                  demonstrate the relevance      to fire safety engineering.
                                                   • School of Engineering        of our courses and the
                                                                                  quality of our students.        FIND OUT MORE
                                                   With the Faculty having        Numerous opportunities
                                                   developed strong industry      for personal development         ulster.ac.uk/cebe
                                                   partnerships in both           exist such as Ulster’s
                                                   teaching and research,         EDGE Award, Tutoring in

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                                                   Faculty of Life
                                                   and Health Sciences

                                                   Ulster University enjoys a        Whether improving the quality     Through the integration of
                                                   long-standing and excellent       of life or the quality of our     placement opportunities
                                                   reputation as a leading           environment, life and health      locally, nationally and
                                                   provider of health and            science students really do        internationally across a wide
                                                   wellbeing related education.      make a difference.                range of environmental,
                                                   We offer a diverse portfolio                                        health and wellbeing and
                                                   of professionally accredited      Well-established links with       clinical settings, you will
                                                   degree programmes. The            government agencies, public       gain a competitive edge at
                                                   Faculty consists of seven         bodies, and the private sector,   Ulster. Whether you choose a
                                                   schools:                          play an important role in the     one-year placement, or are
                                                                                     design of our high-quality        rotating in clinical settings,
                                                   • School of Biomedical Sciences   provision.                        you will have the opportunity
                                                   • School of Geography and                                           to enhance your professional
                                                     Environmental Sciences          Whichever programme you           and employability skills –
                                                   • School of Health Sciences       choose, you will benefit from     ensuring you unleash your
                                                   • School of Nursing               multidisciplinary teaching,       full potential.
                                                   • School of Pharmacy and          informed by world-leading
                                                     Pharmaceutical Sciences         research, in state-of-the-art      FIND OUT MORE
                                                   • School of Psychology            facilities.
                                                   • School of Sport                                                     ulster.ac.uk/lhs

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                                                   Ulster University
                                                   Business School

                                                   Ulster University             We also work with some of         FIND OUT MORE
                                                   Business School (UUBS)        Ireland’s biggest companies
                                                   is entrepreneurial and        and have nurtured strong          ulster.ac.uk/uubs
                                                   dynamic. With approximately   relationships with a variety of
                                                   120 academic staff and        businesses and organisations
                                                   more than 6,000 students,     to provide a broad range of
                                                   we are one of the largest     invaluable opportunities and
                                                   providers of university-      work experience to students.
                                                   accredited business and
                                                   management education in       We work hard to ensure
                                                   Britain and Ireland. Our      employability is at the centre
                                                   degree programmes are         of the student learning
                                                   shaped by our world-leading   experience and have built
                                                   research, the impact of       strong links with a number
                                                   which was ranked 7th out      of internationally recognised
                                                   of 101 business schools       professional bodies who
                                                   in the Research Excellence    accredit and quality-assure
                                                   Framework (REF 2014).         our courses.

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                                                                                                     Accounting (Pathways)                                              Accounting and Law
                                                                                                      BSc Hons                                                           BSc Hons

                                                                                                     UCAS code: N400                                                    UCAS code: NM41
                                                                                                          Jordanstown                                 Full-time              Jordanstown                                 Full-time
                                                                                                      IMPORTANT NOTICE - This course will move to the Belfast campus.    IMPORTANT NOTICE - This course will move to the Belfast campus.
                                                                                                      Students will change campus part way through this course.          Students will change campus part way through this course.

                                                                                                       ABOUT THIS COURSE                                                  ABOUT THIS COURSE
                                                                                                       The BSc Hons Accounting (Pathways) is an                           This is a four-year course with an equal weighting
                                                                                                       innovative suite of pathways that offers you the                   of accounting and law modules covered each
                                                                                                       opportunity to progress your studies within the                    year. It also has the option of a placement year.
                                                                                                       fast growing areas of professional services.
                                                                                                       You will be able to graduate with one of the                       The degree produces graduates who have both a
                                                                                                       following awards: BSc Hons Accounting; BSc                         qualifying law degree and significant professional
                                                                                                       Hons Accounting (Forensic Services); BSc Hons                      exemptions from the major accounting bodies.
                                                                                                       Accounting (Financial Economics); or BSc Hons
                                                                                                                                                                          It is accredited by Chartered Accountants Ireland
                                                                                                       Accounting (Management Consulting). This suite
                                                                                                                                                                          (CAI) and the Association of Chartered Certified
                                                                                                       of pathways offers you high quality teaching,
                                                                                                                                                                          Accountants (ACCA). It is also recognised by
                                                                                                       expertise in accounting, forensic, economics and
                                                                                                                                                                          the Joint Academic Stage Board for England
                                                                                                       financial services and well-established links with
                                                                                                                                                                          and Wales (JASB) and the Law Society and Bar
                                                                                                       the accounting professional bodies, key graduate
                                                                                                                                                                          Council of Northern Ireland.
                                                                                                       employers, public sector and local industry.
                                                                                                                                                                          This degree is of interest to those wishing to
                                                                                                       This programme has been designed to
                                                                                                                                                                          pursue careers in accounting (auditing, taxation,
                                                                                                       broaden your opportunities in accounting and
                                                                                                                                                                          insolvency and forensics) and law (knowledge
                                                                                                       utilise our high-level employer links to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                          of business and taxation issues influence legal
                                                                                                       you get excellent employment opportunities.
                                                                                                                                                                          advice given about probate, divorce settlements).
                                                                                                       The programme has been accredited by UK
                                                                                                       and Ireland professional accounting bodies,                        Students may progress to a PGDip or MSc
                                                                                                       Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Institute                 Advanced Accounting which is unique to Ulster
                                                                                                       of Chartered Accountants in England and                            University in Ireland. For those wishing to pursue
                                                                                                       Wales (ICAEW), the Association of Chartered                        their law studies, there is the LLM Human Rights
                                                                                                       Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute                     Law and Transitional Justice and the LLM Human
                                                                                                       of Management Accountants (CIMA). You have                         Rights Law and Peace Building.
                                                                                                       the opportunity to gain maximum exemptions
                                                                                                       from professional examinations depending on                        The aim of this degree is to produce
                                                                                                       the pathway selected for study and the final                       professionally focused graduates who have
                                                                                                       module mark achieved.                                              an in-depth knowledge of the theory and
                                                                                                                                                                          practice of accounting and law. The degree
                                                                                                       As a graduate, you may take up a position as                       prepares students for a career in accountancy
                                                                                                       an accounting practitioner providing audit,                        (specialising in those areas which require a more
                                                                                                       accountancy, forensic services and taxation                        in-depth knowledge of law, such as forensic
                                                                                                       services to a variety of businesses and individuals.               accounting, taxation and business recovery); a
                                                                                                       You could also avail of many accounting and                        career in law (in particular, corporate law); and/
                                                                                                       finance roles in any type of business such as                      or postgraduate studies in accounting, law or
                                                                                                       financial or management accountant in a large                      cognate disciplines.
                                                                                                       commercial enterprise or within central or local
                                                                                                       government, a taxation specialist, a management                    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                       consultant or an educationalist.
                                                                                                                                                                          The minimum required to be considered for
                                                                                                       ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                                 entry to our undergraduate programmes is the
                                                                                                                                                                          equivalent of three A-levels at CCC. However,
                                                                                                       The minimum required to be considered for                          some programmes will require higher grades
                                                                                                       entry to our undergraduate programmes is the                       and particular subjects.
                                                                                                       equivalent of three A-levels at CCC. However,
                                                                                                       some programmes will require higher grades                         Visit the online prospectus at ulster.ac.uk for
                                                                                                       and particular subjects.                                           further details.
                                                                                                       Visit the online prospectus at ulster.ac.uk for
                                                                                                       further details.

                                            Visit ulster.ac.uk for the most up-to-date information
                                                         on course entry requirements.
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Accounting and                                                Accounting with                                                Animation                                                 Architectural Engineering
Marketing                                                     Specialisms                                                     BDes Hons                                                 BEng Hons
 BSc Hons                                                      BSc Hons

UCAS code: NN45                                               UCAS code: NN43                                                UCAS code: WW26                                           UCAS code: J1H1
   Magee                                          Full-time      Magee                                          Full-time       Belfast                                   Full-time         Jordanstown                                 Full-time
                                                                                                                                                                                        IMPORTANT NOTICE - This course will move to the Belfast campus.
                                                                                                                                                                                        Students will change campus part way through this course.

 ABOUT THIS COURSE                                             ABOUT THIS COURSE                                              ABOUT THIS COURSE                                          ABOUT THIS COURSE
 This course allows students to combine two principle          This course will enable you to distinguish yourself from       Animation has become an integral part of the               According to the Construction Industry Training
 subject areas from the business arena and to develop          other accounting and finance graduates by enabling             film, television, games and design industries,             Board (CITB), 182,000 jobs will be created
 the skills necessary for an aspiring professional career      you to also acquire a specialism in either taxation,           from Jurassic Park to Avatar, Angry Birds to Call of       in the UK’s construction sector over the next
 in accounting or marketing. In addition it provides the       management or information systems.                             Duty, Xbox to mobile. The field of animation has           number of years, specifically for professionals
 basis for graduates wishing to take a postgraduate                                                                           experienced unprecedented growth in recent years.          who can deliver innovative and practical building
 programme up to doctoral level.                               As the Ulster University Business School has strong links      With new distribution methods and technologies,            engineering designs that embrace low-carbon
                                                               with the accountancy and taxation bodies, you will be          your work will have many paths to reach a                  with economic operational performance. To
 The development of relevant employability skills is at the    guided on the best choice of modules to suit your career       worldwide audience. During the course you will             meet this demand for professionals with the
 core of the degree and a variety of opportunities exist       aspirations. The course offers the option of undertaking a     study drawing, the principles of animation and             required knowledge and skill-set, we have this
 within the programme to develop skills such as creative       paid placement year locally or internationally or you can      design, storytelling and narrative, design and the         exciting course in architectural engineering. The
 thinking, project management, strategic planning,             opt to study abroad for a year.                                history, practice and theory of screen production.         programme is designed to meet the demand for
 business start-up, problem solving and interpersonal                                                                         You will gain an understanding of creative and             graduates who are creative and innovative, and
 skills, as well as specific accounting and marketing          This degree will help you develop a wide range of              technical processes using industry-standard software       who can work in building services, architectural
 skills. The Department has strong ties with the major         skills such as analytical problem solving, teamwork,           in order to create interactive designs and computer        integration, energy use in buildings and the
 professional bodies in accountancy, taxation and              research, commercial awareness and organising and              animations.                                                application of renewable technologies.
 marketing including Chartered Accountants Ireland             communicating information. Accounting specialists with
 (CAI), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants     knowledge of the finance and the business environment          As animation is a highly collaborative environment,        The research-informed curriculum offers a route
                                                               are in great demand. The majority of graduates pursue          you will learn the principles and practices through
 (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management                                                                                                                                           to professional status in an exciting and diverse
                                                               careers in accounting, finance, taxation, auditing,            teamwork, while developing your individual
 Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Certified Public                                                                                                                                   profession. Graduates will have high levels of
                                                               business, actuarial science, insurance, banking, finance or    professional practice. The course enables students to
 Accountants in Ireland (CPA), the Irish Taxation Institute                                                                                                                              competence in the planning of building heating
                                                               management, in both the commercial and public sectors.         enter the industry of a range of exciting and rapidly
 (ITI) and the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The                                                                                                                               and cooling systems, electrical energy supply
                                                                                                                              evolving platforms, as well as facilitating numerous
 programme has been accredited by ACCA.                                                                                                                                                  and efficient environmental systems. You will be
                                                               This course is accredited by the major accounting and          opportunities for employment in a rapidly growing
                                                                                                                              area at an international level.                            involved in the design of various building systems
 This course is accredited by the major accounting bodies      taxation bodies which are recognised worldwide including
                                                                                                                                                                                         associated with industrial, commercial and
 which are recognised worldwide including Chartered            Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Association
                                                                                                                              This course aims to provide students with specialist       residential buildings such as heating, ventilation
 Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Association of Chartered       of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the
                                                                                                                              knowledge and skills necessary to develop and              and air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting,
 Certified Accountants (ACCA), and the Chartered               Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
                                                                                                                              adapt their chosen career in the diverse creative          water service, drainage, plumbing, security and
 Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).                                                                                  practices associated with animation. The course            alarms, lifts, escalators, gas, electricity, and
                                                               The combination of subjects you will study on this course
                                                               will provide a sound basis for a career in many different      aims to contribute, through the education of its           communication. You will also have a growing
 Graduates are well placed for a management career
                                                               areas of business such as accounting, finance, taxation        students as adaptive and resilient designers, writers      role in the deployment of renewable energy
 in business, accounting, finance or to take advantage
                                                               or management in public, private or not-for-profit             and thinkers, to the local, national and international     systems and sustainability and energy efficiency
 of the increased opportunities in the public, private and
                                                               organisations. Due to the professional body accounting         practice of design in its current and future forms.        in buildings.
 voluntary sectors.
                                                               exemptions available, you will also be a step ahead in
                                                                                                                              Graduates with skills in computer animation have           The course is accredited through the Chartered
 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                            your professional accountancy training. On successful
                                                                                                                              many well-paid career opportunities available to           Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
                                                               completion of this course, it should be possible for you       them. Students have worked on projects such as
 The minimum required to be considered for entry to                                                                                                                                      and the Energy Institute.
                                                               to progress to the MSc Advanced Accounting at Ulster           VFX on Game of Thrones for HBO and concept art
 our undergraduate programmes is the equivalent of             University.                                                    for Sixteen South, here in Belfast, as well as many        Graduates have progressed to highly successful
 three A-levels at CCC. However, some programmes                                                                              other companies in both animation production and           careers in various areas such as contracting,
 will require higher grades and particular subjects.           ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                             video games.                                               consulting, governmental and public authorities,
 Visit the online prospectus at ulster.ac.uk for further       The minimum required to be considered for entry to                                                                        facilities management, energy advice, education,
 details.                                                      our undergraduate programmes is the equivalent of              ENTRY REQUIREMENTS                                         and many are successful entrepreneurs.
                                                               three A-levels at CCC. However, some programmes                The minimum required to be considered for
                                                               will require higher grades and particular subjects.
                                                                                                                                                                                         ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
                                                                                                                              entry to our undergraduate programmes is the
                                                                                                                              equivalent of three A-levels at CCC. However,              The minimum required to be considered for
                                                               Visit the online prospectus at ulster.ac.uk for further
                                                                                                                              some programmes will require higher grades                 entry to our undergraduate programmes is the
                                                               details.
                                                                                                                              and particular subjects.                                   equivalent of three A-levels at CCC. However,
                                                                                                                                                                                         some programmes will require higher grades
                                                                                                                              Visit the online prospectus at ulster.ac.uk for            and particular subjects.
                                                                                                                              further details.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Visit the online prospectus at ulster.ac.uk for
                                                                                                                                                                                         further details.

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