With over 24,000 students Ulster is one of Northern Ireland’s largest and most influential institutions and we are delighted that you are considering studying with us. Independent research shows that we are seen as a modern, forward-looking, progressive and entrepreneurial university with the ability to get things done. We are pleased with this and confident that we are all of those things, but we are not complacent. We continuously review our courses in terms of what students and employers need and expect from us.
We offer the high quality of teaching, facilities and student support you would expect from a modern British university and our four campuses are set in some of Europe's most culturally rich and naturally beautiful environments.
We have developed rigorous procedures to ensure the high standards and quality of our programmes and that there is ongoing continuous improvement. Obtaining student views on all aspects of course delivery is an integral part of our quality assurance and form a valuable input to planning and developing new programmes and updating and enhancing existing ones.
The University is also subject to audit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) which is a national organisation established to safeguard the public interest in sound standards of higher education qualifications and to encourage continuous improvement in the management of the quality of higher education. It does this by working with higher education institutions to define academic standards and quality, and by carrying out reviews and audits against these standards. You can find our last QAA audit report here.
Our students are educated in an environment where knowledge is created, tested and shared with enthusiasm and commitment. This is shaped by our high quality of teaching and research. A flourishing research culture underpins our impressive performance in the 2008 RAE. Ulster moved up 18 places to joint 45th out of 132 universities, placing Ulster in the top-third of UK universities. Ulster achieved three top-three positions in Biomedical Sciences; Celtic Studies; and Nursing.
See our full range of taught and research study opportunities here.