Student Accommodation

  • The university aims to accommodate all postgraduate students applying via the online accommodation portal.
  • Students choose a campus, a site and the type of room, and the residential services team at Ulster University manages the rest.

Postgraduate Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for postgraduate students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2017–2018). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £5,290
Mixed £5,290
Laboratory £5,290
Clinical £5,290
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine are the clinical subjects.

Bursaries and Scholarships

A comprehensive range of financial scholarships, awards and prizes are available. Individuals may be able to apply directly or may automatically be nominated for awards, please refer to the university website for further details. Scholarships include the following selection:
  • The Barnett Pharmaceutical Sciences Scholarship, offered to students with a confirmed conditional offer of a place on the MSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences Programme.
  • The Access to Justice Scholarship, for students on the LLM in Clinical Legal Education.
  • Richard K Degenhardt Belleek Collectors' Scholarship, awarded annually to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Ceramics or Celtic Studies.
  • The Kennedy Scholarship, a significant financial package awarded to UK students undertaking postgraduate study at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • The university has numerous research opportunities open to applicants from Northern Ireland and overseas. Please refer to the university website for further details.
  • PhD study can be completed full-time in 3 years, or part-time in 6 years – this can include practical elements such as artwork or musical composition. Students with prior publications and close links to the university may be eligible for the 1-year PhD by Published Work.
  • Master of Research (MRes): The MRes is a 1-year introduction to research study for those interested in a career in research or as preparation for a PhD
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD): The MD is for applicants that have been registered as qualified with General Medical Council for at least three years.

What do Postgraduate Students Study?

5,290 postgraduate students in 2015–16:

Mode of study

  • Full Time 34%
  • Part Time 66%


  • UK 79%
  • EU 13%
  • Other 8%

Numbers of Students by Subject Area

Subject Research Taught Total
Subjects allied to medicine 5 1345 1350
Business & administrative studies 40 1055 1095
Social studies 75 600 675
Education 0 545 545
Physical sciences 215 135 350
Biological sciences 0 315 315
Creative arts & design 135 110 245
Engineering & technology 95 150 245
Computer science 0 180 180
Combined 0 160 160
Mass communications & documentation 0 155 155
Law 0 85 85
Architecture, building & planning 0 60 60
Historical & philosophical studies 0 25 25
Languages 0 25 25
Agriculture & related subjects 0 10 10

Figures are rounded to the nearest five.

Postgraduate Courses

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