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World class teaching and research facilities at the University of Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL), is a leading institution known for outstanding research located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with world class teaching and research facilities.

UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors.

Each year we welcome 16,000 students, including more than 2,500 international students, onto our campus.


Ireland is a popular choice for international students for its rich heritage, fantastic higher education institutes and reasonable tuition fees.

Did you know that enrolment of non-Irish students in Irish 3rd level institutions has risen by over 40% in the past few years?

In a post Brexit scenario, Ireland will be the centre of English speaking higher education and research across the EU.


If you’re looking for a smaller Irish city with a lot of soul and culture, look no further than Limerick. As Ireland’s third largest city, it is buzzing with festivals, a varied nightlife, and vibrant shopping and arts scenes.

If you’re a fan of sport you’ll get on great in Limerick! Proudly crowned Ireland’s sporting capital, this city has a wealth of opportunities for athletes and armchair fans alike, from Gaelic football, to golf, rugby and even hurling – Ireland’s national sport.

Limerick Facts

  • Limerick was Ireland's first City of Culture in 2014.
  • Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city.
  • Limerick is one of the most affordable cities in Ireland for accommodation.
  • Limerick is only 20 minutes from the international airport in Shannon.

To discover more about Limerick go here

World class teaching and research facilities at the University of Limerick

About University of Limerick

So why choose UL? This video will tell you why.

  • UL is ranked World No. 2 for International Student Happiness
  • Best Accommodation Quality and Access in Ireland
  • Best Library in Ireland - Our new, world-class library is one of the largest in Ireland and one of the most digitally advanced in the world
  • 1st globally for Social Activities
  • The Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2019
  • We were voted Best Student Campus in 2019

Postgraduate Education at UL

We offer a suite of over 100 full-time taught programmes, a multitude of research opportunities, as well as over 50 part time, flexibly delivered and fully online programmes to suit adult learners and working professionals. Check them out here.

We have five faculties across our Postgraduate offerings here at UL.

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Education and Health Sciences
  • Irish World Academy
  • Kemmy Business School
  • Science and Engineering

You can learn all about them here.


Students have the opportunity to live in any of our six newly refurbished village communities based on campus which are run by our Campus Life Services team.

World class teaching and research facilities at the University of Limerick

How to apply

Applications for taught or research programmes are made using our online application form, and are welcomed all year round. For more information click here.

Department / School information and available programmes:

The Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick is committed to excellence in teaching and research and to developing effective programmes for the extended business and wider community. KBS part-time postgraduate programmes such as the MBA, MBS in HRM and Masters in Project Management are geared towards the needs of practicing managers. The KBS also offers niche programmes for graduates in such fields as entrepreneurship, financial services, human resource management and international tourism.

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