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About Northern Ireland
Despite being the smallest of the four UK countries, Northern Ireland is home to internationally recognised universities, with a wide range of high quality postgraduate programmes. A Masters in Northern Ireland presents the opportunity to live and study in one of the most attractive regions of the UK, only a short journey from the British mainland and the adjacent Republic of Ireland.
Northern Ireland offers a unique version of the UK study abroad experience. You'll be able to make the most of bustling cities such as Belfast, but will also have the chance to explore the natural attractions that make the country a popular tourist destination; from its rugged coastline to its green fields, Northern Ireland is one of the great unspoilt parts of the UK.
Masters degrees in Northern Ireland follow the same general format as those elsewhere in Great Britain and are internationally recognised as a product of the UK's high quality postgraduate education system.
Though there are fewer universities in Northern Ireland than in other parts of the UK, your study options won't be restricted. Programmes are available in all major subject-areas and many take advantage of the cultural and scientific opportunities presented by Ireland's own history and geography.
Around 6,000 people study abroad in Northern Ireland, making up over 10% of the country's total student population.
Northern Irish Masters degrees follow a similar format to those in other parts of the UK. Taught courses are usually one year long, but research-based programmes can last up to two years.
International Masters fees in Northern Ireland are typically between £12,000 and 15,000 a year. These are higher than those charged to domestic students, but can be slightly lower than the equivalent fees elsewhere in the UK.
All Masters degree programmes in Northern Ireland are delivered in English. Irish Gaelic is spoken by part of the population in Northern Ireland, but is not used as a primary teaching medium by the country's universities.
Northern Ireland is subject to the same visa system as the rest of the UK. EU and EEA students can study a Masters in Northern Ireland without a visa, but other international students must make an immigration application sponsored by their university.
Our guide to studying a Masters in the UK has lots of useful information for prospective international students, including those wishing to study in Northern Ireland. You can also read our overview of Masters funding in Northern Ireland.
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The LLM in Access to Justice (A2J) is a distinct and unique clinical legal education course in Northern Ireland and on the island of Ireland, there being no comparable courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Read more
Take your career to the next level with the UK's number 1 School of Pharmacy (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016). Read more
The course draws upon the internationally recognised research within the school in areas such as 3D woven preforms (for use in the aerospace and other transportation sectors), nanocomposites and technical textiles. Read more
The School of Health Sciences aims to provide quality education for both the current and future NHS workforce thereby improving the experience for people and their families who may now, and in the future, require help from Allied Health Professionals (AHPs). Read more
The broad aim of the MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis is to give students the opportunity to develop their theoretical and conceptual knowledge in behaviour analysis, develop skills in behavioural assessment, and acquire the ability to work in partnership with clients where they plan and implement programmes that are aimed at establishing, strengthening and/or weakening targeted behaviours. Read more
This programme is intensive and allows highly motivated graduates to ‘skill into’ the wholesale financial services sector and is designed for those with a business or cognate discipline (law, economics, computing etc.). Read more
This flexible, inclusive, engaging distance learning postgraduate level programme responds to the desire of current graduates working within the area of health and social care as they seek to develop their practice and in order to better equip them to meet the demands of advanced practice roles and responsibilities. Read more
This programme is located within INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute). INCORE is in an active research and practice Centre, and you can expect to learn from Faculty with practical and theoretical skills. Read more
The programme provides an opportunity for students to enhance their skills and knowledge in areas of applied psychology related to mental health practice and research. Read more
The course is a suitable preparation for employment in the medical device sector and as preparation for PhD studies or research positions. Read more
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is an intellectual powerhouse spanning traditional humanities and social science subjects to innovative and cutting-edge areas in Creative Arts and applied professional studies.
The School of Geography and Environmental Sciences at Ulster University has a long established and successful record of teaching and research. We have been offering innovative, fully online, distance learning Masters programmes since 1999 and we have a rich and diverse student body studying in all parts of the world.