University of Ulster

The university's course provision is the largest in Northern Ireland, covering arts, business, engineering, information technology, life and health sciences, management, and social sciences. Courses have a strong vocational element and the majority include a period of industrial or professional placement.


National rankings
Complete (2023)[41] 44
Guardian (2023)[42] 38
Times / Sunday Times (2023)[43] 38
Global rankings
QS (2023)[44] 601-650
THE (2023)[45] 601-800

The university is ranked annually by the Complete University Guide, The Guardian, and jointly by The Timesand The Sunday Times; this makes up the UK University League Table rankings. It was shortlisted for Sunday Times University of the Year in 2001.

The institution is a leading modern university ranked in the top 150 global institutions under 50 years of age in The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50 World University rankings.[46]

Ulster is in the top 20% in international outlook in 2016, registering as 401 - 500 in the THE World University Rankings.[47]

Ulster scores highly for student satisfaction with the 2018 National Student Survey unveiling 87% satisfaction rates—ranking 23rd out of 154 UK universities.[48]

In 2019 Ulster ranked 2nd in the UK for the UK University Acceptance rates on a university review platform StudentCrowd.