University of Limerick

Limerick , Ireland
The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 12,000 students and 1,400 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.

About

History

The University of Limerick is a distinctive, pioneering and connected university that shapes the future through educating and empowering people to meet the real challenges of tomorrow. At a time of profound and rapid societal change and a significant evolution in the role of universities UL has delivered innovative teaching, created better learning experiences for the students.

Education

Their vision is to offer students an academic environment that supports intellectual growth and personal development and is characterised by principles of fairness, equity and integrity. They are also committed to continuous improvement in all our activities and processes.

Their mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge relevant to the needs of Ireland through teaching, research and scholarship. This is done in an environment that encourages innovation and upholds the principles of free enquiry and expression.

Research

Technological developments play a vital role in enhancing patient treatments and thus sustain and improve the health of the population. Advanced Technologies are developing rapidly and will continue to have major impacts on healthcare and patient outcomes. The technology enhanced health outcomes theme is developing a collaborative network of research active academics and health practitioners focused on solutions to health related problems. Four sub-themes are being developed as the institute is being established. These themes are:

  • Health Innovation Portal
  • Centre for Diseased Tissue Characterisation
  • eHealth / Connected Health
  • Research Degree Awards

Career

Continuing & Professional Education at the University of Limerick deliver a range of accredited programmes, modules and short courses for professional and personal development.All of our programmes have been developed for adult and professional learners, many in collaboration with our industry partners.We offer flexibility in time and location through our part-time, blended and on-line delivery. Browse our web site for the programme that best suits your needs, or contact us and we can help you find the course thatís right for you.

PhD Programmes

Social Sciences (2)

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a PhD at University of Limerick!

Services

Student services

The University of Limerick has in place support structures for personal (health, counseling etc) and Academic welfare (Maths and Science Learning Centers; a Writing Centre and Careers Service), with copious amounts of on campus accommodation on a self contained campus.

Housing services

The University is a self contained campus on a 133 hectare site. In term time the campus accommodation is home for 2500 students, with copious amounts of local accommodation being available. Apart from modern well equipped teaching facilities, the University provides medical, pastoral, counselling and careers services for the well being of students. Academically there is a writing centre a maths learning centre and a science learning centre.

Library services

The main goal of the Digital Library is to improve access to materials, many of which are old and rare and were only available to view in hard copy print format heretofore. The majority of the digitised material will become searchable via databases on the Internet.

ICT services

There is no need to worry about the oil running low or the TV licence collector calling at the door. When you live in residence, light and heat are included as well as a high speed internet connection, maintenance service, cable TV, TV licence and weekly refuse collection.

Medical services

The Medical Centre provides an emergency triage service for MIC studentís on-campus. We offer a private and confidential service weekdays during term time. It is a triage service for acute illnesses only. Students are advised to register with a local GP for the duration of their stay in Limerick. A list of local GPs is available from Student Union.

Student Life

Campus life

The University is especially proud of its outstanding cultural, sporting and residential facilities, which are located on a truly beautiful campus. It is an environment that enriches and enhances the learning and working environment of both students and staff.

The campus alongside the modern teaching areas and laboratories offers, International standard sporting facilities including a 50m swimming pool, a sports arena with indoor running track, and numerous all weather pitches, banks, shop and entertainment facilities.

Campus Life Services aims to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment through engaging students in a number of environmental initiatives throughout the term.

Sports facilities

In addition to the state of the art playing fields there is a Sports Pavilion which contains a reception arena, eight changing rooms (all with underfloor heating), two squad rooms and a Pavilion Bar & Restaurant. This facility is open to UL staff & students and the wider community and regions. Current resident groups include Limerick GAA, Munster Rugby Academy, we have welcomed many GAA county teams since our opening Ė Limerick, Clare, Kerry, Galway, Cork to mention but a few. We also have a stand-alone facility bank that includes a 400m Athletic Track (due to be refurbished and upgraded 2016), an Astroturf facility, and four Tennis Courts.

Accreditation

Programmes at the University are accredited by the various National and international bodies. Contact individual programme directors for details.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.