University of Limerick

University of Limerick, established in 1972, is an independent, internationally focussed University located in Limerick on the west coast of Ireland along the river Shannon. The University offers a wide variety of master's degree programs through its faculties and departments of Art, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business, Music & Dance, Science & Engineering and Education & Health Sciences.
  • Average Tuition EUR 12,000
  • Students 13,969
  • International Students 17%
  • Total Annual Cost EUR 20,750
  • Intakes Fall
  • Application Deadline rolling
  • Campus Setting Town

School Description

University of Limerick (UL) offers master's degree programs in subjects such Nursing, Sports Performance, Occupational Therapy, Applied Linguistics, Creative Writing, International Studies, Ethnomusicology and Mechanical Engineering. Courses are taught by experienced and award-winning academic staff, many of whom have been published in the top journals of their fields and have written textbooks. 

UL has strong links to business and industry, and conducts translational research that helps accelerate its practical application to benefit society. UL also houses a number of research centers and institutes such as the Enterprise Research Center that is committed to solving the challenges facing modern businesses.

  • 01Ranked 8th in US News & Media Report's Best Global Universities in Ireland rankings for 2018.
  • 02Ranked 511-520th in QS Global World Universities rankings for 2019.
  • 03Ranked 501-600th in Times Higher Education's World Universities rankings for 2019.

Master Programs

  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    European Politics and Governance

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideolo more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Advanced Engineering Materials

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical, scientific and t more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research

    EUR 11,960 Tuition Fee
    This 3-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Aeronautical Engineering

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Aerospace Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of b more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Applied Linguistics - International

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This 1-year MA program offers courses that focus on the study of language development, and the relationship between languages and language groups from a humanistic and/or scientific perspective.  

  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Applied Physics

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Physics. The program offers courses that focus on the study of matter and energy at a fundamental level using mathema more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Architecture

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 2-year MArch program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Art and Technology

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.This prog more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Biomedical Device Materials

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Biomedical Science. The program combines biology and medicine and offers courses that focus on th more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Business Management

    EUR 12,480 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; informatio more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Cultural Studies. The program offers courses that focus on culture; racial and ethnic issues; gender and popular culture; culture and media; and more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Computational Finance

    EUR 13,260 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Financial Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of mathematical technique more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Computer and Communication Systems

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MEng program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Computer Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the mathematical and scien more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Creative Writing

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Creative Writing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles of writing effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; an more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Dance Performance

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Dance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of dance as a cultural phenomenon; dance techn more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Design for Health and Wellbeing

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of the elements of Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; design technique more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Economics and Policy Analysis

    EUR 13,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Economics. The program offers courses that focus on microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics, economic statistics more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    English

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with critical, practical, and analytical knowledge of the fundamentals of English. The program offers courses that focus on three major objectives; reading, writing, more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Ethics in International Affairs

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that foc more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    European Politics and Governance

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideologies, inst more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Financial Services

    EUR 13,260 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Finance. The program offers courses that focus on the study of core business disciplines such as ma more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Game Design and Development

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of game development. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the principles and practi more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Gender, Culture, and Society

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee

    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Gender Studies. The program offers courses that focus on women's studies, men's studies, and LGBTQ studies.  

  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Health Informatics

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Health Administration. The program offers courses that focus on studying the administration of public health systems, more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    History

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with a comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economi more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    History of the Family

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with comprehensive knowledge of History. The program offers courses that focus on developing an awareness of differing political, cultural, social, and economic struc more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Human Nutrition and Dietetics

    EUR 24,500 Tuition Fee
    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nutrition Science. The program offers courses that focus on food science, microbiology, dietetics, nutrition, and cli more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Human Resource Management

    EUR 13,260 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the proper management and strategic approach required to recruit, train, develop and sustain employees in an organiza more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Human Rights in Criminal Justice

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year LLM program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Criminal Justice. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the history and theory of more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Information and Network Security

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MEng program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Cyber Security. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the techniques used to ident more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Interactive media

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications tech more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    International Commercial Law

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year LLM program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and admini more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    International Entrepreneurship Management

    EUR 12,480 Tuition Fee

    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to perform development, marketing and management functions associated with owning and operating a business.  

  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    International Management and Global Business

    EUR 14,040 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of topics related to business; management; finance; economics; marketing; customers operations; communication; informati more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    International Studies

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts and practical application of the principles of International Relations, politics and international institutions. The program offers courses that foc more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    International Tourism

    EUR 13,520 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Tourism Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of tourist markets, social more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Law - General

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year LLM program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Law. The program offers courses that focus on the principles of criminal law, contract law, constitutional and admini more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Marketing, Consumption and Society

    EUR 12,480 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of marketing research and consumer behavior. The program offers courses that focus on the study of demand analysis; prof more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Mathematical modelling

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Mathematics and Computer Science. The program offers courses that focus on functional programming, imperative programm more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Mechanical Engineering

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Mechatronics

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Medicine - Graduate Entry

    This 4-year program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Medicine. The program offers courses that focus on the study of science and practices used in the detection, diagnosis, p more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Music

    EUR 8,320 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MEd program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, an more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Music Therapy

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 2-year MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Nursing

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The progr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Nursing - Dementia Care

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The progr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Nursing - Palliative Care

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The progr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Nursing - Perioperative Care

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The progr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Nursing - Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health Care

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The progr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Nursing - Respiratory Care

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The progr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Nursing Studies

    EUR 14,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Nursing. The program offers courses that focus on the study of biology, physiology, chemistry, and anatomy. The progr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Peace and Development Studies

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Social Sciences. The program offers courses that focus on the study of economics; political science; huma more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Perinatal Mental Health

    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Clinical Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on diagnosing and treating mental, emotional, and behavior more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Politics

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of the fundamentals of Political Science. The program offers courses that focus on understanding political ideas, ideolo more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Project Management

    EUR 12,480 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of quantitative and qualitative skills, tools, and techniques required to manage projects in a wide range of fields and more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Psychological Science

    EUR 11,500 Tuition Fee

    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Psychology

    EUR 11,136 Tuition Fee

    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Psychology

    EUR 12,701 Tuition Fee

    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the fundamentals of Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on understanding and analyzing human behavior.  

  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Public Administration

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Public Affairs. The program offers courses that focus on the study of government relations; media communi more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Risk Management and Insurance

    EUR 13,260 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Risk Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advanced accounting; audit t more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Serious Crime Investigation

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Forensic Science. The program offers courses that focus on evidence technology, forensic toxicology, forensic patholog more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Sociology - Youth, Community & Social Regeneration

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of Sociology. The program offers courses that focus on the study of family; religion; media; global developm more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Software Development: International Systems

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 2-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathema more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Software Engineering

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Software Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on the study of the application of scientific and mathema more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Songwriting

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Music. The program offers courses that focus on the study of medieval, renaissance, classical, romantic, jazz, pop, and more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology

    EUR 11,500 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports Management. The program offers courses that focus on the study of athletic management; adult fitness; and recr more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Sports Performance

    EUR 11,500 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Sports. The program offers courses that focus on sport specific skill development; sport specific strength training; more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Sustainable Resource Management: Policy & Practice

    EUR 13,750 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Environmental Engineering. The program offers courses that focus on basic engineering principles and how they connect more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Taxation

    EUR 12,480 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Taxation. The program offers courses that focus on the study of tax law and regulations; tax record sys more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Technical Communication & E-Learning

    EUR 12,000 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MA program is designed to equip students with the concepts of Communication. The program offers courses that focus on public relations, connectivity and culture, multimedia, digital analytics, communication more
  • Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland

    Work & Organisational Psychology / Work & Organisational Behaviour

    EUR 13,260 Tuition Fee
    This 1-year MSc program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of Organizational Psychology. The program offers courses that focus on employee selection and placement, research method more

Rankings

  • QS Rankings (Global)
    QS Rankings (Global) 511
  • SchoolApply Ranking
    SchoolApply Ranking 525
  • Times World University Rankings
    Times World University Rankings 501
  • ARWU - Shanghai Ranking
    ARWU - Shanghai Ranking 601

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 3.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 90
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum PTE 63

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          • Testimony
            2002-2006, BSc

            Aside from the academics, which were fantastic, the facilities and campus were top class, from the sporting facilities, to the labs, to the grounds themselves, there is no better place to go to university than the University of Limerick. Situated just outside of Limerick in its own little community where the majority of students lived on campus made it feel like no other university I've been to in Ireland.

          • Testimony
            2011-2013, MSc Work & Organisational Behaviour

            UL is the centre of excellence for HR in Ireland so if it is a career in HR you want, UL is the place to be. It has been my privilege to attend UL in 2011/2013 for MSc in Organisational Behaviour - a unique time and a very rewarding 2 years. The Kemmy Business School lecturers are world class and represents a mix of academic and practitioners that compliment the delivery of HR. I have every confidence is in recommending UL for undergraduate or postgraduate studies

          • Testimony
            2004-2008, Bachelor's degree

            I am very lucky to have studied there. One of the best UNIs in Ireland and Europe, I'd say. Great selection of courses. Fees may be a bit high, but definitely worth it.

          • Testimony
            2002-2006, International Relations

            Excellent experience all round. The first two years consisted of excellent academic work which gave me a grounding in my area of study, I then had the opportunity to work in Department of Foreign Affairs to apply the theory in practice. I then studied abroad for a semester in New York before submitting a detailed research project in 4th year. It covered all aspects needed and was great fun at the same time! UL set me up for life.