5 Key Undergraduate Degrees at Ulster University

At Ulster University we aim to give you the most rewarding student experience possible. With our teaching that is underpinned by world-leading research and programmes designed with a career focus.

If you have an interest in Optometry, Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Psychology or Law you've come to the right place! Learn how our undergraduate degree programs in these subject areas are creating the scientists, clinicians and lawyers of tomorrow. All courses are accessible direct from high school.

Optometry, BSc (Hons) / MOptom (Hons)

Currently ranked first in the UK for Optometry, Ophthalmology and Orthoptics (Complete University Guide, 2020).

Optometry at Ulster has an outstanding reputation and is renowned for its small class sizes providing you with excellent access to patients, equipment and academic staff.

An on-campus optometry clinic, which is open to the public, also provides you with critical hands-on experience to give you competitive edge.

Did you know, that above all other senses, people value their sight the most? Optometrists will always be in demand!

Click here for a full overview on Optometry at Ulster!

Pharmacy, MPharm (Honours)

Currently ranked second in the UK for Pharmacy and Pharmacology (The Guardian 2020).

Taught in the Saad Centre for Pharmacy and Diabetes on our Coleraine campus, state-of-the-art facilities include specialised teaching laboratories, seminar rooms, a reproduction of a pharmacy shop, a computer suite and a drug information suite.

Upon successful completion you will be awarded a Master of Pharmacy with an Honours Degree. You can then progress to complete your pre-registration year to become a registered pharmacist. You can choose to complete this in the UK or elsewhere.

Employment prospects are strong with an MPharm from Ulster with 100% of our Pharmacy students in full-time employment or further education six months after graduating! Find out more about MPharm at Ulster!

Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons)

Currently ranked in the top 10 in the UK for Physiotherapy (The Times, 2020).

As a Physiotherapy student, you will have the opportunity to engage in effective, inter-professional learning across a range of healthcare programs, in addition to your Physiotherapy learning. This will develop your teamwork skills effectively in the delivery of excellent patient care.

A degree in Physiotherapy can present many career opportunities for you. You can work in all areas of health, such as elderly care, community care, intensive care, respiratory, stroke rehab and musculoskeletal injuries, to name just a few.

In final year, a professional practice placement module provides a real insight into the career of a physiotherapist.

Psychology, BSc (Hons)

Interested in learning new perspectives on how we engage with the world we inhabit? A degree in Psychology could be just for you!

At Ulster you will be taught by a dedicated team of enthusiastic psychologists, many of whom have achieved research excellence. Our degree is also accredited by the British Psychological Society.

We offer modules covering all aspects of the discipline, from behavioural neuroscience to mental health, sports, forensics and crime. Our academics explore all areas equipping you for a successful future.

There are also a wide variety of career pathways for you to consider including therapy, healthcare, research, government and further study.

Law, LLB (Hons)

Ranked first in the UK for the impact of our law research (REF 2014), choose to study Law at Ulster and you will receive innovative learning that is at the forefront of legal practice and academic research.

Our LLB is a 3-year degree, with Qualifying Law Degree status. Topics covered include Public International Law, Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Law.

You can also study Law in combination with another subject area, such as Accounting, Human Resource Management or Marketing.

Ulster Law graduates have taken different career pathways, including postgraduate and doctoral study, becoming lawyers and barristers having completed their Certificate in Professional Legal Studies and other related areas.


Many of our undergraduate degrees offer an optional placement year for study or work placements locally and internationally. Browse our undergraduate courses for more information!