UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors. A survey of Irish students recently voted UL Ireland’s most popular university with a satisfaction rating of 85%.
UL pioneered the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland, placing more than 2,000 students in paid and semi-paid work placements annually - 30% of these as international placements. These valuable work experiences make UL graduates more employable, which is why the UL graduate employment rate is 16% higher than the national average.
By studying at UL, you will have an opportunity to gain practical work experience in a career area related to your course through the Cooperative Education Programme (Coop). The Careers Service also provides other opportunities to help you develop your employability skills and decide what kind of career would suit your interests, ability and personality.
UL offers more than 70 undergraduate programmes and a strong postgraduate offering with more than 100 taught postgraduate programmes to Doctoral and Post-doctoral level.
With strong links to business and industry, UL excels at translational research which aims to accelerate the practical application of academic research to benefit society. UL houses some of the most innovative and successful research centres in Ireland.