Ulster University enrolls over 20,000 students across four campuses. Students on the Arcadia University program study at the Jordanstown and Belfast campuses.The University prides itself on meeting the individual needs of each student and has a proactive policy towards students with disabilities.

Throughout the University, you'll find a notable range of sport facilities, entertainment venues, eateries, and other student amenities. Additionally, each campus houses a Students' Union that offers an extensive mix of social, political, cultural, and sporting activities that you'll be welcome to join.


The Jordanstown Campus, located in Newtownabbey, is the largest University campus. Located a few miles north of Belfast city, the Campus sits at the foot of the south Antrim hills, along the spectacular North Coast with its bays, beaches, harbors and unique rock formations.

Jordanstown offers a wide range of academic programs, including management, social and health sciences and the humanities. Studying on the Jordanstown campus will put you within easy reach of Belfast and its many fascinating urban attractions, as well as the charming seaside villages and natural wonders found along the scenic North Coast.

The Students' Union at Jordansotwn offers a range of societies and sponsors regular entertainment from discos to live music. Sporting facilities include a fully equipped gym, fitness suite, squash courts, and eight-lane swimming pool. Additionally, the facilities can accommodate a wide range of sporting interests including archery, basketball, fencing, martial arts, badminton, table tennis, netball and indoor soccer, hockey and tennis. You'll also find outdoor playing fields that are equipped to handle such activities as hockey, rugby, soccer and tennis.


The Belfast Campus is situated minutes from the city center and focuses primarily on courses in art and design. Art and design also feature prominently among the student societies. The University is at the center of the thriving  arts scene in Belfast, minutes from the impressive Metropolitan Arts Centre as well as many smaller galleries. It also plays a prominent role in arts festivals, including the Cathedral Quarter Festival, the Ulster Festival of Art and Design and the Belfast Festival.  

For students at Belfast also looking to participate in sports, the athletic facilities in Jordanstown are fully available for students who study at the Belfast Campus.