Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, sharing a boarder with the South and West of Ireland. Depending on the field of study, university fees and accommodation are relatively less in Northern Ireland when compared with the rest of the United Kingdom. Since Northern Ireland is the smallest region of the United Kingdom, it is easy and cheap to travel around the country, which is a great advantage as Northern Ireland is packed with beautiful landscapes and sceneries, history and culture.
The average course duration for undergraduates in Northern Ireland is approximately four years, whilst the majority of master’s degrees are one year. Compared to other countries worldwide, it is a relatively short period, which means less money spent on tuition fees and living costs.
The Graduate Route
From summer 2021, international students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or master’s degree will be able to benefit from two years’ work experience in the UK upon graduation, through the new Graduate Route. Students who complete their PhD will be able to stay for three years.