Education doesn’t stop after graduation. Committing to lifelong learning allows you to invest in your personal and professional development, acquiring knowledge and skills that will position you to make the most of future opportunities.

The rapid pace of technology and innovation is reshaping our world and the way we learn and work; re-imagining entire industries and re-writing the rules in the process. In this climate of constant change, the demands on our graduates have never been greater. But for current and future graduates the rate of change is also equal to the rate of opportunity. As a result, more graduates than ever are furthering their careers through postgraduate studies. Why? Undertaking postgraduate study is one way in which today’s graduates are future-proofing themselves for a constantly evolving jobs market.

Why UL for your Postgraduate Degree

The University of Limerick is a vibrant and entrepreneurial place to learn. UL offers over 200 postgraduate programmes across four faculties, including Graduate Diplomas, taught and research Masters programmes, structured PhD programmes and Professional Doctorates - many delivered flexibly, online and part-time to suit working professionals.

With internationally-renowned programmes, world-leading research collaborations, and an unrivalled graduate employment rate, UL has everything graduates need to get ahead in their chosen discipline. Through significant campus-wide development, UL aims to create the best possible teaching and learning environment, giving Postgraduate students the support and resources they need to achieve their professional ambitions. Today’s UL students have access to cutting-edge technology like the Wall Street-style Trading Floor in the Business School, industry-standard multimedia studios, state-of-the-art clinical labs, moot courts, patient simulation suites and Ireland’s only academic flight simulator.

Graduate & Professional Studies ( is the division at UL responsible for the promotion, admissions, innovation and development of postgraduate and professional programmes. Driven by academic excellence, educational offerings are broad and ever evolving. With UL’s firmly established links to industry, our programme content is industry-led and research-driven. Our accredited programmes are professionally orientated and employer-focussed, with many aimed at addressing specific skills gaps.


Taught Programmes

A postgraduate degree gives students the chance to further their learning, but also to distinguish themselves from their peers, and to set a solid foundation for professional growth. It’s a significant opportunity for graduates to cultivate real experiences and develop deeper learning in their chosen field.


Professional Programmes

Year on year UL has developed a compelling careers-centred portfolio of programmes, co-developed and co-delivered with employers. Consequently, our graduates enjoy excellent outcomes including accelerated career development, personal and professional development, expanded professional networks and new in-demand skills and competencies.


Research Programmes

UL is at the forefront of research with four world-class centres of excellence. Our research focus is characterised by the convergence of discrete disciplines working together to achieve fundamental breakthroughs whilst ensuring research is rapidly translated into economic and social impacts for Ireland and beyond. Our Doctoral College supports postgraduate research students on diverse career pathways and equips researchers with the skills required to undertake your research project and enhance your future employability.

Find out more by downloading a Postgraduate Prospectus