New Postgraduate Programmes at UL for Autumn 2023
Thursday, April 13, 2023


The University of Limerick (UL) is pleased to announce the launch of exciting new postgraduate programmes for Autumn 2023. UL, renowned for its unique approach to education, has designed the new programmes for students who possess a passion for further study and wish to enhance their career.

Among the programmes launching this Autumn is the MA in Irish and Global Conflict History. This master’s degree focuses on the history of Ireland's conflicts and the country's role in global geopolitics. Students will explore the history of conflicts throughout the world and develop critical analytical skills while gaining a deep understanding of the historical context of global conflict. The course is available both to full-time and part-time students.

The newly launched Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Public Policy is also available both full-time and part-time and gives students a comprehensive understanding of economics and it’s interrelationship with public policy. Students will engage with the expert team from the triple accredited Kemmy Business School, both in-person and online and throughout the programme will become equipped with practical skills including problem-solving, data analysis and communication.

The new Masters in Engineering in Edge Computing offers students the opportunity to explore advanced computing technologies that are driving the fourth industrial revolution. This course focuses on state-of-the-art research in edge computing, emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, as well as their applications in industries such as finance, manufacturing, and healthcare.

For those who wish to study exclusively online, the Professional Diploma in Communications and Digital Public Relations for Enterprise is a course designed for students who are seeking to enhance their skills in public relations and communications. The programme is perfect for professionals wishing to upskill, including journalists, public relations specialists, marketers, and those in advocacy and campaigning roles. The programme focuses on developing a deep understanding of communications and public relations strategies, social media communications, crisis communications, and stakeholder engagement.

"Postgraduate study is a wonderful opportunity for students to further develop their skills, enhance their CVs, and become experts in their respective fields," said Dr. Ray Lynch, Associate Vice President, Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of Limerick. "The University of Limerick is committed to supporting students at all stages of their education journey and to support them to accelerate their ambitions."

The University of Limerick has been awarded a 5-star rating from the globally recognised QS Stars rating system. This is the highest possible award and UL is the only Irish university to achieve this standard in 2023. This rating places UL in the top 2% of all universities worldwide. Students can benefit not only from the university's academic excellence but also from its location, right at the heart of Ireland's mid-west economic region, offering access to some of the country's leading tech, health, and manufacturing industries. 

Students considering their postgraduate options will find that the University of Limerick offers unparalleled academic and wellbeing support structures for postgraduate students, state-of-the-art facilities, as well as a rich and vibrant campus culture.

Applications for the new programmes are now open. For more information about the programmes, admissions and application procedures, please visit


- New Programmes 2023 -

Professional Diploma in Sustainable Work

Professional Diploma in Public & Patient Involvement in Health Research

Professional Diploma in Data Communications

MA Irish and Global Conflict History

Professional Diploma in Communications and Digital Public Relations for Enterprise

Professional Diploma in Digital Content Development

Postgraduate Diploma in Economics and Public Policy

MEng Edge Computing

MEng Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

Master of Engineering in Cyber Security

Professional Diploma in Digitalisation of Business & Industry Processes

New short, accredited courses