Study Abroad in Limerick, Ireland

Study Abroad in Limerick: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: Aeronautical engineering, architecture, biology, business, chemistry, cultural studies, economics, education, engineering, equine science, geography, history, informatics and electronics, insurance, Irish studies, journalism, literature, management, mathematics, music, nursing, physics, physiotherapy, political science, public administration, science, sociology, sport science, Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) and traditional Irish music

Program Options

AIFS students studying in Limerick have access to the University's full curriculum of courses. Along with other international students, you will take classes alongside University of Limerick students and become fully integrated into the student body.

Although most students take Irish studies courses such as Irish language and literature, history, folklore, traditional music, politics and sociology you can also choose from a huge range of courses in any of the four colleges at the University of Limerick listed below.

Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences History, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Law, Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, Politics and Public Administration, Psychology and Sociology.

Faculty of Education and Health Sciences Education and Professional Studies, Physical Education and Sports Sciences.

Faculty of Science and Engineering Chemical and Environmental Science, Computer Science and Information Systems, Civil Engineering and Materials Science, Design and Manufacturing Technology, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Life Sciences, Math and Statistics, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Biomedical Engineering and Physics and Energy.

Kemmy Business School Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management and Marketing and Personnel and Employment Relations.

Service Learning Practicum A new 3-credit service learning course is also available which brings together students, academic staff and community partners to focus on an area of need within the community.

All courses are recommended for 3 credits each and meet for approximately 45 contact hours per semester. Taking up to 5 courses you can earn up to 15 credits in a semester.

No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/fail options are not available.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Academic Year, Fall or Spring Semester 15 2.9 GPA*

*Students with a GPA of 2.75 and above will be considered on a case by case basis

Academic Policies

Attendance To receive full credit for courses, students must attend all classes.

ECTS The University of Limerick awards ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits) credits. The number of class hours and ECTS credits will be shown on the transcript to allow each student’s home institution the ultimate decision when awarding U.S. credit. Recommended U.S. semester credits next to each course are based on 15 classroom hours per semester credit and are not a conversion of ECTS credits. Students should consult with their university advisors prior to participating in the program to have course credit pre-approved and ensure that they are taking the appropriate amount of credits.

Textbooks Students should budget about 120 euros for textbooks.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available. Credits are not awarded for Grades F and NG. Students receive letter grades on this scale:

E.U. U.S. E.U. U.S. E.U. U.S.
A1
B1
C1
(4.0)
(3.2)
(2.6)
A2
B2
C2
(3.6)
(3.0)
(2.4)

B3
C3

(2.8)
(2.0)
(Passing Cutoff)
D1 (1.6) D2 (1.2)    

Transcripts and Course Certificates Students receive transcripts issued by the University of Limerick upon successful completion of the prescribed assessments. One official copy of the transcript will be sent to the student’s home institution.

University of Limerick

University of LimerickThe University of Limerick is one of Ireland's (and Europe's) most prestigious public universities with 13,000 students. Its park-like campus is three miles from the city on the banks of the River Shannon. The location along with the magnificent facilities such as the Sports Arena, University Concert Hall and Irish World Academy of Music and Dance make this the ideal campus for learning and recreation. The University is home to the longest pedestrian bridge in Europe which joins the North and South campuses.

The University of Limerick was named 'University of the Year 2015' in the Sunday Times Good University Guide. UL's leading position in graduate employability, strong research commercialization, the 52 million Bernal Project in science and engineering and a rising academic performance were among the reasons for the award.

With the full University curriculum available to study abroad students UL is one of the best places to come if you have a major that otherise makes it difficult for you to study abroad.