The University

The University of Limerick has over 12,000 students and 1,400 staff. UL has a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. It provides a learning environment that stimulates students to be knowledgeable, proactive, creative, responsible, collaborative and articulate. In 2011, UL was independently evaluated by the international university rating agency QS Stars and was awarded the maximum 5-star rating in 6 categories. In 2012, the university was ranked within the top 100 Young Universities of the World. The University of Limerick offers a range of programmes up to doctoral and postdoctoral levels and has a strong international focus. In recent years, UL welcomed international students from 87 countries. The outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities enhance UL's exceptional learning and working environment.

Master programmes in Public Administration

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MA programmes in Public Administration & Politics at the University of Limerick provide advanced knowledge of public administration, public management, politics and comparative public policy. Participants are offered a wide range of electives and interact with other postgraduate students. The Department represents a broad range of interests within the disciplines of public administration and political science. With internationally recognised experts in European, African, Russian and post-Soviet politics, as well as comparative public administration, Irish politics and public policy, the Department has an international and cosmopolitan orientation.


Contact persons
Dr. Bríd Quinn
Lecturer in Public Administration

Dr. Bernadette Connaughton
Lecturer in Public Administration


University of Limerick