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Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Welcome to Mary Immaculate College (MIC). The College offers a wide range of programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and almost 5,000 students are engaged in studies here. 

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Founded in 1898, MIC is a Catholic College of Education and the Liberal Arts.


The College offers a wide range of programmes in Education and the Liberal Arts at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and over 3,000 students are engaged in studies here.


The Research and Graduate School at MIC is committed to supporting Postgraduates to develop the skills they need to progress with their research and to plan for the next stage in their career, whether in academia or another field.


During the school year, MIC attends numerous career exhibitions throughout the country. In 2015/2016 these included all of the major exhibitions in Limerick, Kerry, Cork, Clare, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Galway, Roscommon and Dublin.


Student services

Processing of Applications & Student Enrolment: The management of the application process includes acknowledging applications, arranging interviews and selection tests where appropriate, offering places on each course, whether through the CAO or directly to applicants.The Admissions Office coordinates the orientation programme for new students, including the distribution of orientation packs prior to their arrival and the enrolment of students when they first arrive on campus.

Housing services

To assist College students in finding accommodation suitable to their living needs for the duration of their stay in College.

Services Provided by Accommodation Office:

  • Advice and assistance to students regarding accommodation
  • Booking student accommodation in the Halls of Residence, Courtbrack Student Accommodation and Thurles Campus during semesters. We commence taking bookings at the MIC Open Days in October of each year.
  • Liaising between College Household staff, Maintenance staff and Halls of Residence supervisor
  • Inspecting Student Villages approved by the College

Library services

The library has over 150,000 books housed in its main building and stores and subscribes to approx. 300 journals.

Users can access over 30,000 online journals and over 100 online databases –available via the college network and externally to registered users via the Internet.

Medical services

The Medical Centre provides an emergency triage service for MIC student’s on-campus. We offer a private and confidential service weekdays during term time. It is a triage service for acute illnesses only. Students are advised to register with a local GP for the duration of their stay in Limerick.

Student Life

Campus life

Mary Immaculate College is delighted to announce the recent incorporation of St. Patrick’s College Thurles. Applications are invited for the four Undergraduate Programmes commencing this September.

From 2002 to 2005 the campus underwent a massive re-generation and has been completely refurbished and refitted to the highest modern standards. As well as offering a number of full time academic courses, the campus serves as a centre for theological, pastoral and spiritual renewal in the region.

Sports facilities

Mary Immaculate College caters for a number of sports including, Gaelic Football, Hurling, Athletics, Basketball, Badminton, Soccer and others.

Student clubs

The LSU was set up in 1997 with the aim of providing academic support for students taking a degree at MIC.The unit aims to improve the quality of learning by supporting students in the transition to third level study. The original brief of the LSU was to promote access routes for mature students and it remains a strong advocate for mature students in Mary Immaculate College. Among its staff are an Academic Support Counsellor and Academic Support Tutors.


MIC programmes are validated by the University of Limerick.

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