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University of Liverpool

United Kingdom


A founding member of the esteemed Russell Group, the University of Liverpool has plenty to shout about. Currently placed 28th in the Complete University Guide UK 2020 the university is consistently ranked within the top 200 universities worldwide (THE 2020, QS 2020, ARWU 2020).

The university is first in the Russell Group for graduate employability, with 94% of all Liverpool graduates in professional employment or further study within six months of graduation. Graduates also received the second highest salaries, in comparison to other universities in the Northwest region, five years after graduating (LEO 2017).

The university is always looking for ways to improve its campus, and is investing GBP 1 billion into its campus and academic facilities. There are plenty of on-campus amenities to make use of, ranging from a fitness centre to a nightclub, and libraries which are open 24/7 during term time.

The Student Union was voted the best in the country at the NUS Awards in 2016. There are more than 250 sports clubs and societies for students to enjoy where they can try new activities and make friends at the same time.

Liverpool is an inexpensive city to live in and it was the 2018 winner of WhatUni's? students' choice award for ‘best city life' The birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool has a vibrant cultural scene, countless shops and bars, clubs, music venues, festivals and dining options for all to enjoy outside of studying.

The university has a large international community with more than 8,000 students travelling from over 130 countries to study there every year. International students are also encouraged to take up the numerous overseas study opportunities available in countries including China, Australia, Canada, USA and Europe.

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What's new

What's new

The University of Liverpool is excited to launch two new master's degree courses in September 2021.

MA Sustainable Heritage Management

The Liverpool School of Architecture is introducing an inter-disciplinary course in sustainable heritage management theory and practice. The new programme is fully recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), and follows the academic guidelines of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

With over 2500 listed buildings and an urban landscape encompassing a range of architectural styles representing 300 years of built history, the city of Liverpool is itself a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a fantastic place to study this new course.

The university has partnered with various specialist heritage organisations and researchers, and students will have the opportunity to participate in practical placements in the UK and abroad, designed to broaden their scope of study, and enhance the employability of its graduates, as well as strengthening the research output of the university.

MA The Beatles: Music Industry and Heritage

The new master's programme examines the cultural legacy and historical significance of The Beatles, exploring how their music and story are entwined within creative and cultural industries spanning local, regional and international media, tourism, and heritage sectors.

This dynamic and exciting new MA will be launched in parallel with the opening of the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, a new GBP 22 million teaching and performance facility at the university, which will serve as a world-class learning environment, housing a 600-seat lecture theatre and a 400-seat auditorium.

Students will discover the course through collaboration with the Liverpool Beatles tourism sector, and will benefit from a programme of guest lectures and workshops, as well as visits to venues and sites across Liverpool and Merseyside which were significant in the Beatles' formation, and early years.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Closely tied to nine Nobel Laureates, the University of Liverpool is well-known for its prestigious research and education. It has top-class facilities and provides excellent support, both contributing factors in helping the university place within the top 200 universities in the world.

The university engages in pioneering research that tackles some of the world's biggest issues. Its teaching is delivered by inspiring experts in their fields who are at the forefront of innovation and discovery.

Students can take advantage of the university's worldwide research partnerships. They will be empowered to think beyond their textbooks, lecture halls and classrooms, and apply what they've learned to benefit the world they live in. Students will graduate from the university with a degree from an esteemed institution and a range of academic, professional and social skills – giving them an edge in the graduate job market.

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Department structure

Department structure

There are numerous study options at the University of Liverpool provided by three key faculties.

The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has five schools and eight institutes, three that lead on teaching and learning and five that house research activities:

  • School of Medicine
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Psychology
  • Institute of Clinical Sciences
  • Institute of Life and Human Sciences
  • Institute of Veterinary Science
  • Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease
  • Institute of Infection and Global Health
  • Institute of Integrative Biology
  • Institute of Psychology, Health and Society
  • Institute of Translational Medicine

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to:

  • School of the Arts
  • School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
  • School of Law and Social Justice
  • University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS)

The Faculty of Science and Engineering comprises of:

  • School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Sciences
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences.

The university has also invested GBP 65 million alongside the government and Unilever to build a Materials Innovation Factory on campus to undertake innovative research and create revolutionary new materials for industry.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Students from countries with a different education system to the UK may require further preparation before starting a UK degree. Kaplan's University of Liverpool International College (UoLIC) provides a selection of pathway programmes for students in a new state-of-the-art 'live learn' facility on campus. Upon successful completion of the relevant pathway programme, students will gain guaranteed admission to their chosen course at the University.

Pathway programmes for undergraduates:

  • Foundation Certificate in Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering

Pathway Programmes for postgraduates:

  • Pre-Master's Programme in Business, Law and Social Sciences
  • Pre- Masters Programme in Science and Engineering

For undergraduate admissions, the university accepts a number of international qualifications. Students should refer to the country specific requirements on the university website, for further information.

For taught master's courses, international students are usually required to have the equivalent of a UK bachelor's degree. For MPhil/PhD courses, international students will require a master's qualification, or the equivalent of a high-grade bachelor's degree, as well as some research experience.

Students will also have to meet the English language requirements. A minimum of CEFR B2 level in speaking, writing, listening and reading is required for undergraduate study.

If students do not meet the English language requirements, the university's English Language Centre runs Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses to help students improve their English language skills in order to gain a place on their chosen university course.

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All students of the University of Liverpool are automatically members of the Guild of Students. The Guild has something to suit everyone including advice, volunteering opportunities and over 200 societies and clubs to join.

Sport Liverpool is well-known for its excellent sporting provision. There are options for everyone to enjoy. There are organised leagues in hockey, badminton, football, table tennis, basketball, netball and much more.

The Sport and Fitness Centre includes:

  • 25 metre swimming pool and shallow pool
  • Two sports halls
  • Four squash courts
  • Dance and spinning studios
  • Bouldering wall
  • Sports Cafe
  • Comprehensive gym and fitness suite
  • Weight training facilities
  • Organised group exercise classes including spin, pilates, HIIT, body pump, body balance and grit.

Learning Resources

Both the Sydney Jones and Harold Cohen libraries are open 24 hours a day ,7 days a week during term time, and include:

  • Two million books
  • 65,000 electronic journals and online access to most major databases
  • 680,000 contemporary electronic books including academic e-books, reports and conference proceedings.


There are a wide range of accommodation options at the university. Housing is split over two separate sites – the recently refurbished Student Village at Greenbank – which is in a leafy suburb off-campus, or students can opt for modern, state of the art on-campus accommodation.

There is also Virtual Interactive Teaching at Liverpool (VITAL), which supports teaching and learning activities online.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

The University of Liverpool offers a number of scholarships and awards for international students including merit-based awards, country-specific and subject-specific scholarships. These include:

Vice-Chancellor's International Attainment Scholarship

New international students who achieve AAB and above in A levels (or equivalent), receive a GBP 2,000 tuition fee discount during the first year at undergraduate level.

Students who achieve A*AA in A levels (or equivalent), will be awarded a GBP 2,500 tuition fee discount. Master's students who have achieved a First-Class degree or equivalent will be awarded a GBP 2,500 tuition fee discount. This scholarship only applies to students studying for non-clinical degrees.

Commonwealth Postgraduate Bursary

International postgraduate students who originate from a Commonwealth country will be awarded a GBP 2,000 tuition fee discount. This scholarship is not subject-dependent.

First Class Scholarship

International students on non-clinical programmes who achieve and maintain a first-class average of 70% receive a GBP 1000 fee reduction for each subsequent year of study if a first-class average is maintained.

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University of Liverpool was established in 1881 and is a member of Russel Group and is in the top 1% of universities worldwide for internationally recognized research. The university is a globally focused institution with partnerships throughout the world, including research institutes, universities, governments and industrial organizations. Students can join the University of Liverpool and these networks will open opportunities to travel study abroad and make their own worldwide connections.

Liverpool offers a range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degrees, delivered on campus, online and at partner institutions. Students can join its innovative English Language Centre?s Activate English programme if they do not meet the English requirement to study in the university which can enable them to study alongside students from around the world. It offers a fixed fee guarantee for all full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students from outside the European Union.

Built on an illustrious heritage that stretches back 800 years, Liverpool has a global reputation. The University is driving the city?s knowledge economy through close collaboration with fellow universities, industry and the NHS, helping the Liverpool City Region compete in the global business world.
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