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  • International Fees From

    £20,000 UG

  • World Ranking

    =178th in Times HE
    101-150th in Shanghai

  • International


  • Employability


  • Accommodation

    from £144.97 p/w

Liverpool, Merseyside L69 3BX, United Kingdom

The University of Liverpool is a public research university situated in the city of Liverpool.

Liverpool is a city in the borough of Merseyside in the north west of England. It has a population of approximately 465,700. Liverpool is just under an hour’s drive, or a 50 minutes train journey, from Manchester airport, one of the UK’s major international airports providing flights to Dubai, New York, Paris and Singapore amongst more than 200 destinations. Liverpool is 212 miles from London.

Liverpool is still a major port and has one of the world’s most recognisable skylines. Liverpool is also notable for its two cathedrals, the Tate Gallery and as the birthplace of The Beatles.

The average lowest temperature in Liverpool is 2 degrees in January and between 17-18 degrees in July.

  • History

    The University of Liverpool was founded in 1881 as a university college and is one of the original six red brick civic universities in the country.

    The University has been home to a number of notable events and discoveries. In 1894 Oliver Lodge, a professor at the University, made the world’s first public radio transmission. The University’s historical reputation in the fields of medicine and physics has continued to the present day.

    Today the University of LIverpool comprises three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences; Science and Engineering; Health and Life Sciences. The faculties are organised into 35 departments and schools. The University of Liverpool is a founding member of the Russell Group of research intensive universities.


    The University of Liverpool is based around a single 100 acre urban campus approximately five minutes walk from Liverpool City Centre. The university accommodation and main outdoor sports facilities are based in Mossley Hill about 3 miles from the main campus. Carnatic student village, in Mossley Hill which houses 1,100 undergraduates has its own central restaurant, bar, laundrette, communal spaces, shops, computer study rooms, a cash machine and its own student health centre.


    University of Liverpool is ranked =178th in the Times Higher Education rankings. Liverpool is ranked between 101-150th in the Shanghai Jaio Tong rankings and Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of universities.

    University of Liverpool is ranked 40th in the National Student Survey Satisfaction rankings.


    There are approximately 7,700 international students at Liverpool University, representing 35% of all students.

    Pathway entry for international students – Kaplan runs an International College on the University campus and offers foundation courses leading to degree course entry.

    For more information, please visit Pathway & Foundation page.


    There are more than 22,000 students on the Liverpool campus.


    96.9% of Liverpool’s graduates enter directly into work, further study or training within 6 months of graduation (source:HESA). A breakdown of post graduation employment by course, showing the split into professional/managerial positions, rather than general employment figures, is available from Unistats an independent source of university data. For more information, please visit the REF Information page.


    The University of Liverpool is mainly based around an urban campus which is less than a ten minute walk from Liverpool city centre. 100 acres in size, the campus contains 192 non-residential buildings that house 69 lecture theatres, 114 teaching areas and state-of-the-art research facilities. There is also a dedicated Student Health Centre and creche.

    The Victoria Building, opened in 1892, has been restored as the Victoria Gallery and Museum with cafe and associated activities. The university has more than 160 societies including Performing Arts, Celebrating Culture, Accounting and Finance, Music and Debating.

    The University of Liverpool has a strong sporting focus and has university teams in a variety of sports including football, rugby, cricket, hockey, windsurfing, lacrosse and cheerleading. Sports facilities include a 33 metre swimming pool, 2 sports halls, fitness suite and squash courts.

    Liverpool has places of worship for every major religion and faith. The Guild of Students is host to religious societies representing each of the major faiths; Baha’i, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism have their own societies.


    There are two main locations for university halls of residence, Greenbank Student Village and Carnatic Halls.

    Undergraduates applying before 31st August whose first choice university is Liverpool are guaranteed accommodation. The University also guarantees first year international postgraduate students accommodation on campus provided they apply no later than July 31st. Generally first year UK/EU postgraduate students are also accommodated.

    The lowest price for a single room with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities is £144.97 per week.

    An example of catered accommodation (with an en-suite bathroom) is £222.46 per week.



    International undergraduate tuition fees:
    Fees for full time undergraduate courses start at £20,000 for most Arts, Humanities and Social Science subjects. Most Life Science courses start at £24,100, and Engineering courses cost £24,500. Physics costs £24,850. Medicine – £37,350

    Subject Areas

    REF (Research Excellence Framework) was an independent government review conducted into the quality of research at UK universities and published in December 2014. This information highlights subjects of specialism within each university. We have listed all subject areas where at least 60% of the research conducted in these specific fields has been graded 3 or 4 stars. (4 stars being the highest ranking REF award). For more information, please visit the REF Information page.

    • Agriculture, Food and Veterinary Science
    • Archaeology
    • Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
    • Business and Management Studies
    • Chemistry
    • Clinical Medicine
    • Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Library and Information Management
    • Computer Science and Informatics
    • Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • Engineering
    • English Language and Literature
    • Geography and Environmental Studies
    • History
    • Law
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Modern Languages and Linguistics
    • Music, Drama, Dance, Performing Arts, Film and Screen Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Politics and International Studies
    • Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience
    • Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care
    • Social Work and Social Policy

    Online Courses

    The University of Liverpool offers distance learning in Management, Health, Marketing, Computer Science, and Psychology, to Masters level. It also provides online study options for courses to PGCert level, and a range of Continuing Professional Development courses.

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