Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is the original ‘red brick’ university and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. Renowned worldwide for internationally-recognised research and teaching, first-class facilities and outstanding support, the University of Liverpool is consistently ranked in the top 30 UK universities and top 200 world universities.


The University offers an excellent choice of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across three Faculties; Health and Life Sciences, Science and Engineering and Humanities and Social Science. Programmes focus on the passions, aspirations and ambitions of students. Such an approach has led to an incredible pass rate: more than 85% of graduates receive a First or 2:1.

As a Russell Group University, research is central to the University’s endeavours. The researchers are at the forefront of innovation and discovery, advancing knowledge to improve lives. What this means for students is that teaching at the University of Liverpool is informed and delivered by inspirational experts, who are at the forefront of developments in their field.


Liverpool is renowned for teaching excellence and research that specifically relates to the professions including, Medicine, Dentistry, Business, Law, Architecture and Engineering. There is also a wide offering of combined courses at undergraduate level for students who wish to develop interests and strengths in multiple areas.

The University is leading research in areas of personalised health, advanced materials, infectious diseases, heritage, digital innovation and climate futures.


The University of Liverpool offers the ideal intellectual, social and physical environment in which to succeed. Students benefit from supportive networks across the campus and first-rate facilities for academic study and social interaction. As a city-centre campus in the heart of Liverpool the University is perfectly located to meet the needs of students.

The campus is divided into three areas: North Campus, Central Campus and South Campus. All areas are accessible on foot and there are plentiful food and shopping outlets throughout. Abercromby Square is a delightful outdoor space which students enjoy during the spring and summer months, even if the British weather is not always the best!

Liverpool was the first Russell Group university to provide week-day 24-hour opening during the academic year. There are two libraries with over two million books, over 65,000 electronic journals and over 680,000 contemporary electronic books. Extensive specialist collections include the largest Science Fiction collection in Europe! Both libraries have zoned study spaces (silent, quiet and group) and receive excellent feedback from students.

A wide range of accommodation is available at the University, to suit all tastes, needs and budgets. Five campus residences offer students convenient access to university facilities as well as being only a 10-minute walk from the bustling city centre. Greenbank Student Village (exclusively offered to first-year undergraduate students) is located in a leafy suburb of Liverpool with beautiful parkland on the doorstep and a calendar of social activities running throughout the year.


Supporting students is a priority at the University of Liverpool, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a positive environment. The Student Services Centre brings together support teams across a range of areas with specialist advisors on-hand to support with a wide variety of needs, including health and wellbeing, disabilities, financial advice and visas and immigration. In-person and virtual appointments can be booked online and there is an extensive library of self-help guides and resources.

International students also benefit from dedicated support from the International Advice and Guidance (IAG) team. IAG advisors deliver induction events, themed presentations throughout the year and provide a wealth of online information. Appointments can be booked with an IAG advisor for individual queries.


Life at the University of Liverpool isn’t just about academic excellence. Over 200 student-run societies, study abroad programmes and numerous volunteer projects provide great opportunities for students to develop both personally and professionally.

The Guild of Students is the heart of social life at the University, with a revamped building housing event venues, shops, restaurants and recreational facilities. The Guild organises a vast array of activities and events throughout the year, from formal balls to quizzes and gigs. There are also trips to places of local interest and more widely across the UK so students can explore with others at a cheaper cost.

For those looking to contribute to a good cause and make a difference the Guild facilitates a broad range of volunteering opportunities, including animal welfare, climate and sustainability, literacy and mental health support.

Societies are an excellent way to make friends, continue hobbies or develop a new skill and with over 200 on offer there is something to suit everyone’s taste! Academic societies, faith and cultural societies, music and art societies, and lots more to explore!

Sport Liverpool has over 50 competitive sports clubs, internal leagues, and excellent indoor and outdoor facilities. The Sports Centre is nestled in the heart of the campus and includes a swimming pool, sports halls, bouldering wall, dance and spinning studio and squash courts. Football, rugby, hockey and lacrosse pitches can be found at the University’s Wyncote Sports Ground. Students can access facilities for recreational purposes and also for competitive sport. Clubs compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) leagues, where competitors travel across the country to represent the University in a variety of sports.


Of the 30,000 students at the University of Liverpool, almost 8,000 travel from all over the world, and there is a thriving community of 280,000 alumni in 170 countries. Not only does the University provide a friendly, supportive and inspiring student experience for international students, it also offers a generous range of scholarships

Both the University and the city of Liverpool have a diverse and multi-cultural population. The University places high value on global connections and strives to offer an exciting range of study abroad opportunities to students, whether that’s a semester abroad in France or Australia, or a year-long adventure in China through the Year in China programme.

In addition to study abroad opportunities the University’s pioneering global partnerships include; the innovative joint venture Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China, the University of Liverpool International College (UoLIC) and over 100 exchange partnerships with some of the best universities in the world.


The University’s award-winning Careers and Employability team provide students with the tools, advice and support they need to take control of their career and achieve their ambitions.

Experienced career coaches and peers help students to explore career options, connect with graduate employers, and apply for roles. Embedded employability skills within the curriculum, internships, year in industry options, and the latest digital technologies ensure students have the skills, opportunities and experience to stand out in the global graduate job market.

The Careers team also hosts a number of large-scale and bespoke events on campus throughout the year, offering students an important platform to make connections with employers, learn about different sectors, broaden their horizons and open doors for their future. The annual Careers Fair is one example, with over 80 global, national and regional employers attending in order to attract talent into a variety of roles including summer internships, industry placements and high-skilled graduate-level positions.


Home of The Beatles and Liverpool and Everton football clubs, Liverpool has more museums, theatres and galleries than any other city in the UK outside of London. The city also has a global reputation for sport, music, architecture, and culture, and an incredible range of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, to meet all tastes and budgets. And all of this is available in one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK.

Ask students in Liverpool about their life in the city and they will gush with enthusiasm and pride. There is so much to do, so much to see and so many places to explore! With a student population above 50,000 Liverpool is a thriving and bustling base for studies, socialising and trying new things. A city with a jam-packed events calendar, from global music superstars and world-class sporting events to a host of cultural festivals and parades.



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Established: 1881

Location: Liverpool, England

Population of Liverpool: Around 500,000

Closest airport: Liverpool John Lennon Airport (20 minutes away), Manchester International Airport (45 minutes away)

Student population: Around 30,000

International students: Over 7,000

Nationalities on campus: Over 150

Employability rate: Over 85%


  • Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Sciences
  • Law
  • Computer Science and Engineering


  • Liverpool was named the European Capital of Culture in 2008
  • There are secret underground tunnels in the Georgian Quarter
  • 9 Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University of Liverpool

Notable Alumni

  • Sir Joseph Rotblat physicist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
  • Har Gobind Khorana shared the Nobel prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1968
  • Charles Glover Barkla Nobel prize for Physics 1917 work in X-rays
  • Tung Chee-hwa First Chief Executive and President of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
  • Dame Stella Rimington former first Director General of MI5
  • Dame Carol Ann Duffy Britain’s Poet Laureate and playwright
  • Phil Redmond CBE television producer and screenwriter
  • Rodney Robert Porter Nobel Laureate and Biochemist
  • Beth Tweedle MBE Britains most successful gymnast
  • Sanjay Kumar CEO of Global Foundries and former CEO of Motorola
  • Clive Barker- Writer/film director/artist
  • Jon Snow – Journalist and Television presenter ITN news
  • Gugielmo Marconi 1st Marquis of Marconi, Inventor and electrical engineer pioneered distance radio waves
  • Patricia Routledge CBE Actress and singer
  • Sir Robin Saxby – CEO ARM Holdings
  • Sir James Frazer Stirling – Architect
  • Sir Maurice Flanagan – founding CEO of Emirates
  • Sir Dawda Jawara- first Prime Minister and President of Gambia
  • Barham Salih- former Prime Minister of Kurdistan Regional Government


Why study at University of Liverpool?

  • A city-centre campus with easy access to excellent amenities
  • The University celebrates originality and diversity
  • A commitment to supporting all students, whatever their background


  • Consistently in the top 200 QS world rankings
  • Consistently in the top 30 UK rankings
  • 91% of research rated as world-leading or internationally-excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021)
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