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Liverpool, University of

With a rich heritage stretching back to 1881, the University of Liverpool is a founding member of the Russell Group, the prestigious association of the top 24 research institutions in the UK. University of Liverpool is a global university with strategic collaborations and pioneering partnerships with international governments, research institutes, universities and organizations. Liverpool's research power is ranked 20th in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with 7 subjects ranked in the top 10: Chemistry (1st), Computer Science (1st ), Engineering (5th), Veterinary (8th), Architecture (9th), and English (10th). 81% of the university’s research is ranked in the highest categories of 4* (world leading) and 3* (internationally excellent).  

Located at the heart of two world famous cities, Liverpool and London, Liverpool's excellence in teaching, learning and research, first class facilities and outstanding support places the university in the top 1% of universities worldwide. The University of Liverpool will provide you with an inspiring student experience, in a diverse international community. You will be taught by leading experts in their field who will challenge you academically and ensure you are well equipped and prepared for your career.

Liverpool offers personalized and supported entrance into the UK for international students and the award winning Careers & Employability Service provides dedicated advisors for international students. The student/staff ratio at Liverpool is the 8th best in the Russell group and the university is investing over £600 million in improving the student experience; including £250 million on state-of- the-art student accommodation and £23 million in the award winning Central Teaching Laboratories; Europe’s most advanced scientific teaching laboratories.

The university offers over 600 undergraduate and graduate programs across a comprehensive range of subject areas throughout three faculties; Faculty of Humanities  and Social Sciences,  Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Liverpool is also renowned for  excellent and research that specifically relates to the professions including, Medicine, dentistry Business, Law, Architecture and Engineering.

The vibrant, exciting city of Liverpool, birth place of the Beatles and home to Liverpool and Everton football clubs, has a global reputation for sport, music, architecture and a wealth of culture for you to explore, which is why Liverpool was ranked 3rd in the Rough Guides’ top 10 destination cities of the world (2014). Liverpool was also voted the UK’s friendliest city in the Conde Nast Traveller Survey. With over 60,000 students in total across the city, Liverpool is also one of the most cost-effective student cities in the UK.

The university offers a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students; for the full range of scholarships available, ask your Across The Pond Advisor.

If you would like to find out more about the University of Liverpool, please enquire with an Across The Pond Personal Advisor.

Number of Students: 22,000

Number of International Students: 7,400

Tuition Fees: 

  • Undergraduate courses: from £15,750 per year (2018/19)
  • Graduate courses: from £13,000 per year (2018/19)

Accommodation Fees: £124.60-£206.15 (per week)

Location of University: Liverpool City Center Campus, London City Center Campus

Established: 1881 

Number of Inhabitants in Liverpool: 465,700

Closest Airport: Liverpool John Lennon Airport

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

New Transdisciplinary MSc at Liverpool

The University of Liverpool announces a new programme at its London campus: the MSc Advanced Transdisciplinary Design. This programme brings together the fields Architecture and Industrial Design, and provides design students with cutting-edge digital skills.

If you want to know more about this programme, or about Liverpool overall, contact your personal advisor, or enquire here to speak to us (mention the programme so we know to send you the details)

City of Liverpool Rated a Top Destination!

Trip Advisor recently named the city of Liverpool as one of the top three destinations to visit in the UK, alongside Edinburgh and London.  Indeed, Liverpool has been a long-standing top destination, and was also named a European Capital of Culture by the EU in 2008.

Why not take a year (or three?) to explore this fabulous port city? One of the UK's top universities -- Russell Group member the University of Liverpool -- offers a plethora of programs at all levels.

Why Liverpool?

Liverpool is a city famous for its world class sport offerings and unrivalled musical heritage.

With the largest collection of museums and galleries anywhere outside of the Capital, Liverpool’s culture and heritage are at the very heart of the city.

Liverpool Ranked 1st for Sciences!

The University of Liverpool was recently ranked 1st in the UK for research in Chemistry and Computer Science, both with 4* (world leading) and 3* (internationally excellent) in the REF 2014 assessments.

Chemistry also ranked 8th for teaching in the 2015 Guardian league table. If you are interested in studying sciences at this world-leading institution, enquire here and speak to one of our expert Student Advisors.

Join us for Destination Britain, Canada's Biggest UK Only Student Fair!

Join the Across The Pond Canada team from 9:30am to 4pm on Saturday 27 February 2016 at the Delta Downtown in Toronto (75 Lower Simcoe  St.).

At this event you can discover exciting universities in England, Scotland and Wales, and learn more about the various study opportunities available; meet with representatives from a number of our university partners and discuss your requirements with our team of expert student advisors; and arrange a one-to-one advising session or attend one of our information workshops.

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