Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University offers one of the UK's widest choices of combined degrees across the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences, and education. Ranking in the top five UK universities for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2020) Liverpool Hope University offers gold-rated teaching (TEF 2017).

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


On the outskirts of a city or town


On the coast, near the sea


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: L46

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Gold is awarded to institutions that consistently deliver outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for their students. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 75%
  • Postgraduate 25%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 88%
  • Part Time 12%

Where students come from

  • UK 96%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 2%

Student gender

  • Male 31%
  • Female 69%

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The Sheppard Worlock Library and Creative Campus library contain a core print collection of more than 309,000 items, plus access to an extensive collection of online resources including e-books, e-journals, and online reference resources.
  • There are spaces for quiet study, group study, informal social learning, presentation practice, silent reading, and revision space. Learning spaces offer a range of different technologies to suit the needs of students, including PCs, laptops, Macs, projection and presentation facilities and extensive Wi-Fi access and online support.
  • The library is home to the writer mentoring service. Master's and PhD students are there to help undergraduates develop an academic style of writing and can help them learn how to plan and structure essays.

Student jobs

  • Hope Works is an initiative that provides paid part-time on-campus work opportunities for students. Positions range from working within the catering team, to working as student ambassadors, library staff, writing mentors, reception staff or work with academic departments.
  • Hope Works offers students the chance to earn a fair wage, develop skills valued by employers, and gain application and interview experience.
  • The Employability Hub can also advise on applying for part-time work locally.

Careers advice

  • The university's Employability Hub offers workshops with employers, careers fairs, a regular employability bulletin and advice on gaining both voluntary work experience and paid work.
  • All students have access to My Career Centre – an online portal with interactive tools and advice. Students are also encouraged to register for the Service and Leadership Award, which offers professional training in leadership as well as encouraging community service.
  • Incubation space is available for Liverpool Hope graduates starting their own business. Liverpool Hope graduates can also access the careers team services for up to three years after graduation.

Health services

  • All students are to register with a local doctor (GP) or medical practice while at Liverpool Hope University. Students can register with a GP on campus during the first week of term.
  • Details of other local GPs are available from Student Development and Well-being.
  • A new sports complex at the Hope Park Campus provides the opportunity for students to keep fit and healthy, with provision for many sports. There are no monthly fees: a single yearly registration of £25 is all that's required, and then the gym facilities, courts and fitness classes are all free to use.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Liverpool Hope University provides a professional and confidential student counselling service to help students with any personal issues that may be affecting their studies, self-esteem, relationships, emotional or general feelings of well-being. The counselling service is based in the Gateway Building at the Hope Park Campus and offers daily drop-in sessions.
  • Support is provided for anyone experiencing any form of mental health difficulty.

Disability support

  • A team of Learning Support Advisers offer confidential advice and guidance, including face-to-face, telephone and Skype appointments – and during term time, drop-in advice sessions for brief queries.
  • Along with general advice and guidance on disability-related issues, support may include: advice on assessments for dyslexia and other specific learning differences, advice, and assistance regarding reasonable adjustments, including the creation of learning support plans. The service also liaises with accommodation services regarding disability-related needs in halls of residence.

Other services and facilities

  • Hope's Health Science Building includes a 25m sprint track with force meters and motion capture for biomechanical analysis, a phlebotics laboratory for blood sampling, treadmills and BODPODs for physiological analysis, a double-height robotics suite and engineering laboratory to aid the building and testing of drones, nutrition laboratories with food analysis and testing facilities, and two large bioscience and environmental science laboratories.
  • Psychology laboratories include motor control capture and vision and colour laboratories, as well as cognitive and neurobehavioural suites. A child observation laboratory is available for students to use for research and class exercises. The building also includes space for research synergies with psychology and sport.
  • The Social Sciences department houses a simulator and scenario room, equipped with 24-hour recording, for Hope students to utilise for both practical and theory based assignments and in class exercises.

Students' Union

  • Liverpool Hope Students' Union offers sports, social activities, societies, and volunteering opportunities – as well as advice, support, and representation within the university and nationally. It runs regular forums at both campuses to ensure students' voices are heard.
  • Sports teams include cheerleading, Gaelic football and lacrosse; and a growing number of societies range from the Good Games Nerd Society to the Islamic Society (ISOC).
  • Events include Welcome Week and awards nights, as well as club nights at local venues. The union also works with the university bar to host events throughout the year.


  • Celebrating 175 years of academic excellence, Liverpool Hope University has a strong tradition of scholarship and research in science, the arts, humanities, social science, and education.
  • Granted the title of Liverpool Hope University by the Privy Council in 2005, with Research Degree Awarding Powers granted in 2009.
  • In 2016, a state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building opened at Hope Park. It features specialist laboratory spaces dedicated to nutrition, genomics, cell biology and psychology, along with laboratories and space for sport and exercise science.

Fascinating Fact

  • The earliest founding colleges at Liverpool Hope University, established in 1844 and 1856, were among the first to provide opportunities for higher education to women.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Willy Russell – playwright.
  • Lord Michael Storey – politician.
  • Lord David Alton – politician.
  • Steve Rotherham – MP.
  • Jenny Meadows – athlete.
  • Diane Allahgreen – athlete.
  • Jake Mills – comedian and mental health campaigner.
  • Emma Hayes – manager, Chelsea Ladies FC.
  • Steve Brine – MP.
  • Sir Christopher Stone – chief education officer GEMS Education.


Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD