• Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University. These tables use the old UCAS tariff.

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  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    4.39 / 5.00
  • Research Quality
    Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the University.

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    2.21 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity
    Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the University.

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    0.53 / 1.00
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the employability of graduates on completion of their courses at the University.

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    78.0 / 100.0
  • Student-Staff Ratio
    Student-Staff Ratio

    The average staffing levels at the University.

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  • Academic Services Spend
    Academic Services Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting services such as libraries and IT.

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  • Facilities Spend
    Facilities Spend

    A guide to how much the University spends on supporting facilities such as the careers service, health and counselling services and sport facilities.

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  • Good Honours
    Good Honours

    The percentage of graduates achieving a first or upper second class honours degree – the class of degree achieved can impact a graduate’s employment prospects.

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    63.8 / 100.0
  • Degree Completion
    Degree Completion

    The proportion of students expected to successfully complete their studies and gain a degree from the University.

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    78.8 / 100.0

Liverpool Hope University offers one of the UK’s widest choices of combined degrees across the arts, humanities, social science and education. The university is 1st in the North West and 4th in the UK for overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2016). 96.2% of 2015 graduates were in employment or education 6 months after graduation, with 78% in graduate level employment.

Entry Requirements

  • The standard offer level is between BCC–ABB at A level or equivalent, or 104–128 new UCAS tariff points, plus any further subject specific entry requirements.
  • Some subjects also require students to attend an interview or audition.
  • For a full list of acceptable qualifications and offer levels, please refer to the subject entry profiles which are available from the UCAS website.

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.

Teaching Methods

  • Students learn from world leading academics, internationally acclaimed visiting professors and professional tutors with extensive practitioner or industry experience.
  • Students have small group tutorials with a named tutor each week, and all teaching is research-informed.

Undergraduate Courses

Type of Qualification:

Mode of study:

Course Flexibility

  • Liverpool Hope offers one of the UK’s widest choices of combined degrees across the arts, humanities, social science and education.
  • In each subject, the curriculum involves a journey through the discipline that deepens and allows specialisms as each student moves through their years of study. All students studying a subject area (whether as single or combined honours) cover a common 'disciplinary core'.
  • Research-led seminars in the final year provide opportunities for students to choose specialisms which particularly interest them.
  • All students will undertake a dissertation or advanced research project in their final year.

Student Services and Facilities

  • 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.
  • IT facilities include more than 1000 PCs across various locations, including in the library and other open access spaces and computer laboratories, and there is free Wi-Fi across campuses and university accommodation.
  • The Student Gateway provides a central contact point for all student support services.
  • Sports science facilities are located at the new Hope Park Sports Science Avenue development. These include specialist laboratory spaces dedicated to nutrition, genomics, cell biology and psychology, along with laboratories and space for sport and exercise science, and a 25-metre bio-mechanics sprint track. It also features a new sports complex and café.
  • Environmental and biological studies fieldwork can be conducted at the university-owned Plas Caerdeon Outdoor Education Centre in North Wales.
  • Creative facilities include the Capstone Theatre, which attracts international artists and hosts the Cornerstone Arts Festival and Liverpool International Jazz Festival. There are also 3 dance studios, music technology laboratories and recording studios; plus studios for painting, sculpture, ceramics, metal and textiles, and the Cornerstone Gallery. Liverpool Hope is one of only 6 higher education institutions in the country with All-Steinway School status, with 12 new Steinway pianos acquired in 2010.
  • THIS Student Radio Station offers opportunities for students to present and produce.

Disability Services

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:

  • Liaising with the university Accommodation Services team regarding disability-related needs in Halls of Residence.
  • Advice on assessments for dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties.
  • Advice and guidance with applications for Disabled Students’ Allowances funding, including referrals for identified support workers, where appropriate.
  • Advice and assistance regarding the identification of reasonable adjustments, including the creation of a Learning Support Plan to inform university staff of the student’s support needs.
  • Additional arrangements for exams and assessments.

Students' Union

  • The 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 badminton, cheerleading, football, Gaelic football and rugby; and the growing number of societies includes musical theatre, ISOC, History and Politics and Feminist.
  • Events include Welcome Week events, a summer ball, awards nights as well as club nights at local venues. The union also works with the university bar to host events throughout the year.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • Students can register with Hope Works, which advertises part-time jobs on campus. 
  • The Employability Hub can also advise on applying for part time work locally.

Careers Guidance

  • 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. Careers advice and guidance is also available through 1-to-1 interviews.
  • 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, as well as encouraging community service, offers professional training in leadership.
  • A careers programme is embedded in all subject areas.
  • Incubation space is available for Liverpool Hope graduates starting their own business.
  • Employability Hub services can also be accessed after graduation.

Student Mix

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 80%
  • Postgraduate 20%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 90%
  • Part Time 10%

Where students come from

  • UK 96%
  • EU 2%
  • Other 2%

Student gender

  • Male 31%
  • Female 69%


  • With a history of over 170 years, Liverpool Hope University has a strong tradition of scholarship and research in science, the arts, humanities, social science and education.
  • The earliest founding colleges, established in the 19th century (1844 and 1856), were among the first to provide opportunities for higher education to women.
  • Granted the title of Liverpool Hope University by the Privy Council in 2005, with Research Degree Awarding Powers granted in 2009.

Notable Alumni

  • Willy Russell – playwright.
  • Lord Michael Storey – politician.
  • Lord David Alton – politician.
  • Steve Rotherham – MP.
  • Jenny Meadows – athlete.
  • Terry Molloy – actor.
  • 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.

Further Details

Address Liverpool Hope University Hope Park Liverpool L16 9JD
UCAS Code L46