University of Liverpool

  • Entry Standards Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the University.

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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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    4.01 / 5.00
  • Research Quality Research Quality

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

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    3.06 / 4.00
  • Research Intensity Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in research in the University.

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    0.70 / 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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    75.8 / 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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    75.8 / 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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    91.8 / 100.0


  • One of the first civic universities, Liverpool's history dates back to 1881.
  • The college (as it was then) attracted pioneers including Professor Oliver Lodge who made the world's first public radio transmission in 1894 and demonstrated the first surgical use of x-rays two years later.
  • The university is proud to be associated with nine Nobel Laureates.

Location and Transport

  • Liverpool is well served by air, rail, coach and road.
  • The university is a city centre campus, situated 10 minutes from the main railway station.
  • The university and halls of residences are serviced by regular bus routes.

Entry Requirements

  • Detailed entry requirements are found on all our programme entries on our website.

Student Mix

The 22,715 students enrolled in the academic year 2014/15 comprise:

Level of study

  • Undergraduate 79%
  • Postgraduate 21%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 90%
  • Part Time 10%


  • UK 70%
  • EU 3%
  • Other 27%

Student gender

  • Male 43%
  • Female 57%

Course Flexibility

  • Non-clinical courses (both undergraduate and postgraduate) are modular, enabling you to choose from a wide choice of options.
  • A wide range of our programmes include the opportunity spend a year abroad, or in industry.
  • You can design a degree that’s tailored to suit your specific interests, academic strengths and career aspirations via our Honours Select programme in Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Our extensive Study Abroad options now include a life-changing opportunity to spend time at our fully English speaking partner Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in China.

Teaching Standards

  • There is a strong tradition of 'education for the professions' and many courses are professionally accredited.
  • Liverpool is the only UK university with full clinical education coverage i.e. Clinical Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
  • The university's philosophy is that learning and teaching are research-led. Teaching curricula are designed and modified in the context of cutting-edge research.
  • The university had an increase in scores across 26 subject areas in the 2015 National Student Survey (NSS), with overall satisfaction at 85%
  • Among the 26 improved subject areas, five have experienced significant improvement of 10% or more. 11 subject areas have particularly strong results with overall satisfaction between 95% and 100% including Philosophy, French Studies, Dentistry and Nursing.

Research Standards

  • Associated with nine Nobel Laureates, the university is recognised for its high quality teaching and research. Its research activities and collaborations particularly in Advanced Materials, Personalised Health, and Infectious Disease extend worldwide, and address many of the vital challenges of today.
  • Our research power has been ranked 20th in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • Seven subjects are ranked in the Top 10 for 3* and 4* research excellence: Chemistry (1st), Computer Science (1st), General Engineering (5th), Archaeology (5th), Agriculture, Veterinary & Food Science (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).
  • 90% of the university’s research impact is considered 'outstanding' or 'very considerable' and makes an enormous contribution to society.

Academic Strengths

  • The university is a member of the Russell Group, representing the UK's top research-led universities.
  • Professional subjects, including Medicine, Health Sciences, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Engineering, Law, Architecture and Town Planning.
  • Additionally, the university is well regarded for Physical, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

Undergraduate Courses

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Student Facilities

  • Liverpool was the first Russell Group university to provide week-day 24-hour opening throughout the academic year.
  • We have two libraries, the Harold Cohen and the Syndey Jones housing over 1.9 million books, a large portfolio of around 44,000 electronic journals and online access to most major databases.
  • You can also access over 500,000 contemporary electronic books including academic e-books, reports and conference proceedings, and over 317,000 digitised printed books. There are extensive special collections, such as the largest Science Fiction collection in Europe, plus rare books and manuscripts.
  • You can have 24/7 access on or off-campus to the library catalogue, our electronic resources, the programme notes your department has put online and a fantastic array of learning materials.
  • There are over 2,000 computers available to students across campus plus high-speed wi-fi. Most of the computers are in the two main libraries and are available 24/7 but there are also computer centres in most buildings across campus.
  • Mobile Campus and Mobile Learn apps give you access to your resources wherever you are.

Disability Services

  • Please telephone 0151 794 4714/5117/0323, email or visit our website for information about the disability services at the University of Liverpool.

Students' Union

  • The Guild of Students (Liverpool's name for the Students' Union) is a student-led, student-focused, not for profit organization with the principles of representation, democracy and informed campaigning at its heart.
  • Gigs, food, shops, support services and chill out spaces, you can find it all in our £10m guild building
  • We have 200 student-run societies which you can get involved in, along with a wide range of volunteering projects and student-staff roles.
  • Take part in Give it a Go trips, enjoy live music gigs and make the most of our other good quality, affordable services.
  • Whether you need help to settle in or support during your studies, we’re here for you. We’re a friendly, helpful bunch and quick and easy to contact.

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • As a busy and thriving city, Liverpool has many part-time jobs ideal for students.
  • Typical student vacancies can be found in hospitality, events, retail and administration.
  • The Careers and Employability Service advertises vacancies specifically for students on our dedicated jobs board. In addition we host specific part-time jobs fairs throughout the year.

Careers Guidance

  • Our award-winning Careers and Employability Service is here to help you make the most of your time at university by providing a range of expert advice and information.
  • 89.9% of our students are employed or in further education within six months of graduating.
  • 9 out of 10 of our students use the Careers and Employability Service, making it one of the most popular and best-used amongst the UK’s top universities.
  • We were ranked in the top 15 UK universities targeted by UK employers in the latest Global Employability University Survey.
  • My Liverpool is our online portal where you can search for extra-curricular activities to complement your studies and to develop the skills needed to increase your employability.

Recent/Prospective New Builds

The university continues to strengthen key aspects of the student experience, investing £600m in its teaching, research and residential estate over a 10-year period, including £250 million in high quality accommodation and £350m in the city centre campus and at the Veterinary Science site at Leahurst on the Wirral. Recent projects have included:

  • £44m 730 high-quality bedroom Vine Court development at the city centre campus.
  • £25 m in award-winning Centralised Teaching Laboratories.
  • £32 m in teaching facilities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • £7.5 m in an extension to the Management School.
  • £10m in a refurbishment of its Guild of Students.

The first phase of the university’s £70m scientific research facility – which will ultimately accommodate more than 600 researchers in state-of-the art laboratories – is complete.

  • The facility provides an inter-disciplinary research environment to enable researchers to contribute more effectively to the major health challenges of the 21st century.

Notable Alumni

Many Liverpool graduates have gone on to occupy senior positions in business and public life both within the UK and internationally. These include:

  • CH Tun – the first Chief Executive of Hong Kong, now Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.
  • Dame Stella Rimingtonformer Director General of the UK’s national Security Service, MI5.
  • Rodney Chase CBEChairman of Vallares and former Group Chief Executive of  BP.
  • Sir Maurice Flanagan KBEExecutive Vice-Chairman of Emirates Airline and Group.
  • Sir Robin SaxbyChairman Emeritus of ARM Holdings.
  • Dr Sanjay JhaCEO and Chairman of Motorola Motability.
  • Lewis BoothExecutive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motor Company.
  • Keith WilliamsChief Executive of British Airways.
  • Philip ClarkeChief Executive of Tesco.
  • Colin Deverell Smith OBEformer Chairman of Poundland Group, former Chief Executive of Safeway.

Further Details

Address University of Liverpool
L69 3BX
UCAS Code L41