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Universities in Liverpool

Which universities are in Liverpool? Discover location, transport and facility information for each uni.

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  1. Why study in Liverpool?

  2. Entry requirements

  3. Transport links

  4. University of Liverpool

  5. Liverpool Hope University

  6. Liverpool John Moores University

Why study in Liverpool?

Liverpool has a lot to offer with cultural interests to meet all needs from an array of music venues to the Tate Modern. The city has a huge choice of pubs, nightclubs, festivals, coffee shops, and restaurants. The majority of the student bars are within walking distance of each other as well. There’s also plenty of green spaces and local beaches to explore. 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary from uni to uni and course to course – the best way to check what you need to get into your preferred course at each university is to use our course chooser and see what each course’s entry requirements are.

Transport links

Average train journey times from Liverpool

Bristol 5 hours 30 minutes
Cardiff 5 hours 15 minutes
London 3 hours 10 minutes
Manchester 51 minutes
Nottingham 2 hours 48 minutes
Oxford 4 hours 17 minutes
Southampton 6 hours 6 minutes

Liverpool City Centre has two major bus stations – Paradise Street and Queen Square. Other main bus stops can be found at Victoria Street, Sir Thomas Street, London Road and Renshaw Street and some services run all night.

Liverpool has one of the most frequent commuter services outside London. The local trains serve Liverpool City Centre at four stations: Liverpool Central, Moorfields, James Street and Lime Street, which is the city’s main train station, serving local and national routes.

There’s also the Liverpool John Lennon Airport which has a regular bus service from Liverpool city centre that costs about £3-4.

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a prestigious association of top-24 research-intensive universities in the UK.

Although the main campus is in the heart of Liverpool, they also have a partner university in Suzhou, China. Many students that start their studies in Liverpool, have the opportunity to spend time studying in China. 


The university is mainly based around a single urban campus approximately five minutes' walk from Liverpool City Centre. Occupying 100 acres, it contains 192 non-residential buildings that house 69 lecture theatres, 114 teaching areas and research facilities.

See the university profile page for an interactive map and more information. 


The facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool, state of the art fitness centre, squash courts, fitness classes, sports halls, personal trainers, 13 grass pitches, two synthetic hockey pitches, a 3G rugby training area and great library facilities

For more information on facilities, visit the University of Liverpool facilities page and see the sports table for what recreational and elite sports are available. 

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool Hope University offers students the opportunity to study and live on a beautiful, safe, friendly campus while also having the advantages of one of Europe’s most vibrant and renowned cities at their disposal.


There are two main teaching campuses, a dedicated accommodation campus, and an outdoor education centre. 

Hope Park is the main teaching campus and is situated in Childwall, a leafy suburb of Liverpool. The campus is a mini educational village with places to live, work, study, eat and relax.

Creative Campus is the home to the creative and performing arts degrees. It is based in the city centre of Liverpool and is a constant hive of activity, with teaching, living and social spaces, and an on-site theatre

See the university profile page for an interactive map and more information. 


The facilities available include two libraries, a gym, a sports hall, a shop, two restaurants, seven cafes, a launderette, and a number of Halls of Residence totalling over 1,100 student rooms across three sites.

For more information on facilities, visit the Liverpool Hope facilities page and see the sports table for what recreational and elite sports are available. 

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University offers over 200 undergraduate courses to suit a variety of interests and career goals.

Students are encouraged to learn as much from experience as from traditional learning. There’s a range of programmes available that have the option of going abroad giving you the chance to experience a different culture and enhance your CV.


Your city campus is situated in the heart of Liverpool and a variety of courses are taught from this central site.

Some of Liverpool’s most impressive attractions are just a short walk from the campus, including: Central Library, the Walker Art Gallery, the World Museum and St George’s Hall.

The IM Marsh campus is located just four miles south of the city centre in a leafy suburb close to Sefton Park, Lark Lane and Otterspool Promenade, and has great public transport links. 

The campus not only offers high-spec teaching rooms and labs, it provides sports and fitness equipment, gyms and playing fields, dance studios, drama theatre, practice kitchens, IT zones, library, café and plenty of social spaces.

See the university profile page for an interactive map and more information. 


Students have access to some world-class equipment in use across different disciplines. Staff and students are working with the latest technologies from sleep research equipment to virtual reality environments.

Getting involved in sports, clubs and societies at Liverpool John Moores University is a great way to challenge yourself, meet people who share your interests, and feel more connected to the university community. Sports teams, academic or social societies are run by Liverpool John Moores Students' Union (the body representing all 20,000 students at Liverpool John Moores University).

For more information on facilities, visit the Liverpool John Moore's University facilities page and see the sports table for what recreational and elite sports are available. 

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