University of Liverpool

Liverpool, Liverpool

  • #=165 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 26,793Total Students
  • 2,775Faculty
  • 8,719Int'l Students

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The University of Liverpool is a remarkable place, combining academic excellence with the attributes of our famous home maritime city: a spirit of creativity, welcoming to all, and committed to social responsibility.

Established in 1881, we are the original ‘redbrick’ university – a phrase inspired by our distinctive redbrick Victoria Building. This spirit of originality shapes everything we do; ideas are born here that transform industries and travel the globe, touching and improving millions of lives as they go.

Our founding mission - ‘for the advancement of learning and ennoblement of life’ reflects our belief in the transformative power of research and education. And our Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework highlights our commitment to world-class teaching and learning. Employability is embedded throughout our programmes, and our graduates enjoy high employability rates.

With over 30,000 students and 280,000 alumni across over 170 countries, our diverse, multicultural community makes us a home for all kinds of ambitions and all kinds of achievements. Alumni include nine Nobel prize winners, the first female poet laureate and the first female Director General of MI5, alongside those who have led the way in fields from nuclear disarmament to the life cycle of malarial parasites.

Today we have hundreds of international research collaborations. spanning diverse subject matter across our three faculties – Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Engineering. Through interdisciplinary research we are driving breakthroughs in developing new materials with large-scale applications in both industry and consumer products, enhancing the personalisation of health management, and progressing the battle against infectious diseases. In addition, we are cultivating a deeper understanding of the past and helping to create a more prosperous, fair and healthier world for everyone.

Our main campus sits at the top of Brownlow Hill, just a ten-minute walk from Liverpool’s vibrant city centre and at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter. The University helps drive the city’s knowledge economy through close collaboration with fellow universities, industry and the NHS, helping the Liverpool City Region compete in the global business world. 


Our Materials Innovation Factory draws together world-leading research and technologies to provide a stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas to accelerate the delivery of real world solutions.

Our digital research is enabling the transformation of society and industry through the generation, communication and application of data. Opened in 2022, the Digital Innovation Facility brings together leading scientists and engineers to deliver high impact industrial innovation.
 

Like Liverpool itself, we march to the beat of our own drum. And we encourage our students and staff to do the same. Leading by example, we foster creativity, independence and courage. We open our doors wide, and make sure everyone can express their true character here, whoever they are and wherever they come from. Because when they do, they make our learning environment richer, and our whole University stronger.

Find out more about life at the University of Liverpool via its social media channels, including X/Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

The city of Liverpool is such an important part of all of our students' time at Liverpool, and our campus is conveniently located just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Liverpool offers a famously friendly welcome (we were voted 4th friendliest city in the world by Rough Guides), and with a vibrant cultural and social offering, plenty of green spaces and fresh air, a fantastic array of restaurants and nightlife, and plenty of both independent and big name shopping choice, it's not surprising we we also voted 7th best city in the world by Time Out in 2023. We have more galleries and museums than any UK city outside of London, and the city is a multicultural and outward looking place to be. It's also conveniently located, within easy access of Liverpool and Manchester airports, close to the beautiful countryside of the Lake District, North Wales and Peak District, and all just over 2 hours by train from London.

Culture is a big part of the city of Liverpool, but it's also a big deal on campus, with the Tung Auditorium in the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre hosting a varied programme of musical events throughout the year, many of which are free, and our very own Victoria Gallery and Museum, housed in the iconic redbrick Victoria Building.
Our on-campus Sport and Fitness Centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, sports halls, squash courts, dance and spinning studios, bouldering wall and brand new climbing wall, gym  with specialist strength and conditioning facilities) and weight training area. Organised group exercise classes to suit all levels of ability, with personal training sessions available. There is also a gym and sports facilities at Greenbank Student Village. Sports pitches and training facilities are located at our Wyncote Sports Ground, approximately 3 miles from campus. Getting  active is a lifestyle at Liverpool and there's plenty to do for free on campus too, with a running track, a container gym, and a half basketball court.
Located in the heart of campus, our Guild of Students (Liverpool's name for the Students' Union), is home to over 200 societies, provides advice and guidance on a wide range of topics, and enables students to get involved in volunteering projects across the city - or just to try something new. It's a place to relax between lectures and meet friends, and to enjoy a varied programme of evening entertainment including some big name music acts. It's also a place to have your voice heard. Led by a team of student officers - elected by a campus-wide vote - the Guild acts as an independent voice that speaks up for the things that matter the most to our students. 

See our undergraduate and postgraduate webpages for information on applying to Liverpool.

Employability is embedded throughout our students' experience, in the curriculum they study, and in the extra-curricular activities and events open to them. Liverpool is also home the UK’s first Career Studio; a welcoming campus space where student Career Coaches help students explore their options and take the next step. There is focused support to help students get the skills employers want through cocurricular and extra-curricular activities, local and global enterprise challenges, and employability enhancing in-curricular experiences. The platform "Handshake" advertises opportunities to all students, and our "International Plus" careers offer ensures tailored careers advice and support for international students.
 

About

The University of Liverpool is a remarkable place, combining academic excellence with the attributes of our famous home maritime city: a spirit of creativity, welcoming to all, and committed to social responsibility.

Established in 1881, we are the original ‘redbrick’ university – a phrase inspired by our distinctive redbrick Victoria Building. This spirit of originality shapes everything we do; ideas are born here that transform industries and travel the globe, touching and improving millions of lives as they go.

Our founding mission - ‘for the advancement of learning and ennoblement of life’ reflects our belief in the transformative power of research and education. And our Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework highlights our commitment to world-class teaching and learning. Employability is embedded throughout our programmes, and our graduates enjoy high employability rates.

With over 30,000 students and 280,000 alumni across over 170 countries, our diverse, multicultural community makes us a home for all kinds of ambitions and all kinds of achievements. Alumni include nine Nobel prize winners, the first female poet laureate and the first female Director General of MI5, alongside those who have led the way in fields from nuclear disarmament to the life cycle of malarial parasites.

Today we have hundreds of international research collaborations. spanning diverse subject matter across our three faculties – Health and Life Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Engineering. Through interdisciplinary research we are driving breakthroughs in developing new materials with large-scale applications in both industry and consumer products, enhancing the personalisation of health management, and progressing the battle against infectious diseases. In addition, we are cultivating a deeper understanding of the past and helping to create a more prosperous, fair and healthier world for everyone.

Our main campus sits at the top of Brownlow Hill, just a ten-minute walk from Liverpool’s vibrant city centre and at the heart of the Knowledge Quarter. The University helps drive the city’s knowledge economy through close collaboration with fellow universities, industry and the NHS, helping the Liverpool City Region compete in the global business world. 


Our Materials Innovation Factory draws together world-leading research and technologies to provide a stimulating environment for the exchange of ideas to accelerate the delivery of real world solutions.

Our digital research is enabling the transformation of society and industry through the generation, communication and application of data. Opened in 2022, the Digital Innovation Facility brings together leading scientists and engineers to deliver high impact industrial innovation.
 

Like Liverpool itself, we march to the beat of our own drum. And we encourage our students and staff to do the same. Leading by example, we foster creativity, independence and courage. We open our doors wide, and make sure everyone can express their true character here, whoever they are and wherever they come from. Because when they do, they make our learning environment richer, and our whole University stronger.

Find out more about life at the University of Liverpool via its social media channels, including X/Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

The city of Liverpool is such an important part of all of our students' time at Liverpool, and our campus is conveniently located just 10 minutes walk from the city centre. Liverpool offers a famously friendly welcome (we were voted 4th friendliest city in the world by Rough Guides), and with a vibrant cultural and social offering, plenty of green spaces and fresh air, a fantastic array of restaurants and nightlife, and plenty of both independent and big name shopping choice, it's not surprising we we also voted 7th best city in the world by Time Out in 2023. We have more galleries and museums than any UK city outside of London, and the city is a multicultural and outward looking place to be. It's also conveniently located, within easy access of Liverpool and Manchester airports, close to the beautiful countryside of the Lake District, North Wales and Peak District, and all just over 2 hours by train from London.

Culture is a big part of the city of Liverpool, but it's also a big deal on campus, with the Tung Auditorium in the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre hosting a varied programme of musical events throughout the year, many of which are free, and our very own Victoria Gallery and Museum, housed in the iconic redbrick Victoria Building.
Our on-campus Sport and Fitness Centre offers a 25 metre swimming pool, sports halls, squash courts, dance and spinning studios, bouldering wall and brand new climbing wall, gym  with specialist strength and conditioning facilities) and weight training area. Organised group exercise classes to suit all levels of ability, with personal training sessions available. There is also a gym and sports facilities at Greenbank Student Village. Sports pitches and training facilities are located at our Wyncote Sports Ground, approximately 3 miles from campus. Getting  active is a lifestyle at Liverpool and there's plenty to do for free on campus too, with a running track, a container gym, and a half basketball court.
Located in the heart of campus, our Guild of Students (Liverpool's name for the Students' Union), is home to over 200 societies, provides advice and guidance on a wide range of topics, and enables students to get involved in volunteering projects across the city - or just to try something new. It's a place to relax between lectures and meet friends, and to enjoy a varied programme of evening entertainment including some big name music acts. It's also a place to have your voice heard. Led by a team of student officers - elected by a campus-wide vote - the Guild acts as an independent voice that speaks up for the things that matter the most to our students. 

See our undergraduate and postgraduate webpages for information on applying to Liverpool.

Employability is embedded throughout our students' experience, in the curriculum they study, and in the extra-curricular activities and events open to them. Liverpool is also home the UK’s first Career Studio; a welcoming campus space where student Career Coaches help students explore their options and take the next step. There is focused support to help students get the skills employers want through cocurricular and extra-curricular activities, local and global enterprise challenges, and employability enhancing in-curricular experiences. The platform "Handshake" advertises opportunities to all students, and our "International Plus" careers offer ensures tailored careers advice and support for international students.
 

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University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #124
  • 2014
    #=130
  • 2015
    #=123
  • 2016
    #151
  • 2017
    #157
  • 2018
    #=173
  • 2019
    #164
  • 2020
    #181
  • 2021
    #=181
  • 2022
    #=189
  • 2023
    #=190
  • 2024
    #=176
  • 2025
    #=165

Student & Staff

Total students
26,793

19%
81%

International students
8,719

38%
62%

Total faculty staff
2,775

959
1816

Total students
26,793

19%
81%

International students
8,719

38%
62%

Total faculty staff
2,775

1816
959
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Scholarships

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Campus locations

Liverpool, Liverpool, GB,

Liverpool , Liverpool , United Kingdom , L69 7ZX

City Centre Campus,

Liverpool, United Kingdom , Liverpool , United Kingdom ,

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University of Liverpool advanced Very High 10 yes 8719 L EN