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Liverpool University

UCAS Code: L41

Location: Liverpool, north-west England Show on Map

Site: Single campus in city centre

A top UK research-intensive university; a member of the Russell Group of universities.

Student Population

Total Students:21,875
FE Students:0%


Total undergraduates:17,445
Full Time:88%
Mature on Entry:12%
UK Students:84%
State school entry:88%

Teaching Staff

1078 full-time and 296 part-time

Broad study areas

Arts, engineering, law, science, social & environmental studies, medicine & dentistry, veterinary science, health sciences.


Admission Information:AS-levels accepted in combination with 2 (usually 3+) A-levels or equivalent, depending on programme to be studied.
Points on Entry (Mean):400
Drop Out Rate:4%
Accommodation:All first years housed who apply by the deadline (plus most late applicants). 


Site:85-acre campus in city centre 
How to get there:Liverpool well-served by rail (to Lime Street Station; from Manchester 40 mins, London 2½  hours), by road (via M6 or M62), by coach (to City Centre Coach Station), by air (Liverpool John Lennon Airport) and sea (ferries from Dublin and Isle of Man). 

Student services & facilities

Student advice & services:2 full-time, 2 part-time student counsellors, student mental health advisory service (1 full-time adviser), student health service, disability support team, chaplains.  
Amenities:Over 100 cultural, social and sports clubs and societies. Several theatres, concert hall, places of worship etc in city. 
Sporting facilities:2 sports halls on campus: swimming pool, fitness suite including cardiovascular and resistance gyms. Playing fields near halls of residence. 
Accommodation:All first years in university accommodation if they have accepted an offer as a firm choice and apply by 31 August; most other students also housed (those with insurance offers and those applying through Clearing). Some 3337 places available: 1983 full-board places in halls (all for first years), average £114 per week, term time only; 1354 self-catering places, average rent £93 pw, 35−42 week contracts. Students live in privately rented accommodation for 2 years or more, at approx £46−85 pw (over-supply of private accommodation in city).

Study opportunities & careers

Library & information services:2 main libraries; 1.8 million books, 9000 e-journals, 2700 print journals; 1000 study places. Information provision, £274 pa spent for each student (FTE). Specialist collections: Spanish Civil War, science fiction, early children's books, manuscripts, gypsy collection, private press publications, children's welfare organisations, science fiction collection. Induction to library & information services available (varies by dept/course) plus IT skills courses for non-specialist students. Separate library and IT services. Approximately 2000 PCs available to students plus over 1500 in departments; network accessible from all rooms in halls, some 10,000 wired data sockets around campus and 450 wireless points; network gives access to library, university network and internet. 24-hour access; helpdesk and online support available.  
Other learning resources:Ness botanic gardens; Leahurst veterinary field station. 
Study abroad:Less than 1% of students spend a period abroad. Exchanges with universities across EFTA and EU, most open to non-language specialists.  
Careers:Information, advice and limited placement service.


Living expenses budget:Minimum budget of £5000−£7000 per academic year (excluding tuition fees) recommended by university.  
Term-time work:No university policy on part-time work for full-time students; free service (PULSE) provides information on vacancies available.  
Financial help:Bursaries of £2000 pa for UK students whose family income is less than £25k pa (£3000 in Year 1 for those resident in England); of £1000 pa where it is £25k−£35k pa. Plus sports scholarships of £2000 pa; various scholarships for international students and departmental scholarships.
University tuition fees:Home students pay £9000 pa for first degree courses (except for NHS-funded courses; £1500 for year abroad/industry; £4500 for foundation year). International students pay £11,550 pa (arts), £13,332 (architecture), £14,850 (science), £21,830−£22,550 (clinical).


Awarding body:

University of Liverpool

Main undergraduate awards:

BA, BArch, BDS, BEng, BN, BSc, BVSc, LLB, MBChB.

Length of courses:

3 and 4 years; others 5 years (medicine, dentistry, vet science, engineering, electrical engineering, and electronics).

Main subjects offered:

  • Accountancy
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • American Studies
  • Anatomy
  • Ancient History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Architectural Technology
  • Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Avionics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biomedical Electronics
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Catalan
  • Celtic Studies
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classical Studies
  • Classics
  • Commerce
  • Communication Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Technology
  • Computing
  • Criminology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Data Processing
  • Dentistry
  • Digital Microelectronics
  • E-business
  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Economic History
  • Economics
  • Egyptology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electromechanical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic Mechanics
  • Electronics
  • Engineering (General)
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • English
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Business Studies
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • Financial Economics
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Geoscience
  • German
  • Greek, Ancient/Classical
  • Health
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Human Biology
  • Industrial Studies
  • Information Studies
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation
  • International Business
  • International Development
  • Internet Technology
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law
  • Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Marketing
  • Materials Science
  • Materials Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Engineering
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Medicine
  • Metallurgy
  • Microbiology
  • Microelectronics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multimedia
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nuclear Science
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Oceanography
  • Ophthalmic Optics
  • Orthoptics
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Politics
  • Popular Music
  • Portuguese
  • Product Design
  • Psychology
  • Radiography
  • Social History
  • Social Policy
  • Social Science
  • Sociology
  • Software Engineering
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Structural Engineering
  • Town/Country Planning
  • Veterinary Science
  • Zoology

Student view

Millie Kidson (Politics and the Mass Media MA), Editor-in-chief of LSMedia


What's it like as a place to live?

Liverpool is super friendly and welcoming. I also think it's the perfect size for a city – you can walk most places comfortably, but there are lots of different style streets and you can get away from the centre to a park quickly!

How's the student accommodation?

Uni accommodation is pretty variable even within the same location – Carnatic is generally considered the best place to live, despite the breezeblocks and dubious showers, because it's all about having fun! Greenbank lives up to its name with lots of greenery.

What's the student population like?

My experience of the student population has been incredibly diverse – I lived with lots of international students in halls as well as people from all over the UK.

How do students and locals get on?

Students and locals seem to get on reasonably well, and Liverpool seems to love its student population.


What's it like as a place to study?

I found the course really flexible, although sometimes this meant I was uncertain about what was required of me. The libraries are great, although expect queues if you want to get a computer or desk in exam season!

What are the teaching staff like?

As with most places, teaching is so dependent on the individual lecturer but my experience has been mostly great!


What are student societies like?

There are hundreds of student societies covering everything from academic subjects to sports to interests and films.

What's a typical night out?

A typical night out could take in any number of the bars and clubs in Liverpool – we've got everything covered from cocktails at the Font, crazy shots at Baa Bar, dancing at Heebie Jeebies, to a messy 5ive mega mix at The Raz.

... And how much does it cost?

Nights out are generally very cheap – we're in the north after all! Pints at The Raz will set you back 70p, and most other places will be under £2.50. Lots of the student nights have offers, and shots are normally £1 if you're there at the right time. Not many of the clubs have an entry fee, although they will bump prices up for particular nights so it's normally best to check.

How can you get home safely?

Taxis are readily available in the city centre, and if you're heading home early you might just make the last bus!



Is it an expensive place to live?

It's fairly cheap to live in Liverpool – rents are generally low and there are lots of student friendly shops like Asda and Aldi so shopping isn't a worry.

Average price of a pint?


And the price of a takeaway?

Under a fiver, sometimes student deals are as little as £2!

What's the part-time work situation?

I've always known there to be lots of part-time work available to students paying a good wage. The university careers and employability service are always on hand to help with job applications and advertise hundreds of jobs online, making it easier to earn an extra bit of cash.


What's the best feature about the place?

Almost certainly the people. This really is one of the friendliest cities!

And the worst?

Probably the weather! Make sure you bring a coat.

And to sum it all up?

Liverpool will never let you leave!

Past Students

Patricia Routledge (actress), Jon Snow (ITN reporter), Steve Coppell (footballer), Dame Rose Heilbron (High Court Judge), Phil Redmond (TV writer - Brookside), Ann Leuchars (TV newscaster), Maeve Sherlock (Refugee Council).  

More info?

Contact the Guild on tel 0151 794 6868, email guild@liv.ac.uk, or website www.lgos.org.uk.



The University of Liverpool
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