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University of Liverpool

University College Liverpool

The university was established in 1881 as University College Liverpool, admitting its first students in 1882. In 1884, it became part of the federal Victoria University. In 1894 Oliver Lodge, a professor at the university, made the world's first public radio transmission and two years later took the first surgical X-ray in the United Kingdom. The Liverpool University Press was founded in 1899, making it the third-oldest university press in England. Students in this period were awarded external degrees by the University of London.

University status

Following a royal charter and act of Parliament in 1903, it became an independent university (the University of Liverpool) with the right to confer its own degrees. The next few years saw major developments at the university, including Sir Charles Sherrington's discovery of the synapse and William Blair-Bell's work on chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer. In the 1930s to 1940s Sir James Chadwick and Sir Joseph Rotblat made major contributions to the development of the atomic bomb. From 1943 to 1966 Allan Downie, Professor of Bacteriology was involved in the eradication of smallpox.

In 1994 the university was a founding member of the Russell Group, a collaboration of twenty leading research-intensive universities, as well as a founding member of the N8 Group in 2004. In the 21st century physicists, engineers, and technicians from the University of Liverpool were involved in the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, working on two of the four detectors in the LHC.

Important Facts

Why study at the University of Liverpool?

We were established in 1881 and we can truly claim to be the original ‘redbrick’ university – the phrase was coined about our distinctive red brick Victoria Building.

We are rightly proud of our founding mission - ‘for the advancement of learning and ennoblement of life.’ It is inscribed on a plaque on the Victoria building and it remains our mission today, a touchstone for all that we do.  It underlines our belief in the transformative power of research and education, not least in the face of an increasingly complex and challenging world.


  • Ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (THE2020, QS 2020, ARWU 2018).
  • 35,000 students, 8,000 of whom travel from all over the world to study here.
  • A global network of 228,000 alumni in 171 countries.

Join a university where you can get the support you need to create your own future

  • Benefit from our fantastic employment prospects – 96.9% of our UK first degree graduates are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE 2016/17), placing us top in the Russell Group.
  • Join a UK leader in social mobility – ensuring access to opportunities to learn is available to all. We’re top in the English Russell Group for admission of students from low participation neighborhoods, and admission from state schools and colleges
  • Stand out from the crowd at one of the top 25 UK universities targeted by graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2018)
  • Get support from our Careers & Employability Service – one of the most popular and best used in UK universities

Join a friendly community of learners who will support and inspire you

  • Choose to learn in institution awarded “Silver” in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2018, with clear ambitions to achieve “Gold”
  • Get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities
  • Be supported by our Guild of Students – Number one in the country! (NUS Awards 2016)
  • Join a University where whatever your background, you’ll have the opportunity to shine

Be part of a city with spirit and energy, creativity and beauty - an amazing place to live and study

  • Get to know a city that was voted #4 'friendliest city' in the world (Rough Guides 2016)
  • Join our fantastic student community of 50,000
  • Make your home in our friendly and cost-effective city
  • Get out more! Liverpool has hugely varied music, sports, cultural and social scene
  • Be a culture vulture. Liverpool has more art galleries and museums than any other UK city outside London

Ranking / Awards

The University of Liverpool is the original redbrick university. Ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2021) it is also a member of the Russell Group of the UK's leading research universities. Of its 35,000 students, 8,000 travel from across the world to study at the university. The University of Liverpool has established a university in Suzhou near Shanghai, in partnership with Xi'an Jiaotong University.

Global Universities Rankings

  • #149 in Best Global Universities (tie)
  • #59 in Best Global Universities in Europe
  • #16 in Best Global Universities in the United Kingdom

Subject Rankings

  • #167 in Arts and Humanities (tie)
  • #245 in Biology and Biochemistry (tie)
  • #176 in Chemistry
  • #134 in Clinical Medicine (tie) 
  • #248 in Computer Science
  • #238 in Economics and Business
  • #193 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (tie)
  • #195 in Engineering
  • #228 in Environment/Ecology (tie)
  • #117 in Geosciences
  • #93 in Immunology (tie)
  • #295 in Materials Science (tie)
  • #68 in Microbiology
  • #129 in Molecular Biology and Genetics (tie)
  • #323 in Neuroscience and Behavior (tie)
  • #147 in Oncology
  • #70 in Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • #138 in Physics
  • #207 in Plant and Animal Science (tie)
  • #210 in Psychiatry/Psychology (tie)
  • #128 in Social Sciences and Public Health
  • #106 in Surgery (tie)


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  • Type of Accommodation: On Campus


Annual Cost of living 9207 GBP /year
Average Annual UG Fee N/A
Average Annual PG Fee 20450 GBP
Application Fee 24 GBP

Contact Information

  • Liverpool L69 3BX, United Kingdom
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Programs Offered


Accounting and Finance MSc

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 25000 GBP
  • Application Fee 24 GBP
  • Average processing time 40 days
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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence with a Year in Industry MSc

  • Length 02 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 28100 GBP
  • Application Fee 24 GBP
  • Average processing time 40 days
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Earth Sciences PhD / MPhil

  • Length 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 97000 GBP
  • Application Fee 24 GBP
  • Average processing time 40 days
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Electrical Engineering and Electronics PhD/Mphil

  • Length 04 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 97000 GBP
  • Application Fee 24 GBP
  • Average processing time 40 days
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Master of Public Health (MPH)

  • Length 01 Year  
  • Total Tuition Fee 20450 GBP
  • Application Fee 24 GBP
  • Average processing time 40 days
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