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Welcome to the University of Liverpool

You’ll meet students from around the world at the University of Liverpool, a well-ranked Russell Group university in a diverse, friendly city.

Search for degrees at the University of Liverpool

Your routes to a University of Liverpool degree include an on-campus preparation course at University of Liverpool International College (previously known as Liverpool International College).

Top reasons to study here

Top 16 in the UK

Shanghai Academic Ranking 2019

Russell Group member, ranked in world's top 150

Shanghai Academic Ranking 2019

Silver award for excellent teaching quality

Teaching Excellence Framework

Top 25 most targeted university in the UK by graduate employers

High Fliers Research 2019

Lively city location

in the north of England

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your LIC or KICL course at the required level with good attendance

Subject rankings

Subject areaUK rankingSource
Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 15th Complete University Guide 2020
Anatomy and Physiology1stGuardian University Guide 2020
Animal Science3rdTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
Archaeology and Forensic Science4thGuardian University Guide 2020
Architecture11thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
Chemistry7thComplete University Guide 2020
Earth and Marine Sciences11thGuardian University Guide 2020
Marketing11thComplete University Guide 2020
Occupational Therapy5thComplete University Guide 2020
Pharmacy & Pharmacology1stGuardian University Guide 2020
Physics10thGuardian University Guide 2020
Physiotherapy7thTimes and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020

Your Liverpool experience

Liverpool student Asilah from Malaysia

Asilah from Malaysia

Undergraduate degree in International Business at the University of Liverpool

My University of Liverpool degree has given me academic and practical experience that will be beneficial when applying graduate jobs. My tutors are professional and friendly and I receive a lot of support from them when I need help and guidance.

Liverpool student Frances from Nigeria

Frances from Nigeria

Undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Liverpool

The standard of education provided by the University of Liverpool is excellent. The many facilities and social amenities make studying here easy and convenient. From the departments themselves to the libraries and the Sport and Fitness Centre, I've been impressed by everything.

Notable alumni

  • Dr Mehmood Khan (Pakistan)

    Graduated from the University of Liverpool

    Earned an MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) in 1981.

    Lifetime achievements

    PepsiCo’s Vice-Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Global Research and Development. Khan serves as Chair of the PepsiCo’s Sustainability Council, a role that oversees the PepsiCo global Performance with Purpose sustainability initiative.

  • Dr Ong Teng Cheong (Singapore)


    In 1967 with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning.

    Lifetime achievements

    A Singaporean architect and politician, who held the positions of Cabinet Minister and Deputy Prime Minister before becoming the first elected President of Singapore in 1993.

  • Dr Tung Chee-hwa (China)

    Graduated from the University of Liverpool

    Earned a BEng in Marine Engineering in 1960 and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Law (LLD) in 1997.

    Lifetime achievements

    The first Chief Executive of Hong Kong until 2005. He is currently Vice-Chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

  • John Chuang (Singapore)

    Graduated from the University of Liverpool

    Earned a BENg in Mechanical Engineering in 1973.

    Lifetime achievements

    Co-founder and CEO of confectionery company Petra Foods, one of the world’s largest cocoa-producing companies. Chuang was ranked by Forbes as the 22nd richest man in Singapore in 2013.

  • Kelly Davies (UK)

    Graduated from the University of Liverpool

    Earned an MBA in Football Industries in 2007.

    Lifetime achievements

    Former Arsenal and Liverpool footballer. Davies won 63 caps for Wales during her professional career and is the youngest woman to obtain an MBA in the Football Industries. She is also the founder of Vi-Ability; a social business that tackles the issues of commercially unsustainable football clubs and youth disengagement from education.

  • Olimpia de la Rosa Vázquez (Spain)

    Graduated from the University of Liverpool

    Earned an MSc Public Health in 2012.

    Lifetime achievements

    Senior humanitarian and health adviser for Save the Children. Vázquez helped to co-ordinate Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF’s) mission to contain outbreaks of the Ebola virus and Meningitis A.

  • Professor Har Gobind Khorana (India)

    Graduated from the University of Liverpool

    Earned a PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1948.

    Lifetime achievements

    Nobel Prize winner in Physiology and Medicine for his crucial contribution to deciphering the genetic code.

  • Sean Gallitz (USA)

    Graduated from the University of Liverpool

    Earned an MA in Politics and Mass Media in 2010.

    Lifetime achievements

    American Digital Journalist and Associate Producer for CBS News. Gallitz reports, films and produces breaking news stories across the west coast of the USA.

Looking to start at the International College in September 2020 or later?

Want to start sooner? Download the 2019-20 prospectus

At the University of Liverpool, our vision is to be a connected, global university. We welcome students from all over the world, and want to provide you with incredible learning opportunities and unforgettable life experiences. This means that when the time comes for you to leave Liverpool, you will feel fully prepared to go out into the world and do great things. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Professor Dame Janet Beer
Professor Dame Janet Beer Vice-Chancellor

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