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University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Established in 1881, the University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and has previously been ranked within the top 100 universities.

The University of Liverpool is a globally-focused institution with partnerships throughout the world, including research institutes, universities, governments and industrial organisations.

Its global focus has led the institution to establish a university in Suzhou near Shanghai, in partnership with Xi’an Jiaotong University, as well as a campus in London.

Fast Facts


  • Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Number of Students

  • 23,000


  • 7,700


  • Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences & Engineering

Notable Alumni

  • Sir Ronald Ross, Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Charles Barklan, Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Sir Charles Sherrington, Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Sir James Chadwick, Nobel Prize in Physics
  • Sir Robert Robinson, Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • Har Gobind Khorana, Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Rodney Porter, Nobel Prize in Medicine
  • Ronald Coase, Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Joseph Rotblat, Nobel Peace Prize

Member of the Russell Group

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Marketing
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Music
  • Veterinary Science
  • Architecture


The university is recognised for its high-quality teaching and research: its research is ranked in the top 1% worldwide. The university has developed worldwide research collaborations aimed at solving many of the grand challenges facing mankind today.

in the world

THE World University Rankings, 2024

in the UK

QS World University Rankings, 2018

study subjects

amongst the top 10 in the UK for research excellence


The City of Liverpool is located in North-West England and is the fifth largest metropolitan area in the UK. The university is mainly based on a single urban campus, located in the heart of the city centre.

The city of Liverpool is 2-hours away by train from London and 1 hour away from Manchester.

  • Liverpool city centre was granted World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2004
  • In 2008 Liverpool was named European Capital Culture
  • Liverpool is a very musical city and birthplace of The Beatles, Elvis Costello, OMD, The Zutons and The Corals, amongst others
  • Enjoy Premier League football thanks to local clubs Liverpool FC and Everton FC

Other information

Programmes in the Spotlight

  • Sports Business MSc 

This programme focusses on the understanding of the global business of sport; its organisations, stakeholders and the disciplines which make it operate successfully, with a business focus on the challenges and opportunities within the global sports business at a Masters level.

You will benefit from opportunities to learn from and network with the industry:  Adidas; Nike; Liverpool FC; Barcelona FC; Bayern Munich FC; Celtic FC; Manchester City FC; Deloitte – amongst many others.

  • The Business of Classical Music MA

An exciting and unique programme for anyone interested in progressing their career in the classical music industry, or entering or developing a career in arts management. Including significant work experience dimension with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. You’ll also be closely involved in classical, traditional and popular music concerts performed by professional musicians and students.

Students have gone to a wide range of careers  including various positions in the music industries, museums, arts administration, journalism, publishing, and teaching.

  • Football Industries

The original, and still the only, Football Industries MBA. As an MBA programme, it has the real business focus that management positions in modern sports demand. The programme focuses on the professionalism and business of the beautiful game. If you want to work in the global football industry—with clubs, governing bodies or related marketing, media and sponsorship companies—this is the MBA programme for you.

Crucially, you’ll receive vocational training for the industry, including the Becoming a Football Executive module and a Sports Operations Management module currently run with the assistance of UEFA.

  • Thoroughbred Horseracing Industries MBA

This unique specialist MBA programme is the only masters-level qualification in the world to be delivered through an exclusive partnership with Britain’s Horserace Betting Levy Board and the British Horseracing Authority. Although UK based, the university partners will provide access to the Thoroughbred Horseracing Industry across the globe.

As an MBA programme, it has the real business focus that management positions in modern horse racing demand, this is based on links with key sectors of the industry. The programme combines the Management School’s expertise in sports industry management, with the specialist equine knowledge of the University’s School of Veterinary Science.

Scholarships and Funding

The University of Liverpool has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at the University of Liverpool.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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