About Liverpool John Moores University
Why study at LJMU?
Make an investment in your future
Liverpool John Moores University has everything you need, from outstanding facilities and expert academics to opportunities to have a rewarding student experience in the centre of Liverpool.
The small institution that later developed into Liverpool John Moores University was founded in 1823 by people of power and influence in Liverpool. They recognised that education can change the lives of individuals as well as communities and wider society. Today LJMU is home to a community of 21,000 students from more than 100 countries and 2,500 staff. Offering over 300 degree courses, it is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.
Reputation for excellence
This modern University is central to the life of Liverpool, yet ambitious in its global approach. LJMU forms international partnerships to facilitate world-leading research and collaboration. As a result, nearly three-quarters (73.1%) of the University's research was classified as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’ in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework.
The University's important work aims to tackle major global issues that also impact life here in the UK. And continuing efforts to improve student experience are reflected in the University’s student satisfaction scores, which increase year on year.
The University’s facilities deliver the highest quality student experience. They are designed to replicate industry environments, so you gain experience relevant to your career even before you graduate.
- State-of-the-art science, technology and engineering laboratories
- A forensic scene-of-crime lab
- A 360° ship simulator
- A mock courtroom
- Clinical practice suites
- Broadcast-quality TV and radio studios
- Award-winning libraries
In summer 2021, LJMU opened two brand new buildings on Copperas Hill in Liverpool City Centre. This flagship development is situated in the heart of the city centre and consists of the new Student Life Building and Sports Building. Watch the short video below to learn more about these exciting new facilities.
Learn from experts
All Liverpool John Moores University degrees are taught by leading academics involved in research or consultancy projects with business and industry. This means that your tutors have invaluable experience of their industry and up-to-date insights into the latest thinking in their field. This combination of academic expertise and practical experience ensures degrees are relevant and secure accreditation by key professional bodies.
Tutors at the International Study Centre will help you get the most from your learning and social life. You will be encouraged to find out about your degree options, meet tutors in the subjects that interest you, and talk to current students to learn from their experiences. University’s support services include:
- Student advice and well-being team
- Free study skills courses
- Spiritual support team and multi-faith prayer rooms
- Free, confidential counselling service
Liverpool John Moores University takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. Initiatives to improve engagement with sustainability programmes and reduce carbon footprint range from implementing a ‘green roof’ on the John Lennon Art and Design Building to rainwater harvesting and solar thermal heat collection.