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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.

University history

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 more than 25,000 students (Complete University Guide 2024) 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, over 97.1% of the University's research deemed to be of international quality or better. (Research Excellence Framework 2021).

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.

Superb facilities

The University has invested £160 million in its buildings and facilities to deliver a high-quality student experience. They are designed to replicate industry environments, so you gain experience relevant to your career even before you graduate.

  • New Student Life Building and Sports Building with affordable gym access. 
  • State-of-the-art science, technology and engineering laboratories.
  • A forensic scene-of-crime lab.
  • A 360° ship simulator.
  • A mock courtroom.
  • Award-winning libraries.
  • Clinical practice suites.
  • Broadcast-quality TV and radio studios.

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.

Student support

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. The 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.

Virtual tour

Explore the facilities of Liverpool John Moores University in this 360 degree tour.

Founded in 1823

Liverpool John Moores University has been helping students realise their dreams for over 200 years

Where to find us

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We offer a range of programmes that will prepare you for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Liverpool John Moores University.

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How to apply

See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.