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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University can trace its origins to the Liverpool Mechanics’ School of Arts which was established in 1823. Located in a lively city with friendly people, the University places great focus on its shared history with Liverpool. There are currently over 25,000 students studying at the University, with nearly 20,000 of them being undergraduates.

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The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the Liverpool John Moores University.

  • Rankings

    Liverpool John Moores University has been ranked 81st in the country overall by The Complete University Guide 2024. The University has also had three subjects ranked in the top 10 in the UK which are Hospitality, Leicester, Recreation and Tourism, Sports Science and Art and Design.

  • Employability

    Liverpool John Moores University offers many degrees with opportunities for work-related learning alongside. Some examples include nursing, midwifery and paramedic students who use hospital standard facilities and treat virtual patients, creative writing students who are encouraged to go on placements and engineering students who can join the Formula Student team and test drive student-built racing cars.

  • Fees

    For undergraduate students from the UK, the tuition fees are £9,250 per year. For international students, the tuition fees range from 15,600 to 16,100 depending on whether the course is laboratory or classroom based.

  • Bursaries

    Liverpool John Moores University offers bursaries to students based on household income. Eligible students are given £500 per year which does not need paying back. There are also a number of other awards, scholarships and trust funds which students can apply for depending on their individual situation.


As a first year undergraduate, Liverpool John Moores University guarantees you accommodation right in the heart of the dynamic city centre with easy access to the main university campuses. There is a range of price and facility options, including some properties with en-suites, a gym and communal rooms. Alternatively, head to the Liverpool page on the AFS website to see our recommended private accommodation options.

Students' Union

The University Student’s Union focuses completely on students and their university experience. As well as a wide range of activities and social events, the Union also runs services and support networks to help everyone get the best out of their time at Liverpool John Moores University. The Union has over 100 Sports Clubs and Societies within Team LJMU, from Photography to Handball, Engineering to Cheerleading.

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Liverpool John Moores University Students' Union
Liverpool John Moores University Students' Union

Famous for

The Times of London has described Liverpool as the ‘coolest place to live in the UK’, as the city is well known for its vibrant nightlife, thriving community and rich history. As well as many great bars and clubs, there are also countless galleries, museums and outstanding architecture on the city’s doorstep.


Liverpool John Moores University has recently confirmed a partnership with the much-anticipated Littlewoods Film and TV Studios. This will create a direct line between academia and industry, allowing the University to offer a range of Higher Education courses which will equip students with the skills needed for the film and TV sector.

AFS says

"Liverpool feels like such a familiar city. It’s got the perfect mix of a hectic metropolitan city like London, combined with some of the simple comforts of your hometown".

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