Universities in Liverpool, England UK
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Latest ranking updates related to universities in Liverpool
  • 27 Sep, 2023: Publication of THE World University Rankings. University of Liverpool with highest ranking among universities in Liverpool ranked #168.
  • 09 Sep, 2023: New edition of The Guardian League Table. 3 universities in Liverpool ranked.
  • 09 Sep, 2023: The Guardian News and Media Limited published most recent results of The Guardian University League Tables by Subject (Business and Management). Includes 107 universities from Liverpool.
  • 15 Aug, 2023: Publication of ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking. University of Liverpool with highest ranking among universities in Liverpool ranked #101.

Liverpool is a city perhaps best known for their Premier League football team, their unique accent, and their rich industrial history. One aspect of Liverpool’s culture that can confuse some people is what’s known as ‘banter’, which usually takes the form of somebody making light-hearted fun of you - the equivalent term in the United States is ‘roasting’. This can make those not from the UK feel attacked or offended, but it’s a typical way of having fun between friends, so just be prepared to give some back! The city offers reliable public transport and a reasonably low cost of living compared to many regions of the UK, as well as a series of universities that are rated among the best in the world.


Rankings of universities in Liverpool, England UK 2024

  • #18 
  • #168 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #26 
  • #33 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 16 September, 2022]
  • #28 
  • #36 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 21 more rankings of University of Liverpool and subject specific rankings for 13 subjects

  • #47 
  • #501 
THE World University Rankings
[Published 27 September, 2023]
  • #53 
  • #71 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 16 September, 2022]
  • #45 
  • #57 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
Show 17 more rankings of Liverpool John Moores University and subject specific rankings for 15 subjects

  • #62 
  • #80 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 16 September, 2022]
  • #66 
  • #82 
The Guardian League Table
[Published 09 September, 2023]
  • #62 
  • #77 
CUG The Complete University Guide
[Published 08 June, 2023]
Show 3 more rankings of Liverpool Hope University and subject specific rankings for 10 subjects


  • #45 
  • #785 
Scimago Institutions Rankings
[Published 06 March, 2023]
  • #36 
  • #561 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 24 October, 2022]
  • #52 
  • #1164 
CWUR Center for World University Rankings
[Published 25 April, 2022]
Show 2 more rankings of Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and subject specific rankings for 1 subjects

#5
England UK

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (71 reviews)
  • #141 
  • #9701 
Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities
[Published 31 July, 2023]



Highest subject rankings of universities in Liverpool

Dentistry The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#6 
University of Liverpool
Architecture The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#8 
University of Liverpool
Marketing CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#9 
University of Liverpool
Education The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#11 
Liverpool Hope University
Biology The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#12 
University of Liverpool
Civil Engineering CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#13 
University of Liverpool
Economics The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
#13 
University of Liverpool
Italian CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#19 
University of Liverpool
Sports Science CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#21 
Liverpool John Moores University
Mathematics CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
#23 
University of Liverpool

Student Opinions About Studying in Liverpool

“There’s a lot to do here in your free time, and although Liverpool’s bar and nightlife scene is particularly good there’s a lot more than that on offer. The stereotype is true that people here generally have such a good sense of humor, so meeting new people is much easier than some of the socially stricter places in the UK.”

“The city centre is mostly for shopping and going out for lunch or dinner, so I prefer to spend my time on Lark Lane, which is something of a local secret among the student and young professional crowd. It’s a little bit of an alternative area, and you can meet people from around the world there.”

Liverpool Key Facts for International Students

PROS

  • Liverpool has been included among the UK's most affordable cities to live in, making it an excellent place to start living independently as a young person.

  • The city is student-friendly, with many activities and events aimed at students and improving their social and academic experience. Typical festivals include Pride, Brazilica, and more.

  • It’s relatively easy to get a part-time job in Liverpool, due to the wide variety of industrial sectors that the city is home to. A part-time job is something most students undertake to support themselves during their studies.

CONS

  • The crime rate in Liverpool is higher than the national average, but most residents don’t agree that it represents a major problem to worry about in your day-to-day life. Ask those around you for advice on where to avoid in the city.

  • Cold, cloudy, and rainy weather is a negative that students often mention, but they say it makes you appreciate the sunny weather more when it comes out.


5 out of 7 Universities in Liverpool Ranked in at least one ranking

25 Different Rankings list Universities in Liverpool (18 institution and 7 subject rankings)

22 Global Rankings rank Universities in Liverpool Among TOP 200

Population: 865000

Time: GMT +0

District/province: England, Liverpool

Living costs for students in Liverpool:

* 100 = prices in London

  • Living costs without accommodation 82* (18% cheaper than London)
  • All costs including accommodation 61* (39% cheaper than London)
  • Meals (grocery & lower cost restaurants) 56* (44% cheaper than London)
  • Average Big Mac price 3.50 £
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
James Chadwick (Liverpool Hope University, 1935)
 
Ronald Ross (, 1902)

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FAQ

University of Liverpool ranks #1 in Liverpool in our meta ranking composed of 112 university rankings.

Among all universities in Liverpool University of Liverpool is listed in the largest number of rankings. See all 31 rankings where University of Liverpool is listed.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Medicine & Health (Dentistry). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Architecture, Building & Planning (Architecture). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Business (Marketing). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

Liverpool Hope University is ranked best in Liverpool for Education (Education). See all rankings for the Liverpool Hope University.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Natural Sciences (Biology). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Engineering (Civil Engineering). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Social Studies & Humanities (Economics). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Languages & Literature (Italian). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

Liverpool John Moores University is ranked best in Liverpool for Sports Science (Sports Science). See all rankings for the Liverpool John Moores University.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Mathematics (Mathematics). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

Liverpool John Moores University is ranked best in Liverpool for Arts Visual & Performing (Creative Writing). See all rankings for the Liverpool John Moores University.

Liverpool John Moores University is ranked best in Liverpool for Journalism & Media Studies (Journalism). See all rankings for the Liverpool John Moores University.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Law (Law). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

Liverpool John Moores University is ranked best in Liverpool for Design (Graphic Design). See all rankings for the Liverpool John Moores University.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Computer Science (Computer Science). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Agriculture (Agriculture). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

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4icu

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British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

Criteria used in ranking -QS World University Rankings:

Academic Reputation 40% Employer Reputation 10% Faculty/Student Ratio 20% Citations per faculty 20% International Faculty Ratio 5% International Student Ratio 5%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Employability Rankings:

Employer reputation 30% Alumni outcomes 25% Partnerships with Employers per Faculty 25% Employer/Student Connections 10% Graduate employment rate 10%

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CWUR Center for World University Rankings

Criteria used in ranking -CWUR Center for World University Rankings:

Research Performance: 40%

  • Research Output: 10%
  • High-Quality Publications: 10%
  • Influence: 10%
  • Citations: 10%

Quality of Education: 25%

Alumni Employment: 25%

Quality of Faculty: 10%

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Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden University, Netherlands

Criteria used in ranking -CWTS Leiden Ranking:

Scientific Impact Number of Publications Collaboration Open Access Gender Diversity

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:

Research Productivity: 25%

  • # Articles last 11 years: 10%
  • # Articles current year: 15%

Research Impact: 35%

  • # Citations last 11 years: 15%
  • # Citations last 2 years: 10%
  • Average # citations last 11 years: 10%

Research Excellence: 40%

  • H-index last 2 years: 10%
  • # Highly cited papers last 11 years: 15%
  • # Articles current year in high-impact journals: 15%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Academic:

Article count (AC) Fractional count (FC) Weighted fractional count (WFC)

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RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:

Teaching: 40%

  • Ratio Faculty/Student: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Faculty/Doctoral Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • Ratio Doctoral Degrees Awarded/Bachelor Degrees Awarded: 8%
  • World Teaching Reputation: 8%

Research: 40%

  • Citations per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • Doctoral Degrees per Accepted PhD: 8%
  • Normalized Citation Impact: 8%
  • Papers per Academic/Research Staff: 8%
  • World Research Reputation: 8%

International Diversity: 10%

  • International Faculty: 2%
  • International Students: 2%
  • International Co-Authored Papers: 2%
  • Reputation Outside Geographical Region: 2%
  • International Level: 2%

Financial Sustainability: 10%

  • Institutional Income per Faculty: 2%
  • Institutional Income per Student: 2%
  • Papers per Research Income: 2%
  • Research Income per Academic/Research Staff: 2%
  • Research Income per Institutional Income: 2%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Academic Rankings:

Normalized citation impact (Citations of research publications from all university authors compared with world averages) 20% Citation per papers 20% Papers per academic and research staff 20% International research reputation 20% Share of research publications written in international co-authorship 20%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:

Teaching Reputation 50% Research Reputation 50%

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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings:

Research 50% Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:

Quality of Education 10%

  • Alumni winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 10%

Quality of Faculty 40%

  • Staff winning Nobel Prizes/Field Medals 20%
  • Highly Cited Researchers 20%

Research Output 40%

  • Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
  • Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded & Social Science Citation Index 20%

Per Capita Performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings:

30% Teaching (the Learning Environment)

  • Reputation survey: 15%
  • Staff-to-student ratio: 4.5%
  • Doctorate-to-bachelor’s ratio: 2.25%
  • Doctorates-awarded-to-academic-staff ratio: 6%
  • Institutional income: 2.25%

30% Research (Volume, Income and Reputation)

  • Reputation survey: 18%
  • Research income: 6%
  • Research productivity: 6%

30% Citations (Research Influence)

7.5% International Outlook (Staff, Students and Research)

  • Proportion of international students: 2.5%
  • Proportion of international staff: 2.5%
  • International collaboration: 2.5%

2.5% Industry Income (Knowledge Transfer)"

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Criteria used in ranking -THE Young University Rankings:

Teaching 30% Research (volume, income and reputation) 30% Citations 30% International outlook (staff, students, research) 7.5% Industry income (knowledge transfer) 2.5%

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The Guardian News and Media Limited

Criteria used in ranking -The Guardian League Table:

Student to Staff Ratio: 15% Entry Standards: 15% Expenditure per Student: 5% Continuation 15% (non-medical subjects) OR 5% (medical subjects) NSS - Teaching: 8% NSS - Assessment & Feedback: 8% NSS - Overall Satisfaction: 4% Career Prospects: 15% Value added: 15%

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The Times and The Sunday Times

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The University League Tables

Criteria used in ranking -CUG The Complete University Guide:

Entry Standards 12.5% Student Satisfaction 18.75% Student-Staff Ratio 12.5% Research Quality 12.5% Research Intensity 6.25% Academic Service Spending 6.25% Facilities Spending 6.25% Graduate Prospects 12.5% Degree Completion Rate 12.5%

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Urap

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Us News

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Webometrics

Criteria used in ranking -Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities:

Visibility 50% Excellence 35% Transparency 10% Presence 5%

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