Universities in Liverpool, England UK
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Liverpool
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  • Universities in Liverpool
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
23
  • Different Rankings list
  • Universities in Liverpool
  • (14 institution and 9 subject rankings)
22
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Universities in Liverpool
  • Among TOP 200

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.

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.

Latest ranking updates related to universities in Liverpool
  • 18 Mar, 2021: Scimago Institutions published most recent results of Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities. Includes 4 universities from Liverpool.
  • 04 Mar, 2021: QS World University Rankings By Subject (Library & Information Management) updated with Liverpool John Moores University ranked highest among 15 listed universities in Liverpool.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Latest UniRank 4icu - World Ranking from 4icu. in position #168.
  • 30 Jan, 2021: Latest UniRank 4icu - Top English-Speaking Universities from 4icu. in position #129.

Highest subject rankings of universities in Liverpool

Religious Studies & Theology
#3 
Liverpool Hope University
Physiotherapy
#3 
University of Liverpool
Art
#6 
Liverpool John Moores University
Building and Town and Country Planning
#7 
University of Liverpool
French
#11 
University of Liverpool
Civil Engineering
#18 
University of Liverpool
Geology
#19 
University of Liverpool
Criminology
#19 
Liverpool John Moores University
Fashion & Textiles
#22 
Liverpool John Moores University
Communications & Media Studies
#33 
University of Liverpool

Rankings of universities in Liverpool, England UK 2021

  • #23 
  • #29 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #49 
  • #59 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #20 
  • #163 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]


  • #70 
  • #85 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #57 
  • #70 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #45 
  • #401 
THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education
[Published 24 August, 2020]


  • #66 
  • #80 
The Times Good University Guide
[Published 20 September, 2020]
  • #69 
  • #84 
University league tables
[Published 05 September, 2020]
  • #52 
  • #62 
CUG The Complete University Guide
[Published 11 October, 2019]


  • #37 
  • #395 
Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities
[Published 18 March, 2021]
  • #48 
  • #769 
US News: Best Global Universities
[Published 19 October, 2020]
  • #36 
  • #814 
Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions
[Published 04 May, 2020]


#5

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Student satisfaction: 4.0 / 5.0 (71 reviews)

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

Population: 469000

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 3.10 £
  • Plug Type G
    • Residential voltage: 230 V
    • Frequency: 50 Hz
Nobel prize laureates:
James Chadwick (Liverpool University, 1935)
 
Ronald Ross (University College, 1902)

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FAQ

University of Liverpool ranks #1 in Liverpool in our meta ranking composed of 96 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.

Liverpool Hope University is ranked best in Liverpool for Social Studies & Humanities (Religious Studies & Theology). See all rankings for the Liverpool Hope University.

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

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

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

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Languages & Literature (French). 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 Natural Sciences (Geology). See all rankings for the University of Liverpool.

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

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

University of Liverpool is ranked best in Liverpool for Journalism & Media Studies (Communications & Media Studies). 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.

Ranking publishers

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%
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:
Academic research publication

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NTU ranking

Criteria used in ranking -NTU Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers:
Research excellence 40%
Research impact 35%
Research productivity 25%

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Criteria used in ranking -NTU Europe:
Scientific Efficiency 23%
Scientific Potential 15%
Graduates on the labour market 15%
Internationalisation 15%
Prestige 14%
Learning Conditions 10%

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Nature Index

Criteria used in ranking -Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions:
Article count (AC)
Fractional count (FC)
Weighted fractional count (WFC)

RUR Ranking Agency (Moscow, Russia)

Criteria used in ranking -RUR World University Rankings:
Teaching 40%
Research 40%
International Diversity 10%
Financial Sustainability 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Reputation Ranking:
Teaching Reputation 50%
Research Reputation 50%

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Criteria used in ranking -RUR Research Performance Ranking:
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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Scimago Institutions

Criteria used in ranking -Scimago Institutions Rankings - Universities:
Research 50%
Innovation 30%
Societal 20%

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ShanghaiRanking Consultancy

Criteria used in ranking -ARWU Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking:
Alumni winning research prizes 10%
Staff winning research prizes 20%
Research paper publications 20%
Papers published in Nature and Science 20%
Papers indexed in Science Citation Index-Expanded and Social Science Citation Index 20%
Per capita academic performance 10%

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StuDocu

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THE Times Higher Education, UK

Criteria used in ranking -THE World University Rankings - Times Higher Education:
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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Criteria used in ranking -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 -University league tables:
Student to Staff Ratio 15%
Value added 15%
Entry Scores 15%
Career Prospects 15%
NSS - Teaching 10%
NSS - Assessment & Feedback 10%

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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
Student satisfaction
Research quality
Research intensity
Graduate prospects
Student-staff ratio
Academic services spend
Facilities spend
Good honours
Degree completion

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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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