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Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University is the largest university in Liverpool, by student population. It is continually improving year on year and is in the top 400 universities in the world and the top 100 of universities under 50. It is known for its excellent sporting facilities and has educated a number of top athletes including Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle. Its facilities are located both in the city centre and in the suburb of Aigburth and over the two sites there have been almost £160 million worth of investments in the last 10 years.
The University’s city centre campuses are only a few minutes walk from the city’s transport hubs from where students can travel to London in just over two hours and to Liverpool’s own airport in half an hour. The city of Liverpool was ranked best in the world to visit by Rough Guides in 2014 and it houses two premier league football teams, a number of galleries and museums and a huge array of shops. Liverpool is also known as one of the UKs musical centres having given birth to some of the country’s most famous bands. There are hundred of gigs, festivals and club nights to choose from, meaning there is fantastic nightlife. The city is also within easy reach of a number of national parks not to mention the city’s own parks and beaches.
QS World Ranking (2022)
Times Higher Education (2021)
Complete University Guide (2022)
Guardian League Table (2021)
Teaching Excellence Framework
Green Credentials (2019)
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Liverpool John Moores University is split across three campuses across the city:
The main city campus is located right in the city centre, only a few minutes walk from Liverpool lime street station. This campus mainly serves students studying at the faculties of health, education and community, science and technology and environment. It is a modern, purpose built campus and its notable facilities include the Tom Riley Building, the Students Union, a café and a library. This campus close to the William Brown Street conservation area as well as many of the city’s bars, café’s and other attractions.
Mount Pleasant Campus
The University’s other city campus is located in city’s knowledge quarter. Mount Pleasant campus houses the award winning John Lennon art and design building as well as the Redmond’s Building, home to Liverpool’s screen school. This campus is only a few minutes walk from many of the city’s attractions.
IM Marsh Campus
The University also has a campus in the suburb of Aigburth. The IM Marsh campus is used by students from the faculty of health, education and community and is located 20 minutes south of the city centre by bus. This campus provides both teaching and sports facilities as well as a union hub, and a library. The Aigburth area is less busy than the city centre but students still have access to a number of shops, cafes and other local amenities.
Liverpool John Moores University originated as the Mechanics’ School of Arts in 1825. It grew over the years by merging with and amalgamating other smaller colleges in Liverpool. These included the FL Calder College of Domestic science, originally founded to teach Liverpool’s poor how to cook and survive on a few shillings a week; the IM Marsh campus, a Physical Education Teacher Training college for girls and the Nautical College, which was recognised for its efforts during the First World War. This collection of educational institutions finally became Liverpool Polytechnic in 1970. In 1992, under the terms of the Further and Higher Education Act, it was granted university status and renamed Liverpool John Moores University, after the local businessman and philanthropist.
Since this time, the University has invested considerably in its facilities, building a number of new, state-of-the-art departments including the Avril Robarts Learning Resource Centre, the Lairdside Maritime Centre, the Tom Reilly Building, the John Lennon Art and Design Building, and the Redmonds Building.
Faculties & Schools
Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies
- Liverpool School of Art and Design
- Liverpool Business School
- Liverpool Screen School
- School of Humanities and Social Science
- School of Law
- Institute of Culture Capital
Faulty of Education, Health and Community
- School of Education
- School of Sport Studies, Leisure and Nutrition
- School of Nursing and Allied Health
- Centre for Public Health
Faculty of Science
- School of Natural Sciences and Psychology
- School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
- School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
- School of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering
- School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
- School of Built Environment
- School of Civil Engineering
- School of Computer Science
- School of Applied Mathematics
- Engineering and Technology Research Institute
- Lairdside Maritime Centre
- Open Labs
- Centre for Entrepreneurship
Liverpool John Moores University is one of the highest climbers in the national Research Excellence Framework. In 2014 it was ranked 61st for world-leading and internationally excellent research. Every unit of assessment submitted by the university was rated as at least 45% internationally excellent or better and 96% of the overall research was considered of international quality or better.
The schools of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Built Environment have had particularly strong research and the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is ranked as one of the most outstanding research departments in the United Kingdom.
International & Industrial Opportunities
Liverpool John Moores University is part of the Erasmus+ programme run throughout Europe. It allows students, on most courses, to study for one semester in a European partner university.
Some courses at Liverpool John Moores also offer students the opportunity to spend a year working in an industrial placement related to their degree.
UK Students (2021/2022)
Liverpool John Moores University offers a range of scholarships to students who excel academically or in their extra-curricular activities. These are only available to students commencing the first year of their first undergraduate course and who will pay tuition fees of £9,000.
There are four main scholarships available. The Vice-Chancellors Award offers six students an award of £10,000 a year for the duration of their course. Students with 3 As at A Level or equivalent may be eligible if Liverpool John Moores is their first choice and if they can demonstrate a level of commitment, excellence and achievement above that of their peers. There are also 100 £1,000 a year Community Excellence Scholarships available for students able to show commitment and excellence in areas such as volunteering, sports, the arts and citizenship. The Academic Excellence Scholarship also awards 100 students £1,000 a year for the duration of their course, if they have achieved a minimum of 3 As at A Level or equivalent. Academically excellent students may also be eligible for one of 12 Michael Brown scholarships, which also provide £1,000 a year throughout the student’s course. There is also a £3,000 a year scholarship, which also includes free accommodation, for students who are estranged from their parents.
Liverpool John Moores offers sports scholarships for students who compete at international or elite club level. The scholarship provides students with a number of benefits including access to all of the university’s sporting facilities, extra study support and cash bursaries.
There are two bursaries available to students at Liverpool John Moores University. The Anthony Walker Bursary supports Black or Minority Ethnic (BME) students, or students from other under-represented groups in Higher Education, studying law or law and criminal justice. It offers a combination of cash support and work/volunteering opportunities.
The Liverpool John Moores University Bursary offers £500 a year, for the duration of a student’s course, if their household income is less than £25,000 a year. Only UK students paying the maximum fees of £9,000 a year will be eligible. Students need not fill out an application form, all eligible students will receive the bursary automatically.
Liverpool John Moores University has three libraries, with one based in each of the City, Mount Pleasant and IM Marsh campuses. Each is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, during term time. The libraries offer around 2,000 study places including spaces for group and individual study as well as areas to eat and drink.
In total the university’s three libraries hold over 820,000 items including 650,000 printed monographs, 120,000 e-books, and over 50,000 periodicals as well as specialist collections and archives, including the Jon Savage punk collection and playwright Willy Russell’s personal archive.
In addition, there are extensive IT facilities. Across the three libraries there are over 1,000 PCs and laptops, which are all upgraded regularly. There is also access to a number of electronic databases and e-books, allowing students to study anywhere, at any time.
The university provides induction sessions for new students, to introduce them to the library and IT facilities. They also offer a wide range of free study skills courses.
Liverpool John Moores aims to equip its students with the skills and understand they will need throughout their careers. They provide students with a range of facilities to do this. These include science, technology and engineering laboratories, broadcast quality TV and radio studios, a forensic scene-of-crime lab, a 360˚ ship simulator, theatre and rehearsal facilities, a mock courtroom, clinical practice suites and art galleries.
Students of Liverpool John Moores University are eligible for free off-peak membership to 12 Lifestyles Fitness Centres across Liverpool. Membership covers a host of activities and facilities including 11 lifestyle fitness suites, a tennis centre, eight swimming pools, two golf courses, grass and all weather pitches, dance studios, squash and badminton courts, an indoor climbing wall, an athletics track and steam and sauna rooms.
The University also runs the Marsh sports facilities on the IM Marsh campus, which as well as offering gyms, dance studios and courts for various sports, also aims to engage the community at large with fitness and learning.
The Students’ Union also runs a number of British University and College Sport (BUCS) teams in a variety of sports, such as badminton, boxing and cricket as well as football, hockey, netball and rugby union.
The University’s Sport Scholarship Scheme for elite athletes has enabled some top sporting stars to take advantage of their specially tailored fitness and academic programmes enabling them to study alongside their vigorous training regimes.
The Students' Union at Liverpool John Moores University has hubs across all three of the University’s campuses. The main Student Union base is in the John Foster Building on Mount Pleasant. Here students can get support and advice, as well as find out how to get involved in clubs and societies. There are also hubs on Tithebarn Street and in the IM Marsh Meeting Place.
The Students’ Union runs sports clubs, societies and events; campaigns with, and on behalf of, students; and offers support, advice and information. Students can get involved by becoming one of 200 course reps, representing the views of fellow students on their course, or by standing or voting in the student elections which sees four students elected every year to run the union. This means that students can, and do influence University policy.
The union also runs around 100 sports clubs and societies including the student run newspaper and radio station. As well as being a great way to make friends, getting involved in clubs and societies can help towards students’ future careers. The union also helps build student careers through the many volunteering and work opportunities available this includes Volunteering Liverpool, an organisation that matches local volunteer opportunities to students’ skills and interests.
Other union facilities include shops also selling a range of goods, hot and cold food, university merchandise and stationery.
Religion & Spirituality
Liverpool John Moores University provides a number of spaces for the purpose of individual prayer, reflection and contemplation. Such prayer spaces are available to those all faiths or none. The university has three new multi-faith spaces, one on each campus, they are found in the Henry Cotton Building, the John Foster Building and the Ian Newman Centre.
There are a number of university chaplains whose role is to focus on the spiritual wellbeing of students and staff. They are always available to chat and can offer friendship, conversation, pastoral care, spiritual support and guidance on matters of faith, belief and spirituality.
Health & Wellbeing
The university offers students an array of health and wellbeing support. Wellbeing Advisers help students before and during their time at the university, ensuring they have the appropriate support and providing regular one-to-one sessions and assessments. They can also inform staff about individual situations if requested. Students also benefit from access to well-being drop in sessions and free, confidential, one-to-one counselling
There is a huge variety of services and support available to students with disabilities. The Disability Advice Team can advise students about academic support, exam support, disabled students’ allowance, study skills and disclosing their disability.
Students with mental health difficulties can also receive support from the Disability Advice Team and their well being adviser.
LJMU’s Careers Centre and Faculty World of Work Support Units help students find work-related learning that will enhance their CV and add value to their university experience. All degree programmes include work-related learning, giving graduates practical career experience. For example, nursing, midwifery and paramedic students use hospital-standard facilities and treat virtual patients. Furthermore, the university’s unique World of Work Programme helps students to secure work experience and attain the world of work certificate, which is endorsed by major global employers. The programme also supports advises students in starting their own companies, writing their CVs and preparing for interviews as well as running careers workshops and employer presentations. All students also have a dedicated faculty careers advisor to provide tailored careers guidance.
The university’s Business Advisers can give students the advice they need to start their own business. They also provide funding for students who have great business ideas and organise high-profile business events.
The university also has excellent relationships with a number of big-name in employers such as Trinity Mirror and IBM and four local charities, Age Concern Liverpool, DaDaFest, Macmillan Cancer support and The Whitechapel Centre.
The careers centre can also help students to find part-time work, graduate jobs, work placements and more over through the university’s vacancy website to which 1,000 organisations have signed up.
Self-catered (per week) (2021/2022)
There is a range of university accommodation at Liverpool John Moores, split between the three main teaching sites. All accommodation is within a few minutes from the university’s teaching buildings. Most accommodation consists of individual study bedrooms within shared flats of five or six. All rooms are self-catering.
The accommodation is amongst the best value for any English university with standard bedrooms costing between £89 and £112 a week, standard en-suite bedrooms costing between £112 and £132 per week and deluxe en-suite bedrooms costing between £128.50 and £146 per week. All prices include WiFi and bills.
English Language Requirements
Students at Liverpool John Moores University must have at least a 6.0 IELTS score to study at undergraduate level and least a 4.5 IELTS score to apply for a foundation course.
At Liverpool John Moores University, there are staff and students from over 100 countries worldwide. International students will be supported by the university even before they arrive. For example, the university runs a meet and greet service at nearby airports, for information see their website.
During their degree international students will benefit from a range of dedicated services including networking and cultural events, campaigning opportunities and an extensive ‘Give it a Go’ calendar of trips across the UK. They also have access all of the university’s wellbeing support.
Students can chose to, or may be required to, one of the university’s language courses. Courses are free and workshops run throughout the academic year.