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A postgraduate qualification from LJMU will help you fulfil your professional ambitions, boosting your career development and hopefully your future earnings. We offer a range of taught programmes (PGCE, PGDE, MA, MBA, MSc, MRes) and research opportunities in each of our five Faculties:
Our International Study Centre provides international and EU students with a direct route onto a range of postgraduate degrees following the completion of a Pre-Masters course.
Postgraduate scholarships are available for international students. The scholarships offer full or partial tuition fee waivers.
We offer research students the opportunity to become part of our vibrant research community which delivers world-leading and internationally-excellent research right across the institution.
Supervision is available in each of our Faculties and we also offer Professional Doctorates, an alternative to a PhD for staff in organisations who want to research and develop their professional practice at doctorate level.
96% of our research rated as international quality or better (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014)
Whether you need advice on progressing to a PhD or information about examinations, regulations or ethical approval, LJMU’s Doctoral Academy can provide the advice you need to succeed in your research.
With 24/7 opening hours during semesters at two of our three libraries, you can drop in at a time that’s most convenient for you. Our extensive print collections, professional journals and electronic catalogue offer you all the resources you’ll need to complete your degree and keep up-to-date with the latest developments in your chosen field.
Our postgraduates are highly sought after by employers and over 96% are in work or further study six months after graduation (Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) 2017). LJMU enjoys close links with employers operating in all sectors of the economy. We have highly-effective relationships with a wide-range of organisations across the region and further afield and these partnerships help our students forge links with key contacts working in their specialist fields.
We can help you select the right course and provide up-to-date information about fees and funding, including postgraduate Masters loans, the LJMU Alumni Award, International Scholarships and PhD Studentships.
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School of Humanities and Social Science
The School of Humanities and Social Science are leading educators within five subject areas – English and Cultural History, Media, History, Culture and Communication and Criminology and Sociology (Social Work and Social Policy).
Current research and scholarship are defining features of all five of these subject areas. This commitment has enabled staff in the School to produce an impressive array of world-leading research. Our School’s distinguished reputation is also strengthened by the relationships we have established with key stakeholders outside the University, both locally and internationally.
School of Law
The School of Law delivers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within Law and Criminal Justice to its 1200 plus students. In addition to our programmes, we are also known for our pro bono activities, our innovative research and our excellent links with the legal community.
Liverpool School of Art and Design
In 1825 we opened our doors, becoming the first school of art and design in England outside of London. Since making that first bold move, we’ve continued to push boundaries. Today, our community of artists, designers, illustrators and architects deliver cutting-edge programmes, produce high-impact research and work alongside some of the world’s most iconic cultural leaders.
Liverpool Screen School
Liverpool Screen School delivers excellent programmes within media, journalism, the performing arts and writing.
To ensure we unleash every student’s creative potential, we not only provide a supportive environment, but we also cement quality theoretical teaching with relevant, practical experience; experience that ensures our students can succeed professionally in their chosen fields. Our programmes are further enhanced by our research output and our global links with organisations across the world.
Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies
Established in 2015, the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies develops knowledge in policing, crime prevention and allied security professions.
The Faculty of Education, Health and Community was formed in 2013 from the merger of LJMU’s Faculty of Education, Community and Leisure and the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences. Operating over two sites – the IM Marsh campus in Aigburth and Tithebarn Street in Liverpool city centre – the Faculty offers a range of professionally-relevant CPD programmes, postgraduate taught degrees and research opportunities. Students in both locations have access to state-of-the-art facilities, onsite Libraries, IT Zones and dedicated postgraduate study areas plus cafes and social spaces.
The Faculty is working at the vanguard of developments in the field of education and health and has forged extensive networks with primary and secondary schools plus other education providers as well NHS Trusts, health organisations and other key bodies across the North West, the UK and internationally. Such links combined with ongoing research and consultancy help ensure that all taught postgraduate degrees and CPD programmes are professionally-relevant and up-to-date.
The Faculty is organised into four key areas: Sport, Dance, Nutrition, Health and Leisure.
The School of Teacher Education and Professional Learning has a well established reputation for delivering innovative approaches to initial teacher education. All members of the academic team have been successful teachers and maintain strong links with schools and professional bodies. Staff have a wide range of expertise in varying subject areas and regularly contribute to development of national education policy. The School has over 100 years’ experience delivering initial teacher education (PGCE/PGDE programmes) in partnership with primary, secondary and other education providers across the North West of England and beyond. This expertise is reflected in the outstanding feedback received from students every year, with 92% rating the School’s teacher training as good or very good. All initial teacher education programmes are accredited by the National College of Teaching and Leadership and students who successfully complete the PGDE programmes graduate with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
The School of Nursing and Allied Health works with a wide range of health and social care organisations to design, deliver and evaluate professionally-relevant courses, from CPD courses through to taught masters programmes and research opportunities. Strong links with the NHS, local authorities, voluntary agencies and the private sector plus ongoing research and consultancy ensure that all programmes are designed to meet workforce needs and deliver up-to-date teaching and vital insights into contemporary professional practice.
The School’s new £1.6million clinical practice suites give students access to hospital-standard facilities, including virtual patients and a state-of-the-art birthing simulator, right on campus. The Suites show a patient’s journey from a home environment through to rehabilitation and cover a range of areas with the latest clinical equipment for simulations and clinical skills development in child nursing, adult and mental health nursing, paramedic practice, social work and midwifery. Such facilities help prepare students for the rigours and realism of actual practice, giving them the confidence to deal with real service users in the NHS, private and voluntary settings.
The Public Health Institute has a long-standing reputation for delivering internationally-recognised applied research and professionally-relevant postgraduate programmes. The Institute offers an innovative, evidenced-based portfolio of taught masters programmes as well as exciting research opportunities. The Institute has a multi-disciplinary approach to public health and works with international organisations, such as the World Health Organization and national bodies, for example the National Institute of Health Research, Department of Health, Home Office and National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). Locally, the Institute collaborates closely with health services as well as local authorities, judicial bodies, environmental services and community groups.
The School of Education, Leisure and Sport Studies excels in a wide range of areas including tourism, events management, food, sport, dance, outdoor education and professional development. Research supervision is available in the following areas: Sport, Dance, Nutrition, Health and Leisure.
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers professionally-accredited and industry-relevant postgraduate taught programmes and exciting research opportunities, founded on ongoing research rated as world leading and internationally excellent.
The Astrophysics Research Institute (ARI) at LJMU is one of the world’s leading authorities in astronomy and astrophysics. Its work encompasses a comprehensive programme of observational and theoretical research, telescope operation and instrument development, academic learning and outreach activities.
In 2004, LJMU designed and built the Liverpool Telescope, one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated ground-based robotic telescopes. Since then, the ARI has played an instrumental role in the development of a global network of robotic telescopes that have helped to revolutionise the study of astronomy.
The Department of Built Environment at LJMU is one of the UK’s leading research departments for built environment and sustainability research.
The Department delivers an exciting range of professionally-accredited postgraduate programmes. Courses are designed to develop innovative and creative professionals equipped to react to the challenges of the modern global built environment.
Our portfolio of programmes includes courses for both experienced practitioners who want to enhance or refocus their skills, as well as graduates who want to enter a new area within this fascinating profession.
Whatever your ambitions for the future, LJMU’s Department of Civil Engineering offers you Masters programmes that will enhance your career prospects, both in the UK and internationally, enabling you to provide ‘real world’ solutions to the challenges of sustainable global development.
The Department is recognised as one of the UK’s leading research departments for built environment and sustainability research.
We have excellent relationships with local, national and international employers. These links support teaching, provide placement and work-shadowing opportunities and enable our students to gain industry knowledge through site visits and guest speaker sessions. When combined with our world-leading research, these links with professional bodies and employers help to ensure that our postgraduate degrees are industry focused, globally relevant and at the forefront of knowledge development in this field.
In an increasingly technological world, there are great challenges and opportunities for professionals with advanced qualifications in computing. LJMU’s Department of Computer Science can help to prepare you for the career of your choice thanks to our wide range of Masters programmes.
Our courses aim to provide you with a fuller, systematic understanding of current and developing computer systems and technologies. You can also be confident that you will be taught and supervised by subject specialists in a vibrant and supportive environment. Classroom and lab-based activities, including lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical work, offer a varied and diverse range of postgraduate experiences. You will also be encouraged to attend seminars and locally held conferences, participating fully in the research culture of our Department.
LJMU’s Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is one of the UK’s leading engineering departments, with wide-ranging links to industry in the UK and around the world.
The Department offers you access to high quality teaching environments and dedicated research laboratories plus a range of state-of-the-art facilities. These include several probe stations, semiconductor parameter analyzers, three-phase and multiphase (five-phase, six-phase and nine-phase), multiphase two-level and three-level voltage source inverters and a three-phase to nine-phase direct matrix converter. In essence, LJMU has the expertise and facilities to help you succeed in this dynamic sector.
LJMU’s Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering can trace its roots back to the foundation of the Liverpool Mechanics’ Institute in 1825, and the first Nautical College for the merchant marine in England in 1892. Today, the Department is one of the UK’s leading centres for maritime and engineering education.
All of our postgraduate courses are taught by academics active in industry-oriented research and scholarship. The city of Liverpool has one of the largest clusters of maritime businesses outside of London and a thriving engineering and advanced manufacturing base. Our teaching and research is supported by long-term partnerships with employers in the city plus with universities and companies around the world.
The Faculty of Science, located in Liverpool city centre, offers a range of taught masters programmes and research opportunities that will enable you to develop specialist skills, knowledge and expertise in a range of disciplines.
The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has a long-standing tradition in the field of Sport Science and initiated the first undergraduate honours degree course in Sports Science in 1975. 97% of the School’s research activity is rated world-leading or internationally excellent, making us the top ranked institution in the UK for Research Quality in Sport and Exercise Sciences **. The School is named the ninth best department in the world and the sixth best in Europe in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 and 2018 for the sports sciences subject area. 99% of graduates from the School secure employment or are in further study six months after graduation^.
The School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences has been delivering pharmacy education since 1849, making it one of the oldest and well established pharmacy schools in the world. The School offers a superb student-centred environment for postgraduate study and produces pioneering research in pharmacy and biomolecular sciences. Recent research developments include predictive toxicology and natural products discovery. 97% of graduates from the School secure employment or are in further study six months after graduation^.
The diverse, interdisciplinary School of Natural Sciences and Psychology has an international reputation for impactful research and teaching quality and collaborates with academics in every continent across the world. We offer postgraduates excellent state-of-the-art laboratories and research facilities, including a purpose-built osteology laboratory and associated imaging equipment and software, which holds collections of human skeletal remains for study and research. 92% of graduates from the School secure employment or are in further study six months after graduation^.
* Research Excellence Framework (2014)
** Research Quality Index data provided by Research Professional and available via Research Fortnight.
^ LJMU Graduate Destinations Report 2016
Liverpool Business School has served the regional business community for over 40 years, developing excellent links with business and commerce. We aim to address some of the 21st century’s most complex and challenging issues in all sectors of the economy, nationally and internationally, with an emphasis on developing the region’s burgeoning creative and digital sectors.
The £38 million Redmonds Building, located in Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter, is home to: Liverpool Business School and the School of Law. As well as high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, the School has social spaces, a ground floor cafe, conference facilities and a dedicated postgraduate and research area. Liverpool Business School also has a dedicated Management Development Suite, based in a listed building in the historic Georgian Quarter of Liverpool and a short walk from the Redmonds Building. The building has recently undergone a £1.2 million investment to provide a professional learning space.
Invaluable professional body accreditation
Keen to develop the ‘business leaders of tomorrow’, Liverpool Business School offers taught postgraduate courses and research programmes. Many programmes provide direct progression from undergraduate study, while others focus on the growing needs of the professional and international business markets, such as our MSc Management degrees, MBA, MSc in Digital Marketing and MSc Entrepreneurship programmes. The MA Human Resource Management and MSc International Human Resource Management are fully approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
The School provides responsive business education, preparing graduates for a wide range of business and management careers. Our supportive and approachable staff focus on practical knowledge and its application. We concentrate on the employability of people entering the private, public and voluntary sectors, boosting the productivity of work forces and generating innovation and growth.