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Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) offers a supportive academic and research environment, well-structured postgraduate programmes plus access to extensive resources.

6 things you should know about LJMU

  1. Founded in 1823, we are ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world. (THE World University Ranking 2017/18)
  2. 96% of our postgraduates are in work or further study six months after graduation (HESA 2018)
  3. A leading research institution, 96% of our research is rated as international quality or better (REF 2014)
  4. Staff and students come from over 100 countries world-wide
  5. Liverpool is one of the most affordable university cities, ranked 14th by Business Insider UK
  6. Our students get free off-peak access to Lifestyles Fitness Centres across Liverpool plus exclusive offers at Tate Liverpool, Sound City, Everyman & Playhouse and other leading organisations

Study in a world-class city

This former European Capital of Culture and UNESCO World Heritage Site has something for everyone and you can expect a really warm welcome as Liverpool is also rated one of the UK’s friendliest cities.

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Taught programmes

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:

Degree preparation courses for international students

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.

International scholarships and bursaries

Postgraduate scholarships are available for international students. The scholarships offer full or partial tuition fee waivers. 

Research opportunities

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.

A dedicated Doctoral Academy

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.

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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.

Employment prospects

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.

Student services

  • You will be allocated a personal tutor, or supervisor if you are a research student
  • Personal development planning is a key part of every course
  • Designated accommodation is available for postgraduate students
  • We offer free study skills courses and workshops plus free academic English courses for non-native English-speaking students
  • We have a Spiritual Support team, multi-faith prayer rooms and free Counselling Service
  • Disability support is available across the University 

Funding advice

We can help you select the right course and provide up-to-date information about fees and fundingincluding postgraduate Masters loans, the LJMU Alumni Award, International Scholarships and PhD Studentships. 

Department / School information and available programmes: