A modern, civic university

In 1823 a small institution was founded that was to revolutionise education in Liverpool and provide opportunities for the working people of the city.

The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society.  It was the first such institution to be founded in England.

This small, pioneering movement was followed by the establishment of the Liverpool Institute and School of Art and the Liverpool Nautical College, and in 1900 Irene Mabel Marsh opened the IM Marsh campus. These organisations together laid the foundations for Liverpool John Moores University, an institution that has grown and flourished and continues to provide opportunities for all.

It is an ethos we characterise in the simple words – dream, plan, achieve – from a statement made by our namesake Sir John Moores, the founder of the Littlewoods empire and a beacon of equal opportunities in Liverpool, “…if you want to enough, you can achieve anything”.  Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.


Our academic structure is divided into four faculties, each home to world-leading research, teaching and learning in a wide range of fields.


A modern university in a world class city

When you come to study at LJMU you’ll be joining a top UK university known for inspirational teaching, ground-breaking research and excellent career prospects. You’ll be part of a global community of students, meeting new people from all over the world, trying new things and experiencing a different culture.

Ten reasons to join LJMU

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

Type of programme: 2015/16 fees: 2016/17 fees:
English Language Preparation Course (per term) £3,435 £3,510
English for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies:
– 6 week course £1,800 £1,840
– 12 week course £3,600 £3,680
– 20 week course £6,000 £6,120
English for PhD Studies (20 week course) £6,000 £6,120
International Foundation Year Programme (Business, Law and Social Studies) £10,350 £10,560
International Foundation Year Programme (Engineering, Computing and Life Science) £10,845 £11,070
International Year One (Business) £10,600 £10,820
International Year One (Engineering) £11,100 £11,330
Pre-Masters Programme (one term programme) £5,080 £5,190

Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes

Type of programme: Tuition fee:
Foundation/HND Programmes £9,000
Pre-sessional English Language validated courses TBC
Laboratory-based (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) £12,000
Classroom based (Undergraduate and Postgraduate) £11,000-£11,350
MBA £12,000
MSc Engineering Programmes £12,000
MSc Maritime Programmes £11,000
MBA Maritime Management £12,000