University of Liverpool

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The University of Liverpool offers over 30 postgraduate degree programmes that are accessible fully online. They are designed for working professionals who want to advance by earning a degree directly from a world class university without having to travel, leave home or interrupt their career.

All programmes – postgraduate certificates, masters and doctorates – are accessible 100% online, allowing you to study from where you are, alongside your job, as you:

  • Earn an advanced degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the UK’s prominent Russell Group of research-led universities
  • Gain the global knowledge and transferable skills you need to move ahead professionally, wherever you are in the world
  • Expand your network as you connect and collaborate with experienced, international professionals


Schools / Colleges / Departments / Courses / Faculties

Faculty of Health & Life Sciences

  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Veterinary Science

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

  • School of the Arts
  • School of Histories, Languages & Cultures
  • School of Law & Social Justice
  • School of Management
  • School of Combined Honours

Faculty of Science & Engineering

  • School of Engineering
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Computer Science
  • School of Environmental Sciences


The University was established in 1881 as University College Liverpool, admitting its first students in 1882. In 1884, it became part of the federal Victoria University. In 1894 Oliver Lodge, a professor at the University, made the world’s first public radio transmission and two years later took the first surgical X-ray in the United Kingdom. The Liverpool University Press was founded in 1899, making it the third oldest university press in England. Students in this period were awarded external degrees by the University of London.

Following a Royal Charter and Act of Parliament in 1903, it became an independent university with the right to confer its own degrees called the University of Liverpool. The next few years saw major developments at the university, including Sir Charles Sherrington’s discovery of thesynapse and William Blair-Bell’s work on chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer. In the 1930s to 1940s Sir James Chadwick and Sir Joseph Rotblat made major contributions to the development of the atomic bomb. From 1943 to 1966 Allan Downie, Professor of Bacteriology, was involved in the eradication of smallpox.

In 1994 the university was a founding member of the Russell Group, a collaboration of twenty leading research-intensive universities, as well as a founding member of the N8 Group in 2004. In the 21st century physicists, engineers and technicians from the University of Liverpool were involved in the construction of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, working on two of the four detectors in the LHC.

The university has produced nine Nobel Prize winners, from the fields of science, medicine, economics and peace. The Nobel laureates include the physician Sir Ronald Ross, physicistCharles Barkla, the physiologist Sir Charles Sherrington, physicist Sir James Chadwick, chemistSir Robert Robinson, chemist Har Gobind Khorana, physiologist Rodney Porter, economist Ronald Coase and physicist Joseph Rotblat. Sir Ronald Ross was also the first British Nobel laureate in 1902. The University is also associated with Professors Ronald Finn and Sir Cyril Clarke who jointly won the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award in 1980 and Sir David Weatherall who won the Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science in 2010. These Lasker Awards are popularly known as America’s Nobels.

Over the 2013/2014 academic year, members of staff took part in numerous strikes as a result of rises after staff were offered a pay rise of 1% which unions equated to a 13% pay cut since 2008. The strikes were supported by both the university’s Guild of Students and the National Union of Students. Some students at the university supported the strike, occupying buildings on campus.

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