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Liverpool Hope University

Studying at Liverpool Hope gives you the opportunity to work with research-active academics, acclaimed visiting professors and professional tutors with extensive practitioner experience. We are ranked in the top 20 UK universities for the number of staff who hold doctoral qualifications.

Each year, around 1,100 students study for a range of postgraduate taught, postgraduate research and PGCE courses. With more than 100 full- and part-time courses, Liverpool Hope gives you choice and flexibility. Both January and September start dates are available (course dependent).


Arts & Humanities - Education - Science


Investing for your success 

We’re investing in our research and facilities, which means we’re also investing in you and your success.

More than £60m has been invested since 2008 and Phase 1 of our latest development, a new £8.5 million Science building, is now complete and will open in January. Phase 2 includes a new sports complex with enhanced gym facilities, sports hall and café.

Small group, research-led teaching is supported by personal development opportunities, including field trips, a Research Skills Programme (Postgraduate Research students) or Research Phase (Postgraduate Taught), an annual Poster Day and a Postgraduate Student Conference.



In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 55 per cent of our academic staff submitted research and more than a third of this was rated as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'.

Research Outputs were rated as ‘world leading’ in eight Units of Assessment – English, Psychology, History, Music, Education, Sport and Exercise Science, Theology and Social Work and Social Policy. The Times Higher Education ranked Liverpool Hope as fourth in the North West for Research Intensity.
Postgraduate students are encouraged to get involved with one of our many research centres or projects, along with the University’s postgraduate seminar series.



With dedicated postgraduate study space, places for quiet or social learning, and areas for presentation practice, there’s always somewhere for you to focus on your work.

The Sheppard-Worlock Library and Creative Campus Library contain a core print collection of over 350,000 items, and students have access to special collections and extensive online resources.

More than 1,000 PCs located across campus, including in the library, open access spaces and computer labs, can be used when teaching isn’t taking place.


Fees & Funding

For the most up-to-date information on Postgraduate Taught course fees and funding, please visit our website: Fees - Home & EU or International Fees.

Liverpool Hope offers scholarships for UK/EU students studying postgraduate taught courses, ranging from £500 - £1,000 depending on your undergraduate degree qualification and chosen postgraduate course. You can read more about funding support in the Scholarships section of our website.

You can also find details of Postgraduate Research fees on our website.



We have developed a range of initiatives to help you achieve your full potential.

Employability skills are integrated into learning. Our Research Skills Programme is a series of generic, transferable skills courses designed for Postgraduate Research students, to help you complete your degree and also develop skills to aid your employability.

All students have access to My Career Centre – an online portal with interactive tools and advice.

Our Employability Hub offers workshops with employers, careers fairs, a regular employability bulletin and advice on gaining both voluntary work experience and paid work.

Incubation space for Liverpool Hope graduates starting their own business is also available.


Living in Liverpool

Liverpool is an incredibly vibrant city with a whole host of cultural assets and events taking place throughout the year. Whether your passion lies in the arts, sport or fashion, there’s guaranteed to be something to interest you! Check out

While there is lots of private sector accommodation available, postgraduate students at Liverpool Hope can choose to live in University-owned accommodation in St Michael's or St Julie's Hall at Aigburth Park Student Village. With 24 hour on-site security, Aigburth Park offers you a safe and convenient place to live. Please see our website for photos and the latest prices.

Times Good University Guide 2024 Ranking 88/131
Guardian 2024 Ranking 82/121
Address Hope Park, Liverpool, L16 9JD View on Map
Contact Telephone +44 (0)151 291 3389

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