Reasons to choose LJMU

Situated in one of the most digitally connected city regions in the UK Liverpool John Moores University prides itself on putting students at the heart of all that they do.

Liverpool is a ‘world in one city’ with a proud heritage of arts, music, sport and culture.

Liverpool is a great place to live and an even better place to study. Welcome to your new home!

Welcome to LJMU


Why Study here?

  • Once described as ‘the coolest places to live in the UK’ Liverpool is an exciting and vibrant city with so much to discover.
  • Liverpool is a ‘world in one city’!
  • You will be surrounded by diversity in Liverpool. The city is home to Europe’s oldest Chinatown and its Pakistani, Indian, Bangladeshi, Somalian and Nigerian communities are just a few of the well-established nationalities in Liverpool.
  • A fantastic location - Liverpool attracts students from far and wide. It boasts more galleries than any other city outside London, it has an unrivalled nightlife scene and hosts a range of exciting annual events. Including the Eurovision Song Contest 2023!

How we will help you

Throughout your application we will take great care to make sure you have all the information and support you need to plan for your studies at LJMU. This includes advice on immigration procedures, travel, accommodation or any other information you might need.

Learn beyond the lecture hall – We encourage our students to learn as much from experience as from traditional learnings, that’s why we’ve created a range of go abroad programmes. You’ll experience a difference culture, gain skills, make new friends and enhance your CV

Learn from the experts - We have world-leading research across every art of our university, according to REF 2021, and an ambition to focus and grow our results in new areas.

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Food and drink

You are what you eat and Liverpool has it all. From specialist shops selling halal and kosher foods, to the oldest Chinatown in Europe, with stops available for Greek, Japanese, Russian and everything in between, a journey around the city is a mouth-watering trip. There are cool cafés, well-stocked supermarkets, reasonably-priced restaurants and excellent eateries to suit every taste and budget. The city also has a huge choice of pubs, nightclubs, alcohol-free bars and coffee shops where you can enjoy great conversation, music and much, much more.


Liverpool artists have enjoyed over 50 UK number one singles! As the ‘world capital of pop’, it will come as no surprise that a great music scene always exists in the city. What are you into? Our annual festivals include Liverpool Psych Fest, Africa Oyé, Sound City, Brazilica and Europe’s largest free music festival, Liverpool International Music Festival. You can listen to live music in a host of venues and pop-up spaces in town, too, from subterranean clubs to the world-class M&S Bank Arena.


We are all shopping on a budget, but no matter if yours is large or small, you’ll find what you are looking for in Liverpool. From the high street stores and designer outlets in Liverpool One and Met Quarter, to the independent boutiques on Bold Street and the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool is the place to go shopping. Cool and quirky vintage stores are the hidden gems of the city’s student areas, too.

Art and culture

The city celebrates the diversity of its artistic community each and every year with Liverpool Arabic Arts Fest, Liverpool Irish Festival and Brouhaha (our very own carnival!) just three examples you can Google right now to get a taste of our flavour. Liverpool’s creative past, present and future is equally as diverse and celebrated, with the world-renowned collections of the Walker Art Gallery and Tate Liverpool, to the prescient works on display at the likes Open Eye Gallery, FACT, Bluecoat and Biennial.

Green spaces

Scousers - that’s what we call ourselves - love our parks and green spaces and you will too once you start to explore the likes of Sefton Park (home of Africa Oyé) and Crosby Beach (Google Anthony Gormley’s ‘Another Place’). The city also has many other beautiful parks and is just a short drive away from the seaside resorts of Southport and Formby – not to mention the world class beauty spots of Snowdonia and the Lake District.