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Discover what a difference postgraduate study can make.

Ask any of our postgraduates what they like about studying at LJMU and the same answers come up time and time again. They talk about their love of Liverpool, the amazing support they get from the University, the academic expertise of the staff and the fact that postgraduate study has made them realise where they really want to be in life.


Liverpool has a passion for life and it’s infectious. No matter where you come from in the world, the city and its people will welcome you with open arms. Our students tell us they feel very much at home here. They like the fact that the city is so compact, with everything you need within walking distance. They love the vibrancy of the city, the fabulous shopping, the world famous sporting venues, the stunning architecture, the legendary nightlife, the access to green spaces and, of course, the scousers themselves. Maybe that’s why so many students come to LJMU to study and never leave the city.

That lightbulb moment

An undergraduate degree is undoubtedly a great asset but, even on graduating, many students still feel they are not entirely sure where they want to go in life. Our postgraduates talk at length about the clarity that comes with postgraduate study. They tell us how a higher level degree enables them to dig deeper into their subject area and see exactly the future they want. What is often just another 12 months study has a really positive impact on their future.


According to our students, LJMU stands out from the crowd because of the first class support we offer to postgraduates. They talk of doors always open and staff always there – be that in person, at the end of a phone, on email or via Skype. There is no stigma about needing help, in fact our academics positively encourage you to reach out and get a better understanding. Add to this LJMU’s non-academic support services offered by Student Advice and Wellbeing and you’ll soon realise you never walk alone at LJMU.

World leading experts

So many of our postgraduate students choose LJMU because of our staff. World-leading experts in their field, they are at the cutting edge of research and current thinking. What makes our academic team stand out, however, is their excellent links with industry. The learning they offer is based on practical experience and can assist you in the workplace from day one. These integral industry links enable our staff to incorporate lectures from visiting experts. In this way we ensure your learning has a strong professional focus, putting you at the forefront of knowledge in your field.

See it for yourself

Discover how postgraduate study at LJMU has changed the lives of thousands of students across the world by taking a look at our profile films and reading our MasterPlan magazine.

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It may have only been a few months but I already refer to Liverpool as home. There is just so much to do here.

Ashwin Rangan

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