The Institute offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as an excellent suite of opportunities for continuous professional development. With teaching developed and delivered by international experts at the forefront of their field, there is a strong focus on research-informed teaching - all underpinned by the latest scientific knowledge. Based on the main campus in Liverpool and at our dedicated veterinary campus at Leahurst, we have created an environment of ‘learning through doing’.

Consistently positioned amongst the top in the world, our School of Veterinary Science has a continuing commitment to innovative veterinary education and research, giving students a fantastic start to their veterinary careers. We have two on-site working farms as well as two referral hospitals, and three first opinion practices, enabling undergraduates to gain valuable hands-on experience of all aspects of veterinary practice; equine, large animal and small animal.

The School of Life Sciences offers world-class, inspirational research-led education across the full life science spectrum, including ecology, evolution, whole organismal biology, molecular genetics, infection and microbiology, structural biology, biological chemistry and biomedical sciences.

Our teaching ethos

We aim to deliver innovative and student-centred teaching that is underpinned by current research and clinical practice and delivered by talented and enthusiastic educators, practicing clinicians and experts. Methods of teaching and assessment are designed to realistically reflect the demands of clinical practice and the professional workplace in order to maximise the employability of our students.

Our learning community

Our students originate from a diverse range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. We value the wealth of experience, skills and knowledge that diversity brings to the experience of staff and students at the University. We aim for our students to develop a sense of identity and pride in their chosen profession and work hard to ensure that students enjoy every aspect of their experience with us.

Support and wellbeing

The wellbeing of our staff and students is our top priority. We have in place a range of mechanisms to ensure early identification of issues and ease of access to support when needed. Each of our undergraduates are assigned a personal academic advisor to meet with at regular intervals and we operate a range of successful peer mentoring and peer learning initiatives.

Veterinary students with lambs

The Education Directorate

Our education programme across the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences is organised and regulated by the Education Directorate.