An influential voice in the world

The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading centres for sociology, social policy and criminology, and has been for over 100 years.

Throughout our history we have influenced society with novel research insights in fields such as crime, health, welfare, housing, inequality and the operation of political power - at local, national and global levels.

Today we are internationally renowned for our research and have a dynamic community of academic staff and students who work together in a shared spirit of discovery. To find out more about the collaborations between our academics and our partner organisations, please visit the Liverpool Community Archive.

Our students

People from a wide range of social backgrounds come to study with us - including those who join us through our widening participation routes and access programmes.

At undergraduate and postgraduate levels we help our students develop up-to-the-minute subject knowledge, together with the ability to look at things from original angles and to make compelling cases.

These skills make our Graduates highly employable in many fields and our students give us consistently high ratings in national surveys.

Our location

With its vibrant history, unique social landscape, and busy city centre, Liverpool is the perfect city in which to study our subjects.

We work closely with agencies throughout the region, creating exciting opportunities for our students to gain practical experience, via our Interchange initiative and other community-based learning modules.