The student experience
The experience our postgraduate researchers receive both from learning and living in a cosmopolitan, well connected and highly cost-effective city like Liverpool, make us the ideal choice for doctoral level study.
We have world-class learning facilities that are ever-improving. Over the next decade the University is investing £600 million in new laboratories, libraries and teaching and leisure venues.
Major investment in research across our three faculties ensures our research community has access to state-of-the-art research facilities.
Already one of the UK’s leading learning facilities, the University Library has recently undergone a £25 million expansion and enhancement programme to showcase an impressive collection of over two million books and periodicals, including special collections of rare books and archives.
There are dedicated postgraduate study spaces; high-speed, cross-campus wireless internet; 24/7 availability of over 2,000 student PC’s and state-of-the-art video conferencing to support cross-partner research teams and free IT training courses for postgraduate students.
Dedicated student support
Our Student Support services are based in a dedicated centre and provide comprehensive support and welfare to all new and existing students. With experienced advisers available all year round the University offers:
- Financial support, including advice on funding opportunities, budgeting, debt and welfare benefits
- Support to international students on visa and welfare issues
- Confidential counselling to help students overcome personal or emotional problems
- Support for disabled students applying to and registered at the University including identification of reasonable adjustments, study needs assessments and loan of specialist equipment and software
- Mental health advice and support based on individuals own needs
- Full time and part time sessional childcare places (from 6 weeks to 5 years old) at our Ofsted registered Children’s Centre
- An on campus General Practice and Student Health Centre
On campus accommodation
The University has excellent on campus accommodation for postgraduate students, including Vine Court, the University’s £44 million eco-residences. We ensure that all postgraduate students are housed together in the same accommodation.
We guarantee first year international postgraduate students University accommodation on campus provided they apply no later than July 31st. Generally we can also accommodate first year home and EU postgraduate students.
As a postgraduate student you can also work as a Residential Adviser, living in on campus accommodation at reduced rates in return for providing support and guidance to undergraduate students.
To find out more please visit our accommodation website.
Privately rented accommodation
The most popular type of private sector accommodation is a house share where a student has their own study bedroom and shares the kitchen and bathroom facilities with other students in the house. A single student should expect to pay around £70 a week for this (exclusive of utility costs). However accommodation of this type located within the city centre is more usually at a minimum of £100 per week.
There are also a number of privately owned and managed halls of residence located in the city centre. The cost of this accommodation is in the region of £80 - £120 per week (exclusive of utility costs). Family accommodation could cost about £140 a week (minimum) for a small three bedroom house – with additional charges for gas and electricity.