Liverpool Hope University College
  • Founded :1844 year
  • Type of University : Public
  • StudyQA ranking: 2507 pts.
  • Offered programms: Master
  • No. Students: 7000
  • Study mode: On campus
  • Languages of instruction: English
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‌With a history extending more than 170 years, Liverpool Hope has developed a strong tradition of scholarship and research in key disciplines. As the only ecumenical university foundation in Europe the University’s work has been shaped by Christian principles but embraces those of all faiths and none.

The excellent academic record of our students is supported by  pastoral care and, as one of Britain's smaller universities, Liverpool Hope values the individual - in the words of Cardinal Newman knowing her children one by one. Care, concern and support for students are always a priority.

Liverpool Hope has two main teaching campuses. Hope Park is situated in a leafy suburb of Liverpool and is a mini educational village. The Creative Campus in Liverpool city centre is the home to our creative and performing arts subjects. Both campuses have seen major investment over the last five years, so traditional architecture now sits beside contemporary buildings and facilities.

The University places great emphasis on the bringing together of research excellence and top-quality teaching. This is facilitated by a community of academics and scholars who are of the highest calibre. This research-informed teaching enables our students to develop into rounded and employable graduates who can take their place confidently as global citizens in the 21st century.

  • Arts and Humanities Link

    The Faculty embraces a wide range of disciplines across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is located across two campuses at Hope Park in Childwall (South Liverpool) and the Creative Campus (adjacent to the city centre).

    The vibrant and growing Creative Campus, close to the city centre with easy access to the city of Liverpool’s exciting cultural scene, hosts the annualCornerstone Arts Festival (November) and provides opportunities for students to showcase their work at the annual Fine Art Degree Show. The campus is also home to Milapfest (Indian Arts organisation), and the European Opera Centre. The Faculty also has strong links with cultural bodies such as theRoyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Tate Liverpool, Bluecoat, National Museums Liverpool, Film and Creative Technology (FACT), the Beatles Story, as well as with the Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals.  The Faculty also has strong links with the Liverpool business community, the judiciary and probationary services, PSI and other public sector organisations.

  • Education Link

    The Faculty of Education has an innovative and exciting environment and they are working hard to achieve the University’s stated goal of being a research-informed teaching University of distinction.

    Its past includes the recent appointment of a large number of highly qualified academic staff and experienced professionals who collectively are taking the Faculty forward. Its present includes the new state-of-the-art EDEN building, while their future will see them confirm their place among the very best providers of teacher education nationally and have a profile in the academic study of education (SEN & Disability, Early Childhood and Education Studies) that sits alongside other academic disciplines in the University. 

    The Faculty of Education has always recruited significant numbers of high-achieving students and it is a mark of the Faculty’s success that, even in challenging times across the sector, the trend has continued and indeed the trajectory seems set to rise. 

    The Faculty is currently expanding its postgraduate taught provision as part of the strategic drive to ensure that postgraduate students represent approximately 30% of the overall student body.  

  • Science Link

    The Faculty of Science is an ambitious and vibrant constituent of Liverpool Hope University. It is composed of one School and three Departments, each working independently but in overall synergy to develop a world-class portfolio of academic provision:

    • Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    • Department of Geography and Environmental Science
    • School of Health Sciences
    • Department of Psychology
    • New Science Building for 2016 

    The Faculty is proud to have a record of tailored quality teaching across a broad range of disciplines, whilst still retaining an inclusive ‘small family’ approach.  It challenges the learning of students at undergraduate or postgraduate level to achieve success and provides exceptional levels of student support throughout the study journey.

    The Faculty supports and hosts special interest events, networks and conferences that complement its subject areas. It welcomes fresh thinking and strives to utilise its expertise in innovative ways.

    The Faculty of Science is in the midst of undergoing an exciting programme of building new Science facilities with state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories.


It was then, almost 170 years ago, that our first founding colleges The Church of England’s Warrington Training College (1844) and the Sisters of Notre Dame’s Our Lady’s Training College (1856) were established to provide teacher education for women. A century later, Christ’s College was built opposite S. Katharine’s where Hope Park is today, admitting its first students in 1964.

By 1980, the colleges had joined to form an ecumenical federation – the Liverpool Institute of Higher Education (LIHE). The late Archbishop Derek Worlock and Bishop David Sheppard wrote of this as being "a sign of hope" (Better Together).

LIHE later became a single, unified College and was given the new name of Liverpool Hope to represent the mission of the college. Liverpool Hope University was born in July 2005, when the Privy Council bestowed the right to use the University title. Research Degree Awarding Powers were granted by the Privy Council in 2009. 

Studies at Liverpool Hopeis based at two campuses – Hope Park and the Creative Campus. It is with the beautiful landscaped grounds of these campuses that students study, live and socialise.

More than £42 million have been invested in buildings and equipment over the past five years. The stunning architecture and gardens come together to make this a unique place to study.

The univerity also owns Plas Caerdeon, an outdoor activity centre in North Wales and there is a satellite accommodation campus at Aigburth Park.

Liverpool Hope’s Library Service provides access to a wide ranging collection of physical and online resources to support learning and research. The service also provides different types of study space across both campuses to support the wide range of learning styles and needs, from individual study rooms to group spaces, and from silent study to more relaxed social learning.

The Student Support and Wellbeing team are on hand to offer advice and help with everything from financial support to careers advice and health concerns. They provide a one-stop service and will address all aspects of your pastoral care in an integrated way without passing you between different departments.

The International Support Team`s role is to provide practical advice and support for all international students during your time here at Liverpool Hope.

The support team offers many excellent services for international students including Careers Advice, Health information, Counselling and Listening Support, and a Disabilities Advice Service.

The International Student Support Team can advise you on a range of issues that may affect you during your stay, such as how to register with a doctor, open a bank account, seek medical advice or find part-time/voluntary work. We also offer a programme of cultural and social events and trips throughout the year.

Liverpool Hope is a very special place to learn, a place that offers excellent academic standards combined with the pastoral care and support of a collegial community. Here are just a few reasons why you should make Liverpool Hope your choice of University.

Scholarly excellence
Well-rounded education
Celebrating the individual (there is a real collegial community and each person within our University is treated as an individual)

Traditional yet modern (with the rich heritage but not stuck in the past)

A beautiful setting (The University offers incredible campuses with beautiful grounds and architecture)

Christian values.


  • Liverpool is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Ranked in the top five UK favourite cities - Condé Naste Traveller Readers' Awards, 2010
  • Second safest city in the UK - UK Statistics Authority, 2012
  • Liverpool has the fastest growing economy, outside London, in the UK
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