Postgraduate life at LJMU

Join our inspirational postgraduates

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 the amazing support they get from the university, the academic expertise of the staff here, the first-class learning environment, fabulous libraries, excellent career guidance and their ongoing love affair with the city of Liverpool.

First-class support

According to our students, LJMU stands out from the crowd because of the first-class support we offer to postgraduates. As well as access to your Personal Tutor or Supervisor, you will benefit from our excellent study skills workshops, offering assistance with everything from statistics to IT skills. Staff have an open door policy and are available in person, at the end of a phone, or virtually.

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’ll 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 really makes our academics stand out from the crowd, however, are their excellent links with industry. Their teaching is based on practical experience and they incorporate lectures from visiting experts, ensuring you are fully prepared for your future career.

A great learning environment

As a student at LJMU you’ll benefit from our £160 million investment in new facilities right across our campuses. These state-of-the-art amenities are built with our students very much in mind. Come along to our Open Days and find out more about our: high-spec computer labs, latest software, specialist teaching labs, subject-specific studios and workshops;, high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, excellent libraries, fabulous social spaces and great sport and leisure facilities.

Find out more about the facilities in our faculties using links below:

Excellent libraries

Both of our libraries are situated in the heart of the city and are open late for all students to use, in addition to our Student Life Building which is open 24 hours a day. They offer access to a wealth of information and boast:

  • 2,000 study spaces with designated postgraduate areas, meeting areas for group work and plenty of social spaces
  • helpful and friendly academic liaison librarians for each school/faculty
  • Wi-Fi access
  • networked PCs and access to 2000+ applications
  • loan laptops when you need to be out and about
  • helpdesks and sessions to introduce the resources and facilities available
  • our user-friendly Library Discover search engine to search in excess of 820,000 items including 650,000 printed resources, 129,000 e-Books, 45,000 electronic journal titles, online newspapers, legal databases, company journals, and special collections

Career guidance

We never forget your end goal at LJMU and that’s why an impressive 95% of LJMU postgraduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2020). Career support is available 24/7 with our range of digital careers tools. You can even get yourself interview-ready with our interview simulator. For comprehensive advice on selling your higher-level skills you can book an appointment with an Employability Adviser and if you’re not quite sure what the future holds for you, our Careers Zones are the perfect place to head for a chat.

A wonderful city

Liverpool has a passion for life and it is 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.

Find out more about the postgraduate experience at LJMU on our postgraduate life pages.

Great accommodation

If you're thinking of living in Liverpool during your studies, there’s a fantastic range of accommodation on offer at LJMU. All new students are guaranteed a room in University-endorsed accommodation, no matter what your level of study. And what’s more, if you prefer privately owned accommodation, we can help with that too. For more information on finding a place to stay, take a look at our accommodation pages.

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