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University of Liverpool: Research Excellence

University of Liverpool

Research excellence

As one of the founding members of the prestigious Russell Group of research-led UK Universities, the University of Liverpool is a research focused and research intensive institution. Associated with 9 Nobel Prize winners, we are a global university with strategic collaborations and pioneering partnerships with research institutes, universities, governments and organisations across the world. These partnerships create a platform for research and teaching that brings together some of the greatest minds in the world to tackle some of the toughest challenges affecting our planet and society, to help improve lives worldwide.

At Liverpool, we offer our students the opportunity to work with internationally recognised and renowned experts and research groups. Our global research activity attracts £133 million annually from a range of national and multinational organisations. Increasingly our research activity involves innovative and pioneering collaboration across subject specialisms as well as our collaborations with external national and international partner institutions. Our external partners provide us with an increased range of facilities and resources and ensure our researchers are involved in cutting-edge developments in their fields.

University of Liverpool: Research Excellence

Leading research

Our research power is ranked 20th in the UK’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with 7 subjects ranked in the top 10, with Chemistry and Computer Science ranked number 1 in the UK. We are also renowned for our excellent teaching and research that specifically relates to the professions including, Medicine, Dentistry, Business, Law, Architecture and Engineering.

We are globally recognised for our international research excellence in personalised health, advanced materials, and infectious disease. Our experts aim to improve the health and wellbeing of humans and animals living anywhere in the world and create real impact on the way business and industry operates for the benefit of our natural environment. To find out more about our leading research please visit: www.liverpool.ac.uk/research/our-research/leading-research-areas/#personalised

University of Liverpool: Research Excellence

Liverpool Doctoral College

Here at Liverpool, we understand the needs of postgraduate students and offer a stimulating research environment in which students can flourish and reach their full potential. Our University will provide you with an amazing, life-changing student experience, in a diverse international community, which includes 7,700 international and EU students from 127 different countries, in a total student population of 23,000. With a student:staff ratio that is the 8th best in the Russell Group, you will be taught by leading experts, who will inspire and challenge you academically and ensure you are well equipped and prepared to make the most of your life and career. Our Liverpool Doctoral College supports all postgraduate researchers across the University to thrive in their doctoral programme with our dedicated team of esteemed supervisors, professional services staff and student peers ensuring our students succeed in their studies.

Our doctoral students can expect:

  • Innovative doctoral training – our choice-led approach allows you the flexibility and freedom to tailor your development programme to meet your needs, circumstances and aspirations.
  • The support of a thriving, active global researcher community - enhancing both the student experience and the University’s research culture, and supporting the development of the world’s most talented future research leaders.
  • A focus on employability and entrepreneurship - delivering a tailored package of careers inspiration and skills development. We place appropriate emphasis on meeting the expectations of employers in developing you as a postgraduate researcher, and in providing the skills for graduates to thrive as entrepreneurs in their own right.

To find out more about our Liverpool Doctoral College please visit: www.liverpool.ac.uk/doctoral-college


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