University of Liverpool named North West’s third best university – behind Lancaster and Manchester

Just one Merseyside university named in website’s UK top 50
The University of Liverpool has been named the North West’s third best university behind Lancaster and Manchester – and is the only local university to make it into the UK top 50.

The redbrick university was ranked 38th in the’s 2017 league table, up one place from last year.

Liverpool John Moores University is in 68th place, up from 81 in 2015, Edge Hill University is up 11 places to 71st and Liverpool Hope University climbs 14 places to 83rd.

In separate listings covering 70 subjects, the University of Liverpool features in four top tens, Chester in two; and Liverpool John Moores University, Central Lancashire and Cumbria all in one apiece.

Abercromby Square in Liverpool, a green space at the heart of the University of Liverpool campus. Photo from the University of Liverpool.

Dr Bernard Kingston, principal author of, said: “There is a considerable degree of stability at the upper end of the league table this year. While dramatic changes may be newsworthy, this stability indicates that the rankings are robust and credible for young people seeking a university place – our primary purpose.”
Edge Hill University in Ormskirk came fifth out of 12 North West universities, followed by Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) in sixth place and Liverpool Hope seventh.

The guide notes that the University of Liverpool is well regarded for professional subjects including medicine and engineering, as well as physical, biomedical and life Sciences, arts and humanities.

It says key areas at LJMU include public health, teacher education, engineering, computing science, astrophysics, and sport and exercise sciences.

Source: Liverpool Echo