University of Liverpool

Year of foundation: 1903
Approx. number of students: 20,600
Period of study: End September-End January; End January-Early June
MCI partner since: 2010

The City

Liverpool is situated along the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. Liverpool has a population of 435,500 persons.

Historically a part of Lancashire, the urbanization and expansion of Liverpool were largely brought about by the city's status as a major port. Inhabitants of Liverpool are referred to as Liverpudlians but are also known as "Scousers", in reference to the local dish known as "scouse", a form of stew.

The popularity of The Beatles and the other groups from the Merseybeat era contributes to Liverpool's status as a tourist destination; tourism forms a significant part of the city's modern economy.

The University

The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group and the N8 Group for research collaboration, and founded in 1881 (as a University College) it is also one of the six original "red brick" civic universities. The university has produced eight Nobel Prize winners and today has more than 230 first degree courses across 103 subjects.

The University is mainly based around a single urban campus approximately five minutes walk from Liverpool City Center, at the top of Brownlow Hill and Mount Pleasant. The two main university accommodation complexes are both located in the Mossley Hill district of Liverpool.