Why study science and health in Liverpool?
Liverpool forms part of the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ which has received extensive funding for the development of the region. Life and Health Science is a designated local growth sector and is supported by a strong Local Enterprise Partnership. https://www.liverpoollep.org/growth-sectors/life-science-health/
Science opportunities within the region are at an all-time high, with amazing career development opportunities for early career and experienced scientists.
University of Liverpool
Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its royal charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees and is also known to be one of the six original “red brick” civic universities. It comprises three faculties organised into 35 departments and schools. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, the N8 Group for research collaboration.
Royal Liverpool Hospital
The Royal is the largest university teaching hospital in the North-West of England. As a centre of excellence for research, development and innovation, the Royal Liverpool hospital has long standing partnerships with the University of Liverpool, Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, attracting students of medicine and science from around the world.
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Established in 1898, the School of Tropical Medicine is the first institution in the world dedicated to research and teaching in the field of tropical medicine. It was founded by local ship owner Sir Alfred Lewis Jones to treat sailors docked in Liverpool’s port who had sailed into England from West and Southern Africa, where they had contracted unfamiliar “tropical” diseases.
Up until 1920, the School of Tropical Medicine relied upon the University College (now the University of Liverpool) for facilities management. It has since become world renowned as a centre of medical innovation and research, fundamentally basing its principles on the ability to network and branch out within the world of science.
The Women’s Hospital
A highly unique institution, the Women’s Hospital is one of only 2 hospitals in the UK that are dedicated to treating women and their babies. Given its highly specialised focus of care, the Women’s is also one of the UK’s busiest hospitals. Cutting-edge research is conducted on a daily basis, specifically focusing on the improvement of health care of babies and women.