Liverpool John Moores University

The Liverpool Mechanics Institute was founded by people of power and influence who recognised the transformative effects of education and the impact that learning and aspiration could have on individuals, communities and society.  It was the first such institution to be founded in England.  

This small, pioneering movement was followed by the establishment of the Liverpool Institute and School of Art and the Liverpool Nautical College, and in 1900 Irene Mabel Marsh opened the IM Marsh campus. These organisations together laid the foundations for Liverpool John Moores University, an institution that has grown and flourished and continues to provide opportunities for all.

Today, with a vibrant community of 25,000 students from over 100 countries world-wide, 2,500 staff and 250 degree courses, Liverpool John Moores University is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.


Head Of School

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, Professor Nigel Weatherill

Courses Overview: Undergraduate and Postgraduate

BA (Hons) Fashion
| Specialise in either Fashion Design or Fashion Communication
| Opportunities to undertake work placements with high-profile designers, stylists and retailers as well as engage in live projects and competitions
| The programme is a member of British Fashion Council College Committee and is involved in regular external BFC events
| Growing reputation for producing internationally acclaimed fashion designers and communicators
| Studio based study in the Stirling-Prize nominated John Lennon Art and Design Building


Noteworthy Alumni

Kirsty Doyle, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design. The winner of the first series of Project Catwalk in 2006, following which she received a feature in Ellemagazine among other prizes, Kirsty Doyle followed her studies at LJMU with an MA in Womenswear at Central St Martins in London. She established her successful Kirsty Doyle womenswear label in 2006.

Life in Liverpool

Liverpool has a vibrant arts culture; from indie music and fashion to the iconic architecture that dominates the skyline. The city is a vital resource for research and design development that our students are able to tap into as we are sited within the heart of the city centre’s Knowledge Quarter.

Tuition and Scholarship

Like most universities, Liverpool John Moores University charges an annual tuition fee of £9,000 for most undergraduate programmes.

Graduate Show 2015