The School has successful exchange agreements with a number of universities. Students may go in either the first semester of second or fifth year.
Visit our guidance pages for more information.
Students must meet agreed minimum set academic standards and demonstrate language ability in the required language where needed.
For more info please contact our department’s International Exchange Coordinator Junjie Xi, look out more details on the Study abroad pages at www.liverpool.ac.uk/goabroad or explore the global opportunities open to students.
|Semester Abroad||Summer Abroad||Year Abroad||Year in China|
|1 semester (4-6 months)||2-6 weeks||One academic year||One academic year|
|Does it add time to my degree?||No||No||Yes- one academic year||Yes- one academic year|
|Will I study modules from my degree programme?||Yes||Depends on programme||It's up to you! Modules relating to history/culture/language of host country, modules related to your degree or a combination of the two.||No you will take modules from the BA China Studies programme at XJTLU.|
|When would I apply?||During your first year of study (if MArch fourth year).||The academic year that precedes the Summer Abroad (i.e. to go abroad in Summer 2023, apply in the 2022/23 academic year).||During your second year of study.||During your final year of study.|
|When would I go abroad?||Second year of study (if MArch fifth year).||The summer after you apply.||After your second year of study. You would return to Liverpool for your final year.||After your final year of study at Liverpool.|
|Academic Requirements||Minimum of 60% in January exam period of first year/fourth year.||No minimum academic requirement.||Minimum of 60% in January exam period of second year.||Minimum of 40% in January exam period of final year.|
Charlotte Fairclough, the SotA Internationalisation & Study Abroad Officer is on hand to help you decide which Global Opportunity is right for you! You c send an email to
Year in China
As with the rest of the University spending an additional year in China is an option for Architecture Students, as an additional year between 2nd and 3rd or 4th and 5th Years, or you now have the option to take the Year in China after you have finished your final year of study.
The Year in China is different from the other exchange programs as it combines your Liverpool degree program with an additional year spent at our English speaking Partner University Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.
For more information visit www.liverpool.ac.uk/yearinchina.
Study trips are an important part of the architectural curriculum, exposing students to new cities, buildings and cultural events. Students will produce sketches and photographic documentation that will inform their Studio projects. We offer study visits to students in all three years of the undergraduate programme, often to UK cities as well as to European destinations. The study trips are optional, and UK trips are always offered to students unable to travel abroad.