What are Global Opportunities?

At the University of Liverpool, there are loads of opportunities for you to experience new cultures, graduate with an excellent degree and boost your employability through spending time abroad! Global Opportunities gives you the chance to spend either a part of your Liverpool degree or some of your summer vacation abroad. We have a number of options available to you:

The opportunities available will depend on your degree type, along with personal preferences such as climate, cost and the type of city. Browse our options to find the right experience for you. 

At a glance:



Does it add time
to my degree?

Will I
study modules
from my subject area?

When will I study abroad?

Semester Abroad

1 semester 
(4-6 months)



It depends on the standard length of your programme - see the Search Tool for more information

Year Abroad

1 academic year 

Yes- 1 additional year

It's up to you! You can study either

  • modules related to the history/culture/language of your host country, or
  • subject-related modules (but they don't have to be directly in your discipline at Liverpool).
  • a combination of the above

It depends on your degree:-

3-year degree programmes: between 2nd and 3rd year (and apply in 2nd year).

4-year integrated masters or a 5-year clinical programme: either between Year 2 and 3 (apply in Year 2) OR Year 3 and 4 (apply in Year 3)


Year in China

1 academic year

Yes - 1 additional year

No - you will take China Studies & Chinese language modules

You can either take the Year in China after your 2nd or final year of study. You will take either courses from: China Studies or Entrepreneurship College depending on which track you take.

Summer Abroad

1-8 weeks


Dependent on programme type

Summer after years 1 or year 2 (and year three for specific programmes, see here) 

Clinical Rotations (Vet Students Only)

Dependent on degree programme



See here

Next steps: