Frequently asked questions?

What does the Go Higher Diploma involve?

Go Higher is a part-time programme designed in such a way that you can fit it around your work or family commitments. There are classes on a Wednesday each week and additional material you can study in your own time, online and via email with your tutors.

What will I learn?

The Go Higher Diploma combines study skills training (for example how to take notes, academic writing and how to think critically) with learning sessions that will introduce you to a variety of disciplines and help you to become a confident, independent learner.

Subjects taught on Go Higher include:-

  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Maths for University entry

Who will teach me?

University of Liverpool staff present the lectures and provide online tutorial support. These are the same people who would teach you on your degree.

As a Go Higher student you will also have an academic mentor and you will be able to use the University's award-winning student support services.

What kind of people do you get on Go Higher?

Walk down one of the shopping streets in the centre of Liverpool in the middle of the day. Look around for twenty minutes. We welcome everyone you see.

How is the Go Higher Diploma assessed?

A range of different types of assessment as you progress.

Which degree courses can I study with my Go Higher Diploma?

At the University of Liverpool you can study many of the programmes offered by our Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

These include English, Sociology, Politics, Business Studies, History, Music, Law and Philosophy. We can give you the full list when we meet. You can choose to study single or joint subjects or tailor your degree with Honours Select. (Note that Go Higher does not prepare you for nursing or most science-based degrees.)

Get your degree and you can follow previous Go Higher students who have opted to study at Masters and PhD levels (one or two now lecture here).

How can I find out more?

You can visit our stall at one of The University of Liverpool Open Days or contact us and we can arrange for you to come in and have an informal chat with a member of the Go Higher team.

Staff will tell you more about what is involved and what you will get from the programme.

Please email: or freephone 0808 100 6060.