Frequently Asked Questions

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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?

We use a range of different types of assessment as you progress through the course. We can provide further details when we meet. 

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

At 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. You can choose to study single or joint subjects and we can give you the full list of options when we meet.

Once you have received your degree, you can even follow in the footsteps previous Go Higher students who have opted to study at Masters and PhD levels (one or two now lecture here!)

Please note, Go Higher would be an unsuitable pathway if you want to do a more science-based qualification. We would advise you look at courses which are targeted towards Science or Healthcare based professions - for example, on our website there is information about the Foundation courses. For more information on these, and to see whether they would be suitable for you, please see below:

Biological Sciences, Computer Science: More information, including the relevant contact details, can be found here

Dentistry, Midwifery, Nursing, Veterinary Science, Radiography, Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy: More information, including the relevant contact details, can be found here

How much does the Go Higher course cost?

At present the fees for 2019/2020 are as follows, but please note these are subject to change for 2020/2021 entry?

  • £980:          Full Fees, payable in three instalments (includes the Registration Fee)
  • £100:          Registration Fee.  This is available to applicants in receipt of a means-tested benefit such as Job Seeker’s Allowance, council-tax or housing benefit, Working Families’ Tax Credit, etc
  • £490:          Half Fees are payable for those students over 60 years and not receiving a means-tested benefit (includes the Registration Fee)
  • £5,075:      International students.

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

Please email gohigher@liverpool.ac.uk or freephone 0808 100 6060.