Online Study

The University of Liverpool is globally recognised as a leading provider of online education, with thousands of happy students benefitting from the flexibility of online postgraduate programmes.

With 2021 still being a little uncertain, we have decided to use this expertise to take the International Summer School online - while still offering an on-campus option too.

Online study of our brand new 15 credit modules will allow you to study from your home, from a cafe (or the beach!), and still access live and recorded sessions with your tutors, mix in informal online spaces with your classmates, and enjoy a social programme that shows you the best of the city of Liverpool and invites you to share your own environment with your new international network.

Getting the Full Experience

You may not physically be in Liverpool, but you will have a strong connection through our interactive lectures, tutorials and informal sessions, library and email access, wellbeing services, as well as tours of the city and cultural highlights, guest speakers, and opportunities to meet the team before the course begins.

The Liverpool connection doesn't stop there either! Just like our on-campus modules, your online modules are ECTS compatible, so they can contribute to your main academic programme at home. When you graduate, you will do so with membership to the University of Liverpool Alumni Network, which qualifies you for discounts on tuition fees should you decide to return to study at postgraduate level with us.

When you graduate from the programme, we will host an online presentation ceremony, and you can opt to receive your certificate digitally or we can post it to you or your home institution (if you are transferring credits). At this stage, we will introduce you to the Alumni Network so you can begin your journey as a University of Liverpool alumni.

Studying online gives you the flexibility you need, and is provided by an institution that is not only a member of the prestigious Russell Group, but a world leader in online education.

A Typical Day Online

The details will vary depending on the modules you study, but you can expect to spend at least 4-6 hours per week live with your lecturer and classmates. The remainder of the contact hours will be clearly structured and well-supported. They may include recorded talks, presentations, and lectures by your lecturers with tasks for you to complete such as note-taking or a quiz. As part of your online learning, you can expect to work in a pair or as a group.

Care will be taken to ensure that the timetable is delivered in a 'time zone-friendly' way. Lower live contact hours will help to reduce 'Zoom Fatigue' and allows you to be more flexible in how you structure your studies.

We offer a range of clubs and activies online where you can meet and socialise with your classmates and other ISS students. These are offered at different times of the day, to be time-zone friendly.

Technology Requirements

The ISS Online is delivered through the University of Liverpool's own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Canvas, supported by Microsoft Teams and apps that integrate with these programmes. You will be a fully registered student with a University of Liverpool email address and access to university apps.

On occasion we will ask you to download an app or access external services such as YouTube, but nothing will ever incur a cost. You should make sure you have a reasonable internet connection.

We strongly recommend that you use a laptop or computer and not a mobile device.

Further information regarding your online learning will be sent to you after your application is complete.