Study On Campus

We are excited to welcome students back on campus for summer 2022, and we have worked hard to design a programme you can fit to your academic needs.

On the International Summer School, we want you to get a taste of what it's like to study at the University of Liverpool. As a result, our on-campus programme is designed to give you that authentic experience, from our teaching to our social programme to the accommodation where you will be living.

Thanks to the setup of our programme, you are also able to build your programme in a way that meets your goals, either specialising in one academic area or a mix and match of modules across disciplines for you to try out.

Your Programme

You can study on the 2022 International Summer School for either three weeks or six weeks.

If you wish to study with us on campus, you can:

  • Choose one 15 credit module per 3 week block, earning up to 15 UoL credits, or 7.5 ECTS.
  • Choose three 5 credit modules per 3 week block, earning up to 15 UoL credits, or 7.5 ECTS.

You can find information about all of the available modules below, and you can download the 2022 International Summer School Module Guide with information of all of our programmes and modules.

Please note: if you choose to study on our main ISS programme, you cannot combine your modules with the English Communication Skills pathway.

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We will try to place all students in their chosen module classes. However please be aware that modules which do not recruit enough students may be withdrawn. In rare unforseen circumstances, modules may also be cancelled.

On your application form, you will be asked to select your first and second module choices in each block. Should your chosen module become full, or is cancelled/withdrawn we will then allocate your second choice.

Entry Requirements

To apply for the International Summer School, we expect the following:

  1. You will be a student at undergraduate or postgraduate level at a university worldwide, or have completed an undergraduate degree at a university worldwide.
  2. You will be aged 18 or over on the first day of the course.

English Language Requirement

If English is your second language, you must have a minimum level of English language equivalent to IELTS 6.0/CEFR B2/Upper intermediate or above.

We are able to accept a range of exam certificates as proof of your English language level. If you do not have a recent certificate, we are able to send you a short online test.

Our Approach to Teaching

The method of study on ISS might be a bit different to what you are used to.  We believe students learn best by doing, so tutors encourage participation at each stage of the lesson.  The sharing of ideas through pair work and group work is an important part of the course. 

Contact Hours and Self-Directed Hours

Depending on your choice of modules, the programme offers between 8-12 hours’ tuition per week.  In addition, it is expected that you will spend between 38-42 study hours per module outside of the classroom contact hours on activities including assigned reading, optional reading of areas of personal interest, homework tasks, web research and preparation for assessment.

A Typical Summer School Timetable

Within your pre-arrival information you will receive the document ISS Timetable 2022, providing you with your schedule.  The schedule may still be subject to change and information regarding field trips or visits will be provided to you by your Module Leader. Classes will usually take place Monday to Thursday mornings. Some modules may have a session on the in the afternoon or on a Friday. 

A typical on-campus ISS timetable might look like this:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
9:00 - 10:50 9:00 - 10:50 9:00 - 10:50 9:00 - 10:50

5 Credit Choice 1

15 Credit Choice 1

FREE

5 Credit Choice 1

15 Credit Choice 1

FREE
11:00 - 12:50 11:00 - 12:50 11:00 - 12:50 11:00 - 12:50

5 Credit Choice 2

15 Credit Choice 1

5 Credit Choice 3

5 Credit Choice 2

15 Credit Choice 1

5 Credit Choice 3
12:50 - 13:50 12:50 - 13:50 12:50 - 13:50 12:50 - 13:50

LUNCH

LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
14:00 - 15:50 14:00 - 15:50 14:00 - 15:50 14:00 - 15:50

FREE

FREE FREE FREE