International opportunities

There are numerous opportunities for students in the School of Life Sciences to study or work abroad. These include international field trips, Study Abroad opportunities, and internships or placements as part of the integrated Masters programme (MBiolSci).

Field Trips

Field trips encourage the application of scientific techniques in the real world and are an option available to you as a student here in the School of Life Sciences. You can find out more here: Field courses

Integrated Masters (MBiolSci)

This is four-year integrated master’s programme aimed at developing enhanced research skills for students seeking a high-level career in research. As part of this programme students have the option to take a 6 week internship or spend their final year working in industry.

6 weeks internship

6 week, 30-credit internship undertaken as a placement in the summer period between years three and four. These internships may be in the UK or in our partner institutions abroad, for instance in Thailand and China.

1 year placement

Students also have the opportunity to spend part or all of the final year working in industry in the UK or abroad.

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Study Abroad

There are a number of different options available if you would like to study abroad during your degree in the School of Life Sciences.

Semester Abroad

You will go on exchange for a semester in your second year. This option does not add any extra time to your degree and is credit bearing.

Year 2 at XJTLU

Students on certain Liverpool programmes can spend their 2nd year of study at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). During Year Two @ XJTLU, students take courses (fully taught in English) closely linked to their curriculum at Liverpool.  This option does not add any extra time to your degree and is credit bearing.

Year in China

The Year in China allows undergraduate students, the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. The Year in China will contribute 10% of your final degree mark when you graduate. Your degree will extend by one year if you participate in the Year in China, e.g. extending a 3 year programme to a 4 year programme or 4 year to a 5 year programme if the student is on the MBiolSci programme.

Summer abroad

Summer Abroad programmes are short term summer placements, either participating in a summer school or a research project. These programmes do not count towards your degree and add no extra time to your studies.

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International Recruitment and Partnerships

Within the School of Life Sciences we have a strong international community. Each year we welcome about 50 students from XJTLU to spend 2 years studying with us. We also receive students from all over the world.
Our connections and partners:

  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University of China and the University of Liverpool. This is situated just outside the beautiful and historic city of Suzhou and students there are taught in English on a programme of study that runs in parallel to that at Liverpool.
  • Liverpool International College (LIC) is a joint educational partnership between Kaplan International Colleges and the University of Liverpool. Based on our campus here in Liverpool, the College is fully integrated with the University and LIC students are given full access to university facilities while they prepare for their degree.
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  • Direct entry
    Apply to Liverpool to do a full undergraduate degree or postgraduate Master’s degree (MSc).
  • Inbound students
    XJTLU – undergraduate and postgraduate students
    Spend a  semester with us (undergraduate students only)
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