Study Abroad

The University of Liverpool Management School strives to enhance the employability of its students and give them the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be the leaders of tomorrow.

ULMS believes it is important for our students to experience other cultures, languages and ways of living so that they are ready face the challenges of operating in a globally connected business world.

ULMS offers students three opportunities to gain an international experience throughout their degree programme. Students have the opportunity to complete a semester abroad, a year in China or attend one of our partners excellent summer experiences.

Find out more about the experiences of some of our Study Abroad students.

Semester Abroad

Semester Abroad is the opportunity to study abroad in either semester 1 or semester 2 of your second year at one of our partner universities based all over the world. This is a once in life time opportunity to not only travel and meet new people but to gain a deeper understanding and different perspective on your chosen subject area.

On semester exchange you’ll study modules related to your degree and be able to transfer all of the credits you earn back to Liverpool, with no additional tuition fees attached. You’ll be supported all of the way through the application, pre-departure and during the exchange stages by a dedicated team of specialist Study Abroad advisors and academics. Don’t worry if you don’t speak another language, all of our partners teach in English so you won’t get left behind!

Year in China

Do you want to have a unique experience and add a new dimension to your degree? Then the Year in China may be for you.

The Year in China is a unique opportunity which allows you to extend your undergraduate degree programme to four years if you are on the traditional three-year programme, or five years if you are on the Year in Industry programme. This programme is on a pass/fail basis and changes your degree title to include 'With a Year in China' upon graduation, making you stand out to employers! 

You will be studying at Xi'an Jiatong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in Suzhou, China where you will study modules related to Chinese history and culture. All courses are taught and assessed in English, and you will also be learning Mandarin so that you can speak and understand to a basic level, meaning there is no need to worry about a language barrier. This fantastic programme gives you the opportunity to live and explore one of the most fascinating and interesting parts of the world and develop an understanding of the culture of one of the largest and fastest growing economies.

You can find more information on the University's Year in China webpages.

*Students can transfer to the Year in China programme in the year prior to going on the programme.

The most rewarding element of the course has been the opportunity to study abroad in China. The University of Liverpool has given me experience of living, studying and travelling in a country which is an upcoming economic superpower. Not only will it help with future employment, but it has been a thoroughly enjoyable and enriching time, which I will never forget.

Jacob Wiltshire (Economics student)

Summer Abroad

The Summer Abroad is a great opportunity for you to get all the benefits of an international experience without being away from home for a full year or semester.

Our partner universities all teach in English and provide a range of incredible programmes centered around Business, Marketing, Accounting and Economics with many of them including cultural visits to take your learning out of the classroom. The Summer Abroad is also a fantastic way to meet new people and make sure you don't miss any of the highlights the city has to offer, as many of the programmes include a social programme.

The summer experience is non-credit bearing but does appear on your HEAR and you will get an official transcript or certificate of completion. We have a number of tuition free places and there are additional funds available to help you with costs.

What are the benefits?

Studying Abroad is not just an academic experience, it’s also about gaining new skills, developing your ideas and becoming a global citizen. There are so many professional and personal benefits to Studying Abroad like the ones listed below:

  • Improved self confidence
  • Adaptability
  • Opportunity to travel
  • Independence
  • Language Skills

But interestingly, students who participate in study abroad are more likely to graduate with a higher degree classification, be in further education or graduate employment within the first six months after graduation compared to those who don’t have any sort of international experience. To find out more about Studying Abroad and where you can do, visit the Study Abroad website.

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