Academics

The University of Liverpool is one of the founding members of the Russell Group and is a world leader in academic research. As an Inbound study abroad student you are able to select modules from across the University's catalogue of courses.

As part of the application process you will have access to the Guide to Choosing Modules which lists the complete range of modules open to Study Abroad students. The University uses the word 'module' to describe a class/unit.

The majority of modules at Liverpool involve a lecture (large group) followed by a seminar (smaller group study) or in some cases laboratory work. Exams usually take the form of one essay midway through the semester and a final written exam during the examination period. Some subject areas (especially the Sciences) may also have multiple choice exams throughout the semester. The types of assessment for each module is noted on the syllabus pages linked to in our Guide.

You will study alongside both international and UK students in a diverse and friendly peer group.

University of Liverpool faculties

The University has three main faculties which are then further split into schools and departments:

Tips for making your academic choices

  • Wherever possible, we strongly encourage students to choose a maximum of two departments and if possible within the same School, as this will minimise timetable clashes. 
  • To avoid further clashes, we suggest picking all modules from the same level. 
  • Students are limited to two classes per semester from the School of Management, unless you are majoring in a business or management course at your home University.
  • You must have a minimum of 45 credits approved by our IOAs to be issued an offer letter, but we strongly encourage you to list 90 credits in your application.

Students should note that ECTS credits are considered equivalent to half the value of Liverpool credits, e.g. 7.5 ECTS credits would be equal to 15 Liverpool credits.