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I study alongside students from all around the world, which is an enriching experience. The English law system is influential across the world so it’s an invaluable experience as an international law student to study in England and gain first-hand insights into the English legal system from leading experts.

Tomkeen Mobegi, Kenya, Law LLM

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Kenya

Many countries have a different education system to that of the UK, so you may need further preparation before you can start university here. Pathway programmes provide an entry route for international students whose qualifications do not meet our entry requirements.

After successfully completing your Foundation Certificate or pre-Master’s programme, you're guaranteed a place on your chosen course. Pathway programmes are offered through the University of Liverpool International College.




KCSE plus successful completion of a recognised foundation year programme at the University of Liverpool International College (or equivalent foundation) or the first year of a Bachelors degree at a recognised Kenyan university. Holders of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum 28 points. Holders of British A-levels studied in Kenya.

Postgraduate Taught



Bachelors degree with an overall grade of Upper Second Class (60% and above) from a recognised Kenyan university.

Postgraduate Research



A good Bachelors degree from a recognised Kenyan university, Masters degree preferred but not essential.

Each research degree lists the English language requirements you'll need to apply.

English language requirements

To study at the University of Liverpool, you’ll need to demonstrate you can speak English. If you need a visa to study in the UK, evidence of competency in English is required to secure your visa.

English Language Kenyan Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Grade C


We offer a generous range of scholarships and awards for international students. These include:

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