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Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?




The University of Liverpool recognises and accepts the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3.

Applicants who have achieved/are achieving 46 or more credits ranging from Merit to Excellent (excluding Learning Recognition credits), including three subjects at Level 3 or above, made up of 12 credits each at Excellent, in three appropriate subjects (in line with acceptable A level subjects) would be classed as equivalent to grades AAB A-level applicants.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 3 applicants must also achieve: Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading and 5 credits in writing. Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above.

When applying from New Zealand applicants should provide as much detail as possible about their academic qualifications.


Postgraduate Taught



Students from New Zealand with a Bachelors (Honours) degree with a grade of B+ or 75% can apply for Taught Masters programmes.

English language requirements

Applicants from your country are assumed to meet all minimum English language requirements. You won’t need any language qualifications to study here or apply for a visa.

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries which provide tuition fee discounts and help with living expenses for eligible international students.

New from September 2024, check out our Advancement Scholarships. These offer fee discounts of up to £7,500 for eligible master's students and up to £5,000 for eligible undergraduate students.

Browse our full range of scholarships and bursaries.

Tuition fees and other costs

Fees for international applicants

To check the tuition fees for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, select a course from our A-Z and go to the fees and funding section.

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