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Anum Javed

I love how on my course each module is connected and there is a gradual increase in the knowledge and journey to becoming a marketer. I also love how diverse the University is and how it provides so many platforms to interact with other students and gain knowledge in addition to your basic core modules.

Anum Javed, Pakistan, MSc Marketing

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Pathway programmes for applicants from Pakistan

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.



Intermediate/Higher Secondary School Certificate

Students who obtain the certificate are advised to complete the Foundation Certificate at the University of Liverpool International College or an equivalent foundation programme in order to be considered for undergraduate study.

Bachelors (Pass)

Students who have completed two years of study to obtain a Bachelors (Pass) will be considered for year one entry to a Bachelors degree programme if they achieve an average score of 60 to 65 per cent minimum.

Bachelors (Honours)

Those with a three-year Bachelors (Honours) may be considered for year two entry to a Bachelors degree programme if a minimum score of 60 to 65 per cent is achieved.

A-levels, International Baccalaureate

Students offering A-levels, the international Baccaulaureate Diploma with a minimum of 28 points or SATs can apply for direct entry to year one of undergraduate programmes.

Postgraduate Taught



Students who have completed a four-year Bachelors degree or a two year Bachelors degree and two year Masters degree can be considered, but the exact grade requirement will depend upon the grading system used:

  • A minimum Grade of 60%, 65% or 70% depending on the institution.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.8, 3.0 or 3.2 depending on the institution.
  • Some programmes have additional requirements, for example, students applying for MBA programmes must have at least three years relevant work experience.

Postgraduate Research



Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold both a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree. Previous exposure to research/thesis writing is highly desirable.

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.

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.

Other costs to be aware of:

How to apply

Apply using an agent in your country

An agent can help you apply. They’ll provide advice on choosing and applying for a degree, getting visas and finding accommodation.

Already studying in the UK?

If you’re already studying in the UK, these representatives can advise and guide you on applying for a course.

Apply direct

Apply via UCAS for undergraduate programmes or directly to us for postgraduate programmes.

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