As a departure point for millions of emigrants to the USA, the relationship between Liverpool and America spans hundreds of years. Rich in history, Liverpool embraces newcomers and offers the wonderful combination of university prestige and cultural capitol. Notable alumni include Wendy Beetlestone, who was nominated to be a US Federal Judge in 2014.

I enjoy the incredible mix of people, the friendly smiles from my peers, and the way my courses have brought so many people together.

Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson, MA Media and Communication

Entry requirements: which qualifications do you need?

Undergraduate

The UK and US Higher Education systems are very similar, with only two main differences:

Specialisation

Undergraduate students take nearly all of their courses in their major right from the start of their course. At graduate level, programmes continue to be more specialised than in the US. For example, whereas US students might follow a Masters degree in English Literature, Liverpool programmes focus on a particular area such as Victorian Literature.

Shorter duration

Completing a UK Bachelor degree usually takes only three years. A Masters degree typically lasts for one full year. PhD programmes are usually three years in length.

Entry requirements

Study Abroad

You should have a good academic record at your home university. We look for a GPA of 3.0 or better.

A LevelSAT II Subject Tests/AP Exams (accompanied by High School Graduation Diploma and SAT I Reasoning Tests/ACT Tests

AAA

Either 3 AP exams (5, 5, 5)
or 3 SAT II Subject Test 2100 (700, 700, 700) *

PLUS  High School Diploma GPA 3.0 or above

PLUS either SAT I Reasoning Test at 1290+ (minimum Math Section 620+, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 660+) or ACT Composite Score at 27 or above

AAB

Either 3 AP exams (5, 5, 4)
or 3 SAT II Subject Test 2050 (700, 700, 650) *

PLUS High School Diploma GPA 3.0 or above

PLUS either SAT I Reasoning Test at 1290+ (minimum Math Section 620+, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 660+) or ACT Composite Score at 27 or above

ABB

Either 3 AP exams (5, 4, 4)
or 3 SAT II Subject Test 2000 (650, 650, 700) *

PLUS High School Diploma GPA 3.0 or above

PLUS either SAT I Reasoning Test at 1290+ (minimum Math Section 620+, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 660+) or ACT Composite Score at 27 or above

BBB

Either 3 AP exams (4, 4, 4)
or 3 SAT II Subject Test 1950 (650, 650, 650) *

PLUS High School Diploma GPA 3.0 or above

PLUS either SAT I Reasoning Test at 1290+ (minimum Math Section 620+, Evidence-Based Reading and Writing 660+) or ACT Composite Score at 27 or above

Postgraduate Taught

Students offering a bachelor's degree from an American university are welcome to apply for a master's programme. For most programmes we look for a GPA of at least 3.0.

Postgraduate Research

Each application is assessed on its own merits, however students will usually be expected to hold a master's degree. Previous exposure to research or thesis writing is highly desirable.

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

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

Browse the full range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research scholarships.

Scholarships available to applicants from your country:

US Loans and Funding

If you are a student from the USA the University of Liverpool will support you with obtaining financial aid from your home country. The University of Liverpool participates in the William D Ford Program.  Find out more about financial aid for US students.

Tuition fees and other costs

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.

Apply direct

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

Get in touch

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