Before you apply

There are many things to consider before you apply. Read our guidance below on how to research courses and the types of undergraduate degrees available at Liverpool.


Choosing your course

Deciding on which course to take is the first important decision you will make. There are several ways to research which courses are available:

  • Search our online course listings for information about each programme, typical entry requirements and links to detailed departmental brochures.
  • Explore course information on the UCAS website. You will find all of our programmes listed on the site, together with additional information in the UCAS Entry Profile.
  • Talk to a member of the Education Liaison Team at one of the UCAS Higher Education Conventions we attend around the country. They will be able to answer any questions you may have about studying at Liverpool.

The degrees we offer

Most of our courses lead to a bachelor's degree, such as a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc), after three, four or five years of study.

Some of our bachelor's degrees have abbreviations that may be less familiar, such as:

  • LLB for Law
  • MBChB for Medicine
  • BDS for Dentistry
  • BVSc for Veterinary Science

All of the above represent study to the same academic level.

In addition, we offer some degrees where the first qualification you obtain is a master’s degree. These are usually one year longer than the bachelor’s degree in the same subject:

  • MBiolSci - Master of Biological Sciences
  • MChem - Master of Chemistry
  • MEcol - Master of Ecology
  • MEng – Master of Engineering
  • MESci - Master of Earth Sciences
  • MMarBiol - Master of Marine Biology
  • MMath – Master of Mathematics
  • MOSci - Master of Ocean Sciences
  • MPhys – Master of Physics
  • MPlan - Master of Planning
  • MPsycholSci - Master of Psychology

Degrees with a Foundation element

If you do not meet the standard entry requirements for a degree course, you may be able to gain entry by completing a degree with a 'Year Zero' Foundation element.