University of Liverpool Online Programmes



The University of Liverpool is a world-class research university founded in 1881 and ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide.* The University is one of the great centres of research, knowledge and innovation, and is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities. Its pioneering reputation attracts students and faculty from around the world.

Since 2000, the University has delivered postgraduate education – fully online – to working professionals across the globe, enabling them to improve their career and make an impact in their communities. During this time, in partnership with Laureate Online Education, the University has grown to become one of Europe's largest providers of 100% online postgraduate degrees for working professionals.

Today around 8,000 students from over 160 countries are studying online for master’s, doctorates or one-year postgraduate certificates with the University of Liverpool. Another 10,000 have already graduated, joining the University’s thriving international alumni network of over 200,000 campus and online graduates.

*As listed in the International Handbook of Universities, published by the International Association of Universities (2014).

Top reasons to choose a University of Liverpool Online programme

Three key aspects make the University of Liverpool Online Programmes distinctive:

The University’s world-class reputation

  • ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*
  • a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of leading research universities
  • holding school and programme accreditations from leading professional institutions such as AACSB, APHEA and BCS

A collaborative learning experience

  • an engaging, interactive and collaborative learning environment
  • direct feedback from faculty and peers, support from our dedicated support teams
  • knowledge and skills that you can use immediately for professional impact

A research-led, international approach

  • programmes that are designed to increase your critical thinking and research skills
  • international programme curricula with online students and faculty from over 160 countries
  • 100% online accessibility, allowing you to study from wherever you are

The University of Liverpool is a world-class research university with a rich heritage in academia and a global reputation for research-led innovation. Founded in 1881, the University is a member of the UK’s leading Russell Group and has been connecting working professionals around the world in an innovative online classroom since 2000.

Today, the University offers a suite of fully online master’s and doctoral degree programmes, providing working professionals with the flexibility to study from around the world – without interrupting their career. Connecting with each other in an international and interactive learning environment, students can gain knowledge, skills and insights to help them achieve their career goals and increase their professional impact.

Around 8,000 people are currently studying online at the University and another 10,000 have already graduated. Join them to build your international knowledge and network and gain a degree you can be proud of!

*As listed in the International Handbook of Universities, published by the International Association of Universities (2014).

Study from wherever you are…

Study from wherever you are. Graduate from a world-class university with a global reputation and approach. All the University’s online degree programmes are available from start to finish online. You can access the virtual classroom from your home, from your office, while travelling – wherever and whenever you have an internet connection.

Online study with the University puts you in charge of your studies. You can study anywhere, anytime and even take a break between programme modules.

How does online study work?

All the University of Liverpool's online master’s and doctoral programmes are accessible 100% via the internet, giving career professionals access to a level of higher education that may otherwise be out of reach because of work or family responsibilities.

As an online student at the University of Liverpool you will have:

  • A classroom that is always open
  • Direct feedback from faculty and peers
  • Interaction online with fellow students

All course modules are delivered online one at a time, so you can get explore each subject in depth.

In completing your assignments, you can interact with instructors and classmates from wherever you are, fitting your studies in around your professional schedule.

The online learning environment is highly collaborative. You can expect to be visiting the online classroom most days, engaging in written discussions on real-world issues, exchanging best practice and giving thoughtful feedback on fellow students’ comments. Faculty instructors facilitate the discussions and give individual feedback on assignments.

We aim to compose each individual study group from a student body representing a wide variety of experience so that feedback from classmates is stimulating and inspiring, providing both specialist knowledge and fresh perspectives.


General admission criteria

In keeping with its standing as a high-ranking institution, the University of Liverpool sets high standards for applicants to its online postgraduate programmes.

You will generally be expected to have a suitable combination of these three elements:

  • Work experience. You may be expected to have a minimum amount of relevant working experience.
  • Educational qualifications. This will usually be a bachelor’s or master’s degree, depending on the programme for which you are applying; vocational and professional qualifications can also count
  • A good standard of written English. If English is not your native language, you will be asked to demonstrate a particular level of English proficiency

The University believes in treating applicants as individuals and in making offers which are appropriate to their personal circumstances and background. For this reason, admissions staff may take into account a range of factors, both academic and non-academic, in assessing applicants’ merit and potential.

Your work or professional experience is important. If you are successfully admitted to a University of Liverpool online programme, you will draw on your professional experience in order to complete assignments and participate fully in the online classroom. In return, you will gain practical knowledge, skills and insights into best practices that you can apply immediately in your work.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Liverpool, England, GB
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