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Founded in 1881 Pursuing excellence in online learning since 2001

Postgraduate education with an international edge

With more students studying online from overseas than any other UK university, the University of Liverpool offers the UK’s most international online classrooms connecting postgraduate students worldwide (HESA Data 2015/16).

Online discussions with peers from around the world create an exceptional opportunity to supplement your understanding of core principles with rich and diverse global perspectives. As a student, you’ll be encouraged to share ideas and collaborate as you would in real-life international workplaces, developing cross-cultural competencies to enhance your personal and professional development.

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Innovators in online learning since 2001

Founded in 1881 “for advancement of learning and ennoblement of life”, the University of Liverpool has been continuing to pursue that mission as one of the UK’s first universities to allow students to access postgraduate programmes online. Now one of the UK’s leading universities for online learning, the University of Liverpool prides itself on a highly interactive online learning experience, refined and developed to suit the needs of working professionals in the UK and across the world.

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Flexible learning for working professionals

Our online learning model can fit into busy lifestyles, offering flexibility within a framework and asynchronous interaction across time zones.

Designed for professionals with several years of on-the-job experience, our programmes draw on your existing expertise to make the academic principles you learn real and relevant. Studying alongside your job, you’ll be encouraged to apply your learning in your workplace, and discuss the outcomes with fellow students who are also experienced professionals.

More than 8 out of 10 online graduates say that their University of Liverpool online degree programme helped them to meet their professional goals.*

Research-led curriculum to deepen your impact

The University of Liverpool is a member of the UK’s Russell Group of research-led universities and is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide.**

Academic research underpins the curriculum of all our online programmes, and online students have access to an extensive online library of academic books and journals. You’ll uncover a wealth of research in your field, developing your ability to evaluate, discuss and apply research findings to broaden your understanding and enhance your professional performance.

Ranked in the
top 200**
Part of the prestigious
Russell Group
Associated with
9 Nobel Laureates

master’s, doctoral and shorter postgraduate programmes

A wide variety of online programmes

The University of Liverpool offers over 30 master’s, doctoral and shorter postgraduate programmes that are accessible fully online so you can study without having to travel, leave home or interrupt your career.

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Online degree partnership

The University of Liverpool works in partnership with online education experts Laureate Online Education, part of the Laureate International Universities global network of higher education institutions. Laureate delivers and administers the programmes. All final degrees are awarded directly from the University of Liverpool.

* Results gathered by the University of Liverpool in 2016 from 1,393 online alumni who responded to our survey (15% of those contacted).

** The University of Liverpool is consistently ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables: Times Higher Education’s World Rankings 2017-2018 – 177th; QS World University Rankings® 2017-18 – 173rd; Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 – in the top 150.