An online qualification you can be proud of

The University of Liverpool is a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of research-led universities and has been authorised since 1903 by Royal Charter to award degrees.

You can have confidence in the University of Liverpool’s quality and standards – as confirmed by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) – the organisation that monitors and advises on quality and standards in UK higher education – in its 2015 review.

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The British Psychological Association
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Accreditation from professional bodies

  1. Management School - AACSB Accreditation
  2. Liverpool Online MBA - EOCCS certification
  3. MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management Accreditation
  4. Master of Public Health Accreditation
  5. MSc in Psychology Accreditation
  6. MSc in Project Management

The University of Liverpool Management School is an accredited member of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Only 5% of business schools worldwide** have been granted AACSB Accreditation. The accreditation covers all of the Management School’s campus and online management programmes. View our 100% online management programmes.

The Liverpool Online MBA is the world’s first fully online MBA programme with courses that have been evaluated and certified by the EFMD Online Course Certification System (EOCCS). The MBA’s five core modules have EOCCS certification.

The fully online MSc in Operations and Supply Chain Management is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)*. The programme is also covered by the Management School’s AACSB Accreditation.

The online Master of Public Health (MPH), including the International Public Health and Management of Health Systems specialisations, is accredited by APHEA, the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation*. View our fully online public health degrees.

The online MSc in Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)*. BPS accreditation is an independent mark of quality defined and delivered in partnership with psychologists. Gaining accreditation helps graduates to access a range of training, development and professional employment opportunities in psychology***.

As a PMI Registered Education Provider (REP), the University has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)*. View the online MSc in Project Management.

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Your degree certificate

As an online student, you will work towards earning a degree that has the same validity and credibility as the equivalent degree awarded to a graduate who studied on campus. Your degree certificate will not state that you studied online, but your transcript (the record of the modules you took and the grades you received) will mention the mode of study.

A university in the world’s top 200

The University of Liverpool consistently ranks in the top 200 universities worldwide in several of the main university league tables:

Times Higher Education’s
World Rankings 2017-2018
Times Higher Education’s
World Rankings
QS World University Rankings® 2017-2018
QS World
University Rankings®
Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
Academic Ranking
of World Universities
(ARWU) 2017
In the top 150

CEO Magazine has ranked the Liverpool Online MBA in its top 40 online MBAs in the world – awarding it Tier One status
in its Global Online MBA Rankings in 2017 and 2018. View the Liverpool Online MBA.

Accreditation awarding body and recognition

Clare Pickles, Vice President of Academic Affairs for the University of Liverpool Online Programmes, discusses accreditation and recognition of the University’s online degree programmes.

* Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. If you reside outside of the United Kingdom, please review your country of residence’s requirements to confirm recognition of your programme. The University of Liverpool Online Programmes does not offer programmes that lead to professional licensure. Career options may require additional experience, training or other factors beyond the successful completion of a University of Liverpool online degree programme.

** According to the 2017 Business School Data Guide as published by AACSB, 786 business schools have earned AACSB accreditation out of an estimated 16,536 business schools worldwide. (The 2017 Business School Data Guide can be found at

*** The MSc in Psychology is not a licensure programme and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed psychology or counselling professional without additional education. Please review the career map for further details.