How do you earn a masters degree, doctorate or postgraduate certificate online from the University of Liverpool without interrupting your career?

Find your programme

Find the online degree programme that suits you best. Simply select your programme of interest using the dropdown below:




Your Enrolment Advisor will support you in applying to the University once you’re ready and will guide you through the admissions process. Payment and start date will be set out in a Student Agreement.

Read more about finances and admissions.


Before your start date, you’ll be asked to order your textbooks, log in to the online classroom, and complete the Student Readiness Orientation course.

Read more about student support.

Study collaboratively

On your start date, your online classroom will go ‘live’. You’ll log in, find the schedule for your first module, and start your programme. This will involve:

  • Reading texts, using rich media
  • Researching online, in books and at your workplace
  • Writing short articles, with references, checked in Turnitin*
  • Posting to the (private) online discussion forum
  • Reading and responding to posts from peers and faculty

* Turnitin is an electronic tool that helps check that you’re submitting original work with appropriate references

The University of Liverpool’s online learning model is highly collaborative, setting it apart from others. It’s through collaboration that you’ll learn the most. Studying in small groups with professionals from all over the world, you’ll gain insights that are invaluable in a global economy.

Asynchronous interaction
All deadlines are set in your local time zone and there are no fixed times when you have to be online.

As well as feedback from your peers, you’ll receive feedback and grades from faculty throughout each module of your degree so that you know what progress you’re making. You’ll be graded on your participation in the online classroom as well as on the academic quality of your assignments and research. This ongoing assessment ensures that you meet the University’s high standards. There are no exams (except for an online oral ‘viva voce’ for doctoral students).

Turning theory into practice
Transfer your learning to real life by testing out theories and best practice in your workplace. Return to the online classroom to share your findings with your peers.

You can expect to be online most days and engaging with the programme material in many ways – not just intellectually. Participate fully and you should see the rewards in your professional life long before you graduate. 

Research your dissertation

For masters and doctoral programmes, you’ll be assigned an Advisor or Supervisor to help you through the final research phase of your online degree.
For doctoral degrees, you’ll have the option of attending a face-to-face residency in Liverpool. You’ll also have an oral ‘viva voce’ exam after completing your thesis – but this will take place online.

Read more about our doctoral degrees.


You can choose to receive your degree certificate in person at an official graduation ceremony in Liverpool or to have it posted to you. Over 40% of online students choose to attend graduation.

Read more about graduation.

Advance professionally, build your network

Designed to help you advance professionally, a University of Liverpool degree gives you access to a community of over 195,000 alumni around the world.

Learn more about alumni benefits.

90% of University of Liverpool online alumni say they are likely to recommend the University to others*

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* Results gathered by the University of Liverpool in 2014 from 533 online alumni who responded to our survey (10% of those contacted).