Leading the way in online education

The University of Liverpool has been home to bold thinkers leading the way since 1881. We are the original ‘redbrick’ University, dedicated to world-leading research and with a strategic ambition to be recognised as a global top 100 university in time for our 150th anniversary in 2031. In this blog post, discover how the University of Liverpool is keeping at the forefront of online study. 

Pioneers in online learning since 2000

Since online programmes launched two decades ago, more than 20,000 students from over 170 countries have completed their studies with us, joining the 270,000-strong alumni network who have studied our on-campus programmes. Fast-forward to today, and we remain as passionate as ever about helping online students to stand out from the crowd and realise their ambitions.

High quality curriculum framework 

The Liverpool Curriculum Framework is embedded in all online programmes. The curriculum is characterised by the three Liverpool Hallmarks of research-connected teaching, active learning and authentic assessment. Alongside developing academic knowledge, skills and understanding, online students are supported to build the graduate attributes of digital fluency, confidence and global citizenship. 

Research that informs our programmes 

The University of Liverpool is proud to push the boundaries of discovery and has over 1,300 research collaborations that span across the world. What’s more, we are ranked 19th in the UK for our research power and 91% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2021). Our online programmes are aligned with this research focus and are developed by industry experts with the professional advancement of students in mind.  

Collaborative online learning experience 

Our online programmes provide an international education on-demand. Academic resources can be easily accessed through the virtual learning environment at any time. The platform contains a comprehensive library of ebooks and journals, as well as interactive study materials and discussion forums to engage with peers across the globe. Read our blog post from the ‘online learning’ series to explore how the University is committed to providing an enriching learning experience for online students. 

From digital marketing to healthcare leadership, and cyber security, we have a wide range of postgraduate programmes to suit all interests. Find out more in each subject area below: 

Respected Russell Group status 

As a Russell Group member, the University is consistently ranked among the top UK institutions for academic excellence. Our online programmes are designed to be studied remotely on a part-time basis so you can enjoy the prestigious University of Liverpool experience, from wherever you are in the world, and around your personal and professional commitments.  

Gold-standard teaching and learning

The University of Liverpool prides itself on teaching, learning, and student support, which is reflected in the 2023 Gold rating for the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The award also recognises excellent student experiences and reflects the range of innovation, research and professional practice across courses and subjects.  

We are proud to be #leadingtheway in online education. Take the next steps today with the University of Liverpool. 

To find out which online programmes we offer, visit the  subjects section of our website.  Alternatively, contact our friendly Admissions Team to find out how the University of Liverpool can help you achieve your ambitions. 

Online learning with the University of Liverpool: Virtual Learning Environment

Learning remotely can often mean managing competing responsibilities, so being able to study flexibly with realistic goals is essential. As a leading provider of online postgraduate degrees, the University of Liverpool is committed to providing an enriching learning experience and the virtual learning environment (VLE) is at the core of your online study experience. With everything in one place, it makes keeping track of your progress easier to manage. As part of our online learning blog series, we unpack the virtual learning environment and how it works.  

Central online study experience     

From the start, you will be supported by a team of student support advisors as well as your designated module tutor. Find everything you need to progress in your studies on the virtual learning environment (VLE), available to access at any time. The main features of the VLE include:  

  • Interactive lecturecasts  
  • Discussion forums  
  • Comprehensive eLibrary  
  • Assignment submission  
  • Academic resources  

Learn how the platform facilitates and supports your studies in this online video. Alternatively, tune into our latest on-demand ‘Discover Online Programmes webinar’ to learn more about the virtual learning environment (VLE). 

The VLE provides a comprehensive hub for students, offering easy access to resources, timetables, student services, and academic materials. We have designed the VLE specifically for online students and it fosters collaborative learning through a wide range of activities that promote engagement and interactivity. With a vast array of resources including lecturecasts and access to the University of Liverpool online e-library, it empowers students to interact, learn, and excel in their studies.

Stephen Livesey – Director of Learning Technology 

Collaborative learning environment

Our programmes are designed to allow you to regularly interact with fellow students and your module tutor via mediums such as seminars, discussion forums and group projects. These activities will help you share knowledge, experiences, and network on a global level to aid your career development. The VLE is accessible across mobile, tablet or desktop devices with an internet connection, so you can learn at your convenience and when it suits you best. If there are any additional software requirements for your programme, these will be stated prior to enrolment.

The interaction was amazing with all the students, especially during the group projects. We could learn from each other and share our experiences.

Khalid Younis – Computer Science MSc   

A wide range of resources

The VLE also allows access to a host of academic resources. Our e-library has an extensive range of over 600,000 e-Books and 30,000 e-Journal titles, with materials easily searchable via keywords. All required and additional reading can be accessed directly via links in your module content for your convenience. Each module is broken down week by week, to help you stay on top of your studies. Our programmes are designed to be engaging and interactive, and our lecturecasts comprise various components that will test your understanding of the content.  

The learning platform is interactive, resourceful, and easy to navigate through. Interactions and communication with peers, lecturers, and the student support team have been frequent and endowing.

Munpreet Doorgah – Artificial Intelligence MSc  

Module content and assessments

All the resources you need to complete a module can be found on the VLE. Students are assessed using professional tasks which reflect those undertaken in the workplace, such as research, presentations and reporting. Almost all our online programmes are uniquely assessed by coursework, with no formal examination requirements. During these assessments, you will be able to showcase the transferable skills you have learnt during both your postgraduate studies and career to date.  

Staff knowledge and experience

Many of our staff have significant online teaching experience in addition to higher education qualifications. They are committed to delivering an excellent classroom experience and helping you to achieve your personal and professional ambitions. With many years of experience in the field, you will be in good hands throughout your studies. We are committed to supporting you throughout your study journey and beyond.  

Join the other 20,000 online graduates who have decided to take the next steps in their career with the University of Liverpool.  

To find out how the University of Liverpool can help you achieve your ambitions, contact our friendly Admissions Team. Alternatively, visit the blog to read the remaining instalments in this blog series.    

Online learning with the University of Liverpool: Student Support

Studying online with the University of Liverpool provides you with the ability to balance existing commitments alongside the goal of taking a postgraduate qualification to improve your skills and career prospects. Wherever in the world you are joining from, we are committed to assisting you throughout your study journey. As part of our online learning blog series, this post covers how the support system works as an online student with the University of Liverpool. 

Student support and study skills   

Transitioning to academic life can be challenging, and we appreciate that you may have questions along the way. To ensure you are supported in terms of non-academic queries, we have a dedicated Student Support team. This team can help you with things such as technical enquiries, for example if you are unsure how to do something within the virtual learning environment (VLE), or pastoral issues where some advice and guidance can help to reduce the impact on your studies. 

It may have been some time since your undergraduate studies, or you may not have studied in higher education before, and we understand that this may present some fears or obstacles to you. To help here, we also have a dedicated Study Skills team who can assist with a range of areas such as planning assignments, time management, accessing the online library and introducing you to the referencing process, to ensure you are set up for success. 

The Student Support Team will be on hand to help and support you in all non-academic areas to ensure that you are comfortable with all aspects of your programme. They can provide advice and guidance on a wide range of non-academic topics as you progress through your learning journey. They are also on hand to signpost you to other services if necessary.

Rob Jackson – Head of Student Support 

Student wellbeing services 

Your health and wellbeing are important to your success with the University of Liverpool. The Student Welfare Team is on hand to provide our online students with a range of disability and wellbeing support and can help signpost you toward external resources should any challenges arise. We provide a safe and non-judgemental space where you can raise any issues related to your health and safety. 

There are many personal aspects to being an online student and we recognise that you may also be juggling family, professional and financial responsibilities. If you find yourself in financial difficulty or have a personal or family-related issue affecting your studies, our team is here to support you every step of the way. 

Support provided by each member was way more than expected, be it the Admissions Team, Finance Team or Student Support Team.

Manish Madnani – Healthcare Leadership MSc 

Academic knowledge and support 

To enhance your knowledge, you will be encouraged to engage in active learning activities, such as group work and discussion forms, led by our module tutors. These team members are here to help with your academic questions and are also contactable via the learning platform during dedicated office hours for additional support.  

In addition, all programmes are designed to develop an online community where you can share knowledge and take the opportunity to interact with others. You will be able to connect with students from across the world as part of a peer support network and gain a wide range of perspectives on different topics.  

Further career development 

It’s important to consider how you will use your postgraduate qualification after graduation. As a University of Liverpool online student, you will gain access to a range of career resources to help roadmap your future plans. From career coaching to CV support and professional networking, our tools are designed to help you, whatever stage you are at in your career.  

Support services are available to all University of Liverpool online students, and we are committed to supporting you throughout your journey. Join the other 20,000 online graduates who have decided to take the next steps in their career.  

Visit the student support section of our website for more information about studying online. Alternatively, visit the blog to read the remaining instalments in this blog series.  

How prestigious is an online qualification from the University of Liverpool? 

The UK has an impressive international reputation when it comes to academia and continues to be a popular higher education destination of choice. Pursuing an online postgraduate qualification with the University of Liverpool gives you the flexibility to study from anywhere in the world and advance your career. In this blog post, we will discuss why an online postgraduate qualification from the University of Liverpool – the original red brick university and member of the Russell Group representing 24 leading UK universities – is well respected.  

World-class teaching and learning  

The University of Liverpool is ranked in the top 200 universities worldwide and our ambition is to be recognised as a top 100 university by our 150th anniversary in 2031. We proudly provide students with a first-class teaching and learning experience which is reflected by our Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023. We believe that throughout your study journey as an online student, our career-driven curriculum will help build skills that are sought after by employers.   

Powerful in research  

The University is a place of discovery and creativity, and our research collaborations extend worldwide. Results from the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 show 91% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent, and we ranked 19th in the UK for our research power. Our online programmes are international-focused and research-informed, as well as being delivered by subject experts and industry leaders.   

Gold standard accreditations  

Our world-class teaching and research are reflected in our online programmes and department accreditations. Our Management School is amongst an elite group of business schools to hold triple accreditation from each of the main international agencies AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Bodies including the Association for Project Management (APM); the Agency for Public Health Accreditation (APHEA); the British Psychological Society (BPS); and BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, give their accreditation to online programmes in their discipline area.    

Collaborative environment 

With an online student body encompassing over a hundred countries, studying online allows you to build your professional network and meet like-minded peers from across the globe. The University of Liverpool learning experience is collaborative and supportive, not only between online students from many different backgrounds, but also in terms of academic support from module tutors who are experts in their field. What’s more, you will also receive non-academic support, including help developing study skills, from our Student Services Team.   

High-quality curriculum  

Our online postgraduate degrees are taught with the same standards as on-campus programmes, with no difference in the end qualification received. The Liverpool Curriculum Framework is embedded within all online programmes and is characterised by the University of Liverpool hallmarks of research-connected teaching, active learning and authentic assessment. These hallmarks have student understanding and engagement at their heart, making sure students are engaged in their learning whilst developing the knowledge and skills for their professional careers.   

I have decided to study at the University of Liverpool because it is among the best universities in the world. It has high teaching standards which help students learn many aspects of their selected field with high quality. 

Khalid Younis – Computer Science MSc  

Large global alumni network 

We are proud to say that over the past 20 years, more than 20,000 students have graduated from our online programmes and joined the same 270,000-strong alumni network as those from our on-campus programmes. Studying with the University of Liverpool gives you the unique opportunity to follow in the footsteps of respected alumni, and our graduates pave the way for original and aspirational thinking.

To find out how the University of Liverpool can help you achieve your ambitions, contact our friendly Admissions Team. Alternatively, find out which online programmes we offer on the subjects section of our website.  

Six reasons to study management

Whatever your circumstances, investing in a postgraduate management qualification is an ideal way to further your business career. Our Management MSc has been designed with insight and strategy in mind, helping students to become successful managers. In this blog post, we will share the top six reasons to study this innovative online course. 

Choose from a range of specialities 

Business managers are in high demand across a range of sectors and one of the main advantages of the Management MSc is the amount of career options it provides. As a management graduate, you can enjoy the unique ability to work in a global corporate environment, tackling challenges such as cross-cultural management and new market entry strategies. Emerging areas of innovation also include business sustainability and ethical responsibility. 

Take a deep dive into the core values of management 

This programme builds on your awareness of global citizenship and the responsibilities that come with this, which include equality, respect and diversity. You will also touch on internationalisation, developing on intercultural skills at a deeper level and embedding local and global perspectives. Learn more about diversity and inclusion, as well as education for sustainable development (ESD), and how you can develop a constructive, critical approach to how we live. 

Nurture your natural leadership qualities 

Studying management enhances your people skills and delivers an understanding of how to form partnerships at different levels. This will provide you with the practical skills needed to begin the journey of managing an organisation. Created by experts at the University of Liverpool’s Management School, this course combines key skills such as decision-making, development, and strategy with core business skills. 

Gain a reputable qualification 

The University of Liverpool Management School is one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to hold a gold standard triple accreditation from AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. Our fully online and part time Management MSc (also available as a PG Cert and PG Dip) helps you become a dynamic business manager and enhances your career progression. Upon completion, you will be able to put theory into practice with a sought-after qualification.  

Boost your earning potential 

Modern businesses need managers who can thrive in a fast-paced, global environment and those possessing strong attributes and skills in this field are in high demand[i]. It’s no surprise that eight of the top 10 roles held by UK business management graduates are within wide-ranging sectors business, sales and human resources [ii]. 

Acquire a transferable skill set 

A management degree is the cornerstone for a successful career in today’s constantly evolving landscape. Informed by employers, this course incorporates key employability skills to ensure graduates are resilient and well-equipped for the workplace. Many management skills can also be easily transferred to a wide range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts and settings beyond the university including: 

  • Community groups and undertaking live projects 
  • Work placements 
  • Community-based projects 
  • Study abroad experiences 
  • Activities as part of the curriculum 
  • Public and private organisations 

If you would like to learn more about the University of Liverpool Management MSc, head to our programme page for further information and to  download a prospectus.   

[i] https://www.reed.co.uk/average-salary/average-business-manager-salary
[ii] https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree/business-management#:~:text=Eight%20of%20the%20top%20ten,and%20other%20vocational%20associate%20guidance

University of Liverpool: Discover Online Programmes Webinar

The University of Liverpool is hosting its virtual postgraduate open week from the 20 – 24 November and we have a selection of online webinars to choose from. Read on to find out about our upcoming ‘Discover Online Programmes’ webinar, subject areas on offer and much more.  

Tune in to the upcoming webinar: Discover Online Programmes 

Join our team on Tuesday 21 November at 1pm (GMT) and discover our online programmes. During this informative one-hour session, you will be able to learn more about our state-of-the-art learning platform, range of comprehensive student support services, the admissions and enrolment process, funding options and much more. Towards the end of the session, you can contribute to an interactive Q&A and submit any further questions about online study. To find out more about our subject areas in advance of the webinar, please visit the online postgraduate programmes page

What other webinars are on offer? 

Psychology Programmes Webinar 

Learn more about our online psychology programmes on Wednesday 22 November at 1pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The team, including Director of Studies Dr Victoria Vass, will share more about the online postgraduate programmes across the Psychology department, and discuss the admissions and the enrolment process. To register your interest for this event, please visit the Psychology Programmes webinar event page

Computer Science Programmes Webinar 

Join us on Thursday 23 November at 2pm Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to learn more about the University of Liverpool’s online computer science programmes. Our team of experts will introduce you to the postgraduate programmes available, as well as the admissions and the enrolment process. To register your interest for this event, please visit the Computer Science Programmes webinar event page

Postgraduate study to suit you 

Our postgraduate programmes are designed with employability in mind to help students achieve their career aspirations. All programmes are delivered 100% online, with flexible study options to fit around your current commitments. Select from a variety of subject areas including: 

  • Business and Management 
  • Computer Science 
  • Education 
  • Law 
  • Medicine and Health Sciences 
  • Psychology 

How can the University of Liverpool help to advance my career? 

The University of Liverpool is a member of the respected Russell Group and has been offering online programmes for over two decades. There are many reasons why our innovative online degrees are a worthwhile investment: 

  • Earn while you learn with access to our dynamic online learning platform 
  • Accelerate your future career opportunities and connect with employers 
  • Stand out in a crowded market with a prestigious qualification 
  • Join the 20,000 online students who have graduated from the University of Liverpool 
  • Dedicated levels of student support from subject matter experts 
  • Engage with fellow professionals from across the globe 

Take the next steps and further your career today. 

Sign up here to reserve your place for our ‘Discover Online Programmes’ webinar. If you would like to find out more about our online programmes in the meantime, we recommend downloading our prospectus 

Wherever you are, you can do it with the University of Liverpool

Whether you are just starting out, or ready to change direction in your career, study without borders with an online degree from the University of Liverpool. Ranked in the top 200 universities in the world, studying with the original redbrick university is guaranteed to make a lasting impression. In this blog post, we explain why you can do it, wherever you are.

Join an international community on the same path as you 

Becoming part of the University of Liverpool is not only about advancing your professional skills. You will also become part of over 20,000 online graduates who have followed the same journey. We offer many opportunities to connect with peers and build long-lasting connections, as well as opportunities to access resources to support your career development alongside your studies.  

Receive a global education from the comfort of your home 

As a leading provider of online postgraduate degrees, you can expect to join a global classroom and expand your professional horizons. You will collaborate with other students through group work, global discussion forums and, depending on your programme, live seminar sessions. Wherever you are learning from, all study materials are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, meaning you won’t be limited to restrictive time zones and schedules.   

Why study online with the University of Liverpool? 

We recognise that many of our students already live busy and fast-paced lives. There are many reasons why an online degree with the University of Liverpool can help further your career: 

  • Continue to earn as you learn with part-time study 
  • Gain a prestigious qualification from an elite Russell Group university 
  • Study from anywhere and advance your global outlook 
  • Access our state-of-the-art comprehensive learning platform  
  • Two decades of experience and over 20,000 online graduates 
  • Designated student services and academic support teams available 

Discover global student and graduate experiences 

Taking the next steps to invest in your future is one of the biggest professional decisions you will make. We are proud to have helped students across the world achieve their career ambitions.

Online study provides flexibility especially if you are in a full-time job and travel a lot. It is also cost-effective and enables for access to high-quality education from anywhere in the world. Accessibility, flexibility and quality of education informed my decision. 

Khungeka Njobe – Finance and Investment Management MSc 

Hear from more students and graduates of the University of Liverpool’s online programmes on our testimonials page

Remember, it’s not about where you are, it’s about where you want to go.  

To find out how the University of Liverpool can help get you there, contact our friendly Admissions team for more information. Alternatively, find out which online programmes we offer on the subjects section of our website. 



New: Global Mental Health pathway for Public Health

The University of Liverpool has announced an additional pathway option for the Public Health programme. Pursue this route by selecting specialist modules and build on your expertise within global mental health. 

What is global mental health and why is it relevant?     

Global mental health is an evolving area of study and one which is relatable throughout the world. The subject delves into research and studies on mental health from differing international perspectives. The challenges of mental health are a worldwide concern, and this pathway offers you the exciting opportunity to shape the change needed to improve future generations. Stay at the forefront of this emerging field with a postgraduate qualification in Public Health.

Which modules make up the Global Mental Health pathway?

You will need to complete 180 credits to achieve a full Master of Public Health, or alternatively, just 120 credits to earn the postgraduate diploma (PG Dip).

Modules consist of the following:

  • Practising and Promoting Public Health in a Global Context (15 credits)
  • Generating and Evaluating Public Health Evidence (20 credits)
  • Integrated Research in Public Health: Epidemiology and Qualitative Methods (20 credits)
  • Leading and Managing Health Systems (10 credits)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Systems and Programmes (10 credits)
  • Global Mental Health: Contemporary issues (10 credits)
  • Global Mental Health: Practice & Research (10 credits)
  • Applied Epidemiological Research for Public Health; (15 credits) or Applied Qualitative Research for Public Health (15 credits)
  • Health Inequalities: Integrating Public Health Practice (10 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits) (MPH only)

Which postgraduate qualifications are eligible for the scholarship? Why should I choose this pathway and where could it take me?  

Specialising in global mental health throughout your wider Master of Public Health qualification gives you the skills and abilities to address far-reaching global health concerns. Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to help transform mental health across the globe. Future opportunities could include progressing to senior roles within the health sphere, driving your career forward in public health research and much more.

What are the entry requirements for the Master of Public Health? 

Applicants should possess either: 

  • A master’s or bachelor’s in medicine, equivalent to a UK degree, coupled with at least one year of experience in a public health-related field; or 
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a public health-related discipline, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years of professional experience in a public health-related field; or 
  • A minimum of a 2:1 class degree in a non-public health-related discipline, equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree, coupled with two years of professional experience in a public health-related field.  

Applicants should also have: 

  • A minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English language and mathematics. 

All applicants from outside the UK must provide evidence that they have an English language ability equivalent to an IELTS (academic) score of 6.5 (overall) and 7.0 (reading and writing) 

If you would like to learn more about the University of Liverpool Global Mental Health pathway, head to our Public Health programme page for further information and to download a prospectus. 

Jumpstart your career progression with a UK Scholarship

Have you ever considered a master’s degree? Taking the decision to embark on a postgraduate qualification provides you with an excellent opportunity to progress further up the career ladder and access a wider range of job possibilities. In this blog post, we look in greater detail at the advantages of our new UK Scholarship and find out how financial aid works.

Who is the UK Scholarship for?     

The UK scholarship is applied as a tuition fee discount and aimed at students residing within the United Kingdom, who enrol within the 2023/24 academic year. This offer of a 10% discount is valid against all full master’s awards. Scholarships cannot be combined; however, it is possible to combine discounts or use them with scholarships depending on eligibility.

Become a subject specialist and take your knowledge to the next level

When it comes to earning capacity, master’s students can usually negotiate a higher salary in return for their knowledge and expertise. While some industries simply require a master’s degree at the very minimum, you’ll gain a competitive advantage when it comes to the demands of the job market. Whatever your reasons for studying, a postgraduate qualification sets you apart from other candidates and provides a true sense of academic accomplishment. 

Which postgraduate qualifications are eligible for the scholarship?  

The UK Scholarship is applicable against the 2023/24 academic year for all full master’s awards and is awarded to students residing in the United Kingdom.

Choose from a diverse range of courses across the following subject areas: 

  • Business and Management 
  • Computer Science 
  • Education 
  • Law 
  • Medicine and Health Sciences 
  • Psychology

Push your career forward and apply for a UK scholarship today 

Interested in finding out what financial aid is available to you? Contact our friendly Admissions team for more information. Alternatively, visit the fees and funding section of our website to discover the discounts and scholarships currently on offer.