Accreditations and affiliations

The University of Liverpool provides world-renowned research and teaching that is reflected in our online programmes and department accreditations, many of which are gold standards in higher education.

We have more than 20 years’ experience of providing high quality online degree programmes for students worldwide. We are recognised as European leaders in 100% online postgraduate education. 

Advance HE

Our PGCAP is the only programme accredited by Advance HE to be delivered solely online. Graduates gain an academic qualification and automatically receive professional recognition as a Fellow of Higher Education (FHEA).  

Advance HE Logo

Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA) 

We offer one of the only online Master of Public Health (MPH) programmes in the UK that is fully accredited with APHEA. The agency represents the five leading associations of public health in the European Region and is committed to assuring and improving the quality of educational activities throughout the European Region and the globe.  

Association of MBAs (AMBA) 

Our online MBA programme is AMBA accredited, giving you assurance that this qualification has worldwide recognition and standing. MBA students graduates, Business Schools, and employers all recognise AMBA accreditation as a gold standard of quality.  

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

A number of our online computer science programmes are accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

The programmes currently accredited are Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security and Information Systems Management.

The British Psychological Society (BPS)

Our online Psychology (Conversion) MSc programme is BPS accredited offering an opportunity for students from other disciplines to convert their existing qualifications and learning to an award that meets the requirements for Graduate Basis of Chartership with the British Psychological Society (GBC). GBC is essential for students’ development as psychologists.

BPS Conversion Award

CFA Institute University Affiliation Program

The University of Liverpool is an Affiliated University of the CFA Institute and, in recognition of the programme’s alignment to the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK), the online MSc Finance and Investment Management programme has been awarded affiliated status. The CFA Institute is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of ethics, education and professional excellence, and affiliated status is greatly recognised and regarded around the world.

University Affiliation Program - CFA Institute

Management School – triple accreditation 

The University of Liverpool Management School holds triple accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS) which puts it amongst an elite group of business schools.  

AACSB accreditation is given to the best business schools in the world. Their standards require a high-quality teaching environment, a commitment to continuous improvement, and curricula responsive to the needs of businesses.  

AMBA accreditation denotes the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education. For employers, it is a quality mark important when recruiting managers and future business leaders. 

EQUIS accreditation benchmarks the Management School against international standards in terms of governance, programmes, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, as well as engagement with the world of practice. 

Management School – CEO Magazine Tier One Status

The University of Liverpool Management School also holds Tier One status in the CEO Magazine Global MBA Rankings for 2022. This is in addition to being ranked by CEO Magazine as number 4 globally for our online MBA programme.

Tier One European MBA Rankings 2022 - CEO Magazine
#4 European Online MBA Rankings 2022 - CEO Magazine