The University of Liverpool (UoL) is a public university based in the city of Liverpool, England. Founded as a college in 1881, it gained its royal charter in 1903 with the ability to award degrees and is also known to be one of the six original "red brick" civic universities. It comprises three faculties organised into 35 departments and schools. It is a founding member of the Russell Group, the N8 Group for research collaboration and the University Management school is AACSB accredited. UoL has a student population of 25,000. Freeman students enroll in courses in UoL's Management School. The Management School has a student population of 2845 undergraduate students and 799 Postgraduate students. The mission of the school is "to be a globally connected Management School, whose transformative research and teaching places us at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership."
UoL is located within a 10 minute walk of the center of Liverpool. Liverpool, with its famous waterfront on the River Mersey, is a great shipping port and industrial center and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's even been called "the next Barcelona." Liverpool is known for its art galleries and museums, music and festivals, sports, shopping, eating out and nightlife.
With more galleries and museums than any city in the UK outside London, Liverpool is an ‘art-lovers’ paradise; from old masters to modern masterpieces and cuttingedge film, photography and visual arts. Turn a corner in Liverpool and you will stumble across a theatre venue; the most renowned of which stage premieres by local and international writers, as well as hosting popular touring West End productions. Liverpool is also known for its music and festivals. Whether you prefer to see big names in stadium size venues or the newest unknown talent in underground clubs, Liverpool is the place to be. Classical music fans should not miss the world renowned Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Yearround Liverpool draws crowds to its internationally acclaimed music and cultural festivals. You can be sure Liverpool is always celebrating something.
Spots fans will fit right in when studying in Liverpool. Liverpool is sport mad. Home to two of the Premiership’s biggest soccer teams, both home grounds are a mile or so from the city centre. Aintree Racecourse is home to the one of the highlights of the annual horse racing calendar, the Grand National. Locally there is county cricket, golf on “England’s Golf Coast”, Rugby League at St Helens and Widnes, and ample opportunities for water sports on the coastal outskirts of the city.
For shopping, eating out and nightlife, students should check out Liverpool One, which houses 160 shops that are open late into the evening, Bold Street, and bohemian Hope Street. With over 250 bars, pubs, clubs and student nights to pick from, it’s no surprise users of Trip Advisor voted Liverpool as Britain’s Best Nightlife Destination.
Students at UoL have few opportunities to be board. We know that you expect an exciting student life when you choose your Study Abroad destination. At UoL, the experiences you have will be unrivalled.
The Liverpool Guild of Students has been voted the best student union in the UK (2016) and for good reason! As soon as you join the University of Liverpool, you automatically become a member of the Guild of Students, your students’ union, and have access to wonderful opportunities to try new things, enjoy sports and societies, and get involved with the student and local communities. The Liverpool Guild of Students offers:
- Give it a Go! The Give it a Go campaign offers a packed programme of activities and events for you to get involved in that will help you to explore Liverpool, the UK and British culture, with all activities at reduced prices.
- Opportunities to boost your skills. We have over 200 student-run societies which you can get involved in, along with a wide range of volunteering projects and student-staff roles.
- Support whenever you need us. Whether you need help to settle in or support during your studies, the Guild of Students is there for you. They're a friendly, helpful bunch and quick and easy to contact!
- Campaigning for positive change. The Guild of Students is a democratic organization and they listen to students to fight for the things which matter most to you.
Find out more at www.liverpoolguild.org.
If sports are your thing, Liverpool has plenty of opportunities for you! Join one of more than 50 student-led sport clubs or participate in sport at a recreational level. There are internal leagues in soccer, netball and hockey and the opportunity to play organised badminton, futsal, volleyball, table tennis and basketball. The Sports and Fitness Centre at the heart of campus offers a wide variety of facilities and services including a 25 metre swimming pool, squash courts, fitness suite, bouldering wall and dance studios. There are also daily group exercise classes for all levels of ability including Spinning, Pilates and HIIT. UoL also provides Les Mills BodyPump, BodyBalance and GRIT classes. Off campus at the Wyncote Sports Ground UoL has 10 soccer pitches, four rugby pitches, one lacrosse pitch, floodlit hockey astro, football 3G pitch and 3G rugby training area.
Of course, you’ll also have the opportunity to get involved with activities arranged by the Study Abroad team, which will help you get to know your peers, the University and our city.
- Orientation. At the Study Abroad Orientation the team will talk you through the important information about studying in Liverpool and you will meet your peers.
- Welcome and farewell events. Twice a year the international office says ‘hello’ and ‘see you soon’ to home and international students coming and going from Liverpool.
- Study Abroad culture calendar. These events, ticketed via the online store exclusively to Study Abroad students, are an opportunity to see Liverpool from a local’s point of view! Join activities such as day trips, food tours and theatre trips, to make friends and learn a little more about our amazing city!
- Global Connect. During the semester look out for fortnightly Global Connect events where you can meet students from Liverpool going to study in your home country!
The fall semester at UoL runs from September - January but students from the U.S. are able to leave early and sit their exams at their home university.
The spring semester at UoL runs from late January - late May/early June.
Click here to see the UoL Academic Calendar.
Ranking and Rigor
Top 201-250 in the world for Business and Management - 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The program at UoL is new. No feedback from past participants regarding level of challenge compared to Tulane.
On this exchange program, students take the same courses undertaken by UoL students who are studying for their degrees. All courses are taught by UoL faculty.
Lectures and seminars are the most common teaching methods. There are usually 100 students in a lecture and 25 in a seminar. Each lecture/seminar for a class is scheduled at the same time each week, in the same location. But each class will have its own timetable, teaching usually takes place between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Lectures are around 1 to 2 hours; seminars are usually around an hour.
UoL typically limits course enrollment to four classes per semester.
For a list of sample course offerings at UoL and their Tulane equivalents, please see the list of Sample Courses Offered.
Actual courses offered will vary from semester to semester and year to year. For a an up-to-date list of course offerings and more information about the course selection process, please see the Guide to Choosing Modules, available online at https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study-abroad/inbound/incoming-studying/
Students list up to 16 classes on their secondary application. Please ensure that you select at least 6 modules and list them in order of preference, this will speed up the process of adjusting module selection due to classes being full or timetable clashes.
Study Abroad students at the University of Liverpool have access to a wide range of modules across various departments. The majority of modules are worth 15 Liverpool credits (3 Tulane credits): you can take a maximum of 60 Liverpool credits (12 Tulane credits) per semester while studying at UoL. When selecting modules, ensure that your choices are approved by Tulane and you are eligible for the course.
Students are pre-registered/pre-approved for courses. The process takes 3-4 weeks. Changes to modules can be made within the first two weeks of each semester.
Please ensure you only select modules that you have the pre-requisite study for; if you do not have the required level of study you will not be accepted onto the module. All module selections and changes are subject to timetabling availability.
The methods of teaching depends on the courses you choose, but in general UoL embraces a student-driven learning style. Instructors serve as facilitators rather than disseminators, emphasize learning as opposed to recall, promote groupwork, and encourage students to become self-directed learners. There are typically fewer homework assignments and students are expected to be self-disciplined and self-directed. The most common teaching methods are lectures (100 students) and seminars (intimate, with teaching assistant). It is most common for students to have one lecture and one seminar for each class each week, though this varies by class. Course grades are typically based on a midterm and final.
The traditional assessment structure is an extended essay mid-semester, followed by a final exam. Students can re-sit failed exams. Some modules may also be assessed on presentations, projects, reports, etc.
UoL follows the British grading scale. Tulane works with World Education Services (WES) for credit evaluation and grade conversion. Below please find the conversions for grades earned at UoL.
For Freeman semester abroad programs, students must:
- complete their lower division business core requirements prior to their semester abroad;
- earn a 2.5 GPA in the lower division business core courses;
- be in good academic, financial and disciplinary standing.
Students who are on disciplinary probation, academic probation and/or honor board probation during the semester or term in which they intend to study abroad are not eligible to participate in a Tulane study abroad program. Approvals are revoked for students who are placed on probation after being approved to study abroad.
Students on disciplinary, academic and/or honor board probation during time of application are considered only if the probation period ends prior to departure for study abroad. Such applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Study Abroad & Exchange in consultation with Tulane's Division of Student Affairs and/or Academic Affairs. If the application is approved, the host institution will be notified of the probationary status. It is within the discretion of the host institution and/or Tulane to place additional restrictions on a recently-disciplined student's participation in a study abroad program.
Freeman Semester Abroad Application
To access the Freeman semester abroad application, please attend a Semester Abroad Info Session and make an appointment for follow-up advising with a Study Abroad & Exchange advisor.
Some exchange programs are more competitive than others. Students can list up to 10 school on the semester abroad application, in order of preference. All qualified applications are reviewed on a competitive basis based on GPA; completion of 3010s; academic, personal and professional relevance of study abroad programs; and academic, linguistic, personal and cultural preparation.
Upon nomination, exchange participants are required to submit secondary application materials to the host university. The secondary application is due by the host university's deadline.
Exchange program participants pay their regular Tulane tuition plus a $1200 study abroad fee but do not pay Reily Center, Health Center or Student Activities fees. Housing is not charged by Tulane University but rather paid directly to the housing provider abroad. Students are responsible for additional expenses, including international airfare, passport, visa, meals, local transportation, books and supplies, and personal expenses. See the budget sheet for more information.
UoL Student Housing
The University has a range of accommodation options including the popular Study Abroad Village. The Study Abroad Village (Tudor Close and Melville Grove) are open to both inbound exchange students and home students from Liverpool who have studied abroad. Additionally there are a range of accommodation options both on and off campus to choose from. Students coming to study for a Full Year are guaranteed a place in any University of Liverpool hall of residence (not including the Study Abroad Village). Students coming to study in Semester One only can apply for one of approximately 350 rooms in the Study Abroad Village – rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students coming to study in Semester Two only are guaranteed a room in on campus accommodation, where possible in the Study Abroad Village. In all of UoL halls you are entering a supportive and safe environment, where UoL staff are experienced in maintaining a safe environment and helping you to feel at home. Within all UoL halls there is also a team of Residential Advisers and Hall Student Committees that all play a part in meeting your needs and enhancing your complete experience of living in your student residence. It’s part of their role to arrange social activities and help you get to know everybody living in your hall. It is often these initial friendships you make that stay with you throughout your time at university, and long after you’ve left. The Halls Student Experience teams help to organize events and activities alongside Residential Advisers to meet student needs and enhance your experience of living in Liverpool.
For more information on housing options at UoL please visit the school's Housing Website.
University of Liverpool Inbound Study Abroad Factsheet 2018-19.pdf
UoL Study Abroad Incoming Brochure.pdf
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