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University of Liverpool EXC
Liverpool, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Semester 1,
Semester 2,
Year (Sem 2 & Sem 1)
Partner University Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: Sydney applicants only
Program Details:
Postgraduate coursework, Postgraduate research, Undergraduate, Undergraduate research
Program Type:
Exchange Semester/Year
Anticipated Places:
Minimum Mark:
65%; Credit
Agreement Scope:
University-wide, Veterinary Science
Program Description:


University of Liverpool
Location: Liverpool
Year Established: 1881
Student Population: 23,000
As an academic powerhouse, Liverpool is ranked in the top 200 universities and in the top 1% of universities worldwide for their research. Not only do they offer an impressive multi-disciple range of courses with a highly respected suite of academics, Liverpool is also ranked as the most loved university for student experience in the UK. Sydney University had a university wide exchange opportunity with a specific program aimed at exchange within the veterinary medical faculty.
University of Liverpool claims a presence on every continent, really endorsing it as an international heavyweight when it comes to academic prowess. Among its alumni are the broadcast journalist Jon Snow, former poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and another staggering nine Nobel Laureates have passed through their doors.
Unique Characteristics
Liverpool University is known for its esteemed academia, its strong social inclusion and the strength of its research. The iconic Victoria Building, designed by English architect Alfred Waterhouse is the epicentre of the University and was built in gothic style. It is the original building that inspired the term ‘redbrick university’. This well-known phrase is used to refer to a set of British universities established in leading industrial English cities during the Victorian age.
Liverpool is the 3rd largest city in England and is situated 280kms Northwest of London. Liverpool boasts the highest number of museums and galleries in the UK outside of London and in 2008 was designated the European capital of culture. It is the birthplace of the Beatles and is home to the famous Liverpool Football Club. It is also well renowned for having a thriving nightlife with great pub culture (including trivia every night of the week). All in all, Liverpool really is a city which has every aspect covered. 

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Academic Information

Course Catalogue 
Information about units of study at the host university

Subject Area/s:


Arts & Humanities

Computer Science & IT


Engineering  & Technology

Physical Science

Social Science



Veterinary Science: Clinical Placement Exchange
In addition to the Student Exchange Program, eligible students are able to participate in a veterinary clinical placement program. Contact the Sydney School of Veterinary Science for more information.

Exclusions apply; Law

Teaching Periods: Semesters/Terms
Spring: Late September – Mid December
Winter: Early January - Mid June 

Credit (Full-Time Load/Semester)

University of Sydney

Host University


60 Credits

The above full-time load is indicative only.
Applications for academic credit are assessed by the relevant University of Sydney faculty/department based on: study load, contact hours, assessment requirements and level of study.

Grading System
First Class: 70-100
Upper Second Class: 60-69
Lower Second Class: 50-59
Third Class: 40-49
Fail: 0-39

Transcripts Issued by Partner
Transcripts will be available at the end of your exchange period.


Language of Instruction
Classes at the host university are taught in English.
Language Requirement
Non-native speakers of English will need to demonstrate that they meet the language requirement.


What is the host city like?
Find out more information about the host city.

Housing options are offered by the host university.
Cost of Living
Use this guide to estimate living expenses associated with studying overseas.


Useful Information

Students are required to obtain health insurance valid during their exchange.

For Exchange/International Students
Specific information for exchange students provided by the host university.
Semester/Term Dates
Access the University’s calendar.
Orientation will be held prior to the start of semester. There is also the chance to launch Liverpool’s Virtual Open Day.

Support Services 
A range of support services are available to students at the host university. 

Information from the host university.
Information from the United Kingdom Visas and Immigration.

Student Experiences

The University of Liverpool is a brand new partner in 2018! Apply now to be the first to tell us about your experience there.