Study Abroad in Liverpool


England: Liverpool


The Study Abroad Program enables U.S students to spend one semester or an academic year at Liverpool Hope and take courses for credit which count towards their home degree.

Liverpool Hope is a liberal arts university with a proud tradition of 165 years in higher education- two of its' founding colleges were established in 1844 and 1865- and traditional educational values are at the core of our community. With over 7,500 students, it's a place where professors know students by name- the average class size here is 20.

Liverpool Hope is renowned for offering support for individuals within a caring community. Whilst studying at Hope you will be in a friendly, relaxed environment and with students from over fifty countries and academic staff from around the world - you'll be part of a truly international and worldwide learning experience.


10 Reasons to Study Abroad at Liverpool Hope:

* 1 - A Tradition of Hope
Liverpool Hope is a liberal arts university with a proud tradition of 165 years in higher education- two of its' founding colleges were established in 1844 and 1865- and traditional educational values are at the core of our community. With over 7,500 students, it's a place where professors know students by name- the average class size here is 20.

Liverpool Hope has two campuses in Liverpool. The main campus is at Hope Park, set in 45 leafy acres in south Liverpool, while Cornerstone is the performing arts campus situated in vibrant downtown Liverpool. There are free buses running between the two campuses, so there's never a problem getting to classes!

* 2 - A Student City:
Liverpool, birthplace of the Beatles, has just celebrated its' 800th birthday. It's one of the UK's most popular student cities with some 60,000 students at the last count. Students find the city welcoming; it's an exciting and safe environment to live, study and enjoy. Liverpool has a wealth of cultural offerings with more museums and art galleries than any other city in the U.K outside London, as well as world-class concert halls and theatres. For those looking for something different, Liverpool is also home to two of the most successful football (soccer) teams in Europe: Liverpool and Everton, and a wealth of nightlife and shopping!

* 3 - Supportive Hope:
Liverpool Hope has an active Student Support and Well Being team, offering help with all aspects of student life, from housing to health. As well as this Liverpool Hope's Chaplaincy plays an important role in the life of the University, providing pastoral and religious support to all students. The library has extended opening hours designed to fit around your needs - one of the most flexible in the UK. Services like the Writing Center give students the academic support to succeed in their classes, while professors are approachable and welcome the opportunity to discuss and give feedback.

* 4 - Living at Hope:
All Study Abroad students have guaranteed housing at one of Liverpool Hope's campuses. Campus housing has 24 hour security and offers a choice of both modern and traditional dorms, with extra options such as private bathrooms. Each dorm has a Resident Tutor who lives in and provides support to students. The Resident Tutor team is available around the clock, so there is always somebody available to answer questions. There is a great sense of community in the dorms with a variety of events organized such as inter mural sports teams, movie nights and trips to local sports events, museums and art galleries. There are also opportunities to get away from the city and into the country with excursions to the Lake District and surrounding areas. A real bonus of living on campus is that you can attend the regular Dining in Nights which bring students together to enjoy a formal three course meal. These meals take place every 2-3 weeks and allow students to relax and listen to guest speakers such as visiting professors.

* 5 - Green Hope:
Liverpool Hope is green and getting greener! The university is proud of its' attractive 'garden' environment and the Hope Park campus is a significant green space in south Liverpool. The campus supports a wide range of native plant species including the spectacular rare bee orchids. Liverpool Hope is also working hard to be greener with an environmental policy at the heart of its' operations. It is the first university in the UK to gain Fairtrade status.

* 6 - Having Fun at Hope:
Liverpool Hope's Student Union helps create the total student experience by supporting events, clubs and societies. The Fresher's Fair welcomes new students in September with a week of events and activities including an Irish party night with live traditional music, tours of the city, an activities fair, an outdoor carnival with a DJ, plus lots of 'welcome' parties! The Student Union also organizes dances, discos and balls each semester, including the popular Christmas Ball. Some of the more popular clubs and societies include:

- The RAG (Raising and Giving) Society, which organizes fun events such as drama performances and trips to Europe (in Halloween costumes!) to raise money for charity.
- The Irish Society- Liverpool Hope's large Irish community holds lots of events throughout the year, promoting Irish culture and sports. The Society puts on a huge St Patrick's Day party, complete with live traditional music.
- The Drama Society performs regularly at the Cornerstone campus, so whether you are a seasoned performer or a raw beginner, you'll be able to take to the stage!
- The Bio Diversity group monitors and maintains the wildlife and flora at Liverpool Hope's campuses. Regular surveys and walks take place throughout the year.
- The Political Debating Society - This group meets regularly to debate the political issues of the day, as well as host prominent guests such as representatives of the three major British political parties. Recently they welcomed a Member of European Parliament to speak to the group.

* 7 - Exploring the North West and Beyond:
Liverpool is a city with a beautiful coastline, with miles of beaches and great countryside nearby. Historic, picturesque Chester, vibrant Manchester and the Lake District are right next door. London is just over a two hour train ride away, and Liverpool John Lennon Airport offers low cost flights to destinations throughout Europe and beyond.

* 8 - Sports at Liverpool Hope:
The Athletic Union at Liverpool Hope has over 24 teams currently- from rugby to football (that's soccer to you!) to Gaelic (Irish) football, and everything in between. The Liverpool Hope teams play in the British Universities Sports Association Leagues and take participants of all abilities. Every Wednesday, all of the teams assemble at the Student Union to socialize and have fun off the field. Joining a team is a great way to meet people and find out what being a student in England is all about!

* 9 - Cultural Hope:
Liverpool Hope's creative and performing arts campus at the Cornerstone provides state of the art facilities for all students, as well as hosting the annual Cornerstone Festival, which has something for everyone: music, comedy, dance, theater, and many other events to enjoy. Then there's Radio Hope- run by students for students. The University also has a unique partnership with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world's oldest established orchestras. All Liverpool Hope students can also get substantial discounts on the many cultural activities across Liverpool through the student Arts Card.

* 10 - Outdoor Hope:
The University has an outdoor education center, Plas Caerdeon, in mid-Wales. The Victorian mansion, where Charles Darwin stayed, forms the centerpiece of the 20 acre woodland estate, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England. There are organized student trips to Plas Caerdeon throughout the year. Faculty often take class groups away for two to three days to learn in a different environment and enjoy the breath taking scenery.


Fall, Spring, Academic Year


Inquire for dates.

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Archaeology
  • Area/ethnic Studies
  • Art History
  • Art/fine Arts
  • Arts
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Business Admin. & Management
  • Business Management
  • Business Studies Grad Level
  • Comm. (radio, Tv, & Film)
  • Communications
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Programming
  • Computer Science / It
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice / Corrections
  • Criminology
  • Culture
  • Dance
  • Design
  • Development Studies
  • Domestic And Legal Policy
  • Education
  • English
  • English Literature
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Management Systems / Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European Studies (includes Politics)
  • Field-study
  • Film
  • Filmmaking
  • Finance
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Administration
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human Res. Management
  • Information Studies
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • International Policy And Diplomacy
  • Journalism / Broadcasting
  • Law
  • Legal Studies
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing, Ad., & Pr
  • Media And Cultural Studies
  • Media Relations
  • Music
  • Music - Vocal Performance
  • Musical Theater
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational, Environ. Health
  • Performance Design
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science/politics
  • Psychology
  • Public / Community Service Sciences
  • Public Admin, Public Policy, Govt
  • Public Health
  • Public Management
  • Religious Studies
  • Service-learning
  • Social Policy
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Sports Science
  • Student Trips (non-credit)
  • Theater
  • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Theology
  • Travel / Tourism
  • Tv And Media Production
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Design

Cost in US$:

7,300 per semester

Program Fees Include:

The cost per semester is GBP 4,550 as an all inclusive package or GBP 8,900 for the academic year. The package includes academic tuition, accommodation and one meal a day (week days only). Additional meal packages can be purchased on arrival.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

American Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Dormitory
  • Group living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Transcript
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Alumni Network
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Job and Internship Network