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  • Locations: Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
Quick Facts:
Quick Facts:
Accommodation: Student Residence GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: International Student Office
Click here for a definition of this term BC Program Type: BC Program Program Manager: Larry Pickener
Program Description:
The City

Known for its historical maritime presence and The Beatles, Liverpool is emerging as one of the UK's leading cities for education, culture, entertainment, sport, and economic growth. Liverpool has the largest concentration of museums, theaters and galleries (including the Tate Liverpool) outside London. Liverpool has long been a hub of Irish migration, and its port location led to its development as one of Britain's first ethnically diverse cities, as Caribbean, Indian, and Chinese immigrants arrived and settled. The city center is a dynamic combination of shops, ethnic restaurants, pubs and clubs, and a lively music scene. The historic Albert Dock on the River Mersey provides shops and restaurants.

The University 

Liverpool Uni BuildingFounded in 1881, the University of Liverpool was one of the first civic universities established during the Victorian era. The University is among the best in the UK for teaching and 
research.The campus—”The Precinct”—is located in the center of Liverpool, a short walk from the city center, waterfront, and the Albert Dock. The University comprises approximately 15,000 full time students, with about 2,000 international students from over 100 countries.

The Program

The program offers BC students the opportunity to be fully immersed and integrated in the British university system. Students may take any available course in the undergraduate catalog for which they are qualified. Liverpool recommends students choose courses, or modules, from no more more than two academic departments. Students generally take 3-4 classes during an academic semester, depending on credit load. Students must take a total of 60 credits at Liverpool.

Students should consult the host university’s course pages to review any course requirements, restrictions or limitations. Students should review and understand the information provided by the host university.


Students arriving in the fall for the full year program participate in a two-day orientation followed by induction activities organized by students’ host departments. Spring semester students are assisted by the International Office upon arrival.

  • Fall Term: Starts in mid-September and ends in mid-December*
  • Spring Term: Starts in late January and ends in mid-June.
* Fall students should note that you may complete final exams during the month of January. However, these exams can be arranged to be taken at Boston College. Please speak to the OIP Program Manager for more information.

*The spring semester exam schedule is not released until late spring semester. Spring term students should be prepared to stay at Liverpool until the end of the term. Taking exams early or outside of established Liverpool regulations is not allowed.

On-Site Staff

University Address:

University of Liverpool
Foundation Building
Brownlow Hill
Liverpool L69 7ZX 
United Kingdom


Visiting students are usually placed in student accommodation within the campus precinct. Rooms are typically single rooms in student apartments or student houses. For more information, please visit the University of Liverpool's Accommodations website.

Cultural Activities

The Guild of Students organizes a wide variety of activities and events and sponsors over 50 clubs and societies ranging from dance to music to politics. Community service activities are organized by the Liverpool Student Community Action group. A campus sports center houses a new four-court sports hall and state-of-the-art fitness suite. The Athletic Union offers over 45 sports clubs, some of which include competition against other British universities.