1.Will my degree be recognized?

The University of Liverpool degree is accredited with the British QAA, Quality Assurance Agency and the AACSB, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business which is a worldwide accreditation. There are a few countries in the world that do not recognize any 100% online education in the public sector of professions. These countries are mainly in the Middle East; do check with your advisor or management for further information around this. For the vast majority of countries worldwide then Liverpool is accredited and also recognized in the majority of countries. Many country ministry of education web sites will express the names of all accredited Universities within their country. The QAA is the current accreditation today however Liverpool was first accredited with the Royal charter equivalent to today’s accreditation then back in 1903.

2.If you start your studies online can you transfer to campus?

There are many reasons why it is not possible to transfer from online to campus studies. Timing and pacing play a part around this, a campus study is usually full time and a student can be studying in groups, project work and be spending at least 8 hours a day on their study whereas online study is more flexible around a person personal schedule with hours more seen as part time, like 15-20 hrs. Per week of study time. Besides this we then have areas of visas, housing, group bonding, cost of living etc. There are discussions around this area for the future but nothing finalized yet

3.AMBA accreditation?

This accredited body, the Association of MBA only deal with MBA Programs only and is a small body compared to that of the major national accreditation bodies like the QAA, AACSB, many prospects that are only interested in a MBA feel that this is the main accreditation body which of course it is not.

4.If I drop out midway through my program can I restart later?

With Liverpool University, it is possible to start and stop throughout your program in other words you can freeze your whole study if required. After each module you can take lengthy breaks if required, a student can freeze all elements of their program and even payment plans and then restart at a later date. Should there be any concerns about thoughts of time out, then speak with your support manager for all options available.

5.Can I retake a module if I fail?

Yes there will be options to re sit a failed module; your Advisor/Support manager will explain this procedure to you and see what mitigating circumstances may allow this.

6.Will my finished degree say, Online on the actual certificate?

No, the degree attained at graduation will be identical to the degree campus students receive, however there may be a sentence referring to online or distance learning mentioned on one or some of the transcript papers you receive that support your certificate

7.When is the next start date?

Start dates vary throughout the year usually every 3 months and may vary from certain days depending on the actual program, your advisor will be able to inform you of all start dates of your particular program

8.How long does it take to review application?

Applications take around 5 days to review however an application can be fast tracked within 24 hours

9.How long does it take to finish a degree on average?

The Master degree has been completed as quickly as 22 months but on average it will take around 2.5 to 3.5 years to complete including dissertation, when you take breaks into consideration.

10.If a student decides to take the course then stop half way through, are these credits transferable?

Depends on the program, the school, background, grades and other factors. A conversation will need to take place to gather all major questions and facts with all involved

11.Are the students being taught by the same professors in Liverpool?

The majority of professors for online study will be based throughout the world, there may be a few from Liverpool campus school that also teach online

12.What is the pass rate? Do we have stats?

Pass rates can vary from program to program and the advisor will be able to give you the latest statistics. When students complete their first module, then the pass rate increases much more significantly

13.Do students have access to a library?

Yes students have access to an online library to over 1 million journals. Liverpool has a librarian who works normal business hours to assist anyone in need in the online library

14.Does the University of Liverpool offer any financial assistance?

This is a discussion to be had with the advisor; the advisor will be able to inform anyone of any reductions, information on what if anything is on offer, information around payment plans and options to be considered

15.Can a student study 2 modules at once?

There are possibilities of studying 2 modules at once however this is dependent on previous modules taken, grades achieved. Your support manager will assess your request

16.Does Liverpool University offer any technical support?

Yes, there is 24hr, 7 day a week technical PC support available, free toll line telephone number and e mail address available for any issues with your PC.

17.Will I have to buy any books?

Speak with your advisor to whether books are included in the cost of the program of your choice or whether you need to buy books throughout each of the modules, the advisor will explain all options available and approx. costs of books and postage of what one can expect to pay. Some programs provide e books that are downloadable and included in the price. Liverpool have an online bookshop however you will receive options of where books can be bought, some students after buying a book and after completing the module will then sell that book after their module to students about to start the same course so there is also buying and selling going on throughout the class café

18.How many hours a week will I need to find for my studies to study?

From a cross section of students researched, we have found that most students will spend around 15-20 hours a week on their studies. Some students spend more than this and some less, everyone is different to how much time they feel they need to put into their program, students that have not studied for a long period of time may find themselves putting extra hours into their study as some people need to get back into the study mode

19.Do I have to attend the Campus schools at any time?

Should a student be studying a Doctorate degree then a conversation around residency will be discussed with the prospect, a 4-5 day residency may be required for the DBA on Campus but may be optional, however for all Master online students, the only time you are required on campus is an optional decision on your behalf which is that of graduation. All online students graduating will have a choice of a winter or summer graduation, winter graduation is usually in December and summer is usually either July or August, if a student cannot make the graduation then the degree can be mailed out to them.

20.How old is Liverpool University?

The University of Liverpool was established in 1882 and is over 130 years old

21.How long does it take to complete a doctoral degree, what Doctoral degrees do Liverpool offer?

Doctorate degrees can take in between 3.5 and 4.5 years. Liverpool has a DBA Doctor of Business Administration and an EdD, a doctorate of education program

22.Who are these 9 Noble Laureates I keep hearing about?

There have been nine Nobel Prize Laureates who have been based at the University during a significant point in their career.
•Sir Ronald Ross (awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1902) for his work with malaria.
•Charles Barkla (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917) for discovering the electromagnetic properties of X-rays.
•Sir Charles Sherrington (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1932) for his research into neurons.
•Sir James Chadwick (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1935) for discovering neutrons.
•Sir Robert Robinson (awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1947) for his research into anthocyanins and alkaloids.
•Har Gobind Khorana (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1968) for his work on the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis.
•Rodney Porter (awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 1972) for his discovery of the structure of antibodies.
•Ronald Coase (awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1991) for his discovery and clarification of the significance of transaction costs and property rights for the institutional structure and functioning of the economy.
•Joseph Rotblat (awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1995) for his efforts with nuclear disarmament.

23.What is the Russell Group?

The Russell Group is a self-selected association of 24 prestigious British public research universities. The term Russell Group has connotations of academic excellence, selectivity in admissions, and social elitism. Russell Group is headquartered in London and was established in 1994 to represent its members' interests, principally to government and parliament; 19 smaller British research universities formed the 1994 Group in response, which has since dissolved. In 2010, Russell Group members received approximately two-thirds of all university research grant and contract income in the United Kingdom.
As of May 2004, Russell Group members awarded 56% of all doctorates awarded in the United Kingdom, and over 30% of all students studying in the United Kingdom from outside the EU. In the 2001 national Research Assessment Exercise, 78% of the staff in Grade 5* departments and 57% of the staff in Grade 5 departments were located in Russell Group universities.
The Russell Group is so named because the first informal meetings of the Group took place at the Hotel Russell in Russell Square, London. The Russell group is the equivalent to the Ivy League in the USA

24.Who and what is Laureate Education?

In 1999 the University of Liverpool wanted to put their programs on line however they could not do this alone and thus they searched around the world for a partner that could help them, they found Laureate online education and shortly after 1999, Liverpool University became a partner with Laureate education, Laureate provide the online platform to host Liverpool’s classroom, materials, staff and everything else that Liverpool require to deliver its programs in an online environment

25.How big is Laureate?

Laureate has over 60 Universities worldwide; the headquarters are based in Baltimore MD, USA. There are over 740,000 students that have attended Laureate partnered schools around the world

26.How old is Liverpool’s school of management?

The Management school is now over 10 years old

27.What currency can I pay?

In USD, Pounds and Euros

28.What is Lens?

The online Learning platform is called Laureate Lens (all browsers supported, mobile devices not officially supported but do work in most areas of Lens

29.Who will support me through my study?

Students are assigned a Student Support Manager for the duration of their program. Also there are other student support teams for all queries (technical, academic, financing, payment etc.) Liverpool also has a librarian on hand and online during the weekly working hours should anyone need assistance in the library. Also support can be provided by means of, Phone, E mail, Skype and Web chat, response in 24-48 hours

30.How long do I have to complete my degree in?

Degrees need to be completed within 5 years; extensions are possible and require a conversation with the support manager

31.What is the AACSB?

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business is a worldwide global accreditation with only 5% of schools in the world having this accreditation and less than 3% of these schools being online.

32.How many books do I have to buy and from where can I buy these books?

Your advisor will be able to inform you of how many books you will be expected to buy as it will vary between programs, and whether any books are free which may be downloadable e books. Liverpool University has their own online book shop and your advisor will be able to explain other avenues of where you may wish to purchase your books from

33.For support how long can I be waiting?

Support is usually quite quick however we give a time of 24-48 hours

34.How many students are in the classroom?

Expect a class size of around 20 students however this can vary either side, maybe more or less than 20 students

35.Where can I gain further information and see any upcoming events?

http://www.university-liverpool-online.cn/en