THE University of Liverpool has announced plans to open a new campus in London.
The proposed new site, which will be developed on an existing building in Finsbury Square, central London, would offer post-graduate courses for UK and overseas students in subjects such as accounting, architecture, public health, psychology and English language tuition. Fees for these courses are expected to range from £7,416 to £12,000.
A planning application has been submitted for the Finsbury Square site, with the university hoping to offer courses from September. The move follows the opening of the university's campus in Suzhou, China, back in 2006.
Kelvin Everest, the Pro-Vice Chancellor, believes the new campus will help widen the profile and reputation of the university.
He said: “We are a global university, all the international league tables put us in the top 1% of universities in the whole world, and these days universities at that level need to operate right around the world.
“We already have a university in China and we have more than 6,000 students there.
“We are looking to open up in other parts of the world and we don't see any reason why London shouldn't be included for certain kinds of courses.”