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Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre

The International Study Centre (ISC) provides you with a pathway to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

Our programmes

Completing one of our programmes and achieving the required grades means that you will gain a degree place at LJMU.

International Foundation Year
Your pathway to the first year of your undergraduate degree at LJMU

International Year One
Your pathway to the second year of your undergraduate degree at LJMU

Pre-Master Programme
Your pathway to the postgraduate degree at LJMU

Pre-sessional English courses:
English Language Preparation for International Foundation Year
English for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies
English for PhD Studies

5 reasons why study at the ISC

1. Improve your English

You will improve your English language skills and gain confidence in communicating with other students and your teachers. Having high level of English language skills will give you the opportunity to succeed in your university studies and future career.

2. Gain knowledge relevant to your degree

You will study subjects that focus on the academic area most useful to your chosen degree. Familiarising yourself with relevant subjects can make you more confident, and your transition into university life a lot easier.

3. Learn effective study skills

You will be introduced to the style of teaching that you will experience when you progress onto your degree course. This means that you can study more efficiently, learn quicker and have a greater chance to succeed in your studies.

4. Access individual support and guidance

You will be fully supported throughout your studies. Class sizes at the ISC are small, making it easier for you to ask questions and receive individual attention from your teachers. This means you have an opportunity to reach your full potential.

5. Settle into your new home

You will have plenty of time to explore the city and make friends before entering intense university life. This means that when you start your university course your new city will already feel like home and you can concentrate fully in your studies.

Where to find us

Meet our students


The teachers in the International Study Centre challenge you so you can really improve and push your boundaries. And the city is just amazing, with so many museums to visit and events to attend.

Jesus from Venezuela