International Study Centre

University pathway programmes

Find out more about the programmes we offer at the International Study Centre.

Learning to succeed at University

The International Study Centre is your route to success at Liverpool John Moores University. We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate pathway programmes to get the most from your degree. Each of our university pathways has different entry requirements so that you get the level of teaching you need.

For those who need help with English, take a look at our pre-sessional courses so you start with the same IELTS score as your classmates and are ready for the academic language you will encounter during your International Study Centre programme.

The International Foundation Year, International Year One and Pre-Masters programmes not only help improve your English language skills further but focus on the academic knowledge you will need when you progress to the University. Choose the university preparation programme that is suitable for you, depending on whether you plan to join your undergraduate degree programme from the first year, second year, or progress to a Masters degree.

Our Extended programmes offer a similar curriculum with additional time to ensure you’re ready for your degree.

Check the intake dates of each programme too.

Flexible study options

You can choose to study your programme on campus or start virtually from home. Find out more about preparing to study and choosing how you study your programme with us.

International Foundation Year

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A one-year preparatory course designed to help you to succeed once you progress to study at LJMU. Study with other international students and progress to an undergraduate degree at LJMU. 

International Year One

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Two pathways designed to equip you for entry straight on to the second year of an undergraduate degree

Pre-Masters Programme

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A 14-week preparatory course designed to improve your English and practice the academic skills required for successful postgraduate study. Progress to your chosen Masters programme at LJMU.

Extended International Foundation Year

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This programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students

Extended International Year One

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Preparing you for the second year of your degree with longer learning for Business students

English for undergraduate and postgraduate studies

An LJMU student in a class at the International Study Centre

Pre-sessional English is a programme to help you improve your English score so you are ready for academic study.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.