International Study Centre

University preparation 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 programmes to get the most from your degree. Each programme 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 programme that is appropriate 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 but with additional time to ensure you’re ready for your degree.

Check the intakes of each programme too, as you can start your chosen course at different points throughout the year, depending on which best suits you.


International Foundation Year

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Designed to help you to succeed in a UK university environment

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

A student in a class at LJMU

Designed to improve the skills required for successful postgraduate study through two subject pathways

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

Improve yourEnglish score before direct entry to Liverpool John Moores University