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University pathway programmes

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

Pathway to 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.

Benefits of a university pathway programme

  • Develop your English language skills and adjust to UK life in a safe, welcoming environment.
  • Improve your subject knowledge and learn through university-style teaching on a course designed for international students.
  • Create a network of fellow international students and share this exciting experience with others.

How do university preparation programmes work?

A university preparation programme allows you to develop the required subject knowledge, study skills, and English language level to meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree at university. Once you successfully complete your programme at LJMU International Study Centre and achieve the required grades, you can progress to a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University.

Programmes at Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre

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International Foundation Year

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. 

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International Year One

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

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Pre-Masters Programme

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.

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Extended International Foundation Year

This programme is specifically designed to meet the needs of international students — allowing additional time for you to develop the skills you need for undergraduate study

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Pre-sessional English

The Pre-sessional English is a programme designed to help students with a conditional offer to study at LJMU improve their English score so they are ready to start their university studies.

Prepare for Success

5 weeks before your selected course you will be automatically enrolled in our Prepare for Success online programme in order to help you get everything you need.