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Extended International Foundation Year

What is the Extended International Foundation Year?

The Extended International Foundation Year is a three-semester undergraduate foundation programme. It offers extra support and training to ensure smooth progression to the first year of your chosen degree at LJMU.

Key facts

  • Three semesters
  • September only

View course-specific entry requirements and course fees.

If you do not meet the English language requirements for your pathway programme, you can join an English language preparation course first.

With multiple entry points throughout the year, visit our semester dates page to see when you can join us.

Who is this programme for?

This programme perfect for international students who are unable to gain direct entry on to the International Foundation Year and who need extra support in business or science subjects.

What you will study?

This international foundation programme offers two pathways, which lead to undergraduate study at Liverpool John Moores University. Students on the Extended International Foundation Year can choose between studying either Business, Law and Social Studies or Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences. Completion of either pathway will lead on to a variety of progression degrees.

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Business, Law and Social Studies

Your pathway to the first year of your chosen degree in Business, Law or Social Studies.

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Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences

Start your journey to the first year of your chosen degree in Engineering, Computing or Life Sciences.

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How to apply

See how to apply for a course at the International Study Centre and view the documents you need to provide with your application.

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.