International Foundation Year
Designed to help you to succeed in a UK university environment.
What is the International Foundation Year?
The International Foundation Year is a two-semester programme delivered at the International Study Centre. Upon successful completion of the International Foundation Year, and achieving the required grades, you will join the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
Who is this programme for?
This programme is designed for international students who have good academic qualifications and are looking to further develop their English language skills and academic subject knowledge.
We offer two pathways for progression to LJMU. International Foundation Year students can choose between the Business, Law and Social Studies and Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences pathways. Each pathway has a selection of core and optional modules, as well as English classes, and both lead on to a variety of progression degrees.
Alternatively, the Extended International Foundation Year may be a good choice for you. On this foundation course you can choose between the same two subject routes but you'll spend additional time with us at the International Study Centre to ensure you're ready for your undergraduate degree.
Why join this November?
Join us in November and stay on track to progress to your degree in September 2023.
By starting in November, you will benefit from three additional weeks of study and life skills before commencing your main pathway programme in January 2023. There will be no additional tuition fee for this period, and this will provide you with a great opportunity for an enhanced student experience focusing on three key areas: orientation; practical support and academic and digital skills. Topics will include a digital skills health check; managing your money; practical tips on finding study and life balance; and an introduction to assessments in UK higher education.
What will I study in the additional three weeks?
You’ll benefit from a 15-hour per week face-to-face classes, allowing you to:
- feel more confident and better prepared for the start of your January programme of study
- practice your English by interacting with the fellow students and build friendships
- assess your own digital skills proficiency
- meet the key Centre staff who will provide advice for success
- familiarise yourselves with the support available
- apply a range of academic study skills to meet your individual needs
- have more time to adapt to the UK life and settle in before you begin your January programme.
Are there any additional cost or fees?
There will be no additional tuition fee, as November starts will have the same tuition fee as the respective January programme. However, there will be additional costs to consider, as expected with being in the UK for a longer period (i.e. accommodation). If you request accommodation on your application form, our Central Student Support Team will contact you directly in October regarding the options available.
Business, Law and Social Sciences
Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences
Join us on campus
Find out more about studying with us, how your programme will be delivered, and tips for preparing to travel.
Need to improve your English? You can study a range of English language courses at Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre.
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.