Your pathway to a Masters in business, management or law The programme includes academic modules, study skills and English language training, providing complete preparation for your postgraduate degree. You will learn in a small class of eight on average and receive 18 hours of teaching weekly. Gain understanding of the analysis of academic concepts and issues relating to operations management, organisational strategy and organisational behaviour with an emphasis on critically evaluating ideas and applications. Identify the limitations of business models and management theory. Complete a subject related research project. For Law, the principles of legal methods, legal argument and legal concepts are outlined, and you are encouraged to develop skills in legal argument. Core modules Academic English and Research Skills This module aims to develop the students English language capability to an IELTS equivalent of 6.5. It will also develop the students’ critical awareness, analytical and evaluative study skills, and provide them with practice in secondary research skills. Business and Management You will be introduced to some of the key areas of academic business and management. You will analyse academic concepts and issues relating to operations management, organisational strategy and organisational behaviour with an emphasis on critically evaluating ideas and applications. You will also identify the limitations of business models and management theory. Teaching will include mathematical and IT applications to support learning for these topics, and real-world scenarios will be used to enable you to apply theory to practice. Optional modules Introduction to Economics This module provides students with an understanding of economic theories and systems, and the economic environment in which businesses and other organisations operate. The aim is to offer a sound knowledge of economic theories and systems for the next level of study, and to enable student to examine critically economic topics, problems and issues. Introduction to Law Studies You will be introduced to the principles of legal methods, legal argument and legal concepts, and be encouraged to develop skills in legal argument both in writing and orally. You will broaden your engagement with a variety of legal materials, including law textbooks, journal articles, statutes and case law. You will be guided on how to use these effectively in your research and argument. The module aims to ensure that you have a solid introduction to the key elements of legal studies’ terminology and procedures of law, as well as an overview of its main theoretical and practical aspects which are necessary to address the subject at postgraduate level. Study Plans IELTS Length September - December January - April May-August September 5.5 (minimum 5.5. in all subskills) One semester Start your postgraduate degree Pre-Masters Programme Entry requirements Entry requirements Nationality: Available to international and EU students Age: 20+ English language: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5* (with minimum of 5.5 in all sub skills) IELTS equivalents: If you do not have an IELTS test then with the combined visa, we can accept a number of IELTS equivalents which include: IB: 4 GCSE: C A Level: D IELTS alternatives GCSE English International Baccalaureate A Level English AS Level English Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Cambridge iGCSE English (First Language) Cambridge iGCSE English (Second Language) Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) BGCSE (Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education) English Brunei-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Ordinary Level (B-C GCE O Level) English GCE O level Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination Use of English (HKALE) Standard XII English ISC and CBSE Boards Standard XII English Maharashtra Board and Tamil Nadu and Kanataka Standard XII English Andhra Pradesh and Kerala Boards with Karnataka Boards Standard XII English West Bengal Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE). Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) Cambridge English Language syllabus 1119 Vitnemal fra den Videregaende Skole (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate) English pass Singapore A Levels: H1 Literature in English H2 Literature in English H2 English Language and Linguistics Singapore O Level English National Senior Certificate Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) in English West African Examination Council Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) English Senior School Certificate Education (SSCE) English Zambia School Certificate English Cambridge School Certificate / Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE) Country specific entry requirements Academic entry requirements A recognised first degree. Please see below. If you have any questions, please contact us. Country Qualification Bangladesh Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 45% or above China (Mainland) 3 year Junior College Diploma at 60% (Chinese Dazhuan) in a related subject or a recognised first degree China (Hong Kong) Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) in related subject area China (Macau) Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) GPA 2.0 in related subject area Ghana Recognised first degree or 4 year HND in related subject area India Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate BA (hons) at 40% or above, 4 year B Comms Indonesia Recognised first degree or D3/D4 Diploma Japan Recognised first degree with 50% Kazakhstan Recognised first degree, Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years) Korea Recognised first degree with 60% Malaysia Recognised first degree Nigeria Recognised first degree or 4 year HND in a related subject area Pakistan Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate (hons) at 45% or 4 year B Comms Russia Recognised first degree or a Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma or Kazakh (4-5 years) Saudi Arabia Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale Taiwan 5 year Junior College Diploma holders Thailand Recognised Bachelor degree Turkey Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi with a GPA 2.0 from all schools UAE Recognised first degree, GPA 2.0/4.0 scale or 2.5/5.0 scale Ukraine Recognised first degree, Bakavalar, Specialist Diploma or Ukrainian Diploma (4-5 years) Vietnam Recognised first degree with GPA 6.0 For the Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Management and Law, you may hold a degree that is not necessarily related to the programmes you are aiming to progress to. For the Pre-Masters Programme in Engineering and Computing, you will need to hold a degree that is in a related area and has Maths content. Progression degrees Successful completion of this programme leads to a range of postgraduate degrees at LJMU, subject to achieving the required grades. In 2017, 88% of Pre-Masters students who completed their programme were offered a place to do a postgraduate course at LJMU. Progression degrees Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Law and Social Studies Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade Criminal Justice ! MA 40% 50% with 40% in each component Digital Marketing MSc 40% 50% with 40% in reading, listening and speaking. 50% in writing Entrepreneurship MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component, 50% writing Financial Management ^ MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Global Crime, Justice and Security $ LLM/MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Human Resource Management MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component International Business and Management (with Advanced Practice) MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component International Business Corporate and Finance Law ! LLM 40% 50% with 40% in each component International Business and Management MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component International Human Resource Management MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component International Events Management MSc 40% 60% with 40% in each component International Tourism Management MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component International Transport, Trade and Logistics MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Management MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Management and Digital Business MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Management and Digital Business (with Advanced Practice) MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Management (with Advanced Practice) MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Maritime Operations Management (ii) MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Mass Communications MA 40% 50% with 40% in each component Port Management (ii) MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Project Management MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management MSc 40% 50% with 40% in each component ! Must have relevant undergraduate degree ^ Must have relevant Finance undergraduate degrees $ Must have relevant Law undergraduate degree (ii) Must have relevant Engineering undergraduate degree † Students will be required to take an Academic IELTS for UKVI test in Semester 2 and will receive additional support should they need it. Students will also be required to take a further Academic IELTS for UKVI test before the completion of their International Foundation Year course; this is in addition to Academic English Skills. Please note, students must achieve a progression exit requirement of Academic IELTS for UKVI overall 7.0 (minimum 6.5 in each component) to successfully progress.