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About LJMU

Liverpool John Moores University was founded in 1823 by people of power and influence in Liverpool. They recognised that education can change the lives of individuals as well as communities and wider society. Today LJMU is home to a community of 25,000 students from more than 100 countries and 2,500 staff. Offering 250 degree courses, it is one of the largest, most dynamic and forward-thinking universities in the UK.

Tutors at the International Study Centre will help you get the most from your learning and social life. You will be encouraged to find out about your degree options, meet tutors in the subjects that interest you, and talk to current students to learn from their experiences. University’s support services include:

  • Student advice and well-being team

  • Free study skills courses

  • Spiritual support team and multi-faith prayer rooms

  • Free, confidential counselling service

International Foundation Year

There are two pathways for progression to Liverpool John Moores University. International Foundation Year Students can choose between

  • Business, Law and Social Studies

  • Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences 

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.

Semester dates

September 2019

Semester 1: 16/09/2019 - 19/01/2020

Semester 2: 20/01/2020 - 08/05/2020

January 2020

Semester 1: 06/01/2020 - 26/04/2020

Semester 2: 27/04/2020 - 31/07/2020


Entry Requirements 


Age: 17+


Academic Requirement: SPM school: Form 5, Term 2 or Mid-Year transcript - Grades of A- C achieved in 4 subjects to include English and Maths


English Language Requirement:

Academic IELTS for UKVI overall 4.5* (min 4.0 in writing)


Fees 2019/2020

Business, Law and Social Studies- £11,500 (2 term), £17,000 (3 term)

Engineering, Computing and Life Sciences- £12,000 ( 2 term), £18,000 (3 term)

93% of graduates in employment or further education

within six months

of graduating

(Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/2017)

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