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 (LJMU). 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.
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.
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
International Year One
Two pathways designed to equip you for entry straight on to the second year of an undergraduate degree.
A one-semester 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.
English Language Courses
Need to improve your English? You can study a range of online English language courses at Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre.
Prepare for Success
Improve your academic expectations, skills and readiness on our free online preparation course – ahead of starting your academic programme.
The Enhanced Induction is an optional 3-week programme that will better prepare you for living and studying in the UK.
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.