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Liverpool John Moores University

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Liverpool John Moores University
International Study Centre (ISC)
United Kingdom

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Liverpool John Moores International Study Centre

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Liverpool John Moores University



Start dates

Jan, Sep


3 to 4 terms


The International Foundation Year (Business, Law & Social Studies) prepares international students for guaranteed entry to the first year of a range of undergraduate degrees at Liverpool John Moores University. See Progression Options below for a full list.

Note: This course is for students who do not meet the minimum academic or English requirements for direct entry to an undergraduate degree at Liverpool John Moores University. Please see Entry Requirements below for further details.


The International Foundation Year (Business, Law & Social Studies) is a rigorous programme of academic subjects & study skills, plus English language training for those who need it. Classes are taught on campus at Liverpool John Moores University using university style teaching methods, enabling overseas students to adapt quickly to academic life in a British university.

All courses contain core modules to develop English communication and study skills. In addition, depending on your chosen degree subject, you will study a selection of the following academic modules:

  • Maths for Business
    A basic knowledge of mathematics; An understanding of the fundamental concepts of business maths; a foundation in mathematical applications for finance and accountancy;
  • Business and Law
    An introduction to the application of law to business; understanding of operational and strategic methodologies; basic legal principles and practice related to the business world;
  • Economics
    The principles of Economics; economic concepts and theories;
  • Project study
    A supervised, self-study project on the topic you will study at degree level;

The foundation course starts in September or January. On successful completion, you will progress to your chosen degree course at Liverpool John Moores University, starting the following September. Students who do not meet the minimum English level for entry to the standard foundation year can study an extended foundation instead. The extended foundation includes one extra term of English and has lower English entry requirements.


  • A fast-track route to undergraduate degree study in the UK for international and EU students;
  • Guaranteed progression to a bachelor's degree course at Liverpool John Moores University;
  • Study and live in the World famous city of Liverpool, one of the UK's largest student cities;


  • Standard Foundation (3 terms, starting Jan, Sep)
  • Extended Foundation (4 terms, starting Sep)


TypeStudy Option(s)Requirement
AcademicAll study optionsCompletion of senior high school with good grades, equivalent to 4 GCSE passes (A - C) in relevant subjects.
EnglishStandard FoundationA minimum English level of IELTS 4.5 (4.0+ in writing), or equivalent.
Extended FoundationA minimum English level of IELTS 4.0, or equivalent.
NationalityAll study optionsThis course is open to international and EU (i.e. non-UK) students only.
AgeAll study optionsMinimum age 17+ years.

* Students with strong English skills (IELTS 6.0+ in all skills, or equivalent) and academic qualifications equivalent to three good A Level passes (A*-C), may be eligible for direct entry to an undergraduate degree, without the need to study a university foundation course first. Contact your student advisor if you are not sure.


On successful completion of this course, you are guaranteed progression to one of the programmes at Liverpool John Moores University listed below. The minimum score required for progression is: 50% in academic modules and 60% in English

  • BA in Business and Public Relations
  • BA in Business Management
  • BA in Business Studies
  • BA in Criminal Justice
  • BA in Events Management
  • BA in Human Resource Management
  • BA in International Journalism
  • BA in Marketing
  • BA in Tourism and Leisure Management
  • BSc in Business Communications
  • BSc in Management, Transport & Logistics
  • BSc in Maritime Business & Management
  • BSc in Port & Maritime Management
  • LLB in Law
  • LLB in Law and Criminal Justice


Liverpool John Moores (LJMU) is a modern University in the North West of England. It is the 10th largest university in the UK and international students make up around 20% of the student population. The unique World of Work (WoW) programme ensures that work and business skills are integral to all undergraduate courses. That's why LJMU has one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country!