Choose from a range of postgraduate courses
Choosing the postgraduate course that’s right for you is crucial – please contact LJMU if you need advice on matching your ambitions with what's on offer at the University
LJMU offers an extensive range of postgraduate taught programmes and research opportunities. Here’s a summary of the types of qualifications that are available.
Degree preparation courses (Pre-Masters/Pre-MBA course) are aimed at international students preparing for Masters or MBA degree study. The courses combine academic subjects, research skills and English use in academic environments and are designed to help postgraduate students succeed in a UK university environment. LJMU’s degree preparation courses are managed and taught by Study Group, a world leader in education and training for international students. For more details, go to: www.ljmu.ac.uk/isc
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas may enable you to secure a professional qualification needed for a particular career or can act as the initial stages of a taught Masters award.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Education offers you a route into teaching if you already have a degree and mainly focuses on developing your teaching skills. LJMU also offers some PGCE subject conversion courses.
Our Taught Masters (MA, MSc, PgCert, PgDip, MRes and PGCE) build upon your undergraduate knowledge and skills. Many courses enable you to select specialist option modules based on your own interests and all will require you to complete a dissertation, an extensive piece of work based, in-depth research of a particular topic. Some courses are designed for students with little or no academic experience in the subject area.
The majority of the Master of Research (MRes) is focused around your individual research project work, making this the ideal route for people wishing to pursue a research career. You will be assigned a dedicated academic mentor who will become your Director of Studies should you progress to a PhD programme.
Completing an MPhil research programme will require you to demonstrate competence in conducting an independent enquiry as well as using appropriate research methods and techniques. This award can be completed in between one and four years depending on whether you are a full or part-time student.
In order to achieve a Doctoral or PhD qualification you will have to show mastery of a specialist field and make an original personal contribution to the understanding of a problem, to the advancement of knowledge or to the generation of new ideas. These awards normally take between three and six years to complete depending on your mode of study.
For details on all our postgraduate courses, go to www.ljmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/