Liverpool John Moores University
Postgraduate Study at Liverpool John Moores University
Whether you are studying for a taught Masters course, or embarking on a research degree, Liverpool John Moores University can offer you a supportive academic environment, well structured programmes and access to extensive specialist resources. We are proud to draw our students and staff from more than 80 countries around the world, and welcome applications from international students. Completing a postgraduate programme at LJMU will give you a distinct advantage when it comes to securing professional employment.
Over 90% of our full time postgraduate students are in full time employment within six months of completing their programme - this is higher than the national average for postgraduate students from other UK universities. Our postgraduate programmes are delivered by academics involved in innovative research. Many are also engaged in exciting consultancy projects ensuring that our degrees are kept up-to-date and secure accreditation by key professional bodies.
All of LJMU's advanced programmes are designed to give you state of the art knowledge and extend your professional skills and competence. Taught (PGCert, PGDip, MA, MBA, MSc, MRes) and research MPhil, PhD and professional doctorates programmes are offered in each of our five Faculties:
Research Support Office
LJMU has a specialist Research Support Office (RSO) providing academic, administrative and social support for research students. Our goal is to give students a sense of belonging and be the main point of contact for students during their time at LJMU.
Whether you need advice on progressing to an MPhil, information about examinations and Research Degree Regulations or assistance with an academic problem, the Research Support Office is on hand for specific advice and guidance.
The Research Support Office also offers generic training skills and mini workshops for Masters in Research. A Research Student Induction Day is held three times a year and a Research Methods Module is run over two semesters for full time research students. These initiatives are designed to help research students to develop transferable skills and gain worthwhile experience of presentations, report writing, viva preparation and ethical approval skills.
Graduate Development Centre (GDC)
Liverpool John Moores University's new Graduate Development Centre (GDC) offers a range of services to help you gain the skills experiences and confidence you will need to succeed as professionals after you graduate. As a postgraduate student our aim is to bring you closer to the world of work. The Centre will support you in developing a variety of World of Work or "WoW" skills that are valued by employers and will help you stand out from the competition. In addition to "Ready for Work", LJMU has worked with senior business leaders to identify a set of higher-level World of Work skills to give you an even greater competitive edge.
Student Service and Support
We offer a range of support services for postgraduate students. Whether you need advice on funding and childcare, guidance with a disability issue, information on accommodation or learning support, our Campus Centres have specially trained staff who can provide expert guidance on these and other issues, available to see you on a drop-in or appointment basis. They are intended to be the first point of contact for general student enquiries.
Staff are available throughout the academic year and there is also a team of qualified counsellors offering a free, impartial and confidential service. A Specialist Learning Adviser is on hand should you require academic or personal support.
Fees and Funding
Securing funding is one of the main hurdles most graduates face when deciding to pursue postgraduate study. LJMU's Welfare team is always on hand to advise you. For more information about funding and finance at LJMU click here.
International students may require specialist advice while studying in the UK. Our International Team can provide expert guidance on areas such as visa renewal forms, letters of confirmation and immigration issues. International information from FAQ's to student videos and cost of living can be found here.
21st Century Learning Resources
LJMU's Learning Resource Centres provide access to all the resources and student support services you'll need to succeed in your degree and have a great student experience. LJMU has three Learning Resource Centres, with one based in each of the City, Mount Pleasant and IM Marsh campuses. This means that whatever and wherever you are studying at the university you are never far from one of these Centres and with 24/7 opening hours during semesters, you can pop in anytime, day or night, at a time that's most convenient for you.
The Centres combine the best aspects of traditional libraries with everything you'd expect from a modern university: there's Wi-Fi access throughout, computers, books, periodicals and journals as well as online resources. Sofas, newspapers and on-screen information systems also help to create spaces where you can relax after lectures or studying. Every subject, every topic, every interest is covered in the libraries - in formats ranging from DVD and CD, to journals, satellite TV programmes, magazines, and of course books. Increasingly academic publishing and comment takes place online and LJMU's electronic library gives you access to 22,000 electronic journals, newspapers, conference proceedings, maps, legal documents and much more.
Investment in Facilities
Over the last 10 years LJMU has invested close to £160 million across the University, developing award-winning new buildings and improving existing facilities for students.
Here are just some examples of how this money has been invested.
In 1975, LJMU became the first to recognise sport as a science and is now again leading the field with a £25.5million facility, opened by LFC captain and LJMU Honorary Fellow Steven Gerrard. The facility is named after the late Tom Reilly, known as the 'Father of the Science of Football' and the UK's first Professor of Sports Science. This state-of-the-art building, which houses the School of Sports and Exercise Sciences and the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, offers some of the best facilities in the world, including appetite, psychology testing and neuroscience labs, an indoor 70-metre running track, physiology suites, a DEXA scanner for measuring body fat, muscles and bone density, a driving simulator and a chronobiology lab.
Work is still ongoing on the latest edition to the LJMU 'family', the £37 million Redmonds' Building, which will be completed in 2012. The building is named after LJMU Honorary Fellows Phil and Alexis Redmond, founders of Mersey Television which produced programmes such as Brookside and Hollyoaks. Appropriately the building will provide industry-quality film and broadcasting studios as well as general teaching space and professional training facilities. Research students will have their own dedicated study area and there will be a bespoke facility for leadership training.
LJMU's Art and Design Academy scooped a prestigious award from the Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA). Each year RIBA awards buildings that have high architectural standards and make a substantial contribution to the local environment. The Art and Design Academy was one of just five buildings in the North West to receive an award in 2010.
The Lairdside Maritime Centre's 360-degree ship simulator resembles a film set, with its high tech lighting rigs and replica 'bridge' centre-stage. But once everything is activated it's like you've entered a virtual world, so realistic that if the weather turns nasty, you can begin to feel a little queasy. LJMU's simulator training is so unique that mariners travel from all over Europe and beyond to use the facilities, 'virtually' navigating the potentially treacherous waters of the Mersey Estuary and other ports around the world.
LJMU recognises that postgraduate students often prefer a quieter study and living environment. That's why we have designated accommodation for postgraduate students. For more information about accommodation available please contact the accommodation office.
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