Liverpool John Moores University

History with Foundation Year Liverpool John Moores University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Teaching on the BA (Hons) History at Liverpool John Moores University is directly informed by internationally-recognised and ground-breaking research.

  • 96% of our students said they were satisfied with their course in the 2017 National Student Survey

  • History at LJMU has been ranked 11th best in the country in the 2019 Guardian University league table

  • Teaching directly informed by internationally-recognised research

  • A wide range of modules ranging from Japan to Ireland

  • Special work-related learning modules built into the programme

  • Develops high-level problem-solving and communication skills sought by employers

  • Opens up a diverse range of careers from managerial and administrative posts to the media and the military.

Foundation Year

The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the interest and ability to study for a degree, but do not have the qualifications to enter directly onto the History honours degree programme yet.

Once you pass the Foundation Year (level 3) you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria).

Course details


Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 3

Preparing for Success: Academic Skills
Investigating Liverpool
War: Conflict in the Arts & Humanities
Peace: The Pursuit of Harmony in the Arts & Humanities

Level 4

Making History
Exploring History
The Faces of Britain
Lion Rampant, Lion Tamed; The Rise and fall of the British Empire
Modern European History: Myth, Memory and the Uses of the Past
The American Age: People, Politics and Power

Level 5

Debates in History
Research Paper

The following options are typically offered:

The Soviet Experiment, 1917-1991
Colonial Africa, 1880-1994
Gendering the Past
A History of Modern Latin America
From Shogun to Showdown: Japan, 1853-1941
Supernatural Britain
The International Relations of the Middle East in Comparative Perspective
An International History of the Cold War Era
A Bitter Resurgence: China into the Modern World
International Fieldwork in History: Modern France
Age of Terror 1850-1914
Gender, Race and Slavery in the United States

Level 6

Dissertation in History

The following options are typically offered:

Brummies, Geordies, Scousers and others
'We would not know there was a war on'. Life on the British Home Front During the Second World War
Laws of War
Soviet Body Politics: Sport, Leisure and Health, 1917-1945
Victorian Cities
Life Inside Nazi Germany, 1933-1945
Interpreting conflict in post-colonial Africa
Queer Britain
Celebration and Commemoration in Irish History

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework.

We acknowledge that all students perform differently depending on the way they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. Coursework can be in the form of essays, portfolios, short written pieces, independent studies and dissertations. There are two types of exam: seen and unseen. Exam questions are available two weeks before the start of seen exams so you have the chance to prepare fully for them.

Your tutors will provide feedback on coursework assessments within 15 days of submission via Canvas, face-to-face or as written comments. We believe constructive feedback is vital in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code V10F
Institution code L51
Campus name Liverpool John Moores University
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained grade 4 or grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below:

• Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths
• NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and or Reading
• Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English
• Higher Diploma in Maths/ English
• Functional skills level 2 in Maths/ English
• Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number
• Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £10,600 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. The Department for Education (DfE) have recently announced that they will be freezing tuition fees for the 2019/20 academic year.

Provider information

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Liverpool John Moores University
Egerton Court (Headquarters)
2 Rodney Street
L1 2UA

Course contact details

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Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

0151 231 5175