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                                           GUIDANCE NOTES FOR COMPLETING
                                    AN APPLICATION FORM FOR POSTGRADUATE
                                                    RESEARCH PROGRAMMES
Please read these guidance notes BEFORE completing the application form. You should
also read the information contained in the postgraduate prospectus and current
programme literature.

You should NOT use this form when applying for entry to undergraduate or postgraduate
taught programmes.

The information you provide on your application form will be treated as confidential. However,
in relation to the Data Protection Act, 1998, the information on your application form may be
used for the following purposes:

        1 To enable your application for entry to be considered.
        2 To enable the institution to compile statistics, or to assist other organisations or
          individual research workers to do so, provided that no statistical information which
          would identify you as a person will be published.
        3 To make data comparisons where an application is suspected of being fraudulent.
        4 To enable the institution to maintain your student record.
        5 To ensure you receive information that may be of interest to you, for instance the
          date of University Open Days.

YOUR APPLICATION FORM MAY NEED TO BE PHOTOCOPIED, IT IS THEREFORE,
IMPORTANT THAT YOU WRITE CLEARLY IN BLACK INK OR TYPE, USING BLOCK
CAPITALS WHERE REQUESTED.

Section 2        DETAILS OF PROGRAMME(S) / MODULE(S) YOU WISH TO STUDY

You can apply for more than one programme of study. If you wish to indicate an order of
preference you may do so. If you do not indicate any order of preference, we will assume that
you wish to be considered for all programmes listed on the form at the same time.


Section 3        QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Please complete these sections in BLOCK CAPITALS.

Please keep this information relevant. Provide reasons if you are unsure of relevance.
Applicants with qualifications obtained outside the UK should give full details of all qualifications.

Applicants with qualifications obtained in a language other than English should enter the title of
the qualification in the original language and give a brief description in English of the type of
examination.

Applicants whose first language is not English should provide information about any recent
English language test results that they have achieved, the date of the award, and the title of the
qualification. Please also provide details of any tests pending.




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SECTION 3D      ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

Acceptable qualifications in English include:
IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency examinations
NEAB UETESOL (University entrance test in English for speakers of other language)
GCSE or GCE’O’ level English language.
Please include a photocopied certificate of your English qualification.

Section 5       PERSONAL STATEMENT

Please provide reasons for your application. You can enter here any further information you
believe to be relevant which is not given elsewhere on the form. You do not need to use all of
the space available, but you may continue on additional pages. The statement provides you
with an opportunity to demonstrate your motivation for study on a PG research programme.
Admissions staff will be interested in the reasons why you have chosen the subject area or
programme that you are applying for, your career aspirations and what you have gained from
any work/training experience (paid or unpaid). Include details on your social, sporting or other
interests. You should also give information on any non-examined subjects you may have
studied or are studying. If you have been out of education for some time, please outline any
relevant experience that may be taken into account in lieu of formal qualifications, for example,
voluntary work, research etc.

Please include photocopied transcripts of your progress to date in support of your
application, in particular a copy of your Degree Certificate (an English translation of
the Certificate if appropriate).

Section 6       DISABILITY/SPECIAL NEEDS

Liverpool John Moores University is committed to equal opportunities and seeks to offer support
for disabled people in all areas of employment and flexibility in academic pursuance.
Applications from disabled persons are encouraged and welcomed. Decisions for acceptance
are based on academic criteria only.

You may wish to refer to the University’s Disability Statement, copies of which can be obtained
from the Equal Opportunities Unit (Tel: 0151-231 3188), Student Welfare Office or by visiting
our web site at http://www.livjm.ac.uk

6A              If you have a disability or special needs and may require extra support in your
                study, please enter in the box the code of the category most appropriate to you.
                If more than one applies to you, please use code 8. If you have no needs
                arising from your disability or special need, e.g. you are short-sighted but your
                vision is corrected by spectacles, use code 0. Applicants with no disabilities or
                special needs should also use code 0.

                         Disabilities or special needs/support required.

                         0 You do not have a disability or special need or are not
                           aware of any additional support requirements in study.
                         1 You have dyslexia.
                         2 You are blind/visually impaired.
                         3 You are deaf/hearing impaired.
                         4 You are a wheelchair user/have mobility difficulties.
                         5 You need personal care support.
                         6 You have mental health difficulties.
                         7 You have an unseen disability, e.g. diabetes, epilepsy,
                           asthma.
                         8 You have two or more of the above disabilities/special
                           needs.
                         9 You have a disability or special need not listed above.



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6B      Please use this section to inform the Liverpool John Moores University of any special
        arrangements or equipment you may need and we will attempt to meet your
        requirements.

Section 8       FEES

You will normally be required to pay your programme fees at enrolment and details of the
amount payable will be sent to you prior to the commencement of your study.

HOME/EU STUDENTS:
If you intend to pay your own fees, you can request an instalment contract. This is available to
those students with total fees of a £100 or over.

All sponsored students who have not paid in full prior to or at enrolment, must complete a direct
debit mandate and an instalment contract.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Your fees ARE set for the duration of your programme of study. You must pay 50% on
enrolment and 50% within 4 months of enrolment. If you are a JMU self-funded graduate
GOING ONTO A POST GRADUATE PROGRAMME you are able to apply for a 20% reduction
of your fees. Applications should be made in writing to Gill Broadhurst, Head of International
Recruitment, Rodney House, 70 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5UX .

Other methods of payment are:

    Cash (must be in STERLING)
    Cheque (from a UK personal or business account)
    Credit/debit card: VISA, MASTERCARD/ACCESS, SWITCH, DELTA, ELECTRON, JCB
    Bankers draft
    International Bank Transfer, using the following details:

Bank: Barclays Bank plc
Branch: Liverpool City Business Centre
Account: Liverpool John Moores University
Sort code: 20-51-01
Account number: 70571024
Please quote your full name AND PROGRAMME OF STUDY

If you have stated that you wish to be considered for remission of fees, you will be sent an
information sheet on who is eligible, and how to apply.

Please note, Spouses of international (non EU) students who are enrolled at LIVERPOOL
JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY on full-time programmes, and paying full cost overseas fees will
be charged part-time tuition fees at the home rate on production of a letter supplied by the Dean
of International Affairs or nominee. If two married overseas students both wish to study on full
time programmes, then one partner is charged the full cost overseas fee and the other may be
offered a 10% discount on the full cost.


SECTION 9: FEE STATUS/RESIDENTIAL STATUS

This Guidance Note will help you to understand whether you are entitled to pay a ‘home’
rate of fee rather than the ‘overseas’ fee.

Publicly funded educational institutions charge two levels of fee: the lower ‘home’ fee and the
higher ‘overseas’ fee.
There are eight categories of student who must be charged the ‘home fee’ and these are
explained below. If you do not fit into one of the eight categories, you will be charged a higher
‘overseas’ rate of fee.
You may be asked to provide evidence to support your application.



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General

If you fit into one of the following categories, you will be charged home fees.

This is only a brief summary of persons who must be charged ‘home’ fees and who are eligible
for Student Support. If you are unsure about whether you fit into any one of the categories
below or if you need further information, check your situation with International Recruitment.

Category 1: Those who meet the residence requirement in the UK

( i ) You must be 'settled' in the UK on the relevant date a n d
(i i ) you must have been 'ordinarily resident' in the UK and Islands (the islands means the
Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) for the full 3 year period before the relevant date. For
example, if your course begins in October 2002, you must have been ordinarily resident in the
UK and Islands from 1 September 1999 to 31August 2002, a n d
( i i i ) the main purpose for your residence in the UK and islands must n o t have been to
receive full-time education during any part of the three-year period.

*Settled means being ordinarily resident in the UK without any immigration restriction on the
length of your stay in the UK. If your passport describes you as a British Citizen you have the
right of abode.

Category 2 European Union (EU) nationals and their children

( i ) You must be a national of an EU country, or the child of an EU national, a n d
( i i ) You must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for the 3 years before the relevant
date and
 ( i i i ) the main purpose for your residence in the EEA must n o t h a v e been to receive full-
time education during any part of the three year period.

Category 3 European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, their spouses and their children.

( i ) You must be an EEA national and resident in the UK as a 'migrant worker' or his/her spouse
or child, a n d
( i i ) You must have been ordinarily resident in the EEA for the 3 years before the relevant date,
and
( i i i ) the main purpose for your residence in the EEA must n o t h a v e been to receive full-
time education during any part of the three year period.
(Note also that if you are a British Citizen who has been working in another EEA country for all
or part of the 3 year period and you have returned to the UK and started work before the start of
your course, you will be eligible for Student Support and home fees. In addition, if you have a
spouse and/or children, they will be eligible.)

Category 4 Refugees, their spouses and their children

You must have been recognised as a refugee by the UK Government (or you must be the
spouse or child of such a refugee) and have remained ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands
since then. If you (or your parent or spouse) are recognised as a refugee a f t e r the start of
the course, you will be entitled to home fees the next time they are due.

Category 5 Persons granted Exceptional Leave following an asylum application (and
their spouses and children).

You must have been granted exceptional leave to enter or remain (ELE/R) b y the UK
Government as a result of an application for asylum, and after asylum have remained ordinarily
resident in the UK and Islands since then.
A l t e r n a t i v e l y, you must be the spouse or child of such a person. If you (or your parent or
spouse) are granted ELR/E a f t e r the start of the course, you will be entitled to home fees the
next time they are due.




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Category 6 Students studying under exchange agreements

If you are studying in the UK because the institution in your own country has a formal exchange
agreement with the UK institution, you will not normally have to pay fees. If you do have to pay
fees, these will be at the ‘home’ rate .

You are an EU national if you are a national of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Cyprus,
Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia or the
UK.
THE EEA is a larger area than the EU. It is made up of all the countries in the EU plus Iceland,
Liechtenstein and Norway.

Section 10      You must declare if you have any criminal conviction(s) which are not
                spent

Section 11      DECLARATION

By signing this form you certify that the information you have provided is accurate and complete
and any offer of a place you may receive is made on the understanding that in accepting it you
agree to abide by the terms and conditions of Liverpool John Moores University. Details of the
terms and conditions are set out below:


THE UNIVERSITY AND YOU

1. DEFINITIONS

a). The following sets out the terms and conditions of the agreement between Liverpool John
Moores University (hereinafter referred to as 'the University') and individual students accepting
an offer to register on a postgraduate research programme.

b). An 'offer' is the formal (conditional or unconditional) offer of a place on a specified
programme of study at the University, as made by a recognised University Officer in writing, to a
prospective student.

c). 'Acceptance' is when a prospective student accepts, in writing, a conditional or unconditional
offer made in conformance with 1(b) above.

2. ENROLMENT AND REGISTRATION

a). On acceptance of an offer, the prospective student will be expected to enrol and register on
the programme of study at the University for the academic session specified in the offer, subject
to the prospective student meeting the conditions on which any conditional offer was based.

b). All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by , and to submit to the
procedures of the University's rules and regulations as amended from time to time during the
student's programme of study, specifically the University Assessment Regulations and any
other published regulations relating to specific programmes of study, the University's
Disciplinary Regulations, Residence Licence and associated guidance, Computer Services
Regulations, and Learning Services Regulations. Copies of these are available on request from
the University.

3. DISPUTES PROCEDURES

a). The University will be required to have in place procedures, as amended from time to time
during the student's programme of study, for students to make complaints, raise grievances and
pursue academic appeals. Students will be required to adhere to these defined procedures
when pursuing a complaint, grievance or appeal. These procedures will be contained in the
Student Handbook, and will be accessible on the University's Campus Wide Information System
(CWIS).



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b). Where a dispute cannot be resolved between the University and the Student, the procedures
shall define a mechanism for the independent review of the dispute.

4. ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

a). The University will make all reasonable endeavours to deliver academic programmes of
study in accordance with the descriptions set out in its prospectus. However the University does
not provide education to UK undergraduates on a commercial basis. It is also very largely
dependent upon charitable and public funds, which the University has to manage in a way
which is efficient and cost effective, in the context of a diverse range of courses to a large
number of students. Further, the very nature of academic programmes is that they are
necessarily dynamic, and their content will continually change to reflect academic currency. The
university therefore:-

1) reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of courses, to
   discontinue and to merge or combine courses if such action is reasonably considered to be
   necessary by the University in the context of its wider purposes. If the University
   discontinues any course, it will use reasonable endeavours to place the student on a
   suitable alternative course.

2). Reserves the right to make amendments to its rules and regulations as defined in 2(b) above
and Procedures as defined in 4(a) above.

5. EXCLUSIONS

a) The University cannot accept responsibility and expressly excludes liability, for :-

1) any loss or damage to students' personal property, if caused other than by the negligence of
   the University itself or of its employees;

2) any financial loss or other damage of any kind arising from a students inability to complete
his or her programme of study for any reason, including but not limited to an interruption to, or
termination of, the student's studies due to academic failure under assessment regulations, or
suspension or expulsion under the disciplinary procedures.

       Please return the completed application form to the Admission
           Information Officer of the School you are applying to.




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Section 12      PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION

You must now arrange for a personal recommendation to be provided. Without one, the
processing of your form may be delayed. Applicants currently studying at college or who have
only recently left should obtain the recommendation from an appropriate member of the
teaching staff. If you attended school or college some years ago you should select a person
with more recent knowledge of you. Examples are an employer; training officer; adult guidance
officer, careers officer or community worker. Personal recommendations provided by
relatives are not acceptable. It is important that the person providing the recommendation
knows you well enough to comment on the factors listed in the Notes for Guidance on the
ACADEMIC RECOMMENDATION sheet.

The completed reference should be returned to the Admissions and Information Officer, or
Named contact for the School to which you are applying. It is your responsibility to inform the
referee(s) of where to return the form.

These guidelines have been prepared by the Liverpool John Moores University Graduate
School and are correct as of the print date.




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Section 12 Academic Recommendation

A copy of this should be passed to your referee(s).

GUIDANCE NOTES ON THE ACADEMIC RECOMMENDATION

                       Admissions staff would appreciate a statement from you concerning
                        this applicant.
                       Please write candidly and analytically about the student’s potential
                        to study on the programme(s) identified in Section 2 of the
                        application form.
                       Assessment of both strong and weak points will be helpful in
                        describing attributes such as motivation, intellect, and other relevant
                        characteristics.
                       Specific examples will be more helpful than generalisations.
                       Comment on the applicant’s suitability to conduct research and their
                        independent critical ability.
                       If you are able to comment on the probable results of any pending
                        examinations, please include this in your statement.
                       The student will provide details of where to return this reference.




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                                     THE UNIVERSITY & YOU



1. Definitions



a. The following sets out the terms and conditions of the agreement between Liverpool John

     Moores University (hereinafter referred to as 'the University') and individual students

     accepting an offer to register on a postgraduate programme of study referred to in this

     prospectus (hereinafter referred to as 'the student').



b. An 'offer' is the formal (conditional or unconditional) offer of a place on a specified

     postgraduate programme of study at the University, as made on behalf of the University by

     GTTR in writing, or by the University in writing, to a prospective student.



c.   'Acceptance' is when a prospective student accepts, in writing, a conditional or

     unconditional offer made in conformance with 1b) above.



2. Enrolment and Registration



a. On acceptance of an offer, the prospective student will be expected to enrol and register on

     the programme of study at the University for the academic session specified in the offer,

     subject to the prospective student meeting the conditions on which any conditional offer was

     based.



b. All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by, and to submit to, the

     procedures of the University's Rules and Regulations as amended from time to time during

     the student's programme of study, specifically the University Assessment Regulations (for

     postgraduate taught programmes) and the Research Degree Regulations (for postgraduate

     research programmes) and any other published regulations relating to specific programmes

     of study, the University's Disciplinary Regulations, Residence Licence and associated

     guidance, Computer Services Regulations, and Learning Services Regulations. Copies of

     these are available, on request, from the University.



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c.   On acceptance of an offer, the prospective student consents to their personal information

     provided by the prospective student or third party being used by Liverpool John Moores

     University in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and for the purposes of student

     and alumni administration, academic assessment and statutory requirements.



3. Disputes Procedures



a. The University has in place procedures, as amended from time to time during the student's

programme of study, for students to make complaints, raise grievances and pursue academic

appeals. Students will be required to adhere to these defined procedures when pursuing a

complaint, grievance or appeal. These procedures will be contained in the Student Handbook,

and will be accessible on the University's Campus Wide Information System (CWIS).

b. Where a dispute cannot be resolved between the University and the student, the

     procedures shall define a mechanism for the independent review of the dispute.



4. Academic Programmes



a. The University will make all reasonable endeavours to deliver academic programmes of

     study in accordance with the descriptions set out in this prospectus. However, the

     University does not provide education to UK postgraduates on a commercial basis. It is

     also a very largely dependant upon charitable and public funds, which the University has to

     manage in a way which is efficient and cost effective, in the context of a diverse range of

     courses to a large number of students. Further, the very nature of academic programmes is

     that they are necessarily dynamic, and their content will continually change to reflect

     academic currency. The University therefore:



     i)      reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of

             courses, to discontinue and to merge or combine courses if such action is

             reasonably considered to be necessary by the University in the context of its wider

             purposes. If the University discontinues any course, it will use reasonable

             endeavours to place the student on a suitable alternative course.



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    ii)     Reserves the right to make amendments to its Rules and Regulations as defined in

            2b) above and Procedures as defined in 4a) above.



5. Exclusions



a. The University cannot accept responsibility, and expressly excludes liability, for:



    i)      any loss or damage to students personal property, if caused other than by the

            negligence of the University itself or of its employees;

    ii)      any financial loss or other damage of any kind arising from a student's inability to

            complete his or her programme of study for any reason, including but not limited to

            an interruption to, or termination of, the student's studies due to academic failure

            under assessment regulations, or suspension or expulsion under the disciplinary

            procedures.




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