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Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

The Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering leads to a number of masters degrees in the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science. 

You will study modules relevant to your chosen subject area, some will be compulsory for progression onto specific degree programmes at the University.


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Core modules

  • Critical Reading
  • English Skills for University Study 2, 3 and 4 (ESUS)
  • Computational Mathematics with MATLAB
  • Literature Review and Journal Club
  • Laboratory and Experimental Skills
  • Maths Workshop
  • Personal Development Programme

Pathway modules (dependent on your chosen degree option)

Science & Engineering (S&E) Programming & Statistics (P&S) Programming & Mathematics (P&M)
Statistics for Research Statistics for Research  Programming 
Mathematics Programming  Mathematics

 


Please note: Our programmes are subject to formal approval by the university but may be subject to minor modification. Degrees and entry requirements are also subject to change and some degrees may require a minimum level of performance in specific modules.


Degree options

Degree Programmes Pathway Module Overall Grade %  English Grade
MSc Advanced Computer Science P&S or P&M 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Advanced Control Systems Engineering   S&E or P&M 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Res) Advanced Mechanical Engineering

60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MMet Advanced Metallurgy
S&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Advanced Software Engineering
P&S or P&M 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Res) Aerodynamics and Aerostructures
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Aerospace Materials

60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Architectural Engineering Design
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering
S&E 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Ceramic Science and Engineering
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience
S&E
60% 70% with min 50% in all skills and 70% in writing
MSc(Res) Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging S&E  60% 70% overall (70% in writing, 50% in all other components) 
MA Cultural Materials Any S&E pathway 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Computer Science with Speech and Language Processing
P&S or P&M 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Data Analytics *
65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Data Communications
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Environmental and Energy Engineering
S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Environmental Archaeology & Palaeoeconomy
Any S&E pathway 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Human Osteology & Funerary Archaeology
Any S&E pathway 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Material Science & Engineering S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Nuclear Materials Science and Engineering

60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Osteoarchaeology
Any S&E pathway 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Earthquake & Civil Engineering Dynamics
S&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Nanomaterials and Materials Science
  60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Nuclear Materials Engineering and Science
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Nuclear Science and Technology

60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Polymers for Advanced Technologies
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Polymers & Polymer Composite Science & Engineering
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Psychological Research Methods
S&E or P&M 60%  70% overall (70% in writing, 50% in all other components) 
MSc Psychological Research Methods and Advanced Statistics S&E or P&M 60%  70% overall (70% in writing, 50% in all other components) 
MSc (Eng) Process Safety and Loss Prevention
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Robotics S&E or P&M
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Software Systems and Internet Technology
P&S or P&M 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Solid State Chemistry and its Applications
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Sonic Arts * Any S&E pathway 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Statistics  S&E
65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Statistics with Medical Applications S&E   65% 60% with min 50% in all skills 
MSc Structural Engineering #
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Structural & Concrete Engineering
S&E
60%
60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Steel Construction
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Wireless Communication Systems

60% 60% with min 50% in all skills

 

*Bachelors degree in Music or Psychology (or a related subject)

# Design portfolio required at application of USIC; First Degree in architecture, design art, computing, engineering, social sciences and education or any other discipline that has a demonstrable relationship to some aspect of architectural design and/or research


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- Complete University Guide 2016

Pre-Masters Key Facts

Course length: Two or three terms, dependent on English language Academic IELTS for UKVI* score

Entry points:

Three terms - September and January

Two terms - March

Age on entry: Students will normally be 21 years of age or older

Term dates

Entry requirements

Fees

* If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.

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STUDENT STORY

Born in Al-Anbar.

Made in Sheffield.

“The University of Sheffield is a top university in the UK, and in the world, as well.

“If you get a degree from here, it will make the competition easier for you to get a job, because you’re from the University of Sheffield. When I think of last year’s graduates; most of them have got a good job already.”

Salar, studying Molecular Biology and Biotechnology