International College
Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

The Pre-Masters in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities leads to a number of masters degrees in the Faculty of Social Science, including the Management School and School of Law.

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


Core modules

  • Social Science for Postgraduate Study
  • Critical Reading
  • English Skills for University Study 2, 3 and 4 (ESUS)
  • Designing a Research Project
  • Personal Development Programme (PDP) 

Pathway modules (dependent on your chosen degree option)

Subject area Module 1 Module 2 
Management  Business and Management Economics 
Economics  Economics Statistics for Social Sciences
Information Studies Business and Management Statistics for Social Sciences
Society & Environment Urbanisation Globalisation 
Law Law Globalisation 

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 Award Overall Grade  English Grade
American History MA 65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
Archaeology *
MA
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Architectural Design #
MA 65% 60% with min 50% in each component
Applied GIS MSc 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Biblical Studies Research MA  60% 70% with min 50% in each component
Broadcast Journalism †
MA  65% 80% in all English skills
Business Finance and Economics MSc
50% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Cognitive Studies MA 60% 70% (min 50% in each component)
Contemporary China 
MA
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills and 60% in writing 
Commercial Real Estate
MA  60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Corporate and Commercial Law LLM
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Creative and Cultural Industries Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Cities and Global Development MA 60% 60% (min 50% in each component)
Cultural Heritage Management  MA 60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Cultural Materials MA 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Data Science
MSc
65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Digital Design & Architecture
MSc 65% 60% with min 50% in each component
Digital Library Management
MSc
58% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Digital Media and Society  MA  60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Early Childhood Education
MA
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Early Modern History MA 65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
East Asian Business MSc
60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
Economics MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Economics and Health Economics MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Economics & Public Policy
MSc 55% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Education MA
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Entrepreneurship and Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Environmental Change and International Development MSc
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy MSc 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
European Law  LLM  60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Finance and Accounting
MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Financial Economics MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Global Journalism** MA
65% 70% overall, 60% Wr, 50% other
Global Marketing Management MSc 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Global Political Economy
MA 60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
Globalising Education: Policy and Practice MA
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Human Resource Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology MSc 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Information Management MSc
58% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Information Systems MSc
58% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Information Systems Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Intercultural Communication* MA 60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
International Criminology MA
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
International Development MA
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
International Development MPH
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
International Finance and Economics MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
International Law and Global Justice
LLM  60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
International Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
International Management and Marketing MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
International Political Communication MA
65% 70% overall, 70% Wr, 50% other
International Politics
MA 60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
Landscape Archaeology (research track) MA 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Landscape Archaeology (Professional Preparation)
MA 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Language and Education
MA
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Law (two-year qualifying law degree) MA
60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Leadership and Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Logistics and Supply Chain Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Magazine Journalism** †
MA
65% 80% in all English skills
Management MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Management (International Business) MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Marketing Management Practice MSc
60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MBA MBA 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
Medieval History MA 65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
Modern History MA 65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
Money, Banking and Finance MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Multilingual Information Management MA  60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
Music Management
MA 60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Osteoarchaeology MSc 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Philosophy MA 60% 70% (min 50% in each component)
Political Theory MA 60% 70% (min 50% in each component)
Politics, Governance and Public Policy
MA 60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
Print Journalism ** †
MA
65% 80% in all English skills
Public Humanities MA 60% 70 % with min 50% in each component
Psychology and Education MA
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Psychology of Music
MA 60% 60% with 40% in all skills
Real Estate Planning and Development MA
60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Sustainable Architectural Studies #
MSc 65% 60% with min 50% in each component
Town and Regional Planning MA
60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
Urban Design # MA 65% 60% with min 50% in each component
Urban Design and Planning MA
60% 70% with min 50% in all skills

*Delivered by the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

**Students wishing to progress to these degree programmes at the University will require an English level of IELTS 0.5 or equivalent higher than the standard level of entry to their International Foundation Year/Pre Masters Programmes.

† Pass in an interview required as well as meeting progression requirements.

# 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. Find more details.

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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.