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Student pathways to The University of Sheffield

Prepare for a masters in the Faculty of Social Sciences

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
  • Academic English Skills
  • Designing a Research Project
  • Personal Development Programme (PDP) 

Pathway modules (dependent on your chosen degree option)

Pathway Module 1 Module 2 
Management (M) Business and Management Economics 
Economics (E) Economics Statistics for Social Sciences
Information Studies (IS) Business and Management Statistics for Social Sciences
Society & Environment (S&E) Urbanisation Globalisation 
Law (L) 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 Pathway Module Overall Grade  English Grade
MSc Acquired Communication Disorders M, S&E, L 60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
MA American History S&E or L 65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MSc Applied GIS
Any pathway 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MA Archaeology *
S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MA Architectural Design #
S&E
65% 60% with min 50% in each component
MRes Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies S&E or L
60% 70% with min 50% in each component
MA Broadcast Journalism †
S&E
60% 70% in all English skills
MSc Business Finance and Economics E 50% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Cities and Global Development
Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Cognitive Studies S&E or L 60% 70% (min 50% in each component)
MA Commercial Real Estate
Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
LLM Corporate and Commercial Law L 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Creative and Cultural Industries Management M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MA Cultural Heritage Management  S&E or M
60% 70% with min 50% in all skills

MA Cultural Materials

S&E

60%

60% with min 40% in all skills

MA Creative Writing
E, S&E or L 60% 70% overall, 50%, 50%, 60%, 50%
MSc Data Science
IS 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Digital Design & Architecture
S&E
65% 60% with min 50% in each component
MSc Digital Library Management
IS 58% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Digital Media and Society  S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Early Childhood Education
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Early Modern History S&E or L
65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MSc East Asian Business S&E
60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
MSc Economics E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Economics and Health Economics E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Economics & Public Policy
E 55% 60% with min 50% in all skills

MA Education

S&E

60%

60% with min 50% in all skills

MA English Language and Linguistics 
E, S&E or L
60%
70% with min 50% in all skills
MA English Literature 
E, S&E or L
60%
80% with min 60% in all skills
MSc Environmental Change and International Development S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
LLM European Law  L 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Finance and Accounting
M 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Financial Economics E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Global Journalism** S&E
60% 70% overall, 50%, 50%, 60% 50%
MSc Global Marketing Management M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MA Global Political Economy
Any pathway 60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
MA Globalising Education: Policy and Practice S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Human Resource Management with CIPD Pathway M 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Information Management IS 58% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Information Systems IS 58% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Information Systems Management M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MA Intercultural Communication* S&E
60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MA International Criminology Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA International Development S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MPH International Development S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc International Finance and Economics E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
LLM International Law and Global Justice
L 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc International Management M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MSc International Management and Marketing M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MA International Public and Political Communication S&E
60% 60% overall, 50%, 50%, 70%, 50%
MA International Relations
Any pathway 60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
MA Landscape Archaeology (research track) S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MA Landscape Archaeology (Professional Preparation)
S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MA Language and Education
S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Law (two-year qualifying law degree) L 60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MA Magazine Journalism** †
S&E
60% 70% in all English skills
MSc Management M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MSc Management (International Business) M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MSc Marketing Management Practice M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MBA M 60% 60% overall, 50% Wr & S, 50% other
MA Medicine in Society  S&E 60% 70% with min 50% in all skills 
MA Medieval History S&E
65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MA Modern History S&E
65% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MSc Money, Banking and Finance E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Multilingual Information Management S&E
60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MA Music Management
M 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Osteoarchaeology S&E
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MA Philosophy S&E or L
60% 70% (min 50% in each component)
MA Political Theory S&E or L
60% 70% (min 50% in each component)
MA Politics, Governance and Public Policy
Any pathway 60% 60% overall, 60% Wr, 40% other
MA Politics and Media in East Asia Any pathway 60% 60% overall,  60% Wr, 40% other
MA Journalism ** †
S&E
60% 70% in all English skills
MA Psychology and Education S&E
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Psychology of Music
M or IS 60% 60% with 40% in all skills
MA Real Estate Planning and Development Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Speech Difficulties M, E, S&E, L 60% 70% with min 50% in all skills 
MSc Sustainable Architectural Studies #
S&E
65% 60% with min 50% in each component

MA Town and Regional Planning

Any pathway

60%

60% with min 50% in all skills

MA Theatre and Performance  E, S&E or L 60% 70% with min 50% in all skills
MA Urban Design # S&E
65% 60% with min 50% in each component
MA Urban Design and Planning Any pathway 60% 60% 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.