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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 Programming & Statistics Programming & Mathematics
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 Award Overall Grade %  English Grade
Advanced Computer Science MSc
65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Advanced Control Systems Engineering   MSc  60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Advanced Mechanical Engineering
MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Advanced Mechanical Engineering
MSc (Res)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Advanced Metallurgy
MMet
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Advanced Software Engineering
MSc (Eng)
65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Aerodynamics and Aerostructures
MSc (Res) 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Architectural Engineering Design
MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Biological and Bioprocess Engineering
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine
MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Ceramic Science and Engineering
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience
MSc
60% 70% with min 50% in all skills and 70% in writing
Cultural Materials MA 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Computer Science with Speech and Language Processing
MSc
65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Data Analytics * MSc 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Data Communications
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Electronic and Electrical Engineering
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Environmental and Energy Engineering
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Environmental Archaeology & Palaeoeconomy
MSc 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Human Osteology & Funerary Archaeology
MSc 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Material Science & Engineering MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Nuclear Materials Science and Engineering
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Osteoarchaeology
MSc 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management
MSc
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Earthquake & Civil Engineering Dynamics
MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Nuclear Materials Engineering and Science
MSc (Eng) 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Nuclear Science and Technology
MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Polymers for Advanced Technologies
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Polymers & Polymer Composite Science & Engineering
MSc (Eng) 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Process Safety and Loss Prevention
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Robotics MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Software Systems and Internet Technology
MSc
65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Solid State Chemistry and its Applications
MSc (Eng)
60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Sonic Arts * MA 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
Statistics  MSc 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Structural Engineering #
MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Structural & Concrete Engineering
MSc 60%
60% with min 50% in all skills
Steel Construction
MSc 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
Communications
MSc (Eng)
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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