Preparing you for a University of Sheffield postgraduate degree
The Pre-Masters programme at the International College offers a path to a masters for international students at the University of Sheffield. This programme is designed in collaboration with the University and is delivered by Study Group.
What is the Pre-Masters?
The Pre-Masters is an intensive 1.5 or 2-semester programme. Once you successfully complete the programme and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University.
Why study a masters programme?
- Develop the knowledge gained during your undergraduate degree.
- Improve your career prospects by building your academic experience.
- Discover a new subject for a change of career.
- Improve your language skills and experience new cultures.
- Network with others in your field.
Course length: 1.5 or 2 semesters
2 semesters – September, November (Enhanced Induction) or January
1.5 semesters – March
Age on entry:
Students will normally be 19 years of age or older
Entry requirements: Check academic and English language entry requirements
This course includes academic subjects, study skills and English language preparation. Modules have been tailored to focus on the academic areas most relevant to your chosen degree. It has been designed specifically to prepare you for taught masters study at the University, if you do not already meet the entry requirements for direct entry.
Your development will be assessed regularly throughout your course. This will make sure you achieve the grades needed for progression onto your chosen postgraduate degree.
Assessments may include:
- extended essays/case studies.
The University of Sheffield International College introduces you to the style of teaching that you will experience at postgraduate level. You'll build on your research skills and immerse yourself in critical writing, analysis and literature reviews to prepare you for your masters at the University.
Skills employers look for
The Pre-Masters curriculum includes employability skills to help you prepare for your future career, from teamwork and problem solving to communication and presenting. These skills will help you stand out and prepare for success in the professional working world.
Study plan options
You can start the Pre-Masters programme at several points in the year, as long as you meet the entry requirements.
|Progress to the University of Sheffield
|3 weeks Enhanced Induction + 2 semesters
English language preparation
If you meet the academic entry requirements for the Pre-Masters Programme but need help with your English language, you can join our English Language Preparation programme first.
Taught on-campus by the English Language Teaching Centre staff, the English for Pre-Masters programme is designed to help you improve your English language skills and introduce you to essential academic and study skills while getting accustomed to life in Sheffield in preparation for your pathway programme in January or September.
Explore English programmes.
Geovanni's inspiring journey at the University of Sheffield
Born in Malaysia. Made in Sheffield.
I find the teaching style is really good. They really know what they are doing and what they are talking about and
especially teaching me for research projects. They are all very good and experienced, I think the College is doing
a good job in choosing people that can really teach and deliver what they need to
for the courses, for all the subjects across the board.
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