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The Pre-Masters programme at the University of Sheffield International College offers a path to a masters for international students.
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. You can choose from two routes depending on the degree you want to study.
This route will prepare you for a taught postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Social Sciences, including the Management School and the School of Law.
This route will prepare you for a taught postgraduate degree in the Faculty of Engineering or the Faculty of Science.
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:
Course length: 1.5 or 2 semesters
2 semesters – September and January
1.5 semesters – March
Age on entry:
Students will normally be 21 years of age or older
Entry requirements: Check academic and English language entry requirements
Fees: Check fees for your programme
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.
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.
You can start the Pre-Masters programme at several points in the year, as long as you meet the entry requirements. There is also a 1.5 semester option for those with an Academic IELTS for UKVI score of 6.0*. If your Academic IELTS for UKVI score is less than 5.5* you could take one of our English language courses to prepare you for the Pre-Masters programme.
Find out what you need to know about starting on campus, blended learning and preparing to travel.
If you are unable to travel to the UK for the start of your programme, you can start virtually from the comfort of your home.