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Architecture, law, education, economics or business management are just some of the possible areas you can pursue after following our tailored Pre-Masters course.
Course length: 1.5 or 2 semesters
2 semester – September and January
1.5 semester – 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 Pre-Masters in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities will introduce you to key elements related to your degree, such as analysing business projects or interpreting statistics. This programme leads to a number of masters degrees in the Faculties of Arts and Humanities and Social Sciences, including the Management School, School of Law and Sheffield School of Architecture at the University.
This Pre-Masters course is a 1.5 or 2 semester programme developed in collaboration with the University. Throughout this programme you will develop the academic and English language skills needed for your chosen masters at Sheffield.
You will study core modules that cover general academic skills and pathway modules relevant to your chosen subject area. Some modules will depend on your chosen progression degree at the University. This pathway includes 18 teaching hours per week.
If you need additional support to reach the English language level for this programme you can take one of our English language courses first.
You will receive regular feedback on your progress throughout your course so you know you’re in the right track. We have a dedicated team that offers progression support throughout your studies.
Once you complete your Pre-Masters in Business, Social Sciences and Humanities and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.
* Requires a relevant first degree OR a minimum six months’ experience of teaching English
† Due to the high volume of applications for the 2019-20 academic year, we are no longer issuing offers for this programme. New applications will be added to a waiting list and may be issued an offer later in the year, subject to availability
∆ Design Portfolio on entry to USIC assessed by Study Group [sample portfolios of adequate standard will be provided by the department to the USIC selection team]. 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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ø Any subject discipline. At least 5 years relevant full-time work experience after graduation with some managerial experience. Relevant experience means that this should be graduate-level work (i.e. at the level expected and in line with the UG degree). For instance if somebody has an UG degree in Engineering, the work experience would usually be a job in Engineering. Interview is required.
π Design Portfolio on entry to USIC assessed by Study Group [sample portfolios of adequate standard will be provided by the department to the USIC selection team] First Degree in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, interaction design, architectural/environmental engineering, structural/material engineering, robotics
* Bachelors degree in Music or Psychology (or a related subject)
† Pass in an interview required as well as meeting progression requirements
∆ Degree in a Social Sciences discipline
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+Music or a combined degree with a substantial music component and allows other subjects to be considered by department on an individual basis
# Design Portfolio on entry to USIC assessed by Study Group [sample portfolios of adequate standard will be provided by the department to the USIC selection team] First Degree in Architecture, landscape architecture, town planning, chartered surveying and engineering, or another subject area where applicants can demonstrate a clear interest in sustainable architecture.. Download flyer for more details
Places may be limited so you are advised to apply and confirm as soon as possible.
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96% of students who joined our Pre-Master's Programmes in 2018, attained an unconditional offer to study at the University of Sheffield in 2019.
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