International College

Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering

Take the first step towards a postgraduate science or engineering degree at the University of Sheffield where you’ll be part of a cutting-edge environment from day one. 

Key facts

Course length: 1.5 or 2 semesters

Entry points: 
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

Prepare for a masters in the Faculty of Engineering or Faculty of Science

The Pre-Masters in Science and Engineering will introduce you to carrying out lab experiments and analysing statistics for research projects. This programme leads to a number of postgraduate engineering and science degrees in the engineering and science faculties at the University.

Who is the programme for?

  • Ambitious students aiming to learn more about the subject they love
  • Students looking for a a head-start in the competitive graduate employment market
  • Students with an undergraduate degree from their home country

What will you study?

This Pre-Masters is a 1.5 or 2-semester programme developed in collaboration with the University. During the course you will develop your academic and English language skills needed for a masters degree in engineering or science.   

You will study a number of core modules, along with a module relevant to your chosen subject area. This pathway includes 20 teaching hours per week.

Modules

  • Academic English Skills (AES)
  • Research Project for STEM
  • Statistics

Pathway modules (related to your degree choice)

  • Statistics for Research
  • Mathematics

Why study science or engineering at Sheffield?

  • The Faculty of Science or Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield is one of the biggest and best providers of engineering research and education in the UK.
  • State-of-the-art facilities give you much needed experience for your career.

Industry-level resources

Access the latest technology at the University of Sheffield’s innovative Diamond building. The new building has state-of-the-art laboratories, wind tunnels and jet engines. It also has study spaces for engineering students, a library and café. 

Siung, a student from Malaysia, shows us around with a tour of the Diamond Building:

 

Progress to your degree

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 Science and Engineering and achieve the required grades, you can enter your chosen postgraduate degree at the University of Sheffield.

Degree options

Degree Programmes Pathway Overall Grade % English Grade
MSc Advanced Computer Science C&CS 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Advanced Control and Systems Engineering PS&E or C&CS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Advanced Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MMet Advanced Metallurgy PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Aerospace Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Aerospace Materials PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Antimicrobial Resistance B&LS 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Archaeology Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Archaeological Science Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Autonomous and Intelligent Systems PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Biodiversity and Conservation PS&E or B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Biochemical Engineering with Industrial Management PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Biological Sciences B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Biological and Bioprocess Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Biomedical Science! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Chemistry PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Res) Chemistry PS&E 60% 60% with min 40% in all skills
MSc Civil Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Civil Engineering and Management * PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Cognitive Neuroscience and Human Neuroimaging B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Computer Science with Speech and Language Processing C&CS 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence C&CS 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Data Analytics C&CS 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Data Communications PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Electronic and Electrical Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Energy Engineering with Industrial Management
PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Environmental and Energy Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MA Heritage and Archaeology Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Human Anatomy with Education! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Human and Molecular Genetics! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Human Osteology & Funerary Archaeology Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills

! Only available to students joining the Pre-Masters in September
* Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

Degree Programmes Pathway Overall Grade % English Grade
Master in Dental Public Health (MDPH) PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Material Science & Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Management PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Nanomaterials and Materials Science PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Neuroscience! B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Osteoarchaeology Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Palaeoanthropology Any pathway 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Res) Particle Physics PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Pharmaceutical Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Polymers & Composites PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Polymers for Advanced Technologies PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Process Safety and Loss Prevention PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Psychological Research Methods PS&E or C&CS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Psychological Research Methods with Advanced Statistics PS&E or C&CS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Psychological Research Methods with Data Science PS&E or C&CS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills

! Only available to students joining the Pre-Masters in September
* Minimum 2:1 honours degree (BEng, MEng, BSc) in civil or structural engineering or other appropriate engineering or science subject.

Degree Programmes Pathway Overall Grade % English Grade
MSc (Res) Quantum Photonics and Nanomaterials PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Robotics PS&E or C&CS              60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Semiconductor Photonics and Electronics PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Solar Cell Technology PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Statistics PS&E 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Statistics with Medical Applications
PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Structural Engineering PS&E 65% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Sustainable Agricultural Technologies~ B&LS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Systems Neuroscience PS&E or C&CS 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc Translational Neuropathology B&LS 60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MSc Translational Neuroscience B&LS 60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MSc (Res) Translational Oncology B&LS 60% 70% with min 60% in all skills
MSc Water Engineering PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills
MSc (Eng) Wireless Communication Systems PS&E 60% 60% with min 50% in all skills

~ BSc in some area of bioscience or closely related subject (e.g. veterinary science, pest management, agricultural entomology, or any other agriculture related subject) 

Places may be limited so you are advised to apply and confirm as soon as possible.

Start your application to the Pre-Masters today.

English language courses

If you need additional support to reach the English language level for this programme you can take one of our English language courses first.

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.