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. 

Access industry-level resources

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.


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

Pathway modules (related to your degree choice)

  • Statistics for Research
  • Mathematics
  • Programming
  • 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:

360 video tour of the Diamond teaching facility

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.

Note: Places are limited on some degree courses, so you are advised to apply and confirm your place as soon as possible. 

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

Start your application to the Pre-Masters today.

Key facts

Course length: 1.5 or 2 semesters

Entry points: 
2 semesters – September, November 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

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.

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How to apply

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Semester dates

You can start at the International College at multiple points in the year. Check semester dates for your programme.

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