Health and Medical Sciences

About this route

The Health and Medical Sciences Pre-Masters programme provides the subject knowledge, language proficiency and study skills you need to progress to post-graduate degree study at the University of Surrey in a related field.

During the Pre-Masters programme you will study a core unit of general subject skills and subject-specific units, which are carefully designed for your academic development.

If you need to improve your English language to reach the required level, you can take our English for Pre-Masters programme over one or two semesters prior to starting your Pre-Masters Programme.

Modules

Core Units

  • Academic English Skills
  • Career Ahead
  • Critical Reading for Masters
  • Statistics for Life Sciences
  • Research Methods for Life Sciences

Core Units

  • Academic English Skills
  • Career Ahead
  • Research Skills for Masters
  • Critical Reading for Masters
  • Statistics for Life Sciences
  • Research Methods for Life Sciences
  • Life Sciences: The Cutting Edge
  • Research Project

Study plans

One-semester

IELTS requirement Length Jan-May Jun-Aug Sept
6.0 1 semester     Progress to your Masters degree

  Pre-Masters Programme   Vacation

Two-semester

September intake

IELTS requirement Length Sept-Jan Feb-May May-Aug Sept
5.5 2 semesters     Progress to your Masters degree

  Pre-Masters Programme   Vacation

January intake

IELTS requirement Length Jan-May May-Aug Sept
5.5 2 semesters   Progress to your Masters degree

  Pre-Masters Programme

Progression degrees

This programme can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees in the table below. Grades and progression degree titles are guidelines and subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award Overall Grade English Grade
Developmental Psychology in Research and Practice MSc 60% IELTS 7.0 (6.5 in all skills)
Environmental Psychology MSc 60% IELTS 7.0 (6.5 in all skills)
Human Nutrition MSc 60% IELTS 7.0 with 6.5 W & S, 6.0 R&L
Social Psychology MSc 60% IELTS 7.0 (6.5 in all skills)

Key facts

Course length: one or two semesters

Entry points: September and January

Teaching time: 21 hours per week

Dates for one semester:

January 2019 
07/01/2019 – 10/05/2019

Dates for two semesters:

September 2018
Semester 1: 24/09/2018 - 01/02/2019
Semester 2: 04/02/2019 - 31/05/2019

January 2019
Semester 1: 07/01/2019 – 10/05/2019
Semester 2: 13/05/2019 – 23/08/2019

Age: students are normally 21 years of age or older on the first day of their academic programme at the International Study Centre.

Entry requirements: visit our entry requirements page for a list of academic, English language and country-specific entry requirements for all programmes.