University of Surrey International Study Centre
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.
This module provides the opportunity for students to identify and develop skills for success, both in their studies and future career. The focus on employability skills reflects the fact that Pre-Masters students are closer to the job market than any of our other students.
Knowledge and Understanding
Understanding statistics is embedded across all research in Health and Medical Sciences so it is integral that the students can use their knowledge and apply it to design and carry out research.
This module is an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to frame appropriate questions and apply learnt techniques of enquiry in their chosen specialism.
This module provides an opportunity for experience of extended reading and writing to demonstrate an appropriate level of synthesis, through a literature review, speaking skills, presentation of journal articles or texts.
This module provides a broad introduction to key elements of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Ecology and the Environment.
a) Cell biology
b) Molecular Biology
c) Embryo development and Developmental Biology
This module gives an overview of theories, methods, and research findings in the area of social and personality development during childhood and adolescence from a socio-cultural perspective. It will also introduce students to some of the key questions which currently guide research and practice in environmental psychology and provide an insight into the research and theory development.
This module explores modern scientific practice against a backdrop of change, enabling the student to explore a scientist’s role in society and their responsibility to and within the wider community.
This module provides the opportunity for students to identify and develop employability skills.
* For entry to the Pre-Masters Programme we now accept a wide range of IELTS equivalent qualifications as part of the English assessment for students joining from September 2019 onwards visit our entry requirements page for full details.
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.
one or two semesters
February and September
21 hours per week
Dates for two semesters:
Semester 1: 30/09/2019 – 07/02/2020
Semester 2: 17/02/2020 – 12/06/2020
Semester 1: 10/02/2020- 12/06/2020
Semester 2: 15/06/2020-25/09/2020
Dates for one semester:
10/02/2020 – 12/06/2020
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.