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 one and two-semester 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 are studying the three-semester programme, the first semester will focus on improving your English language skills to the required level.
All students also take the Academic English Skills module, the Student Leadership Programme and are eligible to enter the Sustainable Enterprise Competition.
The first semester focuses on developing your English language so you reach the level required to progress to Semester 2. You will work to develop the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, presenting and developing language accuracy and range in general academic contexts. Core language-related academic skills such as participating in discussions and responding to texts, effective note-taking and essay writing are also introduced.
You will also focus on assessment preparation and practice to be able to show independent learning skills, literacy and critical-thinking skills.
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.
Students progressing onto Environment Psychology require degrees related in the fields of Architecture, Psychology or Environmental Engineering.
Students progressing onto Human Nutrition require degrees related in the fields of either Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Nutrition and Veterinary
1, 2, 2.5 or 3 semesters
Semester 1: 11/10/21 - 17/12/21
Semester 2: 31/1/22 - 20/5/22
Semester 3: 23/5/22 - 19/8/22
Semester 0.5: Term starts on 22nd November
Semester 1: 31/1/22 - 20/5/22
Semester 2: 23/5/22 - 19/8/22
Semester 1: 27/09/2021 - 04/02/2022
Semester 2: 07/02/2022 - 03/06/2022
Semester 1: 27/09/21 - 4/02/2022
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.
Study this pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in Electronic, Civil, Bridge and Structural Engineering.
Study this pathway leading to postgraduate degrees in Economics, Accounting and Finance, and Marketing Management.