Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Media and Social Sciences

International Relations and International Development

The Pre-Masters Programme in Business, Media and Social Sciences provides a route to a variety of postgraduate degrees at the University of Sussex.

You can choose one of three pathways, based on your intended progression degree:

  • Business, Management and Finance
  • Law, International Relations and Social Sciences
  • Film and Media

On all pathways you will study a combination of general and specialist modules to improve your knowledge and skills to prepare you for postgraduate study. You will also study our CareerAhead module to provide you with the employability skills needed to succeed in your career.

There are two lengths of study available: two or one semesters. You should choose the length of study based on your entry requirements.

During the Pre-Masters Programme you have the option to change your progression degree. This makes the programme a great choice for students who have decided on their area of further study and who are looking for a flexible route to university.

What you will study

The two-semester programme

On the two-semester programme you will study six modules (worth 120 credits).

The one-semester programme

On the one-semester programme, you will study five modules (worth 75 credits): one academic module based on your chosen pathway, Academic English Skills, CareerAhead, Critical Reading, and Research Skills.

Module descriptions

View the module descriptions for the one-semester programme and the two-semester programme.

Your degree at Sussex

The module options on this programme allow you to focus on areas relevant to your chosen Masters degree. This course can lead to one of the postgraduate degrees listed below (subject to meeting the grades outlined). The degrees and grades listed are valid for 2018/19 intakes only and are subject to change.

This programme is subject to validation

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Anthropology MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Anthropology of Development and Social Transformation MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Art History MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Banking and Finance MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Childhood and Youth Studies MA 70% overall with min.60% in each skill 60% 60%
Conflict, Security and Development MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Contemporary History MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Corporate and Financial Risk Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Corruption and Governance MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Cultural and Creative Industries MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Development Economics MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Digital Documentary MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Digital Media MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Economics MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Entrepreneurship & Innovation MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Environment, Development and Policy MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Film Studies MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Filmmaking MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Food and Development MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Gender and Media MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Gender Studies MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Gender, Violence and Conflict MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Geopolitics and Grand Strategy MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Global Governance MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Global Political Economy MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Global Supply Chain and Logistics Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Human Resource Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Human Rights MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Intellectual History MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Accounting and Corporate Governance MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Business Economics MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Education and Development MA 70% overall with min.60% in each skill 60% 60%
International Finance and Economics MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Journalism MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Marketing MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Politics MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Relations MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
International Security MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Journalism and Documentary Practice MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Journalism and Media Studies MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
LLM Criminal Law and Criminology LLM 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Management and Finance MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Management of Information Technology MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Marketing and Consumer Psychology MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Media and Cultural Studies MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Media Practice for Development and Social Change MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Migration and Global Development MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Migration Studies MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Philosophy MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Photography: History, Theory, Practice MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Project Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Social and Political Thought MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Social Anthropology MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Social Anthropology of the Global Economy MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Social Development MA 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Strategic Innovation Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%
Sustainable Development MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) 60% 60%