Pre-Masters Programme in Science and Engineering

Computing

The Pre-Masters Programme in Science and Engineering is your route to a variety of postgraduate degrees at the University of Sussex.

You can choose one of two pathways, based on your intended Masters degree:

  • Computing and Engineering*
  • Life Sciences*

*subject to approval by the University of Sussex

On both pathways you will study a combination of general and academic modules to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for postgraduate study. All of our programmes include an integrated career skills module, CareerAhead, to help you develop career skills needed for the world of work.

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

What you will study

The two-semester programme

On the two-semester programme you will study nine modules (worth 120 credits), including five academic modules, one of which is Mathematics, based on your chosen pathway as well as Academic English Skills, CareerAhead, Critical Reading, and Research Project.

The one-semester programme

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

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 and dependant on previous study). The degrees and grades listed are valid for 2018/19 intakes only and are subject to change.

Degree Programmes Award English Grade Semester 1 Semester 2
Advanced Computer Science MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Advanced Mechanical Engineering MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Animal Behaviour MRes 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Cancer Cell Biology MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Computing with Digital Media MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Conservation Biology MRes 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Digital Signal and Image Processing MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Engineering Business Management MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Evolutionary Biology MRes 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -
Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology MSc 60% (60% writing, 50% other skills) - -