International Study Centre

Pre-Masters entry requirements

General entry requirements

Find out more about the entry requirements necessary to study the Pre-Masters Programme at the University of Sussex International Study Centre.

Entry requirements Pre-Masters Programme
English language* One semester course: Academic IELTS for UKVI 6.0 overall (minimum 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in all other bands)*^
Two semester course: Academic IELTS for UKVI 5.5 (minimum 5.5 in all other bands)*
Academic Please see the country-specific qualifications in the table below
Age 20 years of age, or above
Nationality Only available to international (non-UK and non-EU students)
Additional requirements MSc in International Finance, MSc in Management Finance or MSc in Corporate and Financial Risk Management postgraduate degrees require students to have studied maths and/or a numerate discipline throughout their degree studies with a Grade C or above, or have a good pass - Grade C - at Maths at AS Level or equivalent

*If you do not need a Tier 4 visa, or are exempted in another way, we can accept equivalent proof of English.
^ For direct entry to our Pre-Masters Programme, we now accept the following qualifications as part of the English assessment: Pearson, TOEFL, Cambridge Business and Cambridge Main Suite.

If you are applying to study in the UK under the Tier 4 student route it may be necessary for you to submit a Secure English Language Test (SELT) as part of your visa application.

Find out more about valid test providers and approved test centre locations for tests taken on or after 6 April 2015. To find out if you are exempt from the SELT requirement and to find out about acceptable English language tests please contact us

Country-specific entry requirements

Your country Academic qualification(s) you need to have
Bangladesh Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons) and 55% (Regular Pass)
China 3 year Vocational Diploma/Junior College Diploma/4 year Undergraduate Programme Graduation Certificate in a related subject at 70% or above from a recognised institution; recognised first degree (4 years) at 60% or above
Ghana Undergraduate degree or HND in a related subject area (Grades A+ to B/3.0-4.0)
Hong Kong Higher National Diploma/Honours Diploma/Associate Degree/Professional Diploma in a related subject with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary)
India Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 45% (Hons) and 50% (Regular Pass)
Indonesia Recognised first degree or D4 Diploma with grades A4-B3
Iran Recognised first degree
Japan Recognised first degree with 60% or above or 3 year associated degree with 70% or above
Jordan Recognised first degree
Kazakhstan Successful completion of Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma/Kazakh Diploma (4-5 years) with grades 3/4/5. Recognised first degree.
Korea Recognised first degree with 60% or above or Ordinary Bachelors at 70% or above
Libya Higher Diploma in a related subject
Macau Recognised first degree (honours/ordinary) with a GPA of 2.5 or HND Honours Diploma with a GPA of 3 or above in relevant subject areas
Malaysia  Recognised first degree or Advanced Diploma in a related subject area (A, B & C/2.0+).
Nigeria Recognised first degree or HND (in related subject). Distinction and Upper credit only. 
Pakistan Recognised first degree - 3 year undergraduate degree with overall of 50% (Hons) and 55% (Regular Pass)
Qatar Recognised first degree
Russia Bakalavar, Specialist Diploma (4/5 years) with a minimum GPA of 4.0
Saudi Arabia Recognised first degree
Taiwan Recognised first degree/Bachelor degree at GPA 2.0
Thailand Recognised Bachelor degree with a GPA of 2.3 or above
Turkey Lisans Diplomasi or Muhendis Diplomasi at GPA 2.1 or above
UAE Recognised first degree
Ukraine Recognised first degree/Bakavalar/Ukrainian Diploma with a minimum GPA of 7.0
Vietnam Recognised first degree with GPA 6.5 or above

English Course

Need to improve your English? You can study a range of English language courses at the International Study Centre.