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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 four pathways, based on your intended progression degree:
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:
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.
There are many reasons to study this preparational programme and progress to one of over 60 acclaimed postgraduate degrees. These include:
If you're interested in studying business or law at university, read more about your degree options and related career opportunities on our dedicated Business and Management and Law subject pages.
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.
On the two-semester programme you will study six modules (worth 120 credits). Please note that the Fintech route is only available as a two-semester course.
View the module descriptions for the one-semester programme and the two-semester programme.
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 2021/22 intakes only and are subject to change.
Available for progression from September 2021 ISC intake onwards:
As your interests develop, it is possible to change your chosen degree subject once you have started your programme at the International Study Centre.
Discover the entry requirements for studying the Pre-Masters in Business, Media and Social Sciences.
Need to improve your English? You can study a range of English language courses at the International Study Centre.
Learn more about the tuition fees for your course, as well as any additional costs for studying at Sussex.