Computing, Engineering and Health Sciences Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme

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Your STEM career

A postgraduate degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) can be a great way to boost your career prospects whilst letting you spend more time studying what you’re passionate about – and by studying your Masters in the UK, you’ll also be developing your English language skills on top of this. This can improve your job prospects even more, by making you an internationally employable graduate.

Our Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme in Computing, Engineering and Health Sciences is a one-term programme of study designed to help you gain the subject knowledge and English language skills necessary to thrive at a UK university – particularly the subject-specific vocabulary you will need to get the most out of your degree.

Key facts

1 term

September or April

Age on entry: Students will normally be 17 years of age or older.

Find out the specific term dates for this programme.

Why study a STEM degree at Teesside University?

The innovative learning experiences available to you as postgraduate student at Teesside include:

  • Work placements to help you to develop skills and gain a better understanding of the world of work
  • The chance to network with industry professionals at the University’s ExpoSeries showcase
  • Purpose-built engineering laboratories, including specialist plant facilities for mechanical engineering and designated areas for power, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering & telecommunications 
  • Industry-specialised facilities with studios designed for virtual reality, motion capture, green screen, Wacom Cintiqs and animation
  • Access to Europe’s first Adobe Creative Campus in order to improve your digital literacy skills.

Choose your modules

You will study core modules – which are specific to your chosen subject route and progression degree.

Please note that you are expected to attend 100% of your classes at the International Study Centre or you are at risk of losing your Student visa.

Academic English Skills aims to provide thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable international students to best achieve their academic potential at university. Our Academic English programme is validated by UK ENIC, the UK government agency responsible for providing information and expert opinion on qualifications and skills worldwide.

You will develop awareness and competency in a range of language-related academic skills, including the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.

Alongside your classes, your studies will be supported by an online learning platform, providing you with a range of tasks and activities specifically designed to develop and extend your language and academic skills outside the classroom and to give you more control over your own learning.

The individual project provides students with a learning experience that will enable them to carry out independent research. Students are expected to plan, research, gather and analyse data, and execute their project while developing skills in critical judgement and independent working.

The main aim of this module is to strengthen the practical and communication skills necessary for Masters study. Acquisition of these skills will form the building blocks of students’ ability to demonstrate their knowledge and skills as they progress through the programme.

This module introduces modern mathematics by teaching maths alongside engineering and programming. What students learn in this module will support mathematical content in core modules throughout the programme. Students will be introduced to core mathematical tools for modelling engineering and computer systems which will be developed further when they progress onto their master’s programme.

Combined visa for Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme

Save time and progress smoothly to the University with a combined visa. The visa covers the duration of your studies at both the International Study Centre and Teesside University.

  • No need to return home to apply for a new visa between your Accelerated Pre-Master's Programme and chosen postgraduate degree.
  • Alternatives to Academic IELTS for UKVI can be used to join the Accelerated Pre-Master's programme.
  • No need for an additional IELTS test before joining your postgraduate degree.
  • Allows you to work up to 20 hours per week, enhancing CV and career prospects.
  • Gives you the opportunity to travel and explore the UK between courses.


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Progress to your degree

Once you complete the Accelerated Pre-Masters Programme and achieve the required grades, you will be able to progress to the Masters degree of your choice at Teesside University. By completing this pathway, you will be able to progress to the following degrees.

ATAS Certificates

To study the following degrees international students from some countries are required to apply for an ATAS certificate. In order to apply, you will need the CH3 Code:

MSc Aerospace EngineeringCAH10-01-04
MSc Chemical EngineeringCAH10-01-09
MSc Mechanical EngineeringCAH10-01-02
MSc Mechanical Engineering (with Advanced Practice)CAH10-01-02
MSc Oil and Gas ManagementCAH10-01-09
MSc Petroleum EngineeringCAH10-01-09

UK Government guidance on ATAS requirements can be found at:

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