What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Undertake supervised research into computing and informatics.
  • Your research will take place in the Industry and Innovation Research Institute (I2RI).
  • Research your chosen subject in detail, while acquiring new skills to do so.
  • Benefit from supervision, resources and opportunities with excellent student satisfaction.

This course allows you to undertake research into areas such as sensor networks, data mining, biometrics, self-adaptive systems, authentication and authorisation, software development process, text analysis, assistive technology, robotics, machine intelligence, conceptual structures, human-computer interaction, computer vision, the Internet of Things and visualisation.

These research areas lead ground-breaking research projects in developing world-leading algorithms to solve complex computational problems such as fake news detection on social media networks, improving software development practises and exploring the learning of numbers using robotic hands.

How you learn

Your supervisory team will include a Director of Studies and one or more second supervisors with expertise and interest in your research area. However, much of the work for your degree will be carried out independently, and you will need the initiative, motivation and commitment tosucceed.

Your supervisors will help you to define your research programme, agree any associated training requirements, and provide direction while encouraging you to develop as an independent researcher.

You learn through

  • supervised study
  • independent research
  • workshops and seminars
  • mentoring sessions

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • research and leadership roles in the digital and computing industries
  • IT roles in the heritage sector
  • Media and publishing
  • local government
  • NGOs and charities
  • higher education.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
£14,460.00 (US$ 19,437) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate taught programmes: a first degree or professional qualification recognised as being equivalent to degree standard; an HND or higher education diploma with substantial work experience in an appropriate field; successful completion of a recognised pre-Masters course. The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD): Masters Degree from a recognised university. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

For international students

Masters degree from a recognised university qualifications will be considered for entry on to postgraduate research programmes (MPhil/PhD). All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 words research proposal. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses

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