What will I learn?

Course summary

  • Gain knowledge of key computing topics then have the opportunity to specialise in a subject relevant to the current job market.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for real industrial work experience on live projects for real clients.
  • Gain awareness of contemporary IT practices and the structure and demands of the global computing industry.
  • Have the opportunity to work abroad - with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.

This course is designed for graduates of other subjects who want to gain employment in the lucrative IT industry. This full time course covers a range of topics and presents you with a variety of optional modules to enhance skills in the area of your choice.

How you learn

You are introduced to a broad range of computing topics including programming, web development, project management, databases and computer hardware. In the second semester you're presented with an opportunity to select and specialise in one of a number relevant of areas.

You learn through:

  • recommended reading
  • problem-based learning
  • analysis and synthesis
  • individual and group activities
  • research
  • presentations
  • personal research and development project
  • technical development work
  • portfolio

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • database development
  • web application development
  • big data
  • software consultancy
  • database design and development.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course without work experience placement or £15,660 with work experience placement.

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

Start date

January 2022

Venue

City Campus

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course without work experience placement or £15,660 with work experience placement.

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

Start date

January 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

Students need to have an 2:2 Honours degree in any discipline from a UK university or equivalent from an overseas university. Students who do not meet these academic criteria but have several years experience and a keen interest in computing will also be considered. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent).

*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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