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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Gain knowledge in key computing topics relevant to the current job market, including programming, web development, databases, and project management.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to gain industrial work experience and work on live projects for real clients.
  • Gain awareness of contemporary IT practices and the structure and demands of the global computing industry.
This course is designed for graduates of other subjects who want to gain employment in the IT industry. This 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 All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. Through hands-on experience, we introduce you to a broad range of computing topics including programming, web development, databases, study skills and project management. You will undertake research in the field of computing to help build your knowledge of research approaches, designs, and techniques in preparation for the course dissertation project. You can select and specialise in either: A system design and development project that encapsulates C#, ASP.NET framework, MVC architecture and pattern-based software development to build advanced web application solutions An advanced data management project that includes R programming, Big Data and Distributed Systems (use of Hadoop Ecosystem) and Data Integration (includes Tableau) to build data management solutions A cloud-based project that explores the fast-growing cloud computing field and covers a range of deployment models, software architectures (N-tier, MVC, service-oriented), tools and technologies (virtualisation, use of Django web framework, DevOps, GitHub, Docker, microservices) and different cloud services (e.g., Microsoft Azure) that are necessary for the design and development of scalable applications For industrial expertise, you will work as experts on a live project and present your results back to the organisation. Based on real-life case studies, project-based learning is core throughout the course. Alongside taught tutorials you will develop knowledge and skills through individual study and group work as well. Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to go on a work placement for up to 12 months. Students from this course have had work placements with companies such as 3Squared, XLN, Next Retail Ltd, EDF Energy, Wandisco and DB Cargo. These placements allow students to put into practice the skills they have developed on the course. Live projects This course gives you the opportunity to develop practical computing skills by working on live projects for real clients or emulated industry case studies. Working in a small team, you will develop industrial-strength solutions to complex industry problems. You will have the opportunity to investigate client requirements, design appropriate solutions, and then implement these as well as testing them to ensure they are fit for purpose. Networking opportunities The teaching team make use of their research and industry connections for the inclusion of real work scenarios and case studies within the teaching materials of many of the modules.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Computer Programming Dissertation For Computing Industrial Expertise Introduction To Databases And Big Data Introduction To Web Development Postgraduate Placement Research Skills For Computing Study Skills And Project Management Elective modules Advanced Data Management Project Cloud-Based Project System Design And Development Project Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation For Computing

Assessment method


Entry requirements

Normally you need a 2:2 honours degree or above in any discipline from a UK university or equivalent from an overseas university. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more - We also consider applicants who do not meet these academic criteria but have several years of experience and a keen interest in computing.

English language requirements

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

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