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BSc (Honours) Computing

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)


Full-time Computing

Learn the skills to design, build and support real applications that integrate IT, web and databases.


83% of our graduates are in highly skilled employment or further study fifteen months after graduating (2018/19 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? G504
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Develop technical literacy and confidence to configure industry-strength software applications and information systems
  • Develop a fundamental understanding of web and database technologies
  • Gain a critical awareness of current and future technical environments and learn how to manage IT systems within them
  • Be equipped with a strong understanding of the context of organisations

Alongside the technical aspects of this course, there is a strong thread of helping you understand why businesses want information systems, and how to translate user requirements into working systems. You learn how to apply project management techniques and implement practical methods to make systems secure and recoverable.

Student View

Watch student Jack Rogers talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Dr Chris Bates talk about this course.

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.

This course is focused on helping you to develop strong practical skills to develop and run data-oriented IT applications, together with having a good judgement as to how and when to use appropriate tools.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • lab sessions
  • tutorials
  • self-guided studies
  • teamwork and group-based learning

Course leaders and tutors

Konstantinos Domdouzis
Konstantinos Domdouzis
Senior Lecturer

Member of the Communication and Computing Research Centre

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange an optional year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

A specialist college placement team helps you through the process of getting a placement, and tutors visit you while on placement.

Live projects

In year two, you will have the opportunity to work in teams on live projects for local businesses. For example, this may involve installing, configuring and operating a content management system to help run their website.

These projects allow you to practise more than just your technical computing skills. By working with real companies, you can apply the project management techniques and technical skills you have learned and test your interpersonal and time management skills.

In the final year, you will undertake an individual project on an IT topic of your choice. Under the guidance of a supervisor, you will demonstrate the technical skills and professional competencies developed throughout the course, culminating in an academic dissertation.

Networking opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved with career fairs, employment exhibitions and visits, and employability advisors.

Future careers

This course prepares you for the following careers

  • website developer
  • database designer/administrator
  • application developer
  • IT solutions analyst
  • systems analyst
  • applications support analyst
  • technical support engineer
  • business consultant
  • project architect

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for companies such as

  • HSBC
  • Eli Lilly
  • Xerox
  • CSE Global
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • Pirelli Tyres
Course news

The Lovelace Colloquium, named after the first computer programmer Ada Lovelace, celebrates women in IT and offers an excellent programme of panels, lectures and competitions for female students. Sheffield Hallam hosted the event in 2016.


This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course, you will work with

  • micro-computers and controllers
  • web and database servers
  • virtual machines
  • data visualisation software
  • software application development environments
  • project and task management applications
  • industry-standard database systems and software

Learn more about your department

Computing facilities tour

Take a look around the facilities and equipment in the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University.


Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level.
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.


  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


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.

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
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Computer Technology For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Databases And Web Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Information Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Integrated Computing Projects Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Programming For Computing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Database Admin And Data Sources Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional Computing Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project Planning And Service Support Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: System Architectures And Design Principles Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Smart Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Web Analytics And Search Engine Optimisation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Web Application Design And Implementation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Data Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Devops Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Project (Computing) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Web Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Business Intelligence Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Cloud Computing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Designing Cloud-Based Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Knowledge Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: New Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Service Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Computing courses (PDF, 246.1KB)

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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