Everything you need to know...
- Build on your existing knowledge of computing to gain an honours degree in just one year.
- Develop the skills to progress to masters-level study at universities worldwide.
- Gain experience of working on live industry projects and attend industry speaker lectures.
If you hold an HND or equivalent qualification in computing from outside the UK, this course offers you the opportunity to develop your skills and gain an honours degree through one year of full-time study.
How you learn
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer in Business Computing, International Student Coordinator for the faculty and Link Tutor at Sheffield Hallam
<p><strong>Live projects </strong></p>
<p>The course includes a professional project which challenges you to solve real world problems, possibly with an external client, while developing team and project management skills.</p>
<p><strong>Networking opportunities </strong></p>
<p>Employers and industry practitioners are an influential part of the design, content and teaching of the course. The employability focus of the course is supported by frequent involvement of employers and IT professionals.</p>
This course prepares you for a career in
- computer-science related research and development
- software development and engineering
- mobile app development
- web development
- project management
You can also go on to postgraduate study to deepen your understanding of programming.
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- specialist computing laboratories.
BTEC HND courses in a Computing discipline that contains programming (9 modules at merit or above) or SQA HND courses in a Computing discipline that contains programming (Grade "B" or above in all modules) or equivalent qualifications.
English language equivalent to overall IELTS 6.0 (No less than 5.5 in each area). Applicants with a lower score must successfully complete and English pre-sessional course at SHU.
This course is specifically for students whose entry qualifications were studied at an overseas institution, or in an overseas context - for example by Distance Learning from a UK institution while resident overseas.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 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'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19
|Module: Advanced Web Technologies||Credits: 20||
|Module: Application Design And Development||Credits: 40||
|Module: Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Practical Project - Computer Application||Credits: 20||
|Module: Professional And Study Skills||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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)
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