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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Computer Science (International) (1 year top-up)

Full-time Computing

Build on your existing international computing qualifications to gain an honours degree in just one year.

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What is the fee? International/EU: £14,415 per year
How long will I study? 1 Year
Where will I study? City Campus
What is the UCAS code? A002
When do I start? September 2022

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Course summary

  • 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

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.

The combination of learning methods across the course allow you to develop a range of skills through problem-solving activities, practical implementations and teamwork, allowing you to take an active approach to learning and encouraging self-development.

You learn through

  • hands-on tutorials
  • workshops
  • discussions
  • self-study

Course leaders and tutors

Mohammad Rezai
Mohammad Rezai
Senior Lecturer in Business Computing, International Student Coordinator for the college and Link Tutor

Senior Lecturer in Business Computing, International Student Coordinator for the college and Link Tutor at Sheffield Hallam

Applied learning

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • computer-science related research and development
  • software development and engineering
  • mobile app development
  • web development
  • security
  • databases
  • 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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • specialist computing laboratories

Entry requirements

All students

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'.


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.

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Web Technologies Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Application Design And Development Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Practical Project - Computer Application Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Professional And Study Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £14,415 per year.

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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.

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How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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