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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Computer Science

Full-time Computing

Computer science provides a deep understanding of scientific and practical applications of computation in areas from programming language design to everyday software systems.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 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? G400
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Student satisfaction

This course scored 97% for overall satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey.

Course summary

  • Learn the skills you need to write the software of tomorrow.
  • Develop complex software and systems using analytical and mathematical approaches.
  • Understand the fundamental principles behind the software that powers our world.

Computer science provides a deep understanding of practical applications of computation in areas ranging from programming language design to everyday software systems. This course is aimed at anyone who wants to become a programmer, understands and can build on the fundamental principles behind the software that underpins modern society.


Student View

Watch student James Kirk talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Michael Meredith talk about this course.


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

Michael Meredith
Michael Meredith
Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia

Michael is a senior lecture on the BSc Computer Science degree at Sheffield Hallam University, were he teaches programming, computer architecture and practical algor … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a 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.

You are supported by placement tutors and a faculty placement team through the process of successfully getting a placement and then while on placement. Although a placement year is not mandatory, the department has a strong track record in finding placements.

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

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • IBM
  • Clock Digital
  • PlusNet
  • Servelec Group
  • Next
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.

Accreditation

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/Chartered Scientist.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

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

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

You are introduced to the major programming languages, including

  • C/C++
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • C#
  • SQL

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.

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade B or 5

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 18 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 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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Algorithms And Data Structures 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Fundamentals Of Computer Architecture Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mathematics For Computer Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Professionalism And Project Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Systems Modelling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Algorithms And Data Structures 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Database Systems For Software Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Fundamentals Of Programming Languages Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Group Software Development Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Object-Oriented Programming For Computer Science Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Software Engineering: Concepts And Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Case Studies In Software Design Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Concurrent And Parallel Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Functional Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Project (Technical Computing) Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applications: Architectures And Frameworks Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Computer Graphics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Effective C++ Programming Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Machine Learning Algorithms And Heuristics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Mobile Applications Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Programming "Things" Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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 students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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)

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