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International: £13,250 per year
- Develop useful academic, computing and IT grounding as preparation for undergraduate study.
- Pass directly onto one of Sheffield Hallam's specialised computing degrees after one year.
- Benefit from an innovative course that allows you to develop your skillset in up-to-date technologies.
- Enhance a range of soft skills, develop confident communication skills and reflect on your progress.
- Work individually and collaboratively, under the guidance of dedicated staff.
This course provides you with a solid base on which to base your undergraduate studies. You'll learn valuable computing and professional skills and, upon completion, will pass directly onto one of our specialist computing degrees.
How you learn
The course is based around both practical and theoretical study, and structured as a sequence of projects. We call these pathways, and they allow you to decide which topic you'd like to pursue at degree level. While undertaking the projects you will learn how to work effectively in a team, identify and develop a range of professional and personal skills, use research methods and study skills, and apply project management techniques to your group projects.
You learn through:
- project-led activities
- practical sessions
- lectures and seminars
- delivering training sessions
Course leaders and tutors
Throughout the course, you'll work on projects which have useful real-world application. These are updated regularly to reflect trends and improvements to the given technology, but might include topics such as
- mobile app programming
- cyber security
- arino / raspberry pi programming
- LEGO Serious Play
- website development
- database for business
- network management and hardware configuration
This year prepares you for a range of computing degree courses that develop your computing, personal and specialist skills, which you can use to apply to computing and technology associated industries.
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 may work with technologies such as
- LEGO technic programming
- HTML and CSS
- PCs and hardware
- networks and security
- mobile apps
GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade C or 4.
48 UCAS points, including at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
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'.
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Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year.
† 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.
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)
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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