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Year of Entry 2019/20
MSc

Computing

Full-time Computing

A course enhanced by real-life project experience for non-computing graduates wanting to pursue a career in the IT industry.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,200 for the course
International: £13,500 for the course
How long will I study? 1 Year / 2 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Gain knowledge of key computing topics then have the opportunity to specialise in a subject relevant to the current job market.
  • Take advantage of opportunities for real industrial work experience on live projects for real clients.
  • Gain awareness of contemporary IT practices and the structure and demands of the global computing industry.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroadErasmus funding is available for European placements.

This course is designed for graduates of other subjects who want to gain employment in the lucrative IT industry. This full time, one-year taught course covers a range of topics and presents you with a variety of optional modules to enhance skills in the area of your choice. This course offers a two year work experience route including a placement of up to 12 months.

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Dan Skelton

'The MSc Computing course gave me a range of skills covering project management, software development and data management- all of which contribute towards my current role as a software developer. '

Dan Skelton, MSc Computing, 2018 graduate

How you learn

Watch course leader Dr Tonderai Maswera talk about this course.

You are introduced to a broad range of computing topics including programming, web development, project management, databases and computer hardware. In the second semester you're presented with an opportunity to select and specialise in one of a number relevant of areas.

You learn through:

  • recommended reading
  • problem-based learning
  • analysis and synthesis
  • individual and group activities
  • research
  • presentations
  • personal research and development project
  • technical development work
  • portfolio

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Tonderai Maswera
Tonderai Maswera
Senior Lecturer

Dr Maswera is a Senior Lecturer in Business Computing

Applied learning

Live projects

This course gives you the opportunity to develop practical computing skills by working on live projects for real clients or emulated industry case studies.

Working in a small team, you will develop industrial-strength solutions to complex industry problems. You will get the opportunity to investigate client requirements, design appropriate solutions then implement these as well as test them to ensure they are fit for purpose.

Networking opportunities

The teaching team make use of their research and industry connections for the inclusion of real work scenarios and case studies within the teaching materials of many of the modules.

Work Placement

You will have the opportunity to go on a work placement for up to 12 months. You are supported in finding placements and can apply for a vacancy as you would like a job. There are dedicated sessions to support you in CV writing, interview skills and job applications.

The placement starts during the summer of your second year and most are paid. Apply for the placement route by selecting the two year course length.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • database development
  • web application development
  • big data
  • software consultancy
  • database design and development

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Sky
  • PlusNet
  • Sumo Digital
  • Jet2.com

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
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • modern IT equipment, labs and software

Entry requirements

All students

Normally you need a 2:2 honours degree or above in any discipline from a UK university or equivalent from an overseas university. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

We also consider applicants who do not meet these academic criteria but have several years' experience and a keen interest in computing.

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

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
Module: Computer Programming And Web Development Credits: 15
Module: Industrial Expertise Credits: 15
Module: Introduction To Databases And Big Data Credits: 15
Module: Introduction To Technology And Computer Hardware Credits: 15
Module: Postgraduate Placement Credits: -
Module: Research Skills And Dissertation Credits: 60
Module: Study Skills And Project Management Credits: 15
Module: System Design And Development Project Credits: 45
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced Data Management Project Credits: 45

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £7,200 for the course.

† 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 £13,500 for the course.

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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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How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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