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International/EU: £14,460 or £15,660 (with work experience) for the course
- 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 work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being 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 course covers a range of topics and presents you with a variety of optional modules to enhance skills in the area of your choice.
'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
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How you learn
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
- personal research and development project
- technical development work
There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).
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.
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.
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.
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
- Sumo Digital
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.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
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
- modern IT equipment, labs and software
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'.
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.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|Module: Computer Programming||Credits: 15|
|Module: Industrial Expertise||Credits: 15|
|Module: Introduction To Databases And Big Data||Credits: 15|
|Module: Introduction To Web Development||Credits: 15|
|Module: Postgraduate Placement||Credits: -|
|Module: Research Skills And Dissertation||Credits: 60|
|Module: Study Skills And Project Management||Credits: 15|
|Module: Advanced Data Management Project||Credits: 45|
|Module: System Design And Development Project||Credits: 45|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course without a placement. Or £9,690 with a placement.
† 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/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £14,460 for the course without work experience placement or £15,660 with work experience placement.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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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