Everything you need to know...
- 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.
This course is designed for graduates of other subjects who want to gain employment in the lucrative IT industry. This part 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
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.
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
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.
This course prepares you for a career in
- database development
- web application development
- big data
- software consultancy
- database design and development
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
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
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.
|Module: Computer Programming||Credits: 15||
|Module: Introduction To Databases And Big Data||Credits: 15||
|Module: Advanced Data Management Project||Credits: 45||
|Module: System Design And Development Project||Credits: 45||
|Module: Industrial Expertise||Credits: 15||
|Module: Introduction To Web Development||Credits: 15||
|Module: Study Skills And Project Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Skills And Dissertation||Credits: 60||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £8,490 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† 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.
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, 240.6KB)
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