Update and develop your understanding of how to design, develop and manage IT systems, processes and technologies on this masters course. You develop your technical knowledge, expertise and management understanding to an advanced level through practical and theoretical study of the latest tools and techniques relevant to employers in industry, commerce and the public sector.
This course introduces you to the modern theories and skills used to design, develop and manage IT systems, processes and technologies. You learn how to apply your IT knowledge and skills to the development and management of software and web systems.
The course provides you with
• knowledge and understanding of modern approaches to software and system development
• practical experience and theoretical knowledge of IT tools and techniques
• knowledge of IT management theory, skills and methods
• academic, professional and communication skills.
We support your independent learning through
• our academic team
• access to the latest learning materials via the learning centre
• use of our virtual learning environment, Blackboard, and other learning technologies.
On this course you enhance your skills as an IT professional, increasing your employment potential and career opportunities in the IT industry.
2017 entry requirements
Normally you need
• a good honours degree which includes significant aspects of IT, typically 2.2 or above, from a UK university or equivalent from overseas university
We will also consider applicants do not meet these academic criteria but who have several years' experience in expert, managerial or senior IT roles. 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
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.
International and European entry qualifications
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.
Full-time – typically 12 months or 18 months
Part-time – typically 36 months
Typical modules may include
• study and research principles • industrial expertise (includes a work-based project) • dissertation
• web application design and modelling • logical database development • enterprise systems
• project management • organisational dynamics • information systems consultancy • IT infrastructure decisions
The course contains a mixture of business and IT modules. It is aimed at students who want to develop their knowledge and careers in directions where it is important to have a good understanding of both how IT supports business, and what business needs to understand about IT.
Career routes followed by former students are varied. They include • project management • business • data • research analysts • software development • digital marketing roles.
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Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £6,300 for the course
Part-time study should be calculated pro rata.
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £6,400 for the course
Part-time study should be calculated pro rata
2016/17 academic year
Typically £12,500 for the course
2017/18 academic year
Typically £13,250 for the course
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.
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and student Regulations.