Taught course

Computer Science

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science

Entry requirements

You need a first degree in software engineering, computer science or a related subject. We will accept alternative degree subjects if you can demonstrate adequate programming skills. 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.

Months of entry


Course content

Study a course designed for computing graduates who want to follow a career in the software industry. You gain the knowledge and skills to write complex software, with a focus on C++ programming language. A placement module gives you practical experience working with real clients on development projects.

• Study in well-resourced IT laboratories with the latest industry tools.
• Complete a work placement with companies such as IBM and PlusNet.
• Learn the programming techniques used to develop modern software.
• Gain the consultancy and client-facing skills to succeed in the industry.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months including placement months

Course contact details

Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
+44 (0)114 225 5555