Computer science provides a deep understanding of practical applications of computation in areas ranging from programming language design to everyday software systems. This course is aimed at anyone who wants to become a programmer, understands and can build on the fundamental principles behind the software that underpins modern society.
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.
You are supported by placement tutors and a faculty placement team through the process of successfully getting a placement and then while on placement. Although a placement year is not mandatory, the department has a strong track record in finding placements.
The course includes a professional project which challenges you to solve real world problems, possibly with an external client, while developing team and project management skills.
Employers and industry practitioners are an influential part of the design, content and teaching of the course. The employability focus of the course is supported by frequent involvement of employers and IT professionals.
This course prepares you for a career in
computer-science related research and development
software development and engineering
mobile app development
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
Applicants with the following qualifications from India will be considered for entry on to undergraduate programmes
Standard XII with an average score of 65 per cent
HND qualifications will be considered for entry to the second or third year of a relevant undergraduate degree
Applicants who have completed the first year of an undergraduate degree at an Indian university may be considered for direct entry to Sheffield Hallam University undergraduate programmes.
For details of standard UCAS tariff points for undergraduate entry, please see the UG entry webpage.
Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from international school students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma and those achieving 28 points or more will usually be successful in obtaining an offer of a place on our undergraduate programmes. For information about IB points equivalencies against the UCAS tariff please visit the UCAS website.
English Language entry requirements are listed in the entry requirements section of the online prospectus. The information provided below is intended to help you understand the different English Language qualifications we will accept.
Courses at NQF Level 6 and above (includes BA, BSc, MA, MSc, MPhil, PhD)
We consider the following English language qualifications for courses at degree level (NQF Level 6) or above requiring
an IELTS for UKVI* 6.0 or equivalent entry requirement (*IELTS may be accepted if you do not require a Tier 4 student visa)
IELTS for UKVI*
IELTS for UKVI* 6.0
Listening: minimum level 5.5
Speaking: minimum level 5.5
Reading: minimum level 5.5
Writing: minimum level 5.5
Internet based 79
Listening: minimum level 17
Speaking: minimum level 20
Reading: minimum level 18
Writing: minimum level 17
Listening: minimum level 51
Speaking: minimum level 51
Reading: minimum level 51
Writing: minimum level 51
Cambridge IGCSE English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 and 0522)
Listening: minimum Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
Speaking: minimum Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
Reading: minimum Grade E
Writing: minimum Grade E
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