Sheffield Hallam University
Information Technology Management MSc
Sheffield Hallam University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Course summary

  • Gain rounded knowledge with a mix of IT training and management theory.

  • Apply your skills on a course angled toward real-world scenarios.

  • Have the opportunity to work abroad — with the possibility of Erasmus funding being available for European placements.

  • Graduate as a competent, capable and employable IT management specialist.

  • Learn to develop, design and manage IT systems and technologies.

This course allows you to get ahead in this ever-changing and expanding field. We help you to think about technology and the ways it can be effectively implemented, with cutting-edge facilities and expert tutelage. You'll graduate ready for an exciting position in the IT industry. This course offers a two year work experience route including a placement of up to 12 months. How you learn On a flexible course of 12-36 months, you'll explore how IT supports business, and how business can improve through IT. With a mixture of practical and theoretical studies, you'll gain advanced knowledge and solid grounding for your future career; the course doesn't teach either pure computer science, business or theory - each module focusses on the real-world applicability of its teaching.

You learn through

  • our academic team

  • written coursework

  • projects

  • presentations

  • access to the latest learning materials via the learning centre

  • use of our virtual learning environment, Blackboard

  • wide-ranging learning technologies

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). Applied learning Live projects

You will have the opportunity to work on real, work-based projects supplied by an external company or emulated industry case studies. You will utilise your skills and knowledge from earlier studies of topics such as data integration, statistical modelling, big data and distributed systems, to situations of genuine complexity.

Networking opportunities

The teaching team make use of their research and industry connections to facilitate the inclusion of real work scenarios and case studies within the teaching materials of many of the modules.

Work Placement

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.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
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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.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Sheffield Hallam University is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

Founded in 1969, Sheffield Hallam University is located in the city of Sheffield, in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England. Sheffield is the UK's fifth largest urban centre, 60% of which consists of vibrant green spaces such as city parks, gardens and countryside. SHU prides itself on the important position it occupies in Sheffield as a pillar of the local economy, workforce, and infrastructure. This is reflected in the fact that almost half of this university’s enrolled students are from low-income backgrounds.

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