Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Web and Cloud Computing

The course is suitable for practicing IT professionals and recent graduates and offers a chance to gain the skills needed to develop a career in cloud computing. Students study the technical, commercial, legal and social aspects of cloud computing, giving them the knowledge and experience needed to progress quickly. Students also: learn how to apply cloud computing solutions to real business problems; build their own applications in the cloud using platforms such as Google App Engine, Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2; study the various cloud service layers, including software, platform and infrastructure.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in computing or a closely-related discipline, with an overall average of at least 60 per cent or equivalent; applications are considered from students who do not have a relevant degree but have at least 1 year's direct work experience in computing or a closely related discipline; applicants should have some knowledge of computer programming, networking, databases and web technology. For applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: cloud technologies; cloud applications; social and economic aspects of the cloud; cloud security; network security; intelligent web applications; handling data in the cloud; study skills for professionals; industrial expertise; research practice and principles.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through coursework.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science, Postgraduate Programmes Office
Telephone number: 
0114 225 4234