The course blends postgraduate level understanding with significant elements of Cisco CCNA, CCNP and Cisco security curriculums. This offers you a strong basis to extend your CV and obtain related certifications.
The Cisco Certification Exams themselves are not included in the MSc course but during your time here you will be offered additional support to obtain them, by qualified CCNP Cisco Certified Academy Instructors.
Learn the techniques associated with current networking practices, enabling you to develop and implement effective systems.
- Advanced network technology
- Network security
- Host-based forensics
- Routing technology
- Switching technology
- MSc dissertation
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, the Chartered Institute for IT.
Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.
Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.
With its emphasis on technical and
hands-on network technologies, this course will leave you well equipped for a
career in practical networking, ready to address real-life networking
situations and problems.
As computer networks are in use in
almost every industry and workplace, networking professionals are in demand.
You will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of areas across research,
education and training.
The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background Computer Science, Software Engineering, Communications Engineering or Network Computing in order to be eligible for the programme.
We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.
English language requirements
If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.
This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English, or your undergraduate degree was taught and examined in English (within two years of starting your postgraduate course). Check our country pages
to find out if this applies to you.
Our entry requirements indicate the minimum qualifications with which we normally accept students. Competition for places varies from year to year and you aren't guaranteed a place if you meet the minimum qualifications.
If your qualifications aren't listed above, visit our country pages to get entry requirements for your country.
Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery
We are committed to being as accessible as possible to anyone who wants to achieve higher education.
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