Applicants require an Honours Degree (2.2 or above) or advanced qualification in Computer Science or cognate discipline from a UK University or recognised overseas institution, or industrial experience in Computer Networking and an Honours Degree.
For International applicants, we ask that you hold an Academic IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (no element less than 5.5). For full information please visit our International page.
Cisco CCNA is recommended.
Graduates will undertake a range of tasks associated with networking in organisations and will be capable of developing sophisticated solutions to networking and security problems.
They may be required to manage teams of network associates/engineers within an enterprise environment either on a small or large-scale project.
In order to achieve this, they will require a significant technical understanding of the issues arising and have an appreciation of the complexity of the tasks.
Within an SME, a senior member of the development staff with both development and management duties often fulfils this role and a significant aspect of the programme is the development of the necessary management skills for this purpose.
As either a senior network engineer or manager, the graduate would be expected to demonstrate their initiative and be able to use their research skills to rapidly adapt to the demands of new technology.
It is expected that graduates would seek positions such as:
Senior Network Engineers
Network Support Engineers
It is possible to complete this programme of study without any additional costs.
Students may wish to purchase materials for modules, such as major project but this is not a requirement and will have no bearing on the final grade.
Students who wish to undertake Cisco or EC Council certification training may be required to pay £150 (CCNP) or £300 (EC Council certification).
Students who wish to pursue Cisco and EC Council industry certification would incur additional costs to cover the exam fees.
All Cisco exams must be booked via Pearson VUE testing centre. By successfully completing the Cisco Academy course you may be eligible for a discount voucher.
The EC Council certification exam can be taken at the University with an additional fee of £300 per exam.
Bursary / Scholarship Information
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.