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Computing (Computer Networks Engineering), M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
Northampton, United Kingdom
The postgraduate Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) programme from University of Northampton allows you to study computing at a greater depth, develop your research and analytical skills and complete an individual thesis investigating an area you are particularly interested in.

Overview

Course Details

While this pathway is mostly technical in focus, you will also learn about the business context and develop interpersonal skills that are vital to problem solving in business. You will have the opportunity to work towards professional qualifications to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

You will study six modules and complete a dissertation. Some of the optional modules are only offered according to staff availability and student interest.

Career Opportunities 

When you graduate from this Computing (Computer Networks Engineering) programme from University of Northampton you will be able to embark upon a range of careers in the broad IT and computing industry. There is a continuing demand for well-trained staff in this industry. 

Some examples of job roles indude: Computer Network Specialists/Consultant, Computer Network Architect, Computer and Information Systems Manager, Computer Hardware Engineer, Computer Support Specialist, Computer Research Scientist. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intelligent Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Databases 
  • Media Techniques 
  • Internet Programming
  • Internet Security 
  • Programming 
  • Specification Analysis and Design

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    380 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants will normally hold a recognised first or second class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in a relevant subject. We expect that you will have a working knowledge of computers and networks and it is essential that you have practical hands-on experience of at least one programming language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part Time £750 per 20 credit module

Living costs for Northampton

  • 796 - 1510 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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