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Computer Networking, M.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

As the demand for specialists in the computer networking industry continues to grow, the programme will support you to develop the specialist technical and consultative skills required to progress to higher technical and managerial positions within businesses, or work towards doctoral study.

Concentrating on practical networking rather than abstract concepts or theories in data communications, the Computer Networking programme offered by the Wrexham Glyndwr University is centred around real-world network problem-solving, the planning, design and development of network services and infrastructures,plus the  use and application of current and emerging hardware and protocols.

For your dissertation, you will be expected to investigate cutting-edge technologies, implement and test novel networking solutions, or develop or analyse original network applications.

Careers

Successful completion of the course enables you to put greater focus on your future career in the field of Computer Networking or the educational paths. You will have the knowledge and competence necessary to continue to develop professionally in the workplace. You might take the opportunity to progress to higher-level academic investigation.

It is expected that you will be able to gain employment at higher technical and managerial levels, develop particular specialist technical and consultative skills, and be capable of embarking upon Doctoral level study. 

Previous students have found employment as:

  • Computing Consultants
  • Network Engineer / Management in large Internet companies
  • Continued Research to PhD level
  • Teaching in 6th Form Colleges

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods
  • Future & Emerging Technology
  • Networking Hardware and Software
  • Networking Techniques & Technologies
  • Network Protocols & Algorithms
  • Remote Access & Security
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • We advise international students to apply as early as possible to allow us sufficient time to process your application.
  • 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
    180 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: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second 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

  • The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. 
  • In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12504 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5748 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5750 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • Part time fees: EU/EEA - 2,825 GBP per year.

Living costs for Wrexham

  • 500 - 800 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

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