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Distributed Systems and Networks (Online), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Online
The Distributed Systems and Networks (Online) programme, offered by University of Hertfordshire, gives you strong technical expertise and practical skills in designing, managing and evaluating computer networks, distributed systems and system security, helping you develop a highly successful specialism. 

About

Why choose this course?

  • Gain a specialised master's degree in one year full-time or at a pace that suits you through online study
  • Flexible online learning allows you to fit study around your other commitments, without travel and accommodation costs.
  • Gain an internationally-recognised master's degree from the UK's University of Hertfordshire.
  • Benefit from the same academic standards and quality control procedures as our equivalent on campus course
  • We have an excellent track record in research, with half of our outputs rated at world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014, the most recent national assessment.

Careers

Our Distributed Systems and Networks (Online) programme, offered by University of Hertfordshire, is designed to give graduates the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research.

These courses will prepare you for a career in many areas including research, IT or software development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology 
  • Distributed Systems and Networks MSc Project 
  • Distributed Systems Security 
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking 
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking 
  • Advanced Database

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      16 Months; 1 Years
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      5 Years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

For admission to the MSc Distributed Systems and Networks, MSc Software Engineering or MSc E-Learning Technology:
  • a recent good Honours Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science or cognate discipline;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate sufficient competence in English to benefit from the Programme. This is normally demonstrated by recognised awards equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6.0 Candidates who do not satisfy these requirements will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8650 GBP per year 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: £720 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Funding

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