M.Sc. On Campus

Computer Science (Computer Networks and Security)

Staffordshire University

13 months
14500 GBP/year
9085 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Computer Science (Computer Networks and Security) at Staffordshire University prepares students to become highly trained networking/security professionals with the ability to adapt to the ever-changing corporate network environment.


The Computer Science (Computer Networks and Security) program offered by Staffordshire University gives you the skills that you need to progress in your future career as a network specialist. These skills aren’t limited to practical skills either, we include an in-depth theoretical knowledge of security policies and mitigation techniques, to ensure you are always one step ahead of the game.

We'll prepare you for your Cisco CCNP qualification, as well as giving you opportunities to network with our contacts and guest speakers from our industry partners and collaborators. Many of these offer work shadowing or short work experience opportunities where you will be able to enhance your employability, which may lead to further graduate prospects.


After completing the Computer Networks and Security MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  • Network security specialist
  • Network security analyst
  • Network consultant
  • Network infrastructure engineer
  • Network security operations

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Professional Routed Networks 
  • Virtualisation 
  • Professional Switched Networks 
  • Operating Security System 
  • Research Methods 
  • Enterprise Cloud Computing in the AWS Environment 
  • Professional Secure Networks 
  • Network Troubleshooting 
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 25 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above in a related computing discipline, Telecommunications or electronics/communications from a UK University or the international equivalent.

  • If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP per year during 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9085 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9085 GBP per year during 13 months.
  • Full-time distance learning: All students - £9,085 per course
  • Part-time: EU/EEA - £4,523. per year  
  • Part-time distance learning: All students - £4,523. per year 

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

550 - 850 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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