Advanced Computer Networks

University of Derby

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
14700 GBP/year
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Knowledge of networking is among the most sought-after skills in the computing industry today. Developed in consultation with leading employers, the MSc in Advanced Computer Networks at University of Derby equips you to make the most of the many career opportunities emerging for talented and forward-thinking network specialists.

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  • Build your practical skills in our dedicated Network Development Suite featuring the latest equipment
  • Learn from experienced computer network specialists and former industry professional
  • Tailor your studies to match your professional interests and career ambitions with an in-depth independent project on a theme of your choice
  • Prepare for a successful career in roles such as network engineer, network developer or network consultan
  • Gain a firm foundation for conducting high-level research leading to a PhD qualification

The Internet has become an indispensable part of many people’s daily lives. With computer networks forming the underlying infrastructure of the Internet, there is a growing demand for professionals who can keep our online experiences efficient, effective and safe.


The MSc Advanced Computer Networks delivers excellent employment and earnings potential. Your career prospects include working for network consultancy companies and providing in-house network design, support and management. There is also a growing demand for specialists in network security and network programming.

Alternatively, you could use your learning experiences on the MSc as the basis for undertaking further research leading to a PhD.


Choose an advanced course aligned to the crucial aspects of the industry-recognised CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Independent Scholarship
  • During this triple module, you will formulate, research and resolve a commercial IT problem, usually working with our industry partners to help focus attention on specific and real applications. 
  • You will present your findings and solution in the form of a masters-level dissertation that you can use to demonstrate your ability to apply your learningindependently and rigorously.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

An appropriate Honours degree (at least 2.2) or equivalent qualifications/experience in a computing discipline.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
UK/EU £875 per 20 credits (Full-time/Part-time)


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Advanced Computer Networks
University of Derby