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Advanced Computer Networks, University of Derby, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Athens, Greece
Knowledge and skills in computer networks, the internet and mobile telecommunications are nowadays highly demanded in the market. This programme has been designed in cooperation with the employers and the industry of the field, so as to help students expand opportunities and advance their expertise.


It provides an integrated theoretical and research background of postgraduate level combined to practical experience in network design, management and development, thus giving the graduates plenty of employment opportunities.

Career prospects

Throughout the programme the graduates are taught the theory and laboratories of CCNA and CCNP certifications of Cisco, which they can obtain after a short preparation and exams. In this way they can enrich their MSc with the most powerful Network certifications demanded in the labour market.

After completing the programme, the graduates have plenty of employment opportunities:

  • Network professionals in consulting firms
  • Executives in businesses providing in-house programming services, network support and management
  • Network security managers
  • Network professionals (as self-employed)

If they wish to, they can also continue for a PhD.


  • University of Derby, U.K.
  • BAC (British Accreditation Council)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Securing Networks
  • Advanced Network Switching
  • Mobile & Wireless Networking
  • Advanced Network Routing
  • Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods
  • Network Management Concepts
  • Independent Scholarship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Copy of University level degree in a Computing related field OR copies of professional certifications and evidence of working experience in the field (translated into English)
  • Two (2) letters of reference
  • Certified copy of your identity card or passport
  • Four (4) photographs
  • CV/Resume
  • Good knowledge of English (IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 220 or equivalent)
  • Academic interview (optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5280 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5280 EUR 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.

Ways of settling annual tuition fees: 1. Cash with 10% discount on annual tuition fees 2. Installments via flexible financing programmes A. Via Mediterranean College Interest-free settlement of 9 monthly installments during each academic year B. Via credit card Up to 36 interest-free installments Alternative choices of settlement of tuition fees can be examined on a case by case basis.

Living costs for Athens

  • 595 - 760 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


Scholarship Programme for MC students GRANT SYSTEM

MC aiming at the development of its students rewards the best of them with a complete system of grants as follows:

  • 50% grant to the student with the best results in the first year of bachelor studies, since the average mark in the first year is at least 65%.
  • 50% grant to the student with the best results in the second year of achelor studies, since the average mark in the second year is at least 65%.
  • 35% grant to the student completing his/her bachelor studies with a 2.1 mark and continues with a postgraduate programme in the College.
  • 50% grant to each student completing his/her bachelor studies with a first class degree and continues with a postgraduate programme in the College.
  • 30% grant to 2 students on an HND programme completing their first year of studies with distinction, after proposal of the Board of Studies.


  • Grants are awarded to the students who succeed in the exam period of May-June and are valid for the fees of the next academic year.
  • Performance, conduct and regular attendance are factors contributing to someone being proposed for a grant to the Board of Studies.
  • Students are entitled to use their grant whenever they choose to register in the programme.
  • Students who have passed modules in other programmes are excluded from the grant system.

Scholarship programme for Prospective students

MCs Annual Programme of Scholarships

Greek Students

Within the framework of its Social Responsibility Programme, Mediterranean College, offers each year complete scholarships (up to 100% of tuition fees) to Institutions, Associations and Organisations.
The College applies a system of scholarships to all its prospective students. According to this, each candidate for undergraduate and postgraduate programs can receive a scholarship of between 400 and 2,000 euros. The criteria considered for awarding the scholarships are various: academic, professional, financial, social, athletic, etc.
The MC scholarship programme is available to all graduates of Universities/Colleges as well as to executives with experience. The application process is very simple and includes 3 stages:
1. Completion of Scholarship Application
2. Submission of Scholarship Application (by fax on +30 210 770 9450 or by e-mail at
3. Interview with the Academic Director
The deadline for the submission of scholarships is every 1st of June.
For further information regarding Mediterranean College scholarships for the following academic year, contact us on +30 210 8899600 or at
Each academic year Mediterranean College offers one full scholarship for every school of studies.

International Students (EU and NON EU)

Besides all the other scholarship programmes, Mediterranean College offers additional scholarships for International Students guaranteeing our leadership in hosting International students since 1995.
The programme includes one full scholarship for every school of studies and applies to EU and NON EU citizens that fulfil special criteria and requirements of academic excellence and innovation on research proposals.
For more information on the application process, contact the International Office. The deadline for the submission of scholarships for International Students is every 1st of June.

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