Data Centre Leadership and Management, M.A.

Data Centre Leadership and Management, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • English (schedule IELTS)
University rank #301 (WUR) Online
The MA Data Centre Leadership and Management brings together the expertise of CNet Training and Anglia Ruskin University to create a unique programme to advance data centre professionals worldwide.


Become part of the elite group of data centre professionals across the globe with our Masters Degree (MA) in Data Centre Leadership and Management.

Data centres are complex facilities that are expected to deliver financial results and faultless service in a context of rapidly changing technologies, business pressures and environmental expectations.

In order to achieve this, data centres need highly capable leaders and managers – individuals who are capable of dealing with business complexity and technological change with the knowledge and skills to ensure their teams deliver against consistently challenging objectives.

To date, no other university course on the market has been designed to develop leadership and management specifically for the data centre industry, and so this is the first programme to offer data centre professionals contextualised leadership and management education at a post-graduate level.

This course the result of an extensive consultation with the data centre industry. Topics have been selected on the basis of feedback from the industry and data centre professionals will be involved with delivering the programme, alongside our own specialist academics the Lord Ashcroft International Business School and the Faculty of Science and Technology.

This course is based around your professional work in order to ensure that the learning is relevant and can be applied to your workplace. Delivery of the programme is through our online Virtual Learning Environment, meaning you can study at time that suits you, as well as communicating with your tutors and fellow students wherever your are in the world.


Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Data Centre Leadership
  • Finance for Decision Making
  • Sustainable Design for High Capacity Data Centres
  • Data Centre Infrastructure Management, Security and Disaster Recovery
  • HRM and Organisational Capability Development
  • Decision Making in Critical Services
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

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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Academic Requirements

This postgraduate degree is suited to leaders and senior managers working in data centre facilities. We will consider all applications individually, taking into account each applicant’s experience and qualifications.

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • Work in a data centre facility

And have either or both:

  • Qualifications: A first or second class degree from a UK university, or equivalent from an overseas university


  • Experience: At least two years at middle or senior management level in a data centre context.

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 Applies to you

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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