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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Considerable knowledge and skills in the practical application of network technologies. A good first degree, although we do consider applicants without a first degree based on their work experience and any other formal and professional qualifications they hold
  • Academic Title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert Networking Technologies and Management
  • Course description
    This course is for technically competent professionals working in the networking and/or distributed systems field, in industry, commerce or the public sector. It is for those who wish to study for a higher academic qualification and enhance their career prospects.

    It provides the opportunity for you to
    • broaden and deepen your specialist networking expertise
    • enhance and develop your professional, management and business skills

    Designed for working professionals, the course incorporates
    • flexible delivery. You study some modules at a distance while others incorporate a residential workshop where we expect you to attend the University (usually 4-5 days).
    • a choice of modules, which allows you to study those you feel are most appropriate and relevant. We provide a schedule each year from which you select the modules you want to study.
    • assessments strongly related to your work environment. This provides additional benefits to you and your employers.

    This course develops your existing specialist networking expertise whilst enhancing your professional, management and business skills.

    Associated careers

    We expect you to be already working in the field of networking.

    This course will enhance your career potential by equipping you with the necessary professional, management and technical skills to take on major roles of responsibility in your organisation.

    Successful students gain a thorough understanding of networking technologies and principles and strategic insight into the exploitation of these technologies for business benefit.

    Course content


    You study the core module called applied learning and study skills. This builds on your previous skills and experiences and prepares you for study at masters level.

    We group the remaining modules into three different strands and you choose options from each of these strands. You must study at least two modules from the networking strand and two modules from the management strand. The other three modules may be chosen from any of the strands.

    Networking Strand
    • broadband telecommunication • network management and security • network performance modelling and simulation • wireless networks • computer networks

    Management Strand
    • change management and systems implementation • commercial e-business concepts • innovating with technology • IT infrastructure decisions • strategic management • strategies, structures and systems

    Options Pool
    • online databases • principles and practice of web systems • IT principles and practice • specifying systems

    In the final stage of the course you take a supervised research project resulting in a dissertation. Alongside this you study a core module in research principles and practice to support your research work.

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