Taught course

Data Communication Networks

Aston University · School of Engineering and Applied Science

Entry requirements

A good first or second class Honours Degree from a UK academic organisation in a relevant engineering field, science or closely related discipline. Qualifications from outside the UK or a combination of qualifications and/or experience will also be considered. The MSc Admissions Officer can provide advice on whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours Degree required. International students whose native language is not English will also need to demonstrate English Language ability (e.g. IELTS 6.5, TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to provide the students, who will already have a technical background, with a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the inside of modern computer and data networks.

It is designed to provide students with the requisite specialist knowledge and skills to develop and manage current systems and to adapt with the changing face of data network technology. To ensure its continuing relevance the programme is monitored by a steering committee which includes representatives from major employers.

Information for international students

A limited number of international Scholarships are available, subject to the fulfilment of academic and other eligibility criteria. For up-to-date information please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

MSc Admissions Officer
+44 (0)121 204 3668
+44 (0)121 204 3676