Taught course

Network Computing

Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

Entry requirements

To enter the course you need to have one of the following: A good honours degree or an equivalent qualification A relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard, eg BCS Professional Graduate Diploma, CEng, An unclassified degree plus at least two years further study or professional experience. If you have no formal qualifications but have professional business or industrial experience, we will consider your application on its merits. Applicants whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


The Network Computing MSc course covers technological, operational and strategic aspects of distributed and networked computer systems with core modules of study including support issues and the design of software.

The course explores network and distributed computing issues in a range of application areas including multimedia, databases, usability and information security.

Why choose this course?

The options available allow you to explore network communications in a range of applications.

Accredited by the British Computer Society.

Research carried out in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing was recognised as world-leading in the Research Assessment Exercise 2008.

What will I learn?

This course has two parts, the taught modules and Masters project.

Successful completion of the taught modules, which involves eight single modules of study, leads to the award of postgraduate diploma and, if the appropriate performance is achieved, allows progression onto the Masters project.

Taught modules

  • Computer architectures and principles (double),
  • internet and information security (double),
  • network planning and management (double),
  • research methods.

plus two more modules chosen from a wide range of options available to allow individuals to tailor their programme to meet specific needs and interests.

Masters project

The final stage of this course requires the completion of a masters project, which must relate directly to the subject being studied. To complete this successfully students will develop a sound capability to carry out research. The project can be conducted either as a placement in an external organisation or working with one of the University research groups.

The MSc project serves to integrate, apply and further develop the different aspects within the taught part of the programme.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations17
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice33
Dissertation (12000 words)

Course contact details

UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44(0)24 7765 4321
+44 (0)24 7688 8609