Taught course

Advanced Computer Networking

Glasgow Caledonian University · School of Engineering and Built Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold: A 2nd class honours degree or above from a UK university or equivalent in Computer Science or cognate discipline OR An Honours degree in Science/Engineering discipline together with Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to pursue careers as network professionals.

Accredited by the BCS, the professional body for IT within the UK and a Chartered Engineering Institute. The BCS develop and maintain standards in educational qualifications that provide an appropriate foundation for those who wish to follow a career in computing or information systems. The programme is recognised as a further learning element for the Chartered IT Professional (CITP), the BCS’s own chartered qualification and, additionally, as meeting the academic qualifications required for a Chartered Engineer (CEng). It also covers many of the topics required within Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and you will be well placed to progress to this at the end of the Masters programme.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 6.0 with no single element below 5.5; or equivalent. Scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions will be made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.

Fees and funding

Part funding of PgD awards may be available from SAAS to eligible full-time candidates. The period developing the MSc Dissertation is not funded.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Modules taught: Advanced Routing; Simulation of Computer Networks; Switching; Research & Project Methods; Ethics & Technology; Telephony; Technology & Environmental Management; Secure Converged WAN; Optimising Converged Networks & QOS. MSc Project.


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Professional practice20

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)141 331 8630