Taught course

Networking Professional (incorporating Cisco certificate training)

Sheffield Hallam University · Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Science

Entry requirements

You should have a good honours degree in computing or a related discipline such as communications or electronic engineering. If you do not have a good first degree we will consider your application if you have extensive work experience and other formal and professional qualifications in network related subjects. Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Combine academic study with professional qualifications on a course that offers both masters and Cisco certification. As part of the course you can take the associated Cisco exams to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) free of charge. You study intensively at the University for nine months followed a three month research project to develop the skills and qualifications needed to progress in the industry.

Designed for recent graduates and career-minded professionals.
• Combine Cisco training with masters level learning and teaching.
• Develop professional and managerial skills in IT systems in organisations.
• Complete a three month research project in an area that reflects your career interests.

Information for international students

Please visit our website at http://www.shu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit http://www.shu.ac.uk/international/scholarships-bursaries to find out more.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12-18 months months

Course contact details

Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences
+44 (0)114 225 5555