Taught course

Data Telecommunications Networks

University of Salford · School of Computing, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

An honours degree (second-class or above) in an appropriate subject, such as electronic or electrical engineering, computer science or physics. Other subjects with a high technical content will be considered individually. This course is for students who want to become trained professionals in computer network and modern telecommunications fields. You will usually have a first degree in computer science, electronic or electrical engineering, telecommunications or physics. You must also have recent programming experience, either as part of your final year of study, as part of your degree project or during work experience. We may also accept you if you have significant industry experience in telecommunications and networking such as working on the design and implementation of networks and data in a telecommunications organisation. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). For further details, contact the School.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

3 good reasons to study Data Telecommunications Networks at Salford:

  • Great employment prospects in a large and growing industry for good graduates
  • Your will be based at MediaCityUK
  • The teaching and topics of this course are closely aligned to a top research centre at the University

Course Summary

This course is for students who want to become professionals in computer networks and modern telecommunications fields.

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of techniques used to transmit digital information, modern computer network design and operation, communication protocols and the importance of standards and regulatory issues

These subjects are supplemented by modules in technical and administration management techniques and by an industry-sponsored seminar course.

MSc students also undertake an individual project.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English- IELTS 6.0 band score (with no element below 5.5) or above are proof of this.

Fees and funding

2014- 2015:

Fees 2014-15

Full-time £5,950

Part-time £922 per 30 credits

Full-time International £12,800

Full-time PgDip £3,968

Fees 2015-16

Full-time £6,070

Part-time £1,012 per 30 credits

Full-time International £13,050

Full-time PgDip £4,048

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646