Taught course

Computer Networks and Security

University of Wales Trinity Saint David · School of Applied Computing

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirements for admission to the MSc programme are: an Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline; for graduates of non-UK universities, sufficient command of spoken and written English to meet the demands of the programme (e.g. TOEFL 550 or equivalent). The very nature of the programme is such that candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Computer Networking is a very significant topic of study and a Computer Networks programme has been offered by the School of Applied Computing for many years. This current programme provides the opportunity to gain in-depth, practical knowledge and skills in the specialist area of computer networking. It has been developed in response to a demand for personnel equipped with the skills needed to design, implement and troubleshoot an enterprise computer network infrastructure.

We are the only university in Wales to include the material required for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) qualification within our MSc programme. This allows you to work towards this internationally recognised qualification alongside your MSc degree.

The course has been designed to meet the increasing demand of network professionals within the industry and is taught by research-active academics. The course is suitable primarily for science and technology graduates who have some prior knowledge of computing and/or networking and who wish to specialise in computer networking. The main themes covered by the programme are; routing and switching; latest trends in networking; network design and security.

The modules Implementing IP routing and IP Switched Networks focus on the “Routing and Switching” theme within enterprise networks. These modules are blended with Cisco CCNP curriculum. The “Latest Trends in Networking” and “Network Design” themes are introduced in the Emerging Network Technologies module. This focuses on the latest trends in the networking industry such as mobile IP, cloud, architecture, VoIP, 4G/5G etc.

The “Security” theme is introduced in the Network Security module and emphasises various threats/attacks on an enterprise network, and implementing countermeasures to secure the networking infrastructure.


  • Emerging Network Technologies
  • Implementing IP Routing
  • IP Switched Networks
  • Leadership and Management
  • Network Security
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
18-24 months

Course contact details

Dr Kapilan Radhakrishnan