Taught course

Computer Networking

Wrexham Glyndwr University · Wrexham Glyndwr University

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Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for the MSc programme is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Months of entry


Course content

Take your hands-on computer networking skills to the next level with our industry-focused course. As the demand for specialists in the computer networking industry continues to grow, this course will support you to develop the specialist technical and consultative skills required to progress to higher technical a d managerial positions within businesses, or work towards doctoral study.

Concentrating on practical networking rather than abstract concepts or theories in data communications, the programme is centred around real-world network problem-solving, the planning, design and development of network services and infrastructures,plus the use and application of current and emerging hardware and protocols.

For your dissertation, you will be expected to investigate cutting-edge technologies, implement and test novel networking solutions, or develop or analyse original network applications.

  • Opportunity to study Computer Networking in-depth
  • Lecture/tutorial and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich online materials allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches
  • Taught by staff leading research into the areas of the internet and computer networks
  • Research activities are associated with the University’s research centre
  • Learning progresses from design and building small networks to the techniques required for large public networks
  • Options to complete external Cisco Certification qualifications

As with most masters programmes this has 2 parts, a taught part followed by a dissertation.

Students study 6 core modules of 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation, making a total of 180 credits. All modules are core.

For the Networking modules assessment is through a range of individual and group work and coursework techniques including; practical work, on-line tests, reports on lab-based problems, and assignments using case studies.


  • Postgraduate Study & Research Methods
  • Networking Hardware and Software
  • Networking Techniques & Technologies
  • Remote Access & Security
  • Network Protocols & Algorithms
  • Technological Horizon-Scanning
  • Dissertation

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Information for international students

If you are an international student please visit the countries pageand select your country to see the relevant academic and English language entry requirements.

Fees and funding

The fees you pay and the support available may depend on a number of different factors. Full information can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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