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Internet and Distributed Systems - MSc

Course Description

The Internet and Distributed Systems course will help you design and build secure, scalable internet applications and reusable software components.

This is a practical course which focuses on the development of applications and the management of data in a distributed environment.

An emphasis on practical issues and the current technologies used in the development of internet and distributed systems gives you the opportunity to conduct in-depth research into a specific issue in this area of computing. This dedicated preparation for a real role offers University of Brighton students an advantage when seeking employment within the computing industry.


Scholarships are available for this course. Please click the link below for more information.

Course structure

Modules include both teaching periods and coursework activities.

All modules are designed to support both varied learning through workshops, seminars, lectures and group exercises, and the application of developed skills through assessed coursework.

As part of the course, you will also undertake a project that explores creative solutions to internet and distributed systems-related problems.


You will study five core modules and select two modules from a range of options.

Optional modules allow you to specialise in the aspects of the course that interest you the most.


Distributed Systems Principles
Internet Application Development
Enterprise Applications Development
Research Methods


Algorithms and Computability
Intelligent Systems
Specification, Verification and Validation
Architectures and Integration
Interaction Design and Evaluation Process
Systems Analysis and Design
Intellectual Property Law
The Business and the Information System


Graduates take up positions such as software engineers, web developers, systems designers, database developers, and systems architects.

The research skills at the centre of the course give Brighton graduates a real advantage when approaching the job market.

Visit the Internet and Distributed Systems - MSc page on the University of Brighton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Either a good honours degree with a major computing content or three years industrial experience gained in a software development environment and a good honours degree. For non-native speakers of English:6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements, or equivalent qualification.

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