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Course content

Advanced Networking focuses on design and development, covering enterprise topologies, wireless configurations, network security and forensics, cloud computing, internet of things and server infrastructures. Based on leading-edge network research, we provide you with the techniques to constantly extend and update your knowledge and thinking on networking theory, practice and research, helping you to keep up to date well into your future networking career.

Blending hands-on technical knowledge with theoretical understanding, this course uses our well-equipped labs to provide you with direct access to advanced routers, switches, ISP emulators, VoIP telephony systems and wireless devices. Learn the techniques associated with current networking practices, enabling you to develop and implement effective systems.

What you'll learn

The course blends postgraduate level understanding with significant elements of Cisco CCNA, CCNP and Cisco security curriculums. This offers you a strong basis to extend your CV and obtain related certifications.The Cisco Certification Exams themselves are not included in the MSc course but during your time here you will be offered additional support to obtain them, by qualified CCNP Cisco Certified Academy Instructors. Learn the techniques associated with current networking practices, enabling you to develop and implement effective systems.


• Advanced network technology
• Network security
• Host-based forensics
• Routing technology
• Switching technology
• Advanced cloud and network forensics
• MSc dissertation

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


With its emphasis on technical and hands-on network technologies, this course will leave you well equipped for a career in practical networking, ready to address real-life networking situations and problems. As computer networks are in use in almost every industry and workplace, networking professionals are in demand. You will have the opportunity to work in a wide range of areas across research, education and training.

Study mode

This is a full-time course studied over one year. It requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. As a full-time student you'll take three 20 credit modules per trimester for the first two trimesters, and then complete a Project. This course is also available part-time, with one or two modules studied per trimester.

See the website for full-time http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/mscpgdippgcert-advanced-networking-postgraduate-fulltime
See the website for part-time http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/mscpgdippgcert-advanced-networking-postgraduate-parttime

How to apply


Fees and Funding

We have lots of funding options available such as the postgraduate tuition fee loan for Scottish & EU students, specifics scholarships for students from North or South America, Asia and Africa, as well as bursaries & grants for those closer to home in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Please see our website for up-to-date information about fee and funding and what you could be eligible for.

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

Information for International Students

For applications whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, with no individual component score of less than 5.5 or equivalent. We also offer a range of pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme. Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Visit the MSc Advanced Networking page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!




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