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MSc / PG Dip Data Telecommunication Networks

Course Description

This course is for students who want to become trained professionals in computer network 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. MSc students also undertake an individual project.

Key benefits:

• 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

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/data-telecommunication-networks

Suitable for

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.

Programme details

This course covers a comprehensive range of topics split in to four large modules worth 30 credits each plus the MSc Project.

External speakers from blue-chip and local companies will give seminars to complement your learning, that will be real-world case studies related to the subjects you are studying in your modules. These are designed to improve the breadth of your learning and often lead to ideas that you can develop for your MSc Project.


Teaching will be in the form of lectures, individual and group class work, plus topical and relevant participative class discussions and critical evaluation using case studies

Laboratories will be used to provide you with hand-on experience of using and setting up network systems. Tutorials will be used to give you practice in solving theoretical and design problems associated with network technologies and network systems.

Module titles

• Network Technologies, Architecture and Design
• Research Methods and Project Management
• Network Programming and Simulation
• Wireless and Mobile Technologies
• MSc Project


Over the programme, the assessment of the taught modules is as follows:

- Examinations - 50%
- Coursework and Assignments - 50%

Career potential

Graduates with experience of computer network systems and digital communications are in demand in all industrial and commercial sectors.

The employment record for the MSc is good, with students obtaining jobs in traditional telecommunication companies, software development companies and companies in the service and commercial sectors.

Typical jobs range from network design engineers, network maintenance, software development, systems design and integration, marketing, after-sales support and technical support.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip Data Telecommunication Networks page on the University of Salford website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Liu Qi

572.jpg Lui Qi is a Research Assistant for the University of Salford working on a European project researching an intelligent hoc for wireless sensor networks. He graduated with a PhD in Data Telecommunications and Networks.

"I wanted to come and study in the UK and on asking an agent they reccomended the University of Salford. After learning English for a year at Salford I was motivated by a lecturer to continue my research at the University. I alos looked at the quality of teh research and noticed in was rated 6*.

I really enjoyed studying at Salford. It is a flexible environment to work in, it is easy to concentrate and keep on track with work; having interim assessments helped my greatly as I didn't lose the purpose of my research.

I have also learned a great deal from teamwork and lecutres. The facilities at Salford were better than expected - they were excellent!"


International scholarships - 20+ Awards

International StudentsNew Scholarship and bursary scheme for September 2010 entrantsAt Salford we recognise the effort you’ve put in to starting your career and we want to support you to achieve your potential. We think that studying at a world class university together with other high-achievers will give you the best opportunity to attain the targets you set yourself.That’s why the University of Salford now has one of the largest scholarship and bursary schemes in the UK, with an estimated total value of £2 million. The awards are there to help you to get the education you deserve and to attract the best students to the University.The new scheme is open to all full time UG and PGT international students applying for entry in September 2010. It guarantees a discount of at least £1,000, but you could qualify for as much as £5,000.The new awards are:The International Undergraduate Bursary – worth up to £2,000 for first year undergraduates only.The International Postgraduate Bursary – worth up to £1,000The International Excellence Scholarship – worth up to £2,000The Vice Chancellors International Postgraduate Scholarship – worth up to £5,000

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £5,000


The new scheme is open to all full time UG and PGT international students applying for entry in September 2010. It guarantees a discount of at least £1,000, but you could qualify for as much as £5,000.

Application Procedure

We will automatically consider you for an award when you apply for a place at the University – there is no need to apply for an award separately – and there is no scholarship application fee.There are lots of other scholarships and bursaries available for specific courses or available from external organisations. To find out more about these please use our Scholarships Finder on our website.Our existing scholarships and bursaries will continue to apply until September 2010.

Further Information


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.

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