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MSc Data Communication Networks

Course Description

This programme aims to provide the students, who will already have a technical background, with a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the inside of modern computer and data networks. It is designed to provide students with the requisite specialist knowledge and skills to develop and manage current systems and to adapt with the changing face of data network technology. To ensure its continuing relevance the programme is monitored by a steering committee which includes representatives from major employers.

The MSc in Data Communication Networks is fully accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Taught modules and examinations/assessments are completed during the six months October to March. After successful completion students may then progress to the six month individual research project during April to October. We endeavour to place students with industrial sponsors for the duration of their projects, with all other projects being undertaken at the University.

Qualifications from outside the UK or a combination of qualifications and/or experience will also be considered. The course administration office can provide advice on whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours Degree required.

We will consider that completion of 2 years (full time equivalent) of relevant postgraduate work experience will enhance a first degree by one step (five years experience by two steps, etc). Employment is considered relevant either to the first degree or to the proposed course of postgraduate study. For example, a graduate in computer studies who has been employed as a computer programmer will have relevant employment experience. (Employment undertaken before the commencement of undergraduate study will not normally count for the purposes of enhancement.) International students whose native language is not English will also need to demonstrate English Language ability (e.g.. IELTS 6.5, TOEFL score of 600 or equivalent).

Entry Requirements

A good first or second class Honours Degree from a UK academic organisation in a relevant engineering field, science or closely related discipline.

Course Fees

UK/EU students - £4,350 (2010 fee), International students - £12,250 (2010 fee)

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