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Distributed Systems and Networks (online) (MSc)

Course Description

About the course

The MSc Distributed Systems and Networks gives you strong technical expertise and practical skills in designing, managing and evaluating computer networks, distributed systems and system security, helping you develop a highly successful specialism.

For more information about how online study works, fees, funding and how to apply, please visit UH Online http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/schools-of-study/uh-online .

See the website http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/distributed-systems-and-networks-online

Why choose this course?

- Gain a specialised master's degree in one year full-time or at a pace that suits you through online study

- Flexible online learning allows you to fit study around your other commitments, without travel and accommodation costs.

- Gain an internationally-recognised master's degree from the UK's University of Hertfordshire.

- Benefit from the same academic standards and quality control procedures as our equivalent on campus course

- We have an excellent track record in research, with half of our outputs rated at world-leading or internationally excellent in REF 2014, the most recent national assessment.


The online courses offered by the School of Computer Science have a different (non-standard) fee.


Our online masters programme is designed to give graduates the up-to-date skills and knowledge sought after by employers, whether in business, industry, government or research.

These courses will prepare you for a career in many areas including research, IT or software development.

Teaching methods

Our online degree programmes are taught 100% online when studied independently, or supplemented by tutorial support when studied at a local study centre run by one of our online partners. Find out more about Tutored eLearning. Assessment is by coursework and online tests.

You will participate in the learning experience through the University's on-line learning environment, StudyNet. You will receive learning materials, take part in discussions and submit your assignments online. Additionally, you will receive study resources such as key textbooks and any specialist software. You will have access to the University's extensive online library facilities, or be able to visit in person if you so choose.

The amount of study time required is no different from that needed for an on campus programme. You should expect to spend at least 30 hours per week if studying full-time, and in proportion if part-time.

Find out how to apply here http://www.herts.ac.uk/courses/distributed-systems-and-networks-online#how-to-apply

Find information on Scholarships here http://www.herts.ac.uk/apply/fees-and-funding/scholarships/postgraduate

Visit the Distributed Systems and Networks (online) (MSc) page on the University of Hertfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A recent, good bachelors degree (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent in Computer Science or closely-related subject. Plus IELTS 6.0 if your first language is not English. Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

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