This specialised Masters programme is unique in Scotland, designed for meeting the increasing business requirements of modern enterprises.
About the programme
Building on your networking and computing expertise, the programme focuses on the latest and emerging smart networking technologies that are creating new opportunities for business, education, research and everyday life. These include cloud computing, virtual networking, data centre management, Internet of Things (IoT), 4G/5G mobile networks, mobile app development, machine-to-machine communications, and data and network security.
The programme aims to produce graduates with the vision, knowledge and skills to apply these latest smart networking technologies to optimise the ICT networking infrastructure for businesses, to design innovative networking solutions, to develop smart networking enabled applications and services, and to research the next generation networking technologies.
You will study the key concepts, latest standards, enabling technologies and applications in designing, deploying, operating, and evaluating the emerging smart networks. The programme is practically-focused and boasts a purposely-built specialised smart networking lab including a private cloud platform, advanced wireless/mobile/IoT/UAV networking equipment, a mobile app development platform and R&D testbeds associated with the Centre of Audio-Visual Communications and Networks (http://www.uws.ac.uk/avcn
). You will thus gain extensive hands-on laboratory experience in realistic smart networking scenarios.
Modules studied include:
• Virtual Networking and Cloud Computing
• Mobile Networks and Smartphone Applications
• Advanced Wireless Networking Technologies
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Data and Network Security
• Research Design and Methods
• Emerging Topics in Smart Networks
• Masters Project
Our Careers Adviser says
This programme equips graduates with the knowledge and skills demanded by industry (and academia) for smart and smarter networking solutions. Graduates possess the potential to secure leading roles as cloud architects, wireless/mobile network consultants or analysts, mobile app developers and researchers.
Successful completion of the programme prepares you for advanced research studies in related technology areas. Graduates have the priority to be admitted to the MPhil/PhD degree programmes directed by individual teaching team members affiliated with AVCN.
Professional recognition for this specialised smart networking programme is being sought from the British Computer Society.
A limited number of scholarships were available in 2015 – check our website for updates on 2016 information.
As you would expect, we offer access to high-quality computing and state-of-the-art software systems as well as tried and tested in demand technologies such as Oracle, CIW, Adobe, CISCO, SAP and Microsoft.
Research and collaboration
We have a proven track record in knowledge and technology transfer in the form of applied research, training and consultancy. More than 65% of our research outputs were rated as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2014. We are proud that our research expertise informs teaching and our students are taught by academic staff who are at the forefront of their profession.
Bachelor’s Honours degree (2.2 or above) in networking, computer science, or a closely related discipline from a UK academic institute or an equivalent 4-year international degree qualification. Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent. Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
Scottish/EU Students: £3,400, Rest of UK Students: £3,400, International Students £11,000