Middlesex University
Computer Networks BSc (Hons)
Middlesex University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The field of computer forensics and cyber security is rapidly growing and our specialist Computer Forensics degree – the first in London – develops the strong logical skills needed to detect, investigate and prevent computer crime. By choosing our multidisciplinary course, you'll be equipped to combat computer crime in a technology-driven world.

Why study BSc Computer Forensics at Middlesex University?

Our pioneering and specialist Computer Forensics degree prepares you for an exciting career in this dynamic industry. Technological issues including cyber security, encryption, operating systems and information systems are covered in detail, as well as legal and criminal issues. You will be taught by experts in the field in a high-tech forensic lab and have access to specialist equipment.

Course highlights This is a multidisciplinary course, with exciting work experience placement opportunities in Year 2 We are seeking BCS (British Computer Society) accreditation - you will be eligible for BCS membership retrospectively when it is awarded We have excellent graduate employment rates with 100% of graduates in further study or employment six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey) As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 57 graduates of Computer Networks BSc (Hons) at Middlesex University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Networks.

Overall student satisfaction
67 /100
57 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Computer Networks BSc (Hons) at Middlesex University

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Networks BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £28000 £24500 £29500
25-75 percentile range £27000 - £30000 £19500 - £31500 £21000 - £39000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Networks

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £26858 £23936 £28163
25-75 percentile range £22325 - £32129 £17704 - £31088 £20149 - £37896

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computer Networks, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Networks BSc (Hons) at Middlesex University

40% Information Technology Professionals
15% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
5% Sales occupations
5% Skilled trades occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
5% Architects, Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning
0% Administrative occupations

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Our entry requirements provide a guide to the qualifications that you’ll need to study our courses. We have a personalised admissions approach and we make fair but aspirational offers. We want you to aim high and achieve great results. We understand that things have been very different at school and college since the pandemic started however and that you might be worried about what changes to exams in 2021 will mean for you. We’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible and take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning. So if you don’t quite get the grades you hoped, we’ll look at more than your qualifications like your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we're proud of how we recognise potential in future students like you and how we can support you to succeed in the future.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT) 72 With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic 51 With at least 51 in all components
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
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Tuition Fees Computer Networks BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14000 year 1
International £14000 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

Positions of Middlesex University in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of Middlesex University in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #65 
    • #86 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #36 
    • #301 
    Computer Science
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #84 
    • #107 
    Computer Science & Information Systems
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]

See all university rankings of Middlesex University

What students say about studying Computer Networks in the UK?

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About Middlesex University

Established in 1973, Middlesex University is located on the outskirts of London, roughly 40 minutes away by Underground. The university is well-known for attracting large numbers of international students every year, allowing for a diverse experience for everyone involved. In terms of on-campus activities, Middlesex U applicants can look forward to an award-winning Student Union that goes the extra mile when it comes to organising events around campus and bringing people together.

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Where is this programme taught

Hendon Campus
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