University of Greenwich
Computer Science (Network Engineering) MSc
University of Greenwich

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our Master’s in Computer Science specialising in network engineering provides the skills to design and manage computer systems and networks.

This MSc Computer Science provides advanced knowledge of designing, building and testing a wide range of software and network systems. The course explores the networking, software development technologies and architectures involved in modern computer systems and networks.

Graduates of this computer science master's degree will be well-placed for a range of advanced roles in computing, with particular emphasis on network systems development and management.

What you should know about this course

  • This degree will provide you with the skills to critically analyse and evaluate network systems.

  • You will learn the principles, applications, and the scope of current and future complex networks.

  • You will critically evaluate existing technology options, future developments, protocols, architecture and tools.

  • The University of Greenwich is an academic partner with The Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST).

  • The University of Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with the British Computer Society (BCS), which accredits our computing degree programmes. As this programme was extensively updated in 2019, it has a current designation of Initial Partial Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Partial Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation for the 2019 intake. The accreditation status is expected to be confirmed in spring 2022 after the first cohort of students graduate. Students will be kept updated on the status of this. In the very unlikely event that this does not progress as expected the university will support students with individual BCS membership applications at the point of graduation.

On this course, students are assessed by coursework, examinations and a project. Some modules may also include practice assessments, presentations, demonstrations, and reports, which help you to monitor progress and make continual improvement.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Science (Network Engineering), MSc, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

You should have a good honours degree (equivalent UK 2:2 or higher) in a computing-related subject (or in a suitable numerate subject, such as mathematics, physics, engineering, information systems or multimedia that includes software development experience) OR Substantial commercial/industrial experience including software development using modern programming languages and design. For more information, contact [email protected] or 020 8331 9000.


Tuition Fees Computer Science (Network Engineering) MSc

Channel Islands £9750
EU £9750
England UK £9750
Northern Ireland £9750
Scotland £9750
Wales £9750
International £14500

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2020/2021 intake. For more information regarding fees and finance, please visit

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.

University Rankings

Positions of University of Greenwich in top UK and global rankings.

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About University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich operates on government funding, and is based in London and Kent, England. The university’s main campus, the Old Royal Naval College, as well as its Avery Hill campus are located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, in Greater London. Its satellite campus in Medway, Kent is part of a collaboration with the University of Kent.

Student composition of University of Greenwich

Students by level of study Academic year 2020/21 - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on 10 February 2022
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Where is this programme taught

University of Greenwich (Greenwich Campus)
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