Wrexham Glyndwr University
Computer Networking MSc
Wrexham Glyndwr University

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Take your hands-on computer networking skills to the next level with our industry-focused course. As the demand for specialists in the computer networking industry continues to grow, this course will support you to develop the specialist technical and consultative skills required to progress to higher technical a d managerial positions within businesses, or work towards doctoral study.

Concentrating on practical networking rather than abstract concepts or theories in data communications, the programme is centred around real-world network problem-solving, the planning, design and development of network services and infrastructures,plus the use and application of current and emerging hardware and protocols.

For your dissertation, you will be expected to investigate cutting-edge technologies, implement and test novel networking solutions, or develop or analyse original network applications.

TEACHING/CONTACT HOURS Typical Module duration (total hours) = 200 hrs Scheduled learning and teaching hours = 21 hrs Guided independent study = 179 hrs METHODS OF ASSESSMENT Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Coursework - 40% - 1500 words Coursework - 60% - 2000 words Networking Hardware and Software Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class test - 20% Practical – 30% Networking Techniques & Technologies Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class test - 20% Practical – 30% Remote Access & Security Case Study - 100% Network Protocols & Algorithms Coursework - 65% - 3000 words In-class test - 15% Practical – 20% Technological Horizon-Scanning Coursework - 70% - 3000 words Presentation - 30% Dissertation Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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

The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.


Tuition Fees Computer Networking MSc

England UK £2975 year 1
Northern Ireland £2975 year 1
Scotland £2975 year 1
Wales £2975 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

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.

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About Wrexham Glyndwr University

Located in the town of Wrexham, Wales, Wrexham Glyndwr University was founded in 2008, making it one of the youngest universities in the UK. Despite its youth, the university has earned itself a strong reputation nationally in a selection of its subject fields. Apart from the large number of study options on-site, busy or mature students also have the option of signing up for their entirely Online Master’s degrees, or studying on a part-time basis.

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