Description

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. 

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.

 

Study Details:

MSc Online - FT, 16 Months Online - FT, 1 Years Online - FT, 18 Months Online - PT, 2 Years Online - PT, 5 Years

Module Details:

Year 1 

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • Distributed Systems and Networks MSc Project
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Distributed Systems and Networks MSc Project
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development

Year 2 

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Distributed Systems and Networks MSc Project
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development

Year 3 

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Distributed Systems and Networks MSc Project
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development

Year 4

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Practices in Information Technology
  • Distributed Systems Security
  • Multicast and Multimedia Networking
  • Wireless, Mobile and Ad-hoc Networking

Optional

  • Advanced Database
  • Distributed Systems and Networks MSc Project
  • E-Learning Applications Development
  • Interaction Design
  • Learner Centred Design
  • Measures and Models for Software Engineering
  • Mobile Standards, Interfaces and Applications
  • Secure Systems Programming
  • Software Engineering Practice and Experience
  • Web Scripting and Application Development

Student Destinations

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.

Fees

UK/EU Students Full time: £7,680 for the 2017 academic year Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £640 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year International Students Full time: £7,680 for the 2017 academic year Part time: If you decide to study this course on a part time basis you will be charged £640 per 15 credits for the 2017 academic year

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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