Computer Networking MSc – funding options available

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Computer Networking MSc

Increasing expectations of 'anytime anywhere' access to network facilities (whether from desktop laptop smart phone or tablet) mean there is a constant demand for new protocols and technologies to meet the needs of our technologically reliant society. This course gives you the knowledge and skills to thrive in this fast-paced industry.

Our Computer Networking MSc is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of wired wireless and mobile technologies. You develop the knowledge and technical skills required to design implement manage and secure different types of networks.

Through the course you explore areas such as network systems; computer security; networking administration and management; wireless networking; distributed parallel architectures; advanced security counter-measures; and emerging technologies. You also gain skills in network management and administration including essential security aspects grid-computing and fault tolerance.

Intermediate qualifications available:

  • Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Master’s level
  • Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Master’s level

Why choose this course?

  • The course is offered via block delivery with six entry points through the academic year so you can start when it most suits you
  • Study in our modern STEM building with staff active in networking and security research
  • Benefit from using the latest specialised computing equipment including virtualised environments
  • Develop your expertise including components of professional qualifications such as CompTIA Linux+ and EC-Council CEH
  • This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) the Chartered Institute for IT


Computer systems, software and engineering are highly interdisciplinary with qualified individuals in continual demand across a variety of fields.

Our courses prepare you for future employment whether you want a general career in IT or are thinking of a particular specialism. We also have courses designed for non-computing graduates who need to apply IT to their current career or want to change career direction.

Studying this course can lead to careers in:

  • IT and help-desk support
  • network technician or administrator
  • systems administrator
  • network engineer or architect
  • computer networking instructor
  • university academic or ICT teacher;
  • network infrastructure manager

Further study options include an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.

Why study STEM at Beds?

  • Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, which gives you a career advantage from day one.
  • We’re continuously investing and developing social and learning spaces to ensure that we’re providing the best facilities to support you throughout your studies including our purpose-built, four storey STEM building, opened in 2019.
  • You get the best of all worlds with our campus locations in culturally diverse towns with a long history and strong sense of community, big enough to offer a tempting choice of shops, sports and entertainments.
  • Want a bit of the big-city buzz at an affordable cost? Well, London is just a short train journey from Luton and Bedford. Our Luton campus is also conveniently located close to Luton Airport, where you can take advantage of cheap international flights to many destinations in Europe and beyond!

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