Brunel University London

Course Introduction

This MSc programme is for graduates who wish to develop and deploy specialist computer communication networks, including local area networks, wide area networks, communication systems and associated infrastructure. The programme has a particular emphasis on network security as well as design and management.

The programme provides students with not only the technical skills and knowledge at an advanced level in computer communication networks, but also professional, analytical and management skills. In particular, the programme is equipped with a major research project which enables students to develop the specific subject specialism including a thorough understanding of the concepts and methodologies of research as well as practical transferable skills.

The course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, providing a route to Chartered Engineer status.

Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.

You’ll learn through lectures, workshops, seminars, self'study and individual and group project work. Examinations are normally held in January and May. On successful completion of the first part of the course, you’ll proceed to the dissertation.

The communication sector is expanding rapidly and the employment record for our graduates remains impressive.

Our graduates work for a wide range of communications equipment manufacturers, vendors, service providers and end users. Leading data communications companies have recognised the unique blend of skills our courses provide and they have recruited our graduates for their UK, European and global programmes.

Course Modules

Modules include: advanced digital communications; computer networks; communication networks security; network design and management; network computing; radio and optical communication systems; project management; research methods; project and dissertation.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,000 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • A UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification usually in electrical or electronic engineering, computer science, information systems, mathematics or physics; other qualifications and relevant experience will be assessed on an individual basis; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas);Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores);BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas).