Middlesex University

Course Introduction

This course is designed to equip you to deal with the ever-changing needs of the business world and ever-developing threats to security - combining both theory and intensive practical experience with a strong emphasis on professional skills. The course is suitable for both recent graduates and IT professionals who wish to further their knowledge. Spend a minimum of 78 hours gaining practical experience in our industry-standard networking labs. We encourage students to explore new concepts and developments and were delighted when three of our students were crowned winners at the Young Professional Engineering Challenge. This course gives you an in-depth understanding of computer network design, implementation and optimisation. You will focus on network design and construction, programming and operating systems, and network troubleshooting in a business environment. You will also explore cloud-based networks, modern data centres, virtualisation and distributed storage.

As well as exams, tests and your research project, you will be assessed through practical assignments, including laboratory work, and coursework including essays, reports, presentations and class discussions. Some assessed work will be group work. This course will leave you perfectly placed for a role as a training specialist, university lecturer, systems dispenser or business analysis manager. Many of our graduates have gone straight into employment in the networking and communications industry and are working in programming, telecommunications engineering or network management. Or why not consider starting your own your business? Our graduates have gone onto achieve many successes since leaving Middlesex and a number have even started working for large companies.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,500 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,500 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,900 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a 2:2 honours degree or above in computer science, science or engineering. Students with other degrees but with relevant work experience will also be considered. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: an IELTS score of 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components); 58 (with 51 in all components) in Pearson Test of English; 87 (with at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading) in TOEFL (IBT); 176 overall (no less than 169 in any component) in Cambridge First, Advanced, Proficiency - taken post January 2015.