This MSc course is ideal for professionals needing knowledge and experience of advanced networking and research methods and is also an excellent basis for further studies at doctoral level.
It consists of four professional vocational modules, which include Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) materials, and either a final research project or a professional project combined with the study of digital forensics – drawing together the knowledge and skills you have gained and developing the skills required to address problems systematically.
Key features of the course
- Offers a choice of research or professional routes
- Develops your skill set with the largest Cisco Networking Academy in the UK
- Draws on the latest CCNP, CISSP and CCNA-S curriculum
- Provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to install, configure and maintain local and wide area networks
- Includes hands-on experience with using online tools and configuring networks.
You must be suitably prepared for study at professional postgraduate level. You are expected to have studied to at least HNC/HND level or to have had equivalent practical experience. Individual module descriptions will tell you more about the requirements.
Your spoken and written English must be of an adequate standard for postgraduate study. If English is not your first language, we recommend that you will need a minimum overall score of 6 and a minimum score of 5.5 in each of the four components: reading, writing, speaking and listening under the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
How long it takes
Most students study this qualification in three years, studying 60 credits a year with Stage 1 modules studied in sequence over two years, 30 credits at a time. The minimum time to complete is three years, the maximum time to complete is within seven years of starting the first module.
Cisco Systems are the market leader in the supply of networking equipment for the internet. They also have a well-established Academy programme aimed at educating network professionals. Cisco qualifications are highly regarded in the networking industry and their position at the leading edge of network development means that their Academy programme is up to date. If you complete this MSc you will be able to go on and gain the industry recognised certification by taking the CCNP, CCNA-S and CISSP examinations.
Our postgraduate degrees in computing and IT meet the accreditation requirements of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, and have been accorded the highest levels of recognition in the last four accreditation cycles.
Graduates from this degree will have fulfilled the Further Learning educational requirements for Chartered IT Professional (CITPFL), and partially fulfilled the educational requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng).
To gain BCS accreditation, you will need to complete your degree within seven years of beginning your study.
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Last updated September 20, 2018