MSc in Advanced Computer Networking

Glasgow Caledonian University

Program Description

MSc in Advanced Computer Networking

Glasgow Caledonian University

This programme MSc in Advanced Computer Networking is concerned with the design, implementation and administration of high performance computer network infrastructures and includes an examination of the methods, techniques, tools and technologies used to develop such infrastructures.

The programme includes all the material required for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) qualification. Cisco is the largest supplier of network products in the world and CCNP certification is the pre-eminent network professional qualification.

University students who are unable to successfully complete all aspects of the Postgraduate Diploma may be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate. The MSc programme follows on from the PgD and requires the student to research and prepare an individual dissertation of a substantial nature. The programme commences in September, each year, with a summer school.

Why Choose This Programme

It has been estimated that, by the end of 2004, there was a shortfall of more than 500,000 networking specialists across Europe. This programme aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet this shortfall.

Programme Structure

Semester A: Advanced Routing, Simulation of Computer Networks, Switching, Research and Project Methods, Ethics and Technology

Semester B: Research and Project Methods, Telephony, Technology and Environmental Management, Secure Converged WAN, Optimising Converged Networks and QOS


All modules include examinations and coursework. Practical computing forms a significant part of assessment. This is accomplished through coursework and practical tests.

Professional Accreditations

Successful completion of the Postgraduate programme will leave students ideally placed to achieve CCNP certification.

Career Opportunities

This programme provides students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to pursue careers as network professionals.

Entry Requirements (Essential)

An Honours Degree or advanced qualification in Computer Science or cognate discipline from a British University or recognised overseas institution or industrial experience in Computer Networking and an Honours Degree.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
11,000 GBP
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom Scotland
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 11,000 GBP
£ 3,315.- for UK & EU students