Masters of Science in Networks

Compare 21 Master of Science Programs in Networks

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Obtaining a Master of Science (MSc) in Networks can be a great way for students to prepare themselves for the increasingly digital workforce. These degrees afford the specialized instruction necessary to address complex IT issues, which is an in-demand skill in industries all over the world.

What is an MSc in Networks? This area of study goes a step beyond conventional IT training to delve into highly-detailed networking and connectivity methods. Students may be privy to lessons involving implementation of computer networks, maintenance and troubleshooting practices, and procedures for keeping networks secure. Instructors are well-versed in both research experience and real-world applications, and may afford students practical coursework and technical training.

Receiving one’s MSc in Networks can open the door to many exciting and lucrative careers all over the business world. Such positions are likely to remain in high demand, and as a result, students receiving such training can rest assured they may secure rewarding positions upon graduation.

Depending on the type of educational institution attended, as well as the duration of coursework, total tuition costs can vary when pursuing an MSc in Networks. That’s why it’s best to contact schools directly to determine if a particular program meets your needs.

Graduates receiving master’s degrees in networking can look forward to numerous career choices in the field. Network administration is just one option, which entails monitoring the performance of a network while also addressing any technical issues that may arise. For those interested in the setup and repair of existing networks, securing a position as a network technician may be a good choice. Other opportunities include network engineers, programmers, and even supervisory roles.

Students in need of more flexibility when it comes to attending classes are highly encouraged to pursue online coursework, which can be ideal for those living in remote locations with little access to educational resources. Online learning can also be a good option for working professionals seeking to advance their education further. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Computer Networks and Network Design , MSc

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Mauritius Vacoas-Phoenix

This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and intensive practical skills required to design, implement and operate computer networks at small and large companies, and support their ever-changing needs. This industry-approved programme will also enable you to engineer new networking technologies, thus shaping the future of the industry. [+]

Computer networks have revolutionised every aspect of our lives, be it communication, education, entertainment, health or social networking. Computer networks are the basis on which tools and technologies such as the Internet and the Web, mobile computing and communication, and cloud applications have been built. Nowadays, computer networks are ubiquitous and play a pivotal role in all areas of both public and private sectors. It is therefore not surprising to see that computer networks specialists are highly sought after by the industry.

This course will equip you with the theoretical knowledge and intensive practical skills required to design, implement and operate computer networks at small and large companies, and support their ever-changing needs. This industry-approved programme will also enable you to engineer new networking technologies, thus shaping the future of the industry. You will study core modules such as Computer Networks and Internetworking, Network Design and Performance Evaluation, Operating Systems Concepts, Network Security, Network Management, Pen Testing and Digital Forensics, Virtualisation and Cloud Computing, Enterprise Network Troubleshooting, and Cybersecurity and Cyber laws. You will learn how to model, monitor and analyse networks, and simulate performance and availability for optimum usage. More generally, the degree looks at network design and construction, programming and operating systems, network troubleshooting and securing networks in a business environment. In addition to the expertise you build up in the subject, the course will improve your mathematical, problem solving, teamwork, communication, time management and critical thinking skills.... [-]


MSc in Internet Computing and Network Security

Loughborough University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough

Focusing on all aspects of what is relevant to future network experts, our Internet Security and Network Computing MSc provides a view on network architecture, protocols, security, performance, modelling, simulation and programming, as well as wireless networks. [+]

Focusing on all aspects of what is relevant to future network experts, our Internet Security and Network Computing MSc provides a view on network architecture, protocols, security, performance, modeling, simulation and programming, as well as wireless networks.

The internet forms a paradigm shift in the way the world operates and communicates. This has huge significance for the future, and a solid understanding of internet technology can lead on to an ever-increasing variety of stimulating careers.

At Loughborough University, our department of Computer Science has a reputation for innovative research and industry engagement, with leading UK and international companies providing regular input to curriculum development, career advice and additional teaching resources - ensuring what we teach is geared to meet the challenges of this rapidly evolving science. The department has a dynamic, active and internationally renowned research culture with academic staff and researchers currently researching all aspects of networking and communications from mathematical theory to the creation and operation of networked systems.... [-]


Master in Networking & Systems Administration

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Dubai
Online Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 United Arab Emirates Dubai + 2 more

The MS in Networking and Systems Administration (NSA) is designed to provide both the knowledge and the technical skills needed to successfully compete in this exciting field. It addresses current and future issues and technologies in networking and systems administration through both theoretical and practical aspects. [+]

Trends in network communications unifying wired and wireless infrastructures, cloud computing, scalability, collaboration tools, blockchain, and security can only be fully utilized by a new breed of highly educated and technically proficient professionals who understand emerging communication technologies.

Our international faculty at RIT Dubai have a strong research background in networking, cybersecurity, and wireless communications. As Ph.D. holders with strong industry and consulting experience, they are experts in their field and working with them will help broaden your horizons and skillsets in a range of areas. From the Internet of Things to 5G and NFV, you’ll learn how to evaluate market trends, evaluate vendors in the industry and determine the impact of technology or your organization.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Information Technology - Communication Systems and Networks

Tampere Universities
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Tampere

Digitalisation is here to stay. The ongoing digitalisation builds on an efficient communications infrastructure. The studies in communication systems and networks place special emphasis on Future Internet and the evolving and emerging (4G, 5G and beyond 5G) wireless broadband and multi-service communication systems. While the focus is on radio access systems and networking levels, the physical layer of digital communication techniques and system-level RF aspects also fall within the scope of this programme. [+]

Effective communication networking makes the world go digital

Digitalisation is here to stay. The ongoing digitalisation builds on an efficient communications infrastructure.

Communication is not only for humans anymore: the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet are the forerunners of a connected and programmable world where things are also able to communicate. Digitalisation will have an impact on a wide range of industries, such as energy, transportation, logistics and manufacturing.

Another prevailing trend in society and industry is robotisation. Modern inventions, such as self-driving cars and drones, strongly rely on highly efficient and reliable wireless communications.... [-]


MSc in Network Security

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years January 2019 United Arab Emirates Academic City + 1 more

This unique program provides international students with the opportunity to study, in one full time or two years part-time, fundamental and advanced security topics such as cryptography, penetration testing, digital forensics, IT security management, and ISO 27001. Heriot-Watt University is proud to be the first university in the UAE to make available to international students an MSc in Network Security with such advanced topics. [+]

Overview

This unique program provides international students with the opportunity to study, in one full time or two years part-time, fundamental and advanced security topics such as cryptography, penetration testing, digital forensics, IT security management, and ISO 27001. Heriot-Watt University is proud to be the first university in the UAE to make available to international students an MSc in Network Security with such advanced topics.

Course content

The aim of both the MSc and the Postgraduate Diploma in Network Security is to provide our graduates with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required for a Network Security-related professional position in an organisation.... [-]


Master of Science in Telecommunications and Network Administration

Universidad del Turabo
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 Puerto Rico Gurabo

The Master of Science in Telecommunications and Network Administration provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the principles of a Converged Networks including design, implementation, security, and management with a strong hands-on approach. [+]

Description

The Master of Science in Telecommunications and Network Administration provides students with an in-depth knowledge of the principles of a Converged Networks including design, implementation, security and management with a strong hands-on approach.

Curriculum

Required Courses

• TCOM 521 Introduction to Networking

• TCOM 513 IT Project Management

• TCOM 503 Introduction to TCP/IP

• NSEC501 Network Security I

• TCOM 514 Telecommunications Governance I

• TCOM 556 IP Tel and Design and Implementation of Voice Networks

• TCOM 507 Convergence of Technologies

Elective Courses

• NSEC 502 Computer Security I... [-]


MSc in Sociology: Social Networks in a Sustainable Society

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Social networks – our webs of personal relationships in friendships, communication, online interactions, trust or enmity – play a pivotal role in promoting a sustainable society. [+]

Networks can be key to holding together communities, organisations and political entities, but they can also be a major source of conflict, ineffectiveness, and decay.

This unique program teaches and applies state-of-the-art theories and methods to enable you to better understand how the content, structure and dynamics of social networks affect society across a wide range of domains. The areas addressed reflect the staff's main areas of research expertise: collaboration in the care sector, joint production in firms, integration of ethnic minorities, the transition to renewable sources of energy, bullying among adolescents, and healthy ageing. You will learn to apply theories relating to institutions and human behaviour to social networks, you will use cutting-edge tools and methods to gather and analyze quantitative and qualitative network data, and you will then apply this knowledge so you can analyse and improve policies and interventions.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Internetwork Engineering

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Engineering and Built Environment
Online Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years September 2019 United Kingdom Glasgow + 2 more

Prepare for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert CCIE exam with this unique one-year master designed for expert level networking professionals. [+]

If you're already a successful networking professional who wants to advance your career to the next level, this unique one-year master's programme is designed for you. The only programme of its kind in the world, GCU's MSc Advanced Internetwork Engineering will prepare you for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) exam.

The programme offers a structured, supported path so you can develop expert-level network engineering skills and achieve CCIE certification. With this elite credential, you'll be a competitive candidate for senior-level and leadership roles in network engineering.

We partnered with Internetwork Expert Inc. (INE), the leaders in CCIE preparation, to develop this programme. Students learn about INE's CCIE Routing and Switching Workbook and remote rack management systems, the global gold-standard in CCIE prep materials.... [-]


Master in Applied Statistics with Network Analysis

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow South Korea Seoul + 2 more

The Master of Applied Statistics with Network Analysis is implemented by the NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research. The Academic Supervisor of the program is Stanley Wasserman, PhD (Harvard University), a professor at Indiana University, who is also the Academic Supervisor of the Lab. He is one of the leading figures of Social Network Analysis and has launched a similar educational program on statistics and network analysis in Indiana University and the University of Illinois. [+]

Programme overview

The Master of Applied Statistics with Network Analysis is implemented by the NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research. The Academic Supervisor of the programme is Stanley Wasserman, PhD (Harvard University), a professor at Indiana University, who is also the Academic Supervisor of the Lab. He is one of the leading figures of Social Network Analysis and has launched a similar educational programme on statistics and network analysis in Indiana University and the University of Illinois.

The knowledge and the toolset obtained by the graduates of the programme will enable them to become skilled practitioners, to be able to apply advanced complex techniques of data analysis in their daily work in organizations of different types - both in commercial companies operating in various industries (banking, insurance, consulting, IT, medicine, pharmacy), and in research organizations (sociology, marketing).... [-]


Network Management and Cloud Computing MSc

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Computer networks underpin almost every aspect of modern business. Their competent management is crucial to a company's success and experts who can fulfil this role are highly sought-after. Network management is a rapidly-evolving specialism for which you need leadership, problem-solving and organisational skills as well as the technical ability. [+]

We make the most of our strong links with companies in the IT sector to ensure that we offer a highly relevant course with a marked emphasis on professional and applied skills. Practical work is an important part of every module, and unless you're already in employment, we'll encourage (and help) you to find a placement for up to 12 weeks, during which you'll work on your independent research project.

Our award-winning technology centre has five specialist laboratories equipped with the latest industry-standard hardware and software, including OPNET, Wireshark, MATLAB, Simulink, OpNet Modeller 17.0, OMNeT++, NI and Cisco technology such as Packet Tracer. While studying for this qualification you will work with our LTE test bed and Blade Server, and you will learn how to access and configure cloud-based networks. As part of your studies, you'll also have the opportunity to work towards a Cisco CCNA professional certification, worth £1,600 and considered the gold standard in the industry.... [-]


Master of Science in Security and Network Engineering

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

The Master’s programme Security and Network Engineering (SNE, formerly System and Netwerk Engineering) is a time intensive one year programme at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). It allows students to specialise in Security and Network Engineering on a more theoretical level. With security as a focal point in the programme for the last thirteen years, it prepares students for realistic situations outside of academics. [+]

The Master’s programme Security and Network Engineering (SNE, formerly System and Netwerk Engineering) is a time intensive one year programme at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). It allows students to specialise in Security and Network Engineering on a more theoretical level. With security as a focal point in the programme for the last thirteen years, it prepares students for realistic situations outside of academics.

Security and network engineers

In a world that increasingly uses and depends on the technical ICT infrastructure, and where (cyber)security is a rising issue, security and network engineers are indispensable in the efficient and effective functioning and innovation of this infrastructure. Their expertise in technical details and understanding of the goals and needs of organisations and society ensure the correct management of the infrastructure. ... [-]


MSc in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Stockholm

The joint master's programme in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) is offered by seven European universities through InnoEnergy. The programme is the starting point for your career in engineering, designing or managing the smart electrical grids of the future. As new technologies transform the energy infrastructure and enable greater use of renewables and more efficient energy consumption, the opportunities for innovative ideas, new businesses and creative engineers are growing. [+]

The joint master's programme in Smart Electrical Networks and Systems (SENSE) is offered by seven European universities through InnoEnergy. The programme is the starting point for your career in engineering, designing or managing the smart electrical grids of the future. As new technologies transform the energy infrastructure and enable greater use of renewables and more efficient energy consumption, the opportunities for innovative ideas, new businesses and creative engineers are growing.

Smart Electrical Networks and Systems at KTH

The joint master’s programme in Smart Grids develops your skills in electrical power engineering, business skills, and innovation management. By connecting you to the leading players in Europe’s transition to smarter grids, the programme places you at the heart of the international power industry.... [-]


MSc in Networks Distributed Systems

Aalborg University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Aalborg Copenhagen Esbjerg + 2 more

Do you find satellites, collaborating robots, safety-critical networks between cars and fighting cyber terrorism interesting? Do you want to master advanced technology and obtain a strong technical competence profile, while also learning about teamwork? And would you like to combine theory with practice? Then you should consider the Networks and Distributed Systems (NDS) programme at Aalborg University. [+]

Do you find satellites, collaborating robots, safety-critical networks between cars and fighting cyber terrorism interesting? Do you want to master advanced technology and obtain a strong technical competence profile, while also learning about teamwork? And would you like to combine theory with practice? Then you should consider the Networks and Distributed Systems (NDS) program at Aalborg University.

WHY Because our unique NDS MSc attracts highly qualified students from all around the world Because the program gives you a chance to work with many aspects of communication networks and distributed systems Because you will get familiar with project-based learning, and, in addition to the technical content, you will gain experience in project management and planning Because Aalborg university is one of the renowned universities in active and collaborative learning. WHAT ... [-]

MSc Network & Information Security

Kingston University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years January 2019 United Kingdom Kingston upon Thames + 1 more

Computer network and information security is of increasing importance – new legislation, technologies, vulnerabilities and threats necessitate frequent system updates. This course aims to equip you with technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies and an understanding of the underlying theory of cryptography, networking and network security technologies. You will learn to assess, plan, design and develop secure and reliable networks and systems. You can combine this course with management studies. [+]

Choose Kingston's Network & Information Security

Computer network and information security is of increasing importance – new legislation, technologies, vulnerabilities and threats necessitate frequent system updates. This course aims to equip you with technical knowledge of current and emerging technologies and an understanding of the underlying theory of cryptography, networking and network security technologies. You will learn to assess, plan, design and develop secure and reliable networks and systems. You can combine this course with management studies.

Key features

This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The course is taught in a specialist data communications lab with access to the latest networking and security equipment from vendors such as Cisco, Microsoft and Clavister. Current and emerging technology will also be demonstrated by representatives from industry. You will have the option to work in one of our state-of-the-art research labs, called WMN (Wireless Multimedia and Networking). WMN is involved in EU and UK research collaborations and offers opportunities for advanced research and short-term research fellowships on completion of your MSc degree. What will you study? ... [-]

Master of Science in System and Network Engineering

Innopolis University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Russia Kazan

The Secure Systems and Network Engineering is a one-year master program which was originally brought to Innopolis University from University of Amsterdam (SNE at UvA). The program itself is very extensive, and students will have to devote their time fully to the study process. [+]

The Secure Systems and Network Engineering is a master program which was originally brought to Innopolis University from University of Amsterdam (SNE at UvA). The program itself is very extensive, and students will have to devote their time fully to the study process. The program requires from 1.5 years of experience in security. Because of the complexity of homework assignments and topics covered during the year, we have comprehensive admission procedure, which includes tests and presentation.

Core courses

Fundamentals of Secure Networks Secure Systems and Networks Classical Internet Applications Distributed Systems Offensive technologies Inter-networking and routing Advanced networking Cybercrimes and forensics Advanced security ... [-]