Masters of Science in Networks

Compare 25 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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MSc in Information Technologies - Track in Communication Systems and Network Engineering (CSNE)

IMT Atlantique
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 France Brest

This MSc programme is aimed at future experts for the design and/or administration of high-performance telecommunication networks. This requires a wide range of knowledge including wireless, wired and optical transmission systems, digital communications, network architectures and project management of complex systems. Certain aspects of computer Professionals are therefore multi-field engineers rather than narrowly focused specialists. [+]

This MSc programme is aimed at future experts for the design and/or administration of high-performance telecommunication networks. This requires a wide range of knowledge including wireless, wired and optical transmission systems, digital communications, network architectures and project management of complex systems. Certain aspects of computer Professionals are therefore multi-field engineers rather than narrowly focused specialists.

This Masters program also offers a gateway to Ph.D. studies.

The Master of Science in IT - specialization in Communication System and Network Engineering lasts 2 years referred to as M1 and M2. Both M1 and M2 are organized on our Brest campus. This master is accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and fully complies with the EHEA system.... [-]


Computer Networks and Network Design , MSc

Middlesex University Mauritius
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 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 2019 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 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... [-]


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 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.... [-]


Master in Applied Statistics with Network Analysis

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Russia Moscow

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).... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc in Network Security

Heriot Watt Unviersity Dubai
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 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.... [-]


MSc in Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks)

University of Kent, School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks) MSc is one of Kent’s newest programmes. It targets the needs of researchers and industry in a fast-paced and technical communications sector which continues to bring many of the advances that make ultra-fast wireless communications possible. [+]

The programme reflects the latest developments in wireless communications, with particular emphasis on digital signal processing using embedded systems. It has been designed to produce high-calibre engineers that can specialise in and understand the complex system designs used in the wireless communications field.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts at Kent provides true research-led teaching, with access to superior expertise and facilities for projects. You can also benefit from advice on project placements using our industry and research establishment contacts.

Course structure

The programme is delivered by internationally leading researchers in our Communications and Instrumentation Control and Embedded Systems groups. They provide the first-hand experience of cutting-edge research into next-generation wireless communications, converged access networks and embedded systems.... [-]


Computer Networks and Network Design MSc

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2019 United Kingdom London UK Online + 2 more

Today virtually every aspect of modern life depends on the integrity, reliability and efficiency of computer networks – from personal communication to the functioning of the world's economy – which is why the sector is experiencing major investment and qualified professionals are in huge demand. [+]

Our 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.

We make the most of our strong links with companies like Microsoft and Siemens and work hard to ensure our course remains highly relevant to the workplace. Practical work is an important part of every module, and unless you're already in employment, we'll help you find a work 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++, National Instruments 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. ... [-]


Master of Science in Internetworking (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

This course is intended for graduates from any field who wish to learn or extend their knowledge of networking and networking technologies. As students come from a variety of backgrounds, there is a degree of subject choice in the program to meet individual needs. [+]

The internetworking program provides students with a practical, hands-on learning experience using resources provided by Cisco Systems for internetworking, including routing, switching, security and wireless. Advanced electives in internetworking are available. The program covers all aspects of the organisational use of networks: design, implementation, security, management, end systems and applications. This course prepares students with undergraduate qualifications that are not in the field of ICT, for entry to the workforce as an ICT networking professional. Students who do have ICT qualifications can extend their learning. Students can develop multiple skills across the internetworking field according to interest and elective choices; for example, switching and routing, systems and network management and analysis, network security, mobility and web development. Students have the option of preparing for Cisco CCNA and CCNP certifications within the program.... [-]


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.... [-]