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University of Portsmouth MSc Computer Network Administration and Management
University of Portsmouth

MSc Computer Network Administration and Management

Southsea, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

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GBP 9,400 / per year *


* for full time: £9400, part time: £3,130 per year for UK/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students/EU residents I Full time: £18,300 Part time: £6,100 per year : international students


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Secure and streamline the computer systems that underpin businesses big and small with this practical MSc in Computer Network Administration and Management.

You'll study the principles and practice of systems administration and management, analysing and designing networks in our high-performance computing labs. You'll use our cloud server and virtualised machines as you explore the efficiency and security of your systems and get insights into the practices of industry partners like Cisco with guest lectures and field trips to data centres.

When you graduate, you'll have the technical and problem-solving skills for a career-keeping business running. Your study will help prepare you for industry qualifications, with module outcomes that prepare you for VMWare certification.

You can start this course in September or January (full-time only in January).

Course highlights

  • Join a long-established and accredited course recognised by networking industries and major businesses, like HSBC and BAE Systems.
  • Get hands-on experience configuring and optimising secure networks, and building client, server and middleware aspects of internet applications.
  • Have access to over 250 servers in our £1 million network laboratory, featuring the latest computer networks and communication systems.
  • Work on solving a significant communications system or network planning problem in your Master's project.
  • Use your learning toward professional certification, including VMWare certificates.
  • Learn from a close team of academics, visiting lecturers from industry partners, and field trips to active data centres.
  • Get a free hard drive to store your work while you study.


This course is accredited by the British Computer Society (The Chartered Institute for IT), partially meeting the educational requirement for CITP.

Our Cisco Networking Academy blends face-to-face teaching with a web-based curriculum, hands-on lab exercises, and internet-based assessment. Students can practice, experiment, learn and share their work using our bespoke networking labs equipped with the latest Cisco networking devices. The teaching is delivered by fully qualified Cisco Academy instructors.


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