What will I learn?

MSc Computer Networks and Cyber Security is a specialist programme that will develop your skills and knowledge to design, implement and troubleshoot enterprise core networks. You will learn how to protect IT infrastructure from threats and attacks by conducting real-time pen testing and digital forensics.

We are the only university to offer this unique degree programme that covers:

  • The curriculum of CCNP Enterprise Core
  • EC Council’s Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator certification (CHFI)
  • Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).

We have the best networking and cybersecurity lab in Wales.

Reasons to choose this course

  • Industry recognised CCNP, CEH and CHFI curriculum are part of the programme.
  • Taught by staff with academic and industry qualifications who constantly update the programme to reflect rapidly developing networking and security field.
  • The emphasis is on three key themes within this programme; Routing and Switching, Security and Forensics.
  • Access to state-of-art networking and security lab facilities.
  • Hands on experience with Cisco hardware and software.

Course Overview

This programme aims to provide in-depth knowledge and skills in the specialist area of networking and security.

It has been developed in response to the need for personnel equipped with the skills needed to design, implement and troubleshoot an enterprise computer network infrastructure.

The course is designed primarily for science and technology graduates who have some prior knowledge of computing and/or networking and who wish to specialise in computer networking.

Professional Accreditations

Successful completion of the Programme offers the eligibility for registration by the British Computer Society (BCS) of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) full status.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will undertake a range of tasks associated with networking in organisations and will be capable of developing sophisticated solutions to networking and security problems.

They may be required to manage teams of network associates/engineers within an enterprise environment either on a small or large-scale project.

In order to achieve this, they will require a significant technical understanding of the issues arising and have an appreciation of the complexity of the tasks.

Within an SME, a senior member of the development staff with both development and management duties often fulfils this role and a significant aspect of the programme is the development of the necessary management skills for this purpose.

As either a senior network engineer or manager, the graduate would be expected to demonstrate their initiative and be able to use their research skills to rapidly adapt to the demands of new technology.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Which department am I in?

Applied Computing

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,163) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

1 February 2022

Venue

Swansea Campus

Technium 1,

Kings Road,

Swansea,

SA1 8PH, England

Full Time (18 months)

Tuition fees
£15,000.00 (US$ 20,163) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

1 February 2022

Venue

Swansea Campus

Technium 1,

Kings Road,

Swansea,

SA1 8PH, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants require an Honours Degree (2.2 or above) or advanced qualification in Computer Science or cognate discipline from a UK University or recognised overseas institution, or industrial experience in Computer Networking and an Honours Degree. For International applicants, we ask that you hold an Academic IELTS test with a score of at least 6.0 (no element less than 5.5). TOEFL: An overall minimum score of 72 is required with the following minimum scores in each of the following communicative skills: Reading - minimum score of 18 Listening – minimum score of 17 Writing – minimum score of 17 Speaking – minimum score of 20.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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