MSc Data Communication NetworksAston University
Price on request
- Birmingham (England)
What you'll learn on the course
Duration of programme:
Full Time: 1 year full-time: six months taught modules on campus and a six month individual project (which may be carried out in industry or on campus). Available on 2 - 3 years part-time on campus, as well as part-time by distance learning (only available to UK-based students).
Start date: September
Intake: Up to 25 per year
- A first or good second class Honours Degree from a UK academic organisation in a relevant engineering field, science or closely related discipline.
- Qualifications from outside the UK or a combination of qualifications and/or experience will also be considered. The course administration office can provide advice on whether these qualifications are the equivalent of the level of Honours Degree required.
We will consider that completion of 2 years (full time equivalent) of relevant postgraduate work experience will enhance a first degree by one step (five years experience by two steps, etc). Employment is considered relevant either to the first degree or to the proposed course of postgraduate study. For example, a graduate in computer studies who has been employed as a computer programmer will have relevant employment experience. (Employment undertaken before the commencement of undergraduate study will not normally count for the purposes
- Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements
Fees (Full Time):
UK/EU students - £5,600 (2016/17 fee)
International students - £15, 300 (2016/17 fee)
Fees (Part Time):
UK/EU students - From £1,833 per year for 3 years.
Distance Learning is available for UK-based students only - for further information please contact the School.
Information on visas for international students
This programme aims to provide the students, who will already have a technical background, with a thorough grounding in the principles underlying the inside of modern computer and data networks.
It is designed to provide students with the requisite specialist knowledge and skills to develop and manage current systems and to adapt with the changing face of data network technology. To ensure its continuing relevance the programme is monitored by a steering committee which includes representatives from major employers.
Taught modules and examinations/assessments are completed during the six months October to March. After successful completion students may then progress to the six month individual research project during April to October. We endeavour to place students with industrial sponsors for the duration of their projects, with all other projects being undertaken at the University.
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