Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University


Our 12-week networking course gives students the skills to complete the Cisco CCNA qualification and further their networking career. Students study by distance learning and have the option to progress onto our MSc Network Security. Students cover the basics of network routing, switching and advanced technologies and gain skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration and practical application. Study is by distance learning using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and our remote physical lab (NETLAB). With access to a wide range of hardware, software and Cisco systems in our computer labs, students develop a thorough understanding of how network technologies work in practice and an awareness of current and future trends in the industry.

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold a 1st or 2nd class Honours degree in a computing or engineering discipline. Applicants with considerable relevant work experience who do not meet the academic qualifications may be considered for the course on the basis of their potential to succeed at postgraduate level. Such candidates normally have worked for 3 or more years at a responsible level in an area closely related to the academic discipline to be studied and are considered on a case by case basis. If English is not the 1st language, applicants are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules: Network principals.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through a combination of practical demonstrations and reports.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,950 per Academic year (home fees) 12 weeks
PgCert Distance learning £ 1,950 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance learning/online study

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868