Aston University

Aston University

Data Communication Networks

Students study how to develop and manage current systems and to adapt with the changing face of data network technology; students may then progress to the 6 month individual research project.

Entry requirements

A 1st or good 2nd 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 are also considered; international students whose native language is not English also need to demonstrate English language ability; a TOEFL score of at least 100 (internet-based) with a minimum score of 23 in speaking, 22 in reading and 21 in writing and listening; an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in each band; Pearson Academic score of 61 overall with a minimum score of 59 in each area.

Course modules

Modules: telecommunications perspectives; information theory and coding and traffic theory; internetworking; software engineering; introductory programming; distributed network applications; mobile data networks; real-time communication networks; project preparation; MSc Project.

Assessment methods

The taught section of the programme is assessed by formal examinations, coursework and case studies. The project is assessed through a dissertation, an oral presentation (viva) and an assessment by the project supervisor.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,600 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 15,300 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 5,600 per Whole course (EU fees) 1 years
MSc Distance learning £ 1,833 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Aston Campus Birmingham B4 7ET West Midlands

Key information

MSc Programmes Admissions Officer
Telephone number: 
0121 204 3668