Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University

Advanced Computer Networking

The course provides students with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to pursue careers as network professionals; concerned with the design, implementation and administration of high performance computer network infrastructures; includes an examination of the methods, techniques, tools and technologies used to develop such infrastructures; includes all the material required for the Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) qualification.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree; or advanced qualification in computer science; or cognate discipline from a British university; or recognised overseas institution; or industrial experience in computer networking and an Honours degree; where English is not 1st language: IELTS 6.0 (no element less than 5.5); or TOEFL 550 (213 for computer based test) are required.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced routing; switching; network troubleshooting and maintenance; research and project methods a; professional practice a; fundamentals of simulation of computer networks; network QoS and VoIP; network perimeter security 1; research and project methods b; professional practice b; project.

Assessment methods

Each module will be assessed individually by a combination of coursework and formal examination.

Sponsorship information

Part funding of PgD awards may be available from SAAS to eligible full-time candidates; the period developing the Master's dissertation is not funded; scholarships of £1,000 are available to all international students; there are no special application forms for scholarships and decisions are made on the basis of the information provided with the application forms.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Glasgow Caledonian University Glasgow G4 0BA Scotland

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
0141 331 8640