Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Networking Professional (Cisco)

Designed for recent graduates and career-minded professionals, this course combines academic study with professional qualifications to offer both Master�s and Cisco certification. As part of the course students can take the associated Cisco exams to become a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) free of charge. The course involves intensive study at the University for 9 months followed by a 3 month research project to develop the skills and qualifications needed to progress in the industry. Students combine Cisco training with Master�s level learning and teaching and develop professional and managerial skills in IT systems in organisations.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in computing or a related discipline such as communications or electronic engineering; students who do not have a 1st degree are considered if they have extensive work experience and other formal and professional qualifications in network-related subjects; applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: study skills; industrial expertise; research principles; LAN design and implementation; internet working switches and routers; WAN design and implementation; IT project management; web application design and modelling; network security.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by: essays; technical reports; presentations; group work; demonstrations; online tests; research projects.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 3,100 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,200 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555