University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Computer Networking Principles and Practice

This course considers current research andpractice in computer networking; distributedsystems and security. Students develop technical expertise and practical skills in the design,management and evaluation of networks, and in the use of tools and techniques for system security.

Entry requirements

A 2.2 Honours degree in computer science or similar subject; professional experience; minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent is required for those whose 1st language is not English.

Course modules

Modules include: Computer networking principles and practice masters project; distributed systems security; investigative methods for computer science; multicast and multimedia networking; secure systems programming; wireless, mobile and ad-hoc networking. Optional modules: advanced databases; artificial life with robotics; data mining; human computer interaction: principles and practice; investigative methods for computer science; measures and models for software engineering; mobile standards, interfaces and applications; network system administration; neural networks and machine learning; professional issues; programming paradigms; programming for software engineers; software engineering practice and experience; theory and practice of artificial intelligence; web services.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on the completion of a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,250 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Variable - 16 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
College Lane Campus Hatfield AL10 9AB South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
01707 284800