University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Distributed Systems and Networks (online)

This course develops 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 equivalent (e.g. honours degree from the UK) or equivalent in computer science or closely-related subject. Plus IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (213 CBT) if your first language is not English. Applicants who do not wholly meet these requirements, but who are considered to have the professional experience, motivation or potential to succeed at the programme, may also be accepted.

Course modules

Modules include: Distributed systems security; wireless, mobile and ad-hoc networking; multicast and multimedia networking; contemporary practices in information technology; specialist project. Optional modules: measures and models for software engineering; learner-centred design; web services; web scripting and application development; multimedia specification, design and production; wireless, mobile and ad-hoc networking; multicast and multimedia networking; software engineering practice and experience; e-learning applications development; advanced database; mobile standards, interfaces and applications; interaction design; secure systems programming.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by: coursework - there will be a fixed date for assignment submission. Online tests - a fixed a 24-hour time slot is normally assigned for each online test to be taken.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Online study - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

UH Online