M.Sc. Networking and Internet Systems

Lancaster University

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Tuition fee:
  • € 5,077 / Year (EEA)
  • € 16,599 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Why study Networking and Internet Systems?
This industry facing MSc offers a unique balance between a conversion course suitable for non-computer science graduates and an advanced MSc equipping technical and computer science graduates with the skills to succeed as a networking specialist. The key to this innovative course is the focus on the specific fields of networking and Internet systems that are crucial to todays and tomorrows ICT industry.
Key Facts
Study fundamental and advanced principles and the specialist practical skills that will ensure an understanding and practical knowledge of any existing and emerging network technologies.
Choose courses from a range of advanced level courses closely aligned to our areas of research expertise.
Be taught by internationally renowned researchers, leading experts in their field.
Enjoy unique state of the art interactive learning including novel methods of teaching including joint modules with shared live and recorded lectures with carefully selected international partners.
Benefit from significant individual research or industrial led projects with one-to-one supervision.
Study in semi-block mode, which offers the luxury of providing a graduated introduction to new materials whilst giving the benefit of focusing on one course at a time as a full-time student spending a year on campus or convenience as a part-time student balancing this course and your role in industry.


Course Details
The course contains a set of compulsory modules, option modules and a dissertation project.
Compulsory Modules
* Introduction to Networking
* Introduction to Computer Systems
* Network and Distributed Systems Programming
* Network and Systems Architecture
* Advanced Networking and the Internet
Option Modules
* Mobile Computing
* Multimedia Systems Engineering
* Network and System Security
* Advanced Topics in Networking
Dissertation Project
* A substantial piece of individual project work in any aspect of Networking supervised by one of the internationally recognized members of staff.


At least a second class honours degree, or its equivalent, Computer Science or scientific disciplines an advantage, but not essential. Applicants who do not meet this criterion but who have significant industrial experience will also be considered subject to individual circumstances.
Overseas Students
For students whose first language is not English, there may be an additional requirement to demonstrate fluency in English. The school requires one of the following: a minimum of IELTS 6.5; TOEFL 580 (paper-based test), 238 (computer-based test), 93 (internet-based test); or Pearson PTE Academic 62.
You will require a visa to be able to study with us in the UK (you do not also need an ATAS certificate). From April, the UK Border agency will be scoring applications against a new points based system. There is more information on the Home Office website.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

193 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.


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