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Computer Network Administration and Management MSc

Computer Network Administration and Management MSc

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Full time | Main Site | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Network / Systems Management Computer Communications And Networking

Course type


Course Summary


Secure and streamline the computer systems that underpin businesses big and small with this practical MSc in Computer Network Administration and Management.

You'll study the principles and practice of systems administration and management, analysing and designing networks in our high-performance computing labs. You'll use our cloud server and virtualised machines as you explore the efficiency and security of your systems, and get insights into the practices of industry partners like Cisco with guest lectures and field trips to data centres.

When you graduate, you'll have the technical and problem-solving skills for a career keeping business running. Your study will help prepare you for industry qualifications, with module outcomes that get you ready for VMWare certification.

Careers and opportunities

Careers this Master’s prepares you for

The interconnected business world increasingly depends on computer networks – global recruitment agency Robert Half finds that the UK had "more network engineer jobs than there are professionals to fill them" in 2022. With this Master's, you'll be able to show your fitness for senior roles in a industry already calling out for your professional skills.

You'll graduate with demonstrable expertise in the computer networking sector's systems and processes, with experience of industry-standard hardware. You'll have made senior-level industry contacts through your project, visiting speakers and your lecturers' consultancy partners, plus access to professional certification.

Beyond network management, you could work in an in-house accounting and finance system, a small to medium-sized enterprise (SME), or a corporate-wide data system in an international organisation. You'll also be well-placed to follow an academic career by

  • studying for a PhD
  • .


The learning outcomes of this module are: Appraise theories, standards and methodologies for efficient, secure and reliable system configuration and management. Design effective approaches for installing, configuring and managing Linux-based operating systems, including networking and virtualised environments. Evaluate system configurations, networked computing solutions, and implemented management practices according to specific business requirements.

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.

University information

The University of Portsmouth is an innovative, research-driven institution with a modern, well-resourced campus which is a fantastic place to study at postgraduate level. The university invests intelligently in its teaching and facilities, delivering an internationally respected curriculum and providing a rich and varied student experience. Portsmouth is renowned in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science, and produces an...more

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