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Networking and Data Communications MSc

Networking and Data Communications MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Communications And Networking

Course type


Course Summary

This course will provide you with the opportunity to gain a sound understanding of the internet protocol suite that forms the core for current data networks. The fusion of the internet world and multimedia is also addressed, as well as wireless communications. You can combine this course with management studies. The aims of the course are to: Provide knowledge, skills and a critical appreciation of the principles of data communications; Enable you to analyse a system and design an appropriate, custom solution; Develop subject related practical skills; Provide you with the opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills; Prepare you for employment, research, further study and lifelong learning by developing their intellectual, problem-solving, practical and key (transferable) skills. This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. You will have the option to work in one of our state-of-the-art research labs, called WMN (Wireless Multimedia and Networking). WMN is involved in EU and UK research collaborations and offers opportunities for advanced research and short-term research fellowships on completion of your MSc degree.

Different course options

Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | JAN-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This core module provides a working knowledge of data communications covering TCP/IP networks and digital communications. Topics covered include transport layer services, multiplexing, TCP congestion control, network layer - network service models, IP addressing and IP network design, routing principles, dynamic routing, digital transmission, modulation, multiplexing and channel coding. On successful completion of the module, students will be able to compare computer network architectures; evaluate the performance of TCP under varying flow control and congestion conditions; design an IP addressing scheme for a network; define and calculate transmission performance over a communication link; study and analyse characteristics of modulation methods.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a good honours degree or equivalent in computer science/IT or substantial relevant work experience.

University information

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