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Networking and Data Communications MSc

Networking and Data Communications MSc

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Full time | Penrhyn Road Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


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; and prepare you for employment, research, further study and lifelong learning by developing their intellectual, problem-solving, practical and key (transferable) skills.

The Networking and Data Communications MSc helps to prepare you for roles such as: Technical project manager; Solutions Architect; Algorithm manager; Wireless Software Engineer; Technical Integrations Manager; Test Engineer; RF Test Automation Engineer; Project manager; Security Consultant; 3GPP RAN WG2 Standardisation Consultant; Multimedia Streaming Standardisation Consultant; Communications and Signal Processing Consultant; Digital and RF Field Applications Engineer; RF Design Consultant; Business Manager; IT administrator; Streaming Performance Manager; Lecturer; and Research Scientist.


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.

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 a good honours degree or equivalent in computer science/IT or substantial relevant work experience. Each application is assessed on an individual basis and may be subject to additional requirements, such as undertaking short course(s), work experience and/or English language qualification(s). Meeting minimum entry requirements does not automatically guarantee a place.

University information

Whatever your reason for wanting to study further, at Kingston they will help make it work. Everyone at Kingston University is passionate about enhancing students’ life chances by helping them make the most of their learning opportunity and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed in the 21st Century’s demanding workplace. The University collaborates with local, national and international businesses to ensure their research and...more