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Advanced Networking (F56) MSc

Advanced Networking (F56) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cisco Certifications (Network / Systems Management Software) Computer Communications And Networking

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc course is ideal for professionals needing knowledge and experience of advanced networking and research methods, and is also an excellent basis for further studies at doctoral level. It consists of four professional vocational modules, which include Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) materials, and either a final research project or a professional project combined with study of digital forensics ? drawing together the knowledge and skills you have gained and developing the skills required to address problems systematically.

Key features of this course: offers a choice of research or professional routes; develops your skill set with the largest Cisco Networking academy in the UK; draws on the latest CCNP, CISSP and CCNA-S curriculum; provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to install, configure and maintain local and wide area networks and includes hands-on experience of using online tools and configuring networks. Cisco Systems are the market leader in the supply of networking equipment for the internet. They also have a well-established Academy programme aimed at educating network professionals. Cisco qualifications are highly regarded in the networking industry and their position at the leading edge of network development means that their Academy programme is up to date. If you complete this MSc you will be able to go on and gain the industry recognised certification by taking the CCNP, CCNA-S and CISSP examinations.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 3 years | APR

Study mode

Distance without attendance


3 years

Start date



This module provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy and manage internal and external routing protocols for large scale inter-networks using Cisco equipment. As a Cisco Academy, we can offer you the opportunity to study the Cisco Certified Network Professional course Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE). This module will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills to deploy and manage a range of internal and external routing protocols for a large scale internetwork using Cisco equipment. You will also be expected to undertake individual research to contextualise Cisco in the broader networking environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees are paid per unit.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students are expected to have studied to at least HNC/HND level, or to have had equivalent practical experience.