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Computer Network Administration and Management MSc

Computer Network Administration and Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Network / Systems Management Computer Communications And Networking

Course type


Course Summary


Businesses, big and small, are only as secure and efficient as their systems. If you're ready to take your existing technical and problem-solving skills to postgraduate level, then our MSc Computer Network Administration and Management degree course will help you reach your goals.

On this course, you'll learn the principles and practice of systems administration and management – including system and network design, analysis, specification, efficiency and security.

You'll plan and produce an individual project, and we'll provide the expertise and support so you can develop your professional practice. So once you graduate, you'll have all the tools you need for a career in computer network administration.

You can start this course in September or January (full time only in January).

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and meets the UK Engineering Council's Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). So it's a step towards registration as an Incorporated (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng).

On this course you'll:

Get to use our multi-platform suites and computer labs
Have access to over 250 servers in our £1 million network laboratory, featuring the latest computer networks and communication systems
Get hands-on experience of configuring and optimising secure networks, and build client, server and middleware aspects of internet applications
Study the key themes in the field, like Data Communications and Networking, Cloud Computing and Client Server Network Architecture
Complete a personal project, applying what you've learned to a significant communications system or network planning problem
Learn from academic staff with relevant experience in the field, including research and consultancy

Careers and opportunities

You'll graduate from this course with the skills you need for a career as a senior IT practitioner. Because there's a need for qualified, skilled practitioners in the field, you can apply your knowledge to an in-house accounting and finance system, or in an SME or a corporate-wide data system in an international organisation. You can also choose an academic career and study for a PhD.

Different course options

Full time | University of Portsmouth | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



ICT Configuration and Administration - Core
Master's Engineering Project - Core
Computer Security - Core
Enterprise Network Design and Management - Core
Cloud Computing - Core

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

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

University information

With just under 4,000 postgraduate students on campus, the University of Portsmouth is an ideal choice for postgraduate students. The University has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. A massive 89% of its research in physics and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework...more

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