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Data Networks and Security - MSc

  • School of Computing, Telecommunications and Networks
  • Duration
  • Full Time: 12 months
  • Fees
  • Full Time: €4,400 per year
    International Students: €11,350 International GDL

The MSc in Data Networks and Security aims to provide in-depth insight and skills in the specialist areas of network management and security, enabling students to meet the industrial and commercial demand for engineers and administrators able to design, implement and manage secure computer network systems.

The course is designed primarily for technology graduates who have some prior knowledge of computing and/or networking and who wish to specialise in computer network engineering. An induction programme also caters for graduates of other disciplines, experienced network technologists who wish to update their skills and professionals with industrial experience in other sectors seeking to enter the industry.

The Faculty is home to a lead Cisco Academy Training Centre (CATC). The Cisco Academy provides training for network professionals and instructors throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This has supported the development of a core of staff with exceptional expertise in networks and distributed systems, and outstanding resources and facilities.

The study programme is particularly linked to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum. Students can work towards this internationally recognised qualification alongside their MSc degree.

In addition to providing a strong theoretical underpinning, there is an emphasis on practical applications supported by the Faculty's extensive industry-standard devices, hardware and software.

The programme has two intakes, in September and January, and may be studied in full or part-time mode. The full time duration is one year (16 months for January start).

Key Facts
  • Network security skills are increasingly in demand. There is a growing emphasis on combating fraud in developing network and communication systems.
  • This course has been designed with Cisco-specific curriculum, enabling you to work towards Cisco Certified.
  • Network Professional (CCNP) and Network Security certifications, as part of your postgraduate studies.
  • Develop your skills in our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art, networking laboratories.
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