Computer Networking at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Computer Networking (Taught)

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Course summary

As the demand for specialists in the computer networking industry continues to grow, this course will support you to develop the specialist technical and consultative skills required to progress to higher technical and managerial positions within businesses, or work towards doctoral study.

  • Concentrate on practical networking rather than abstract concepts or theories in data communications
  • The programme is centred around real-world network problem-solving, the planning, design and development of network services and infrastructures, plus the use and application of current and emerging hardware and protocols.
  • Investigate cutting-edge technologies, implement and test novel networking solutions, or develop or analyse original network applications.
Key course features
  • Opportunity to study computer networking in-depth.
  • Lectures/tutorials and practical sessions are enhanced with additional, resource-rich online materials allowing you to continue independent learning through a variety of approaches.
  • Taught by staff leading research into the areas of the internet and computer networks.
  • Research activities are associated with the university’s research centre.
  • Learning progresses from design and building small networks to the techniques required for large public networks.
  • Options to complete external Cisco Certification qualifications.


Students will study 6 core modules worth 20 credits each, followed by a 60 credit dissertation. MODULES Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Networking Hardware and Software Networking Techniques & Technologies Remote Access & Security Network Protocols & Algorithms Technological Horizon-Scanning Dissertation The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT Postgraduate Study & Research Methods Coursework - 40% - 1500 words Coursework - 60% - 2000 words Networking Hardware and Software Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class Test - 20% Practical – 30% Networking Techniques & Technologies Coursework - 50% - 2000 words In-class Test - 20% Practical – 30% Remote Access & Security Case Study - 100% Network Protocols & Algorithms Coursework - 65% - 3000 words In-class Test - 15% Practical – 20% Technological Horizon-Scanning Coursework - 70% - 3000 words Presentation - 30% Dissertation: Research Proposal - 10% - 2,000 words Dissertation - 90% - 15,000 to 20,000 words Teaching and Learning We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping you deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for these programmes is an honours degree of at least 2:2 classification in a Computer Science related subject area, or equivalent in any science-based degree with a strong computing and/or engineering element. In some cases applicants with substantial commercial or industrial experience can be accepted, subject to interview and references.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5940 Whole course
Northern Ireland £5940 Whole course
Scotland £5940 Whole course
Wales £5940 Whole course

Additional fee information

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Computer Networking at Wrexham University - UCAS