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Rank: 61 (TCUG)
Location: Main Site
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/01/01
Intl fees: £15900
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The University of Portsmouth evaluation:
16.1 : 1
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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).
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).
What you'll experience
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.
What jobs can you do with a Computer Network Administration and Management degree?
Career opportunities include:
- university lecturer or researcher
We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.
Work experience and career planning
We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.
When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in computer network administration.
After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.
A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
IELTS: 6.5 (no component score below 6.0)
Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Portsmouth, Data telecommunications and computer networks .
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About this university
There is plenty of help and advice on hand for international students that start from their arrival in Portsmouth. The university operates an orientation week that helps students find their way around the university and explore the services on offer. This also introduces them to the support services including those for academic and wider life and even meeting up with other students. These events are organised by the International Office, based within the Nuffield Centre who also organise events during the year and are point of call for international students. The Students Union offer a wide range of services as well as organising the clubs and societies for students to get involved with outside the classroom. The union was the first in England and Wales to register as a full charity in 2006 but has been in operation since at least 1911, when it published a magazine called The Galleon. It is now based in a building at the northern end of Ravelin Park and includes a student activities centre, a social learning space, a bar and a radio station. The clubs and societies at the university are organised into five different bodies: the Athletic Union, Societies, Student Media, Volunteering and RAG (Raising and Giving). There are some 40 plus sports clubs ranging from football and rugby to lacrosse, pole dancing and octopush, a type of underwater hockey. Societies includes everything from politics and lifestyle groups to a law society as well as the longest running paintball club in the UK.