MSc in Data Networks and Security
Birmingham City University (UK)

1 Year
Course Type
05th September 2020
Next Intake

With a student body amounting to 29, 000 students from a variety of countries worldwide, Birmingham City University has become one of the most highly ranked, large and academically diverse universities in the United Kingdom. With it’s student focused education, illustrious teaching staff and friendly environment, BCU is one of the most coveted sites of learning the United Kingdom.

The MSc Data Networks and Security programme intends to develop your competence in using tools and techniques for configuring, securing and managing data networking systems in a production environment.

The course is designed to cover a number of advanced topics in data network engineering, namely, network management, network security, software defined networks and information security. In addition, you will receive a solid grounding in research methods and project management before undertaking an individual project that provides an opportunity to demonstrate technical and general employability skills in preparation for career progression.

  •  A second class honours degree or equivalent from a recognized university in computing, business or engineering discipline.
  • Other qualifications may also be considered case by case basis with relevant professional experience.


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The BCU MSc Data Networks and Security is comprise of the following CORE modules (totaling 180 credits).

  1. Research Methods and Project Management (20 credits)
  2. Network Management (20 credits)
  3. Advanced Networking Systems and Security (20 credits)
  4. Information Security (20 credits)
  5. Advanced Ethical Hacking (20 credits)
  6. Software Defined Network Engineering (20 credits)
  7. Individual Master’s Project (60 credits)

Assessment is carried out through presentations, exams, written reports, assessments etc.