MSc Data Networks and Security

Preserving information

Connect >

Course Overview

Equip yourself with tools and techniques for configuring, securing and managing data networking systems. Deeply explore data network engineering and receive a grounding in research methods and project management in preparation for the next step of your career.

Connect >

Course Structure

Engage in problem-based learning to explore research methods and project management tools in preparation for your research project at the end of the course.

Build up on networking knowledge and theories to explore advanced network systems and security, and develop a global outlook for network communication systems.

Journey beyond basic networking modules to explore advanced network switching techniques and information distribution in diverse network contexts.

Learn to critically reflect on advanced network routing techniques, information distribution and network security in a global context.

Learn to test and validate information systems with skills to critically reflect on the tools and techniques of advanced ethical hacking.

Conquer the next major evolution in switch design and network management – equip yourself with knowledge on software defined networking and its practical application.

Conduct a sustained in-depth research to gain perspective of an area of personal interest relevant to your future development and extend your learning into successful application.


At NEXT Campus we believe in measurable success along the learning curve. You will be assessed for knowledge, thought process, strategy, teamwork, soft skills and above all, your ability to learn. Open/closed book exams, presentations, group work, case studies, reports, debates, critical reviews and reflective journals make up our unique assessment approach.

Connect >

Admission Criteria

Degree or equivalent with a class of 2nd lower or better in computing, information systems, information technology, business technology or any other degree in computing and IT subjects. Applications without standard entry qualifications can be considered

Class Schedule and Intakes

Weekend classes
Intakes in January and August

Birmingham City University (UK)

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.

Success Stories

Connect >

Other Programs

Connect >

Next Campus

Changing Lives


For Students

For Business

  • Online Shop
  • Venue hire
  • Services for business
  • Apprenticeships


  • General: 0115119999
  • Courses: 0777975200
  • Find us
  • Download a Prospectus

For Staff

  • MyNext login
  • Website Editor login
  • Vacancies

© Next Campus, designed by Theewra
All rights reserved