North Wales Management School - Wrexham Glyndwr University
100% online MSc Computer Science with Networking

A smarter way to succeed. A career-focused master’s in computer science with networking for £6,000

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Apply by: 13 June 2022
To begin: 27 June 2022
  • 180 credits
  • 2 years part-time
  • £6,000

Key benefits

  1. 100% online master's within 24 months
  2. Study anytime, anywhere, on any device
  3. Degree not required for admission, work experience considered
  4. Earn while you learn
  5. £6,000 total fees, option to pay per module
  6. Full academic support
  7. 2nd in the UK for TEACHING QUALITY

Computer science skills are in high demand

A recent study by O2 suggests that in the UK alone, organisations needed to fill more than 750,000 new digital jobs by 2020 and train almost 2.3 million people to meet the demand for digital skills.

The IT skills gap is global and is huge, with demand far outstripping supply of digital skills. Network engineering skills are at the forefront of what employers are searching for, often unsuccessfully. This presents an exciting opportunity for ambitious individuals who are looking to achieve career success in this high-demand and well-paid sector.

The new way to get a networking degree

The 100% online MSc Computer Science with Networking is designed to provide a new way for busy working professionals to gain a qualification in this high-demand and well-rewarded field. It is totally flexible and can be studied anytime, anywhere and on a wide range of devices.

A programme for a range of professional backgrounds

This master’s degree is designed both for ambitious individuals who are not from a computer science or networking background and want to launch a career in this field, as well as for individuals who currently work in the sector and are looking to move their career to the next level with a high-quality qualification.

What you will learn

This master’s programme focuses on practical skills in networking and concepts in data communications. It explores problem solving and the provisioning of real network services using current and emergent network hardware and protocols. It also covers the development of applications to exploit these technologies.

It covers fundamental elements of networking and computer science, including:

  • Wireless technologies
  • Networking principles
  • Ethical hacking
  • Software development
  • Data structures and algorithms
  • Systems engineering

The programme covers modern languages and platforms including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL.

The programme has a ‘real-world’ focus. It develops an understanding of underlying principles, and you will be engaged in the practical application of network design, implementation and trouble-shooting. The programme also includes a 45-credit research project, where you will work on a specialist topic with relevant supervision.

Flexible learning experts

More than half of our students study part-time and as a result we have considerable expertise in flexible study. This completely online MSc Computer Science with Networking programme has a flexible design enabling you to study at your own pace, on your own terms, fitting your learning around full-time work and family commitments. With six start dates per year, you’re not restricted to the traditional academic year can start within weeks. There are flexible payment options and, for those that are eligible, there are postgraduate government loans to cover the full programme cost.

Career-focused networking master’s for today’s job market

This postgraduate course is industry-led and career-centric, reflecting the culture and capabilities of North Wales Management School and of Wrexham Glyndwr University. Our deep relationships with major employers have fed into the programme content and have helped shape a master’s programme that is built for career enhancement across a wide range of sectors in the modern-day work environment. It is this approach that has seen us ranked in the top 10 UK universities for employability for part-time students in employment.

Entry requirements for home and international students

  • You should have or be about to complete an undergraduate degree in any subject with a minimum grade of 2:2 (or equivalent qualification). We will also accept master’s degrees or equivalent.
  • We may also accept applicants who do not have these qualifications based on relevant work experience.
  • If you earned your undergraduate degree outside the UK, you should check that it is equivalent to a 2:2.

English language requirements

  • If English isn’t your first language, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. We accept:
    • IELTS at 6.0 overall with no individual component below 5.5
    • TOEFL overall minimum 60
    • PTE Academic overall minimum 50
    • Cambridge (CAE & CPE) overall 169 with minimum scores of 162 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.
    • A degree qualification taught in English
    • Evidence that you work in a company where English is the first language
    • High school qualifications in English
    • Completion of a Wrexham Glyndwr online test or Duolingo test


North Wales Management School online MScs are designed to be affordable, saving time and money. Tuition fees are calculated per eight-week module. You can enrol in and pay for each consecutive session as your studies progress. Payment is accepted through the online student portal and must meet the payment deadline.

Total programme fees £6,000
Per 15-credit module £500


Choose North Wales Management School

  • Top 10 university in UK for employability for UK-based graduates from part-time first degrees (Source: HESA PI E1b 2015/16)
  • 99.1% were in employment or further study 6 months after completing their studies (Source: HESA PI E1b 2015/16)
  • QAA-assured, industry-led programmes, incorporating deep knowledge and expertise of employer partners and tailored to the needs of the modern job market
  • Close links with leading local and regional employers, including Toyota, Kellogg’s, Brother Industries and the BBC
  • Expertise in flexible learning – more than half of our students study part-time
  • Dedicated Student Success team supports you every step of the way – from enrolment right through to graduation
  • International university of many cultures
  • Programmes suitable for a wide range of academic backgrounds
  • 10% fee reduction for graduates of Wrexham Glyndwr University