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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary


From the Internet to cloud computing, social networking, and multimedia streaming, computer networks play a vital role in all aspects of business, government and public services.

On this professionally accredited BSc (Hons) Computer Networks degree course, you’ll learn to develop and manage sophisticated computer networks solutions and get hands on with the latest technologies to make a mark on the future of the industry. You’ll also have the option to join our Cisco Networking Academy to add an industry-recognised Cisco certification to your degree.

With the current shortage of networking and IT professionals, your skill set will be in high demand across many sectors when you graduate, opening doors to careers in roles such as network architect, consultant and developer.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) which means that it meets all of the academic requirements for registration as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng). You’ll also be able progress to Chartered Engineer status with further study and experience.

This accreditation also lets potential employers know that this course gives you the relevant skills and abilities you need to work in the computer networks industry when you graduate. This gives you an edge over students who didn’t do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs.

We also pay Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) student membership fees for all of our students.

What you'll experience

On this degree course, you'll:

  • Configure, manage and experiment with different network technologies and web applications
  • Work with our private cloud environment to learn about virtualisation and cloud computing
  • Use network analysis tools such as OPNET and Wireshark
  • Use our bespoke network laboratory with in-lab and remote access to over 200 routers and switches in a data-centre environment
  • Be challenged to put what you learn in the classroom to work, taking on practical network design projects that are linked to your studies
  • Join our Cisco Networking Academy to work towards obtaining industry-recognised certifications, such as CCNA or CCNP
  • Take optional modules to tailor your degree to specific interests, like management, security, big data, Internet of Things, or business and innovation

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Computer Networks degree?

After the course, you could work in many industries, for example:

  • consumer and professional electronics
  • pharmaceuticals and health care
  • defence
  • broadcasting and telecommunications
  • IT development and consulting
  • banking and finance

Graduates from this course have gone on to work for well-known companies such as:

  • Cisco
  • IBM
  • HP
  • Microsoft
  • KPMG
  • PWC
  • BAE Systems
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Barclays

Our Employability and Careers service will be on hand throughout your studies and for up to 5 years after you graduate to give you help and support with finding a job and developing your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

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  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 110 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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