Kingston University London - Networking & Data Communications MSc

Kingston University London

Networking & Data Communications MSc

This course offers the knowledge and skills for designing, developing, and operating secure IP-based networks. It offers practical skills in the specification, design, modeling, and implementation of software and hardware. You will gain specialist knowledge of digital communications, multimedia communications, wireless networks, and security issues. You will study the technologies of LTE and 5G wireless networks and the Internet of Things. You can combine this course with management studies. The Management Studies pathway is ideal if you aspire to a management position in the industry.

The aims of the course are to:

  • Provide knowledge, skills, and a critical appreciation of the principles of data communications.
  • Enable you to analyze a system and design an appropriate, custom solution.
  • Develop subject-related practical skills.
  • Provide you with the opportunities to develop written and oral communication skills

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • Laboratories include test Local Area Network (LAN) and several types of wireless networks and enterprise-scale networking technologies, including equipment for testing Internet of Things communication and a mobile edge computing testbed. There is equipment for quality testing and immersive environments, including professional ultra high definition, high-dynamic range (HDR), and light field (plenoptic/holographic) cameras and displays, as VR/AR equipment.
  • There are opportunities to carry out a project, or dissertation, in collaboration with industry and research fellowships after your MSc.
  • You will have the opportunity to take a one-year professional placement (on request).

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in computer science/IT or substantial relevant work experience.
  • IELTS academic test in English with an


    overall score of 6.5,




    no element below 6.0

Career Prospects

The Networking and Data Communications MSc helps to prepare you for roles such as:

  • technical project manager
  • solutions architect
  • algorithm manager
  • wireless software engineer
  • technical integrations manager
  • test engineer
  • RF test automation engineer
  • Project manager
  • Security consultant

Course Details

The full MSc course consists of an induction programme, four taught modules, and project dissertation. Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

For a student to go on placement they are required to pass every module first time with no reassessments. It is the responsibility of individual students to find a suitable paid placement. Students will be supported by our dedicated placement team in securing this opportunity.

Networking & Data Communications MSc

Data Communications
Wireless Communications and Networks
Network and Information Security
Multimedia Communications
Project Dissertation

Networking & Data Communications with Management Studies MSc

Data Communications
Wireless Communications and Networks
Network and Information Security
Business in Practice
Project Dissertation

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