University of Portsmouth

MSc Computer Network Administration and Management

Secure and streamline the computer systems that underpin businesses big and small with this practical MSc in Computer Network Administration and Management. 

You'll study the principles and practice of systems administration and management, analysing and designing networks in our high-performance computing labs. You'll use our cloud server and virtualised machines as you explore the efficiency and security of your systems, and get insights into the practices of industry partners like Cisco with guest lectures and field trips to data centres. 

When you graduate, you'll have the technical and problem-solving skills for a career keeping business running. Your study will help prepare you for industry qualifications, with module outcomes that get you ready for VMWare certification. 

Entry Requirements

  • A first or an upper second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Engineering, Physical/Life Science or Medicine, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 (or equivalent) with no component score below 5.5.
  • CGPA-3.25 /4.00


Career Prospects

You'll graduate from this course with the skills you need for a career as a senior IT practitioner. Because there's a need for qualified, skilled practitioners in the field, you can apply your knowledge to an in-house accounting and finance system, or in an SME or a corporate-wide data system in an international organisation. You can also choose an academic career and study for a PhD.

Jobs you can do with a Computer Network Administration and Management degree

Career opportunities include:

  • systems administrator
  • systems manager
  • network designer
  • IT manager
  • system consultant
  • university lecturer or researcher

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in computer network administration.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits.

Modules studied

  • Cloud Computing – 30 credits

  • Computer Security – 30 credits
  • Enterprise Network Design and Management – 30 credits
  • ICT Configuration and Administration – 30 credits
  • Masters Project – 60 credit

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