Plymouth University

65 th
Young University Rankings 2017
401–500 th
World University Rankings 2018
8 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom

Computer Systems and Networks

Modern life relies on computer networks and our degree gives you the know-how and practical skills to become a creative and resourceful network professional, shaping how people live and work in the future. Understand how networking fits in to the wider IT industry by working with servers, datacentres and the cloud. Get hands on with our industry-standard, Cisco-equipped network laboratory. And examine large modern systems like Google, so you’re all set for a successful career in IT. You will lay strong foundations for a successful career with industry-recognised Cisco training embedded within the first two years of the course. You’ll leverage your sought-after Cisco training to secure a one-year work placement using our extensive industry links. You’ll gain confidence and vital industry experience, and maybe even a job offer - several students who have won placements with Cisco then gained full time positions in the company. * Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2016 National Student Survey 82 per cent of our students said that “I have received sufficient advice and support with my studies”. Lay strong foundations for a successful career with industry-recognised Cisco training embedded within the first two years of the course. * Put your skills into practice in our high-specification network laboratory. Learn how to cable and configure routers and switches, as well as other systems such as phones, video cameras and wireless devices. * Leverage your sought-after Cisco training to secure a one-year work placement using our extensive industry links. Gain confidence and vital industry experience, and maybe even a job offer - several students who have won placements with Cisco then gained full time positions in the company. * Understand how the network is used in the modern IT industry by studying the way global systems – like Google, Amazon and Facebook – operate. You’ll combine your practical networking experience with sound knowledge of the software running on the servers, giving you the invaluable insight employers are looking for. * Prepare for your first job by demonstrating to employers your core competency in networking along with your ability to contribute to the other parts of a large IT system. * Benefit from our active research through the Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research (CSCAN), providing you with the security knowledge essential for network professionals. The latest Research Assessment Exercise judged 100 per cent of our research to be of international repute, with 25 per cent of that recognised as world leading. * Have confidence in a degree accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and which won a 2013 Guardian University Award for Teaching Excellence. Receive a tablet PC and over £300 worth of free electronic textbooks, so you can join our interactive sessions and access a host of additional resource material.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Plymouth
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Sandwich
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Plymouth
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250