Our advanced MSci degree with a dedicated pathway in Distributed and Networked Systems is designed to give you the knowledge, skills and practical experience to pursue a high level career. It offers a thorough grounding in computing as well as an in-depth study of the latest trends and technologies in distributed and networked systems. You will have the chance to apply your knowledge and research skills in original ways, culminating in an extended research project in your final year. This four-year programme is particularly recommended if you want to go on to postgraduate study or a scientific or technical career, or just delve deeper into the subject matter and gain a competitive edge over graduates from standard three-year BSc programmes. Distributed and networked systems underpin the proliferation of sophisticated, software enabled systems that are changing the way we live and communicate in the 21st century, from the sensor and actuator networks that connect up cities, to cyber-physical systems, patient-centred healthcare, and disaster-recovery systems, to name just a few. This brand new, specialist pathway has been designed in consultation with industry. You will learn all about the new generation of connected devices such as smart homes, smart cities, smart cars, smart meters, as well as how to store and analyse complex data, and how to build and maintain networks and distributed systems. You will also study the Internet of Things, one of the newest and most transformative areas of computer science.