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Middlesex University

Computer Networks

UCAS Code: G400
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Computer science
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
84% LOW
Average graduate salary
£20k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The field of computer forensics and cyber security is rapidly growing and our specialist Computer Forensics degree – the first in London – develops the strong logical skills needed to detect, investigate and prevent computer crime. By choosing our multidisciplinary course, you'll be equipped to combat computer crime in a technology-driven world. Why study BSc Computer Forensics at Middlesex University? Our pioneering and specialist Computer Forensics degree prepares you for an exciting career in this dynamic industry. Technological issues including cyber security, encryption, operating systems and information systems are covered in detail, as well as legal and criminal issues. You will be taught by experts in the field in a high-tech forensic lab and have access to specialist equipment. Course highlights This is a multidisciplinary course, with exciting work experience placement opportunities in Year 2 We are seeking BCS (British Computer Society) accreditation - you will be eligible for BCS membership retrospectively when it is awarded We have excellent graduate employment rates with 100% of graduates in further study or employment six months after graduating (Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey) As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.


Year 1: Computer Networks (30 credits) – Compulsory, Computer Systems Architecture and Operating Systems (30 credits) – Compulsory,Fundamentals of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (30 credits) –Compulsory, Programming for Data Communication and Problem Solving (30 credits) –Compulsory. Year 2: Advanced Connection of Network Devices (30 credits) – Compulsory, Data Communications (30 credits) – Compulsory, Protocols and Network Performance Simulation (30 credits) – Compulsory,Research Methodology and Professional Project Development (30 credits) – Compulsory. Year 3: Advanced Networks Design and Security (30 credits) – Compulsory, Individual Project (30 credits) – Compulsory, Distributed Systems (30 credits) – Optional, Network Analysis and Troubleshooting (30 credits) – Optional, Network Management: Design and Support 30 Credits (Optional), Wireless LANs and Mobile Computing 30 Credits (Optional), Supervised Industrial Placement (Optional).

Middlesex University

The Quad at Night

Middlesex has a vibrant and culturally diverse student community and a union that supports, celebrates, engages and represents them every step of the way. What's more, its north-west London location places students within touching distance of the heart of the capital and everything it has to offer. The union supports more than 1,500 active student members across more than 60 societies.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
13% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
317 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
58% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 84% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are information technology technicians


Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
There are a lot of computing courses out there, and they vary a lot in content, modules and the way they work with employers, so individual courses can have very different outcomes. This is a course where you really need to get a good grade — employers really pay attention to the class of your degree and a low grade will serious hit your prospects. But you can get a job on pretty much any industry in the country with a computing degree - and organisation with an IT system and a web site needs graduates in this discipline - and many employers report difficulty in finding graduates. So most students do get jobs, and starting salaries are good, particularly in London. If you want to find out more about the prospects for a computer science course at a particular institution, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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