What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
120 UCAS points to include 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies
Considered in combination with Advanced Highers
Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/6 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Applicants are required to have Grade B/6 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Maths and English accepted within
To include 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies Applicants are required to have Grade B/6 in GCSE Maths. If you hold a grade 5 in GCSE Maths, please contact the institution
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers82%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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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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.
In your first year, we’ll introduce you to networks and information systems. You’ll engage with the principles underlying computing technologies, as well as the relevant areas of programming, mathematics, statistics and business. Hands-on from the start, you’ll build your practical skills with our Cisco-associated curriculum, which will continue in your second year. In year two, you’ll deepen your understanding of issues associated with networking and its supporting technologies, including security and databases. We’ll continue to focus on your employability, complementing your studies by introducing you to other aspects of computing, as well as industry-relevant studies in business and law. A group project integrating all the material up to this point will develop your practical skills further, getting you ready for your placement year. The core of your final year consists of distributed systems and advanced networking which build on the foundation of the first two years along with the industry experience to develop a wide awareness of the whole IT industry. Specialise in the area you want to take your career – whether it’s network monitoring, security or server administration. You’ll distinguish yourself through a honours project of your choice, developing expertise that will ensure you’re fully prepared for your first job. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.
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