Staffordshire University

Cloud Computing

This course provides specialist study of Cloud Computing. This is a growing area to addressing the issues of collaborative working with data stored centrally, either in house or externally. The award is built around a core of networking at CCNP level: the networking topics utilise Cisco networking equipment and support material provided by Cisco Systems Inc.Virtualisation, server side technologies and mobile/wireless technologies are investigated in the context of supported mobile workers in an enterprise environment.

Entry requirements

An BSc/BEng undergraduate Honours degree (2.2 or above) in a related Computing subject, or in Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering with Telecoms/ Network modules from a UK university, or the international equivalent. Applicants with appropriate experience in networking and/or professional qualifications will also be considered, providing they can satisfy the University that they are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate study. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Course modules

Modules include: Networking concepts (two weeks pre-enrolment); research methods; professional switched networks; network security; mobile computing and wireless; virtualisation; server side technology; professional routed networks; and maintaining a converged IP-based network.

Assessment methods



Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Whole course) International 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,350 (Whole course) Home/EU 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time with year in industry September 2018 30 30 Months
MSc Full-time with year in industry January 2019 30 30 Months

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