School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Networking

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networking degree is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of how networks operate, how they are designed and implemented, and how to troubleshoot them when issues.

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networking degree is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of how networks operate, how they are designed and implemented, and how to troubleshoot them when issues.

BSc (Hons)
Start date(s)
25 September 2023
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networking degree is designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of how networks operate, how they are designed and implemented, and how to troubleshoot them when issues. You will become knowledgeable about the latest advances in networking technology and gain practical experience of working with real-world networks. 

The University of Wolverhampton builds on years of esteemed Computer Science teaching to examine the day-to-day necessities of Networking and computer technology. The BSc (Hons) Computer Networking degree is taught by our School of Mathematics and Computer Science team, you will develop your knowledge of local area networks to national and international systems, understanding real-life networking equipment with all its associated risks and their countermeasures. Your comprehension of different networks and ubiquitous computing will deftly prepare you for specialised networking careers, while broader problem solving, analysis and design skills practised through course activities will prove vital to a wide range of careers. Computer networking is an engaging, technical subject, and your passion for it assure your contribution to the global, networked community will be a positive one.

What happens on the course?

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computer Networking at the University of Wolverhampton can provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter into this exciting, developing and growing field. This degree offers students a comprehensive overview of computer networking, from design and implementation to troubleshooting and maintenance. Graduates of this program will be equipped to work in a variety of settings, including small businesses, large corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organisations. With the ever-changing landscape of technology, a computer networking degree can give students the flexibility to adapt and stay ahead of the curve.

Early stages of your studies will see you study the fundamentals of computing and introductions to different industry posts, including games technology, programming and problem solving. This groundwork of computational mathematics, software architecture and virtualisation will be built upon with more specialised networking study in your second year. Third year study will cover your topics of interest at their most advanced level, culminating in a final project of your choosing; in correspondence with department staff, you will produce a proposal document and literature review on your preferred topic, before working in close collaboration with assigned mentors on the project in semester 2. Regular meetings with your supervisor will grant constructive feedback on your existing work and plan for the project, with this supervisor and another impartial staff member assessing your project upon its completion.

We also offer a variation of the BSc (Hons) Computer Networking course with a sandwich placement


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Everything you need to know about this course!

Working from our city campus, you will have access to the high-quality facilities, equipment and tutoring offered by the University of Wolverhampton. You will be taught by a professional team of educators who have substantial academic and industry experience in computer networking. Many of our staff are fellows and members of the industry’s professional body, the British Computer Society. You will learn how technological innovation works and how to applies it to your future career. You will be given hands-on experience with actual industrial devices and apply practical skills to network security. Through their mentoring, you will explore subjects in depth while making use of cutting-edge technology, gaining a valuable practical edge on network security before entering your own careers.

In service of preparing you for professional work, we also seek out placements for you in local, national and international organisations. Key to this is The Workplace, our specialist careers service whose team will collaborate with you in searching for positions; in addition to seeking out placements for you using their industry expertise, you may suggest positions to them based on your own findings, which they will then help you to obtain.


This course is designed to build a valuable set of transferable skills to complement your developing subject knowledge, preparing you for work both within and outside of networking careers. A strong emphasis is placed on problem solving, requiring innovative and intuitive behaviours from our students to keep up with ever-changing issues and find creative solutions. We also promote critical analysis of and reflection on professional practice, imbuing graduates with a strong ethical outlook. Network design, construction, maintenance and security skills are all highly valued in computing graduates.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)
  • Successful completion of the Science and Engineering with International Foundation Year

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Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see for further information.

If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.

International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at

English language requirements also apply.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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