Networking PG Cert

Postgraduate (12 weeks distance learning)

Distance learning

September 2017


Our 12-week networking course gives you the skills to complete the Cisco CCNA qualification and further your networking career. You'll study by distance learning and have the option to progress onto our MSc Cyber Security.

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Full description


A recent study conducted by International Data Corporation on the state of the Digital Universe concluded that the number of qualified networking professionals will grow by 50% in the next decade, and that the volume of data will grow by as much as 5000%.

It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of experts trained to keep information secure within businesses. Roles such as network engineer or manager, analyst and consultant will be open to you.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Network Principles
    You'll discover comprehensive networking concepts, from network applications to the protocols and services provided to those applications by the lower layers of the network. You'll progress from basic networking concepts to more complex enterprise and theoretical networking models later in the module. You'll cover the basics of network routing, switching and advanced technologies. We emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills.You'll be given access to Packet Tracer, a flexible network simulator and to our remote networking laboratory (NETLAB)allowing you to undertake laboratory exercises in a flexible manner to suit your individual needs.


We’ll assess your progress through a combination of practical demonstrations and reports.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate. 

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Distance learning, 2017/18


How do I pay my fees?

Paying upfront

You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.

How to pay your fees directly

International students

You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.

Paying your fees
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Funding for UK & EU students

It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:

  • The Government’s new £10k Masters loan
  • Applying for our scholarships
  • Additional funding options and support
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Funding for international students

We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.

Entry requirements

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email for further information.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.

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International students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

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Improving your English language skills

If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas. To find out if we are planning to hold an ELPT in your country, contact our country managers.

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