UWS Clearing

Computer Networking


BSc (Hons)

4 years full-time, 5 years full-time (sandwich), typically 6 years part-time


September 2023


About the course

Computer networks help keep all aspects of modern life connected. UWS’s BSc (Hons) Computer Networking degree aims to provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work in this exciting and ever-evolving field.

In this degree you’ll discover how networking hardware and software work together to keep people and organisations connected, and support the wide range of services we expect our networks to provide.

You will cover the curriculum of the CCNA professional certification, explore Windows and Unix/Linux system administration and learn about data security and network management.

Highly skilled graduates go on to work in infrastructure management roles with a wide range of organisations across the world. Some also go on to higher levels of university study.


  • This degree will equip you with the skills needed to specialise in the networking and IT infrastructure industries.
  • From web authoring and the operation of computing hardware and software, to specialist studies in wireless networks, virtualisation and cybersecurity, this programme covers a wide variety of topics in contemporary Computer Networking.
  • You will gain the knowledge required for the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification.
  • This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS) as fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tariff points)
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points)
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Widening Access Programme: Access to STEM or Engineering – BBB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS Tariff points) including Computing Science
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Computer Science
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • SQA HNC / BTEC Level 4 HNC: Computing: Technical Support or Computer (Internetworking)
  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Computing: Technical Support or Computing: Network Computing or Computer (Internetworking) or Networking & Cyber Security or Cyber Security

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

Clearing Guide

Clearing can sometimes feel like a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Don’t worry though as we’re here to guide you through the process, giving you the information and advice you need.

Enquire about this course

If you’re not sure about anything, get in touch – we are here to help!

T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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