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Internet, Mobile Systems and Applications MSc

Overview

Future-orientated

Our course is future-orientated. It will introduce you not only to the current smart internet technologies but will also cover emerging technologies, including:

  • All-IP Networking Architectures(5G, SDN, NFV, MEC, fog/mist)
  • Evolution towards Cloud Computing and 5G networking architectures
  • Internet of Things and its integration within Cloud and 5G networks
  • Immersive Media (Multimedia and VoIP technologies, media optimisation, cloud-based media)
  • Cyber threats and Vulnerabilities concerning Internet Mobile Systems and Applications

Why Internet, Mobile Systems and Applications at LSBU?

Our focus on emerging and near-future technologies will prepare you for a career in the dynamic Business and IT industries.
Students gain a wealth of experience in using industry-standard equipment, computer programming and simulation facilities.
You’ll have the chance to work in in our R&D lab, which is equipped with latest tools and technologies to develop your hands-on skills.

Top 10 in UK for career prospects in Computer Science and Information Systems (Guardian 2019).

Our London location puts you in the heart of the UK’s vibrant and rapidly expanding tech-industry.
Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Start Date
January; September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

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Modules

All modules are designed to offer theoretical knowledge and practical skills, with guest lecturers from industry providing critical insight into the IT and technology sectors. Modules are assessed by a mix of coursework and examinations.

  • Research methods and professional issues
    This module presents research methodology. It covers different techniques  such as inductive and deductive reasoning and prediction. You’ll evaluate the legal and ethical issues on practice within typical information professions.
  • Future internet technologies
    This module will deal with the limitations of the Internet. It looks at emerging technologies, including all IP networks, cloud and virtual network functions, hypervisors, software defined networking, the Internet of Things, and cloud testbed activities (e.g. Devstack, OpenStack implementations).
  • Statistical analysis and modelling
    This module develops your understanding of essential scientific principles for the study of statistics and modelling as applied to analytical computer science and software engineering.
  • Systems and cyber threats: vulnerabilities and countermeasures
    This module explores the basic functionalities of system security: integrity, availability and access to different system and platforms (wireless networks, cloud, databases, filesystems, applications).
  • Wireless and mobile networking
    This module covers the more advanced topics in wireless mobile networking with a focus on providing the knowledge on emerging techniques and standards being used in 3GPP (3G and LTE), 4G, 5G networks.   
  • Media (VoIP/Video) technologies
    You'll develop skills and knowledge that enables you to understand how media sources (VoIP, video) are compressed, encoded and transcoded and how multimedia is distributed over the Internet, wireless networks and content delivery networks.
  • MSc thesis
    This module will see you undertake a substantial, independent research project synthesizing knowledge and skills from the various disciplines on the taught course. You'll have the flexibility to select a subject of your choice to analyse and respond to.

Employability

The course will prepare graduates for a variety of roles, including:

  • Cloud architecture: responsible for developing, designing  and implementing scalable, secure and reliable multimedia cloud-based infrastructure and platforms.
  • Mobile software engineer: responsible for designing and developing software modules for mobile distributed systems and applications that integrate with cloud service providers.
  • Data centre manager: responsible for the implementation and maintenance of enterprise-shared virtualised infrastructure and platforms services.
  • Multimedia application developer: responsible for designing and developing software solutions requiring skills in the areas of VoIP and video technologies, systems and applications that integrate with cloud service providers.

Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

Placements

Staff

Paul Carden

School/Division: Engineering / Computer Science and Informatics
Job title: Senior Lecturer and Outreach Lead

Paul specialises in computer networking, managing mobile technologies and the design and development of mobile apps.


Prof. Tasos Dagiuklas

School/Division: Engineering / Computer Science and Informatics
Job title: Head of Computer Science and Informatics

Tasos Dagiuklas’ research interests lie in the area of smart Internet technologies including open-based networking, digital-immersive media, cloud-computing, QoE Modeling-Management and Internet of Everything. He has over 130 publications including books and book chapters, journal articles and conference publications.


Dr Muddesar Iqbal

School/Division: Engineering / Computer Science and Informatics
Job title: Senior Lecturer, Mobile Computing

Dr Iqbal specialises in mobile cloud computing and open-based networking with interests in 5G technologies,  multimedia cloud computing, mobile edge computing, fog computing, Internet of Things, software-defined networking, network function virtualisation, quality of experience, and cloud infrastructures and services.


Facilities

Teaching and learning

You'll make use of our e-learning suite and learn in a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and private study.

Our R&D lab equipped with latest tools and technologies, providing you with opportunities to develop hands-on skills and practice in areas such as wireless-mobile networking, open-based networking, cloud computing and next-generation media networking technologies.

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 UK honours first degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject; or
  • A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years relevant professional experience; or
  • We recognise that many people have a wealth of valuable skills and knowledge which they've developed at work or through training. We'll consider these application on their individual merit.
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5.

How to apply

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
12 months
Start date
January; September
Application code
P060191
Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
2 years
Start date
September
Application code
P060191
Application method

Full-time/part-time postgraduate students and research students apply through the UCAS Postgraduate. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply section for postgraduate students and our How to apply section for research students.

Postgraduate applicants are required to provide up to two references as part of their application.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as a postgraduate student.

Postgraduate Application Service

Book a session with one of our specialist Postgraduate Advisors. Over a one on one Advice Session they'll advise you on postgraduate degrees at LSBU that match your interests and experience. Book an Advice Session.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £8700International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 4939Session code: 1FS01
Total course fee:
UK/EU £8700
International £13125
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £8700International fee: £13125
AOS/LSBU code: 4939Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £8700
International £13125
The fee shown is for entry 2018/19.
UK/EU fee: £2900International fee: £4375
AOS/LSBU code: 5090Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £8700
International £13125

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Postgraduate loan (PGL) for Masters study

If you are starting a Masters course, studying either full- or part-time, you may be entitled to apply for a postgraduate study loan. Find out more at our postgraduate fees and funding section.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on funding your studies on the scholarships and fee discounts page.

Fee status

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our Welcome Week pages.

Suggested reading

  • William Stallings, (2015) Foundations of Modern Networking: SDN, NFV, QoE, IoT, and Cloud, Addison Wesley
 
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