Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management

Postgraduate Degree

Join the global elite of data centre professionals with the world’s only Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management.

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About your course

Delivered by the leader in technical education for the digital infrastructure industry, CNet Training (as an academic partner of Anglia Ruskin University), the world's first and only Master’s Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management is the ultimate qualification for data centre professionals to aspire to.

Course highlights

  • Delivered in partnership by leaders in technical education, CNet Training
  • The world’s first and only Masters in Data Centre Leadership and Management
  • Form part of the global elite group of data centre professionals

How you'll study

This course is studied 100% online

Course length

Study over 3 years

Start dates

Start September

Application deadline

Please contact the CNet team at or visit the website.

Fees: £18,000

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Course overview

Data Centres are complex facilities that are expected to deliver faultless service and financial results in a world of rapidly changing technologies, business pressures and environmental expectations.

The Master’s Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management is a unique course, which has been designed in collaboration with the industry to advance your skills. No other course offers you this high level leadership and management education tailored to the data centre sector.

The course harnesses CNet's unique insight into Data Centre operations and expertise in business leadership and management. Topics have been selected on the basis of feedback from the industry and Data Centre professionals who are themselves involved with delivering the course alongside other hand-picked specialists. The course is based around your professional work in order to ensure that the learning is relevant and can be applied to your workplace.

Find out more on the CNet website.


Year 1

  • Data Centre Leadership
  • Sustainable Design for High Capacity Data Centres
  • Finance for Decision Making

Year 2

  • Data Centre Infrastructure Management, Security and Disaster Recovery
  • HRM and Organisational Capability Development
  • Decision Making in Critical Services

Year 3

  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership and Management
  • Research Methods for Business and Management
  • Postgraduate Major Project


Each module is formally assessed.

How you'll study

The Data Centre Leadership and Management Masters is studied primarily online via a learning management system, providing flexibility and complete interaction every step of the way. You will also be supported by the CNet team, specialist academic staff and industry specialists, all with the aim of creating you with an enriched shared learning experience.

Each year there is an optional Bootcamp in Cambridge, UK for those that can attend.

On successful completion of your studies you’ll be invited to attend a graduation ceremony on campus. If attending the ceremony in person is not possible then we’ll arrange to have your certificate sent to you.


This course will provide you with the highest specialist qualification available to data centre professionals and forms the elite group of data centre professionals in the world.

If you would like to discuss any details of the masters or other programs that you may benefit from please do contact the CNet team at or call +44 (0)1284 767100

Suggested course that may interest you

Please see The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework

Entry requirements

This program has been designed for people in leadership and management positions within Data Centre facilities. CNet will consider all applications individually, taking into account each applicant's experience and qualifications.

We encourage you to apply if you:

  • Work in a Data Centre facility
  • Experience: Have at least two years at middle or senior management level in a data centre context

It would be advantageous if you have a first or second class degree from a UK university, or equivalent from an overseas university.

Those applicants for whom English is not a first language will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

As a distance learner, you'll also need a suitable computer with internet connection, together with sufficient IT competence to make effective use our online learning management system (LMS) with high-speed internet and email.

For further details on the registration process please contact the CNet team on +44 (0)1284 767100 or email or visit the CNet website.

Fees & funding


The full tuition fee for this course is £18,000. The fee is VAT exempt.

The tuition fees you pay each year for the full Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management will be £6,000. The course is studied over 3 years.

Please email to discuss course tuitions fees and funding further.

What our students say

John - Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management Alumni

The course is well rounded and will challenge even the most seasoned data centre managers to expand their leadership skills far beyond their expectations.


Jennifer - Masters Degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management Student

The course is extremely rewarding. It’s introduced new ideas to data centre management.


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