University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science with Cyber Security

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Course summary

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Globally, computer science systems, networks and applications affect many aspects of our everyday lives. At Southampton our Computer Science graduates have a world-leading reputation for creative solutions based on cutting-edge knowledge and state-of-the-art technical skills. This four-year MEng Computer Science with Cyber Security includes the core learning of the BSc Computer Science programmes and provides the professional skills, knowledge and understanding that underpin computer science, enabling you to work in any area of the computing industry. You will then have the opportunity to specialise and gain a greater understanding of the latest thinking in cyber security, including the concepts, principles, technologies and practices for addressing current and emerging cyber security threats and challenges. Key areas of study include: criminology, risk management, law and social sciences. 100 per cent of our employed MEng Computer Science graduates are in professional/managerial positions six months after graduating (Unistats, 2019) and 100 per cent of our computer science and IT research has been rated world leading or internationally excellent for its impact on society (REF, 2014). Our outstanding facilities and renowned teaching staff prepare our students to work in a wide variety of areas and fields. Our graduates are in high demand; we have strong relationships with employers and our own Careers Hub website.  We also run an annual careers fair and have a dedicated startup incubator, Future Worlds, to support student enterprise. All Computer Science and Software Engineering programmes are accredited by the British Computer Society and by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Course details

Modules

This four-year programme will enable you to pursue a career in any area of the computing industry. It has been designed to maximise student choice by allowing you to tailor the degree structure to suit your own interests. During the first two years you will undertake a series of core modules, for example Programming, Computer Systems, Data Management, Intelligent Systems, Interaction Design and Professional Development. In your third year you can choose from a wide range of optional modules that reflect the specialist areas and key technologies of computer science that will be critical in the future. You will also work on an individual project with the potential to explore cutting edge technologies and innovative applications. The fourth year particularly emphasises engineering design, management and industrial collaboration. You will take part in a group design project, working with a real industry customer or solving challenging problems through the imaginative application of technology. http://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programmes/meng-computer-science-with-cyber-security#modules

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods are used on this programme to enable students to demonstrate their achievement of the intended learning outcomes. These include written examinations and assessments, in-class tests, design exercises, programming exercises, oral presentations, assessed laboratories and group work exercises.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeII10
Institution code S27
Campus nameMain Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*AA including mathematics (minimum grade A) or A*A*B including mathematics (minimum grade A*) Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D* - D D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades A*A in A-levels including mathematics or D* in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus grades AA in A-levels including mathematics We do not accept the BTEC National Extended Diploma We do not accept the BTEC National Diploma Applicants with a BTEC National Extended Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D* - D D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus grades A*A in A-levels including mathematics or D* in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus grades AA in A-levels including mathematics We do not accept the BTEC Extended Diploma We do not accept the BTEC Diploma Applicants with a BTEC Extended Diploma or the BTEC Diploma should apply for the Engineering/Physics/Mathematics/Geophysics Foundation Year Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points Pass, with 38 points overall, with 18 points required at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in mathematics Applications where Higher Level subjects have been studied without the full Diploma, will also be considered on a case by case basis.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A - B A*AA including mathematics or A*A from two A-levels including mathematics, and A from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate or A*A*B including mathematics or A*A* from two A-levels including mathematics, and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking. ‘Use of mathematics’ A level is not a substitute for ‘mathematics’ A level. A pass in the science Practical is required where applicable.
Extended Project A If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: AAA including mathematics (minimum grade A) and grade A in the EPQ
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2 H1 H1 H1 H2 H2 H2, to include mathematics at H1
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D2, D3, D3 D2, D3, D3 in three Principal subjects including mathematics
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

If you are not sure that your qualifications meet the requirements of this course please contact our Admissions Teams.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/programmes/meng-computer-science-with-cyber-security


English language requirements

All applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. Applicants requiring a visa to study in the UK who do not offer GCSE English language (or GCSE English) at the required level will need to meet the following English language proficiency requirement. Band B IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all components

Find out more about the University’s English Language requirements

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £21580 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates : www.southampton.ac.uk/uni-life/fees-funding.page
Computer Science with Cyber Security at University of Southampton - UCAS