Following a review, BSc (Hons) Cyber Security with Digital Forensics replaces BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing and Cyber Security for September 2023 entry. Interested in using ethical hacking to identify security problems, and developing solutions that fix them? Why study BSc (Hons) Cyber Security with Digital Forensics at BU?
- Develop the versatility and personal qualities to manage, implement and assess the security of business activities in global context
- Build and improve your applied technical skills to weaponise technology to prevent or respond to security incidents in any organisation
- Engage in a series of practical, industry-focused tasks and co-participate in a range of research projects, not only with BU staff but experts from other institutions and industries in the UK and Europe.
- Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one.
- You’ll be qualified to work as an IT security professional in all sectors where cyber security plays a critical role
- Typical graduation roles include police digital forensics investigator, digital forensics consultant, mobile security advisor, information security analyst or cyber security analyst
Foundation year core units include: Academic Study Skills for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Computers | Mathematics for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Information Systems Analysis | Introduction to Programming | Foundation Year Engineering and Technology Project
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
How to apply
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English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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