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Course summary

Overview Why study cyber security and digital forensics with us Our BSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics will develop your theoretical knowledge while you gain the skills, practical experience and certifications to excel in areas that range from compliance management to cyber forensics and everywhere in between. Tailor your studies to gain the expert knowledge, certifications and specialist cyber security skills that are in high demand across all sectors and industries. You’ll enhance your understanding of compliance standards within a range of industries and networks, learn to identify breaches, vulnerabilities and threats – and build the digital investigation skills that will minimise their impact on organisations. Build your practical skills We’ll give you the opportunity to develop your professional skills with a year-long, paid work experience placement as part of a four-year study option. You’ll also have the chance to gain industry-recognised certifications, including Cisco's CCNA and CCNP. You’ll put theory into practice with hands-on experiments in our dedicated network, cyber security and digital forensic labs, using the latest applications and tools used in the IT security field. Our cyber security and digital forensics degree gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies with optional modules that let you focus on your areas of interest while you develop the skills that will give you a competitive edge in the industry. Get the support you need to succeed Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student. While you are an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience. We’ll give you the help you need to write your CV, develop your job entry plan and make the relevant industry contacts that will let you pursue your career goals. You’ll graduate with a range of job opportunities in a variety of sectors, following in the footsteps of graduates who are now making their mark in companies including Accenture, Grant Thornton, Eurofins Forensic Service, Serious Fraud Office and Transport for London.

Modules

Year 1 - Compulsory Computer Systems Architecture and Operating Systems (30 credits) Computer Networks (30 credits) Information in Organisations (30 credits) Programming for Data Communication and Networks (30 credits) Year 2 - Compulsory Cyber Security and Digital Forensics Compliance (30 credits) Digital Incident Scene Investigation and Analysis (30 credits) Network and Protocol Analysis (30 credits) Internet Technologies (30 credits) Placement Year - Optional Supervised Industrial Placement (120 credits) Year 3 - Compulsory Individual Project (30 credits) Defensive Security (30 credits) Memory Analysis (30 credits) Year 3 - Optional Blockchain Engineering and Analytics (30 credits) Artificial Intelligence (30 credits) Security and Network Forensics (30 credits)


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I118
Institution code:
M80
Campus name:
Hendon Campus
Campus code:
H

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements listed are accurate at the time of publishing and vary between programmes. Please check your chosen course page for specific entry requirements. Depending on your chosen course, we also consider a combination of qualifications. The latest entry requirements can be found on the course page at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/cyber-security-digital-forensics We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.

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

https://www.mdx.ac.uk/study-with-us/undergraduate/entry-requirements-for-undergraduates


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a minimum of 5.5 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)72With at least 17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading
PTE Academic51With at least 51 in all components

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
No data
Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

At Middlesex, we have a range of funding and loan options available to ensure you are able to attend university, whatever your financial background. Tuition fees vary for UK, EU and International students. More information about fees for the course you are interested in studying can be found at: https://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/cyber-security-digital-forensics
Cyber Security and Digital Forensics at Middlesex University - UCAS