Cyber Security with Forensics at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Cyber Security with Forensics

Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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  • Develop the skills to design and secure complex information systems.
  • Learn to respond appropriately to security incidents by gathering evidence and gaining an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment around complex information systems.
The course is accredited by the British Computer Society, and accordingly includes a number of topics fundamental to all computing studies, including principles of security, computing, architecture and networking, databases and programming. How you learn You will gain practical experience by installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting a range of computer systems and networking technologies. You will assess systems for vulnerabilities and detect network intrusions. You will analyse and interpret digital evidence, collected from computers and mobile devices, providing reports to the clients. You learn through
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical tutorial sessions
Applied learning Work placements In the third year, you will have the opportunity to take a year-long paid work placement. This gives you a real-world experience to apply your knowledge and skills in industry, preparing you for your future career. Organisations are looking for experienced staff, and a work placement in industry will provide you with the experience added to your CV in order to secure a desirable security and forensics related position in a competitive job market. Our dedicated placement team will support you through the application process. During the placement year, you will be mentored by a member of academic staff, who will visit you at your placement. Previous students have worked at organisations including
  • Regional Cyber Crime Unit
  • HSBC
  • 3Squared
  • Satisnet
  • Next
  • Sec-1
Live projects You will undertake an individual project which will enable you to develop your investigative skills in a particular security area of your choice. Networking opportunities We include seminars and workshops run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and by employers such as IBM, BT, Satisnet and Citrix.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules Computer Systems And Architecture 20 Introduction To Computer And Information Security 20 Mathematics And Cryptography 20 Networking Fundamentals 20 Professionalism And Communication Skills 20 Programming Fundamentals 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Database Administration And Security 20 Exam Digital Forensics 20 Network Intrusion Detection 20 Network Services And Administration 20 Project Based Learning 20 Secure Networking Technologies 20 Year 3 Compulsory modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Computer Forensics Expert Witness 20 Information Security Management 20 Investigative Forensics 20 Project (Computer Systems And Networks) 40 Elective modules Advanced Penetration Testing 20 Enterprise Applications Management 20

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 Level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13650 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Cyber Security with Forensics at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS