Cyber Security at University Academy 92 (UA92) - UCAS

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Course summary

The Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to work with and implement cyber security polices, technologies and solutions.  Career Prospects Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing sectors in the digital space. With an increased risk of cyber threats on businesses and systems across the world, there is big demand for Cyber Security professionals. You will have the flexibility to apply skills and knowledge across a range of industries, such as IT/Communications, Banking, Retail, Utilities, Travel, Healthcare and Manufacturing. Potential future career paths include digital forensics, cyber security management, penetration testing, secure system design and development, data protection and privacy or cryptography and communications security. What you will learn By building your skills in front and back-end development and software design, you will begin to understand the standards and technologies used within industry to build secure systems. The range of modules covered in this course will give you a broad range of skills that will enable you to evaluate risks, mitigate threats and recover from systems breaches. As a Cyber Security professional, you’ll need to understand the social, legal and ethical concerns when operating in this framework.  Further to this, you will also: Understand the nature of cyber-crime and the importance of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI). Learn about operating systems and their similarities and differences. Begin to formulate risk management and mitigation strategies using real-world scenarios. Find out how to write robust code and integrate systems securely Get to grips with Network security


Level 4 subject-Specific modules:     Fundamentals of Cyber Security This module covers the nature of cyber-crime threat actors and hazards and the importance of Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI).    Front End Development You’ll get to grips with HTML, CSS and JavaScript, learning how to design and build secure web-based applications based using a real-world scenario. Back End Development – You’ll take an in-depth look at web servers, that form the backbone of the Internet. You’ll gain an understanding of Linux system management, PHP programming language, Structured Query Language (SQL) and database development theory; whilst building a secure database-based web app hosted on a Linux based server. Software Design You’ll look at how software systems are developed from inception to delivery and testing. You’ll learn about both traditional software development lifecycle and agile methodologies as well as complete a group design assignment to simulate a workplace team working environment.   Level 5 subject-Specific modules:     Operating Systems Covers understanding OS capabilities, vulnerabilities and differences. Factors such a performance monitoring, process, resources and memory managed are taught so that given real life scenarios, the most suitable OS’s are selected with technical justification.    Cyber Security and Risk You’ll learn how to identify and mitigate risks and how to build systems that are resilient and robust to threats, using cyber security principles. You’ll focus on specific vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection attacks, Distributed Denial of Service attacks and perform elements of ethical hacking. Information Systems You’ll study advanced SQL programming, gaining an in-depth knowledge of secure database technologies used to implement information systems. You’ll also look at the formal processes for documenting system requirements that are used to generate the code. Secure Coding How write robust secure code by adopting best practise as specified by bodies such as CyBOK and OWASP is covered, together with practices to mitigate interfacing to other system.    Level 6 subject-Specific modules:     Human Elements of System Design You’ll get a solid grounding in HCI (human computer interaction) principles; discover why developing a system that practices good user design principles is essential for any secure computing system, public facing web application, or internal corporate intranet system.   Network Security You’ll evaluate the risks posed to networks and how to mitigate them using standards and policies, and implement various methods of securing networks through finding vulnerabilities via elements of ethical hacking and penetration testing.    Contemporary Issues in Computer Science You’ll take a look at some of the most contemporary issues within Cyber Security and also Computer Science in general, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, web 3.0 etc and develop understanding on how ethical and legal issues can impact on the security process of information systems development. Project You’ll undertake a large-scale Cyber Security project based on an actual computing brief. You’ll draw on your knowledge and skills to deliver a comprehensive, quality solution to a real-world security based computing problem.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


5 GCSEs at Grade C/Level 4 or above including English Language and Maths

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16101 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16101 Year 1

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Cyber Security at University Academy 92 (UA92) - UCAS