Cyber Security with Placement and Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

Course summary

Passionate about computing careers, but not quite ready to undertake a full honours degree? Coming to computing with no formal background in the subject? This one-year computing foundation is the ideal way to learn essential programming, web design, networking and security skills before starting a specialist three-year course. Our computing courses are part of the Department of Science and Engineering, where there are courses covering every aspect of computing and media technology. On completion of the Foundation Year you will be able to join the first year of a course within the computing area. You’ll get to grips with the basics of computer programming by taking part in creative and fun practical projects. These will be carried out under the guidance of a teaching team with a wide portfolio of experience and skills. Personal development is crucial - you will be supported in improving your academic confidence and start on the road to becoming an independent learner. We encourage teamwork and cross-discipline collaboration, both of which are highly valued by employers. Solent’s computing team maintain a strong network of industry and employer contacts. You will be encouraged to utilise these networks to seek work experience placements, attend industry events and learn from specialist guest speakers. Our talented and supportive team – many of whom have direct and current industry experience - teach on this computing degree course, so they’ll know exactly what skills you need to move successfully forward. What does this course lead to? Upon successful completion of this one-year foundation course, students will progress onto the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management course. Who is this course for? This foundation course is ideally suited to students who want to earn a specialist degree in an area of computing, but don’t yet hold the qualifications or experience required to start on the first year of an undergraduate course.


FOUNDATION MODULES Digital Media Technologies Foundation Computing Foundation Mathematics Group Technology Project Individual Degree Related Project Problem Solving If you successfully complete the foundation year, you will automatically progress onto the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management degree course. Please note that some of the modules below may change. YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Problem Solving Through Programming Introduction to Networks and Security Network Applications Introduction to Databases Routing & Switching Cyber Security Essentials YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES Network Systems Automation Ethical Hacking and Pen Testing Network Implementation Research Methods Project Threat Intelligence Analysis Network Security YEAR 3 - PLACEMENT YEAR YEAR 4 - CORE MODULES Dissertation Project Industrial Consulting Project CyberOps YEAR 4 - OPTIONS (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Choose two of the below: Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Internet of Things Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Network Management

Assessment method

The computing foundation year is assessed entirely through coursework. Coursework projects will required you to bring together and demonstrate your overall understanding of the topics covered.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

IELTS minimum score of 5.5 overall with a minimum 5.0 in each component of reading, writing, speaking and listening. TOEFL (IBT) minimum score of 71 overall with a minimum of 19 in each component of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit

Cyber Security with Placement and Foundation Year at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS