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Want to protect the world from hackers, viruses and cyber-attacks? This practical degree course enables you develop the in-demand skills to kick start a fantastic career in cyber security – one of IT’s most hotly debated sectors. In partnership with CISCO Networking Academy and EC-Council, the course explores a range of professional topics all with your future career in mind. You will learn cutting-edge technologies, processes, strategies, policies, and industry-standards to protect network systems and data from cyber-attacks at both individual and enterprise level. During your studies you will also have the chance to gain professional qualifications alongside your degree including; CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA-Security, CISCO CyberOps, and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) equipping you with the right set of practical and technical skills that are highly valued by the industry. You will study in our high-tech computer networking labs with industry-standard facilities. These facilities feature a wide variety of equipment including Cisco routers and switches, and software including Kali Linux, Metasploit and a wide range of tools capable of footprinting, reconnaissance, scanning, and enumeration of computer network systems in a controlled cybersecurity environment. In these facilities you will investigate the methods that hackers use to compromise vulnerable systems and also look at mechanisms that can be used to secure them against attack, including specialist software and dedicated security appliances. Industry-recognized professional qualification such as CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), Penetration Testing, Cisco CyberOps, CCNA Routing & Security, CCNA Security, PCAP Python. What does this course lead to? The ever increasing influence and use of computer networks have revolutionised our lives but at the same time, this is threatening our privacy, integrity, and security through increased cyber-attacks costing us a fortune. The estimated global cost of cyber-crimes is a few hundred billion GBPs annually and according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, there is a great shortage of skilled people to combat these crimes. Career prospects of this course are excellent. Our recent course graduates have gone on to various roles in network and cybersecurity roles companies including Cisco Systems, IBM, Juniper, Symantec Security UK, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Electra networks, QinetiQ, Quostar, VeriFone, TalkTalk, Rackspace, Vodafone, and Peer 1 Hosting. Who is this course for? This course is ideal for those who wish to master the knowledge and develop the practical skills required to protect computer networks and data from hackers, intruders, and cyber-attacks.
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 - CORE MODULES Dissertation Project Industrial Consulting Project CyberOps YEAR 3 - 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
You will be assessed through a mixture of group and individual coursework, report writing, presentations, time-constrained class tests, online tests, portfolios, practical demonstrations and project work.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 - 112 points||From at least 2 A levels, BTEC Extended Diploma MMM, BTEC Diploma DD or equivalent qualification. Alternative entry on this course is available through the Foundation Year. We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. Applicants who are not in possession of the minimum entry requirements but are able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation will be considered on an individual basis and may be admitted subject to satisfactory interview / and or portfolio. Please contact for further details.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 45 credits P: 15 credits||60 Credits overall with 45 Merit level credits and 15 at Pass.|
|AS||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)||MMM|
|Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)||DD|
|Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Pearson BTEC Certificate (QCF)||In combination with other qualifications|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||28 points|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||In combination with other qualifications|
|Extended Project||In combination with other qualifications|
|HNC (BTEC)||P - D|
|HND (BTEC)||P - M|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMM|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DD|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate||In combination with other qualifications|
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each individual component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||80 overall with a minimum 19 in each individual component.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.
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