University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Security and Forensics

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Course summary

This degree equips you with the investigative skills, tools and techniques that are fundamental to computer security and forensics. On this computer security and forensics degree, you will gain practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques for developing, maintaining and designing secure computer systems. The modules you can study include Penetration Testing and Ethical Vulnerability Scanning, Computer Forensics and Information Security. You will learn about the security needs of networks, users and applications, and the forensic methods required for the collection and preservation of evidence. You will also explore the legal, social, ethical, and professional issues which can arise within computer security and forensics. What you should know about this course

  • You will develop knowledge of computer and organisational security, computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the requirements for collecting evidence.
  • This degree allows you to master techniques for critically evaluating and modelling the security, performance and quality of security systems.
  • The University of Greenwich is an academic partner with The Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST).
  • The University of Greenwich is an academic partner with the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), appointed by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ.
  • The University of Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with the British Computer Society (BCS), which accredits our computing degree programmes. As this programme was extensively updated in 2019, it has a current designation of Initial Full Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Partial Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation for the 2019 intake. The accreditation status is expected to be confirmed in autumn 2022 after the first cohort of students graduate. Students will be kept updated on the status of this. In the very unlikely event that this does not progress as expected the university will support students with individual BCS membership applications at the point of graduation.

Course details

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We accept A Levels, T Levels, BTECs, International Baccalaureate (IB), Access to HE courses, or equivalent level 3 qualifications. We also accept equivalent qualifications at Level 2, such as Functional Skills in mathematics and English.


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14500 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2021/22 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2022/23 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance
Computer Security and Forensics at University of Greenwich - UCAS