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Course summary

With advances in technology, businesses, governments and society as a whole are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet to support key infrastructure and provide services online. This has seen a rapid rise in and awareness of cyber crime, leading organisations to invest heavily in specialised individuals to help combat this new threat. Studying this course will enhance your knowledge of cyber crime and information security management. You will learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques; studying the cyber environments of banks, high-security digital environments, ecommerce, social media platforms and cloud systems. Through hands-on experience in analysing secure networks and websites, you’ll develop skills around penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking. Progression On completion of this foundation degree, you will be equipped to enter a variety of cyber security roles including cyber security analyst, malware analyst and cyber security software engineer. You may also continue your studies by entering the second or third year of a full honours degree, such as the BSc (Hons) Cyber and Computer Security at the University of Gloucestershire.

Modules

This course will cover: Working on live business cases to defend against cyber security risks. The cyber environments of banks, high-security digital environments like GCHQ, ecommerce and social media platforms. Identifying security breaches and how to implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques. Penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking. From network design (the physical securing of network components) and operating systems security with a focus on Windows, MAC OS and Linux, to information security (keeping cyber information secure in a business environment.) Cybercrime - the latest security crimes in the news, as well as big data and Cloud systems which have both significantly increased commercial security risks. The course is underpinned by strong ethical and legal foundations. These foundations are paramount to you moving into and progressing through a successful computer security career

Assessment method

This is a 2 year course (full-time). The majority of your learning will be practical, using industry-standard tools, techniques and practices. Alongside lectures, you’ll undertake group work and individual projects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I100
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
New College Swindon
Campus code:
N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are required. Ideally in a relevant Level 3 qualification in Computing or IT.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Cyber Security (New College Swindon) at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS