Computing with Cyber Security Technology at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS

Course summary

Overview Considering the importance of Cyber resilience against the emerging Cyber Security threats (Office, 2022), the UK Government Cyber Security Strategy 2022-2030 clearly highlights the need for developing cyber security skills and knowledge to meet the skills shortage in cyber domain. In response this programme aims to develop your knowledge and skills set in information governance, information assurance, cyber security risk management and penetration testing as a countermeasure against the cyber-attacks. You will also learn and develop skills in digital forensics. Key facts Learn about the challenges related to digital forensics, the relevant legal frameworks, the forensics investigation process Explore methodologies used by hackers and systematic process of hacking phases Satisfy the educational requirements of the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for professional membership Top up your existing qualification to a UK honours degree with direct entry onto Level 5 or 6 What will I study? The programme is designed for those, who wish to develop a broad understand of the computing subject area whilst also specialising knowledge and skills in cyber security technology. It is also attractive to learners who may have related cyber security work experience and wish to gain an academic qualification in a subject area in which they are familiar. This programme is specifically designed to enable you to develop in depth technical knowledge that will allow you to discover new ways to practice, design and secure computer systems to support the continuity of business operations. To accelerate your learning, you will be exposed to theories, methods, tools, and technologies relating to cyber security, threat intelligence and vulnerability analysis. You will also be exposed to the in-depth concepts, principles, technologies, and techniques of cyber defense and ethical hacking.


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Assessment method

Teaching is delivered through a mix of lectures, workshops, lab sessions, seminars, tutorials, case studies, guest/expert input, and task-based learning in guided and independent study, totalling between 4-14 hours per week (plus project work on Levels 5 and 6) You’re expected to engage in independent study, around 30 hours per week Assessments take place through mix of coursework and exams, including quizzes, tests, mock exams, practical lab exercises, presentations, Q&A and discussions, formal exams, critical report writing and in-class tests. Taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how theories translate into real-life situations Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course to guide your preparation for seminars and independent research Benefit from weekly academic support sessions designed to build your ability and confidence as an academic learner You will be assigned a guidance tutor at induction who you will meet regularly during your studies

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

IELTS minimum score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent)

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Computing with Cyber Security Technology at Northumbria University, Newcastle - UCAS