Computer Science (Cyber Security) with a foundation year

Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course sets out to create graduates who are at the forefront of Cyber / Forensic Computing both theoretically and practically. This will be evident to students immediately with the distinctive facilities we have and use at the university, including a dedicated, self-contained laboratory, with its own private internal network, containing some of the latest equipment and software. We have access to external specialists from the Police and industry both for guest lectures and Q&A sessions. The version of EnCase we use in the lab is the version used by law enforcement. We are equipped to perform both ‘PC’ based investigations, as well as mobile forensics (smartphones, Sat Nav’s etc.) We offer Industry recognised certification in EnCase, MicroSystemation XRY and Cellebrite UFED. We have a variety of placement opportunities, ranging from SME’s, both local and nationwide, large international / multinational organisations, and the Police and Government Security Agencies. The University has entered into an exciting innovative partnership with Staffordshire Police’s forensics division. This gives us an opportunity for you to work alongside the Police in a variety of projects. Final Year students are involved in a forensic internship, which involves working within the Staffordshire Police High Tech Crime Unit as part of a final year module. The University are also represented on the Online Fraud Forum, under the auspices of the Deputy Police Crime Commissioner of Staffordshire. The Department of Computing at Staffordshire University has an international reputation for outstanding teaching and development of computing professionals with long established relationships with leading companies in the computing industry, and we strive to bring in external speakers and those from industry to provide differing viewpoints of the Computer Science discipline. Our courses are designed with input from Google, Amazon, and Cisco. In some modules you can elect to study for certifications from Amazon, Cisco, or Microsoft (you will be advised as to which certifications you can study as you progress through your course).

Course details

Modules

Year 0 Core: Study Skills and Professional Development, Web Technology and Programming, Networks, Statistics and Probability, Group Project. Year 1 Core: Software Development and Application Modelling, Digital Technologies, Networking Concepts and Cyber Security, Web Development and Operating Systems. Year 2 Core: Commercial Computing, Ethical Hacking. Options: Cyber Operations and Network Security or Digital Forensics: Tools, Cyber Security or Digital Forensics: Systems, or Operating Systems Internals and Biometrics. Year 3 Core: Final Year Project. Options: Advanced Topics Cyber Security or Advanced Forensic Computing, or IT Infrastructure Security or Professional Forensic Computing, or Operating Systems Internals and Biometrics or Clean Coding and Networks.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeI752
Institution code S72
Campus nameStaffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Computer Science (Cyber Security) with a foundation year at Staffordshire University - UCAS