Cyber Security (with a foundation year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS

Course summary

Complete our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security degree and your specialist skills will be in huge demand as employers grapple with these challenges. You’ll also gain practical experience through our amazing industry links and placement opportunities. Through a partnership with Staffordshire Police’s High Tech Crime Unit, you can even get involved in a forensic internship in your final year. The course has a strong focus on hands-on practice. We have a Cyber Lab with its own private, isolated network so you can test out scenarios and complete challenges. You’ll get to ‘break into’ this network to learn all about ethical hacking – the expert role that helps companies identify vulnerabilities within their infrastructure. The course also covers the essentials of networking, programming, software development, data analytics and machine learning. You’ll look at regulations and ethics, as well as the theoretical and practical aspects of cyber security. Alongside your degree, there’s the chance to gain certification with EnCase, Microsystemation XRY and Cellebrite UFED. You can also become a certified ethical hacker through EC-Council. The version of EnCase we use in the lab is identical to the one used by real law enforcement agencies. It means you can perform investigations on both PCs and mobile technology such as smartphones and sat navs. Other industry connections include guest lectures and Q&A sessions with our network of experts in the field. And as we are accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, you’ll get a qualification that meets rigorous national standards for quality.


Foundation year compulsory modules: Communications and Cyber; Computer Systems and Data; Individual Project; Programming and Artificial Intelligence; Study Skills and Data Analytics 1; Study Skills and Data Analytics 2 Year 1 Compulsory modules: Algorithms and Programming Concepts; Cloud and Cyber; Computer Architecture and Operating Systems Design; Data and Distributed Systems; Networks and Communications; Software Development Year 2 Compulsory modules: Cloud Infrastructure and Design; Cyber Security; Data Analytics; Digital Forensics Fundamentals; Ethical Hacking; Professional Practice and Project Management Year 3 Compulsory modules: Cryptography and AI; Dissertation; Low-level, Hardware and Lot Security; Negotiated Studies; Network and Infrastructure Security

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Staffordshire University (Stoke Campus)
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16750 Year 1
International £16750 Year 1

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Cyber Security (with a foundation year) at Staffordshire University - UCAS