Newcastle College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle College Group

Applied Computing (Cyber Security) Top-up

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Course summary

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The security of the internet and information that is stored is of paramount importance to all nations. In response to security dangers, this course will give you knowledge of these threats and help you to develop the skills and expertise to investigate, police, react accordingly and protect systems and organisations. You will study the different ways that computer software and hardware systems can be vulnerable to attack and gain practical skills in how to defeat malicious threats. This will form the basis for a career as a professional cyber security specialist who can work effectively to protect critical systems from being compromised by internal and external threats. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to undertake work placements and manage live briefs from industry, giving you valuable work experience to help you secure employment upon graduation. Throughout the course you will create a portfolio of software projects that you can showcase to potential employers. This course will equip you with the practical and professional skills to work effectively in a range of careers within the police, private computer forensics and security organisations or as an internal specialist for larger organisations. If you complete this course to an appropriate standard and would like to continue with your studies, you may wish to progress onto an appropriate Masters degree.

Course details


Advanced Network Security, Collaborative Development, Dissertation Project, Forensic Investigation of Incidents, Research Methods and Data Analysis.

Assessment method

You will learn through a variety of teaching and learning methods including written practical assignments, work-based projects, presentations, peer work and independent study. Assessment is carried out through in-course technical reports, presentations, case-studies, peer assessments, dissertation, work-based projects and time-constrained assessments.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code2Z08
Institution code N23
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted

Applicants to achieve a pass or higher in the relevant Foundation Degree or Level 5 equivalence (i.e. HND or Diploma in HE).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Computing (Cyber Security) Top-up at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS