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Cyber Security at University of Plymouth - UCAS

Cyber Security

University of Plymouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security degree is taught by a team of Internationally recognised Cyber Security experts with extensive research and commercial experience that is drawn upon in a research-led teaching experience; providing students with an exciting opportunity to engage with world-leading research. The School has strong links with the general computing industry and specifically the cyber security profession. These links include the National Cyber Security Centre, Kaspersky and the Chartered Institute for Information Security Professionals, and seek to embed relevant real-world industrial problems directly into teaching. The programme is supported by an Industrial Advisory Panel that provides feedback on the industrial relevance of its taught material. Cyber Security is now widely recognised as an International priority with jacking, malicious code and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it is vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s It systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider Computer Science concepts. This is particular important in light of the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016 to 2021 and the widely recognised shortage of skills in the market place. Students will be able to make use of links to professional and industry bodies including IISP and the ISACA. There is the ability to pursue industry-recognised professional certifications such as the EC-Council’s Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) as well as benefiting from specialised course material covering the legal and regulatory aspects of Cyber Security.

Course details

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

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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

*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

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Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points To include a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths. If you hold a Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths, please contact the institution
A level 112-120 UCAS points to include a minimum of 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths. If you hold a Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths, please contact the institution
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - DDM Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma (e.g. Computing/IT/Science/ Humanities/Engineering) with at least 33 Level 3 credits at Merit and/or Distinction to include 12 credits at level 3 in Maths with Merit.
Scottish Higher Considered in combination with Advanced Highers
AS Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Scottish Advanced Higher 112-120 UCAS points to include 2 Advanced Highers Applicants are required to have Grade B/5 in GCSE Maths or an equivalent
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 - 30 points Maths and English accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination
Extended Project Considered in combination
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 Maths and English considered within as GCSE equivalent at H1-H7 or O1-O4
AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) Considered in combination.
City & Guilds Certificate in Using and Applying Mathematics (Core Maths) Considered in combination.
OCR Certificate in Quantitative Problem Solving (MEI) (Core Maths) Considered in combination.
OCR Certificate in Quantitative Reasoning (MEI) (Core Maths) Considered in combination.
Pearson Edexcel Certificate in Mathematics in Context (Core Maths) Considered in combination.
WJEC Eduqas Certificate in Mathematics for Work and Life (Core Maths) Considered in combination.

All applicants are required to have GCSE C/4 at English and B/5 at Mathematics. If you hold a Grade C/4 in GCSE Maths, please contact the institution


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With 5.5 in all elements.

Full details of English Language requirements can be found on our website.

English Language Requirements

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13800* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Full and part time fees shown are per annum. * Fees are correct at the time of publication and may be subject to change. * For all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. * ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Cyber Security at University of Plymouth - UCAS