Truro and Penwith College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Cyber Security

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Course summary

With the increasing trend of online and personal data, the systems that hold and store important information are exposed to a range of threats which constantly evolve and are becoming ever increasingly more complicated. Students will cover a range of computing concepts within the Cyber Security industry. The course is vocationally based with generally smaller class sizes and lots of practical hands on tuition. Students undertaking this course have access to career and higher education progression. The fundamental aspects of computing will be studied and applied to the Cyber Security industry practices. Covering the basics of computing technology, in addition to gaining advanced knowledge in Cyber Security practices, students will be presented with new and challenging opportunities that will increase the level of expertise and technological knowhow. This course is designed to address the skill shortage and need for Cyber Security professionals both locally and nationally. Issues including IT risk management, ethical hacking, security auditing, digital forensics, data networks, user compliance and governance, work placement and customer support are all covered to ensure students understand the importance in industry. The course has been designed as a practical vocational course, with input from local, regional and national organisations. The course aims to develop and equip learners with not only the technical skills but also the employment/personal skills desired by employers. Through the tutorial process entrepreneurship is explored along with the opportunity for industry related certifications in order to maximise students employability. On successful completion of this course, students will have both a theoretical and practical understanding of a range of Cyber Security technologies and working practices. FdSc students are also able to progress onto the BSc (Hons) Applied Computing top up degree offered at Truro & Penwith College. Potential job roles after completion include: Security Auditor Network Manager IT Security Manager IT Operations Organisational IT Security operative Information Security Technician

Course details


First Year Professional Development & Study Skills Work Practice Case Study Security Programming Networking & Systems Server Admin & Systems Compliance Behavioural Analytics & Data Security Second Year Risk Management & Disaster Recovery Planning Digital Forensics Work Placement & Current Issues Network Security & Design Security Technology & Applied Cryptography System Development Project Modules may be subject to change.

How to apply

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9335 Year 1
England £8224 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8224 Year 1
Scotland £8224 Year 1
Wales £8224 Year 1
Channel Islands £8224 Year 1
International £9335 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Cyber Security at Truro and Penwith College - UCAS