Cyber Security with Forensics with Foundation Year

Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.
  • Develop the skills to design and secure complex information systems.
  • Learn to respond appropriately to security incidents by gathering evidence and gaining an understanding of the legal and regulatory environment around complex information systems.
After completing your foundation year, you progress to the degree course which is accredited by the British Computer Society, and accordingly includes a number of topics fundamental to all computing studies, including principles of security, computing, architecture and networking, databases and programming. How you learn The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security with Forensics course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other computing foundation year students, then move on to the degree. You will gain practical experience by installing, configuring, securing and troubleshooting a range of computer systems and networking technologies. You will assess systems for vulnerabilities, exploit penetration techniques, assess and implement mitigation solutions. You learn through
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • practical tutorial sessions
In the foundation year, you’ll build on your existing knowledge and experience — developing useful academic, computing and IT skills in preparation for undergraduate study. You’ll benefit from innovative course content that allows you to access and use cutting-edge technology. Throughout, you’ll reflect on your progress, and build valuable communication and interpersonal skills. Applied learning Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Live projects You will undertake an individual project which will enable you to develop your investigative skills in a particular security area of your choice. Networking opportunities We include seminars and workshops run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and by employers such as IBM, BT, Satisnet and Citrix.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory modules Computing Projects 120 Year 2 Compulsory modules Computer Systems And Architecture 20 Introduction To Computer And Information Security 20 Mathematics And Cryptography 20 Networking Fundamentals 20 Professionalism And Communication Skills 20 Programming Fundamentals 20 Year 3 Compulsory modules Database Administration And Security 20 Digital Forensics 20 Network Intrusion Detection 20 Network Services And Administration 20 Project Based Learning 20 Secure Networking Technologies 20 Year 4 Compulsory modules Placement Year

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

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

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

Unistats information

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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

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

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.
Access to HE Diploma M: 0 credits P: 45 credits

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/computing/bsc-honours-cyber-security-with-forensics-with-foundation-year/full-time


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

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 £13650 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Cyber Security with Forensics with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS