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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Develop the skills to design and secure complex information systems.
  • Learn to respond appropriately to security incidents by gathering evidence.
  • Understand the legal and regulatory environment around complex information systems.
  • Study the principles employed in cyber security and digital forensics.
  • Use the latest digital forensics software and technologies employed in industry.
  • Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start
You will study fundamental cyber security topics, including principles of security, computing, architecture and networking, databases, and programming. You’ll also gain industry certifications such as the Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO) certification and the Nuix Workstation Forensics Practitioner Foundations and Core certifications. How you learn The course is suitable if you don’t meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security with Forensics course. You share the first year with other computing foundation year students, then move on to the degree. During the first year of study, you will enhance your skills to maximise your academic potential ready to start your learning against the content of the main degree. All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. You’ll start by developing strong practical skills in cyber security through lectures and hands-on tutorial sessions. These sessions will build your understanding of how and when to use appropriate processes, tools, technologies, and management practices in areas including network fundamentals, cryptography, and information security. You will develop these skills further on real-world projects – collaborating in small teams to produce deliverables inspired by industry. These projects will further your knowledge in areas such as system vulnerabilities, detect network intrusions, and analysing and interpreting digital evidence collected from computers and mobile devices. Previous students have worked with the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Cyber Crime Unit to develop security demos. During your final year, you will create a significant cyber security deliverable, guided by a dedicated project supervisor. As part of this individual project, you will undertake research and apply new skills while you create a solution to a complex cyber security and forensics problem. The course team offers guidance and support throughout this process. The course encourages you to take an active approach to learning and self-development to develop highly sought-after cyber security skills through problem-solving activities, practical implementation and teamwork. You learn through
  • lectures
  • hands-on lab sessions and tutorials
  • regular feedback
  • teamwork and group-based learning
  • practice-based applied learning
  • discussions
  • self-study
You’ll be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment through a number of key areas. These include
  • access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments
  • industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities
Applied learning Work placements You’ll have the opportunity to complete a year-long work placement between your third and fourth year. A placement is widely recognised as the gold standard opportunity to gain personal and professional development through real-world experience.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 Compulsory modules Foundations In Computing 1 Foundations In Computing 2 Maths For Foundation Computing Study Skills For Computing Students Year 2 Compulsory modules Computer Systems And Networks Introduction To Cyber Security, Maths And Cryptography Professionalism And Employability Software Development Year 3 Compulsory modules Database Administration And Security Digital Forensics Incident Response Project Based Learning Secure Network Services And Administration Year 4 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Cyber Forensics Information Security Management Project (Cyber Security And Networks) Elective modules Blockchain And Iot Security Data Storage Offensive Forensics

Assessment method

Coursework Exams Practicals

Professional bodies

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

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application codes

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

We may also accept you, if you have limited qualifications but can show evidence of ability and a genuine commitment to studying the subject. Some applicants may be invited to attend an informal interview with the course leader to ensure that the programme is suitable for themselves and their aspirations. UK students may be able to claim financial support for the course.

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

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.


English language requirements

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

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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

https://www.shu.ac.uk/Courses/Computing/BSc-Honours-Cyber-Security-with-Forensics-with-Foundation-Year/Full-time/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/undergraduate/fees

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Cyber Security with Forensics with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS