Computer Security

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

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Course summary

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This BSc (Hons) degree in Computer Security will explore the technologies and practices designed to protect data, computers and networks from attack, damage or unauthorised access. You will gain the skills and knowledge to understand, apply and critically evaluate the principles that underpin Computer Security, often called Cyber Security. Through lectures, tutorials, technical labs and real-world case studies, you will learn how attacks work, the likely threats and vulnerabilities, and the approaches used by attackers. You will work in a dedicated cyber security Cisco lab, with access to networking and cyber security capability and a private cloud server to run security labs on virtual machines. Using industry-standard tools and techniques, you will learn how to conduct penetration testing and vulnerability analysis in business organisations to develop secure systems. You will understand and design frameworks that can be implemented across organisations to reduce risk, identify and mitigate vulnerability, and satisfy compliance obligations. Course modules are integrated with professional certification contents such as Cisco Networking and Cyber Security (CCNA Networking / CyberOps), and Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH) to provide you with cutting-edge knowledge. You will also have the opportunity to participate in industry-relevant challenges and competitions to test your skills and develop your abilities. Real world experience can be obtained as part of your studies by completing an optional sandwich year placement. With a growing demand for skilled graduates, this course will prepare you for a challenging and lucrative career in the forefront of the defence of business and national UK infrastructure.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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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:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.
A level CCC Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits M: 45 credits P: 0 credits 96 points, other grade combinations accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 96 points form at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy. Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD

To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

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

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
Computer Security at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS