Staffordshire University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Cyber Security (with a Foundation Year) (Staffordshire University London)

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Course summary

This course sets out to create graduates who are at the forefront of the Cyber Security sector both theoretically and practically. This will be evident to students immediately with the distinctive facilities we have and use at the university, including a dedicated, self-contained laboratory, with its own private internal network, containing some of the latest equipment and software. We have access to external specialists from the Police and industry both for guest lectures and Q&A sessions. The version of EnCase we use in the lab is the version used by law enforcement. We are equipped to perform both ‘PC’ based investigations, as well as mobile forensics (smartphones, Sat Nav’s etc.) We offer Industry recognised certification in EnCase, MicroSystemation XRY and Cellebrite UFED. We have a variety of placement opportunities, ranging from SME’s, both local and nationwide, large international / multinational organisations, and the Police and Government Security Agencies. The Department of Computing at Staffordshire University has an international reputation for outstanding teaching and development of computing professionals with long established relationships with leading companies in the computing industry, and we strive to bring in external speakers and those from industry to provide differing viewpoints of the Computer Science discipline. Our London campus is benefiting from a significant investment in technology and resources for students studying Cyber Security and other computer science related fields. Our courses are designed with input from Google, Amazon, and Cisco. In some modules you can elect to study for certifications from Amazon, Cisco, or Microsoft (you will be advised as to which certifications you can study as you progress through your course). The first year, or Foundation Year, will be delivered by our education partner Capital City Colleges Group from their Westminster Kingsway site in Soho. Students will benefit from a combined teaching program where Staffordshire University London academics will co-deliver some modular content. Learning visits to the Staffordshire University London campus during the Foundation Year are embedded within the curriculum.

Course details

Modules

Year 0 Core: Study Skills and Professional Development, Web Technology and Programming, Networks, Statistics and Probability, Group Project. Year 1 Core: Software Development and Application Modelling, Digital Technologies, Networking Concepts and Cyber Security, Web Development and Operating Systems. Year 2 Core: Commercial Computing, Ethical Hacking. Cyber Operations and Network Security, Cyber Security Year 3 Core: Final Year Project, Advanced Forensic Computing, IT Infrastructure Security, Operating Systems Internals and Biometrics.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I771
Institution code:
S72
Campus name:
Westminster Kingsway College (Capital City College Group)
Campus code:
E

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
77%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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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

Additional fee information

For further details of what is and is not included in your tuition fees please visit www.staffs.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees/
Cyber Security (with a Foundation Year) (Staffordshire University London) at Staffordshire University - UCAS