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Course summary

In a constantly evolving field, there’s a growing shortage of qualified cybersecurity professionals with the up-to-the-minute expertise needed to keep on top of the game. This cutting-edge course equips you with the knowledge and skills employers are looking for. Careers in the cybersecurity field offer huge potential for skilled graduates. This wide-ranging course is designed to develop the diverse skillset you need to identify and manage physical, natural and electronic security breaches and violations in all areas of cyberspace. Our cutting-edge teaching and training techniques give you a thorough understanding of security processes and practices as well as the complexities and challenges associated with information security; the legal requirements around information-security domains; and post-incident analysis techniques. Work-based learning and placements enable you to put theory into practice, as you build your ability to understand and analyse threat factors and multi-stage cyber attacks, and put controls in place to mitigate risk and impact. Foundation Year In the foundation year you will study three days per week. The focus will be on academic writing skills and numeracy, plus subject-specific content to fully prepare you for entry to an Undergraduate degree. The course has been designed to develop your skills and to prepare you for entry onto the first year of your chosen course. It provides a balance between content related to your chosen subject and the range of wider skills required for undergraduate study. This is an integrated four-year degree, with the foundation year as a key part of the course. You will be required to pass the foundation year in order to progress to the first year of your bachelor’s degree. This course is ideal for those who do not meet our standard entry requirements or those with a non-standard educational background. It will allow you to graduate with a full undergraduate degree in your chosen subject in four years. Why choose this course?

  • It is fully aligned with BCS, CESG and IISP requirements, making your qualification highly relevant to a range of employers
  • You learn from a dedicated team of cybersecurity experts, trainers and active researchers
  • Learning approaches are practice-based and include work-based and placement activities as well as interactive demonstrations by academic staff and guest speakers
  • You apply your technical cybersecurity skills using secure virtualised and containerised environments
  • Your degree qualification balances technical and management skills, enabling you to enter careers across a wide range of security contexts

Modules

Areas of study include:

  • Databases and Computer Networks
  • Mathematics and Concepts for Computational Thinking
  • Principles of Information Security
  • Principles of Programming and Data Structures
  • Cyber Defence and Information Governance
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Information Security Management and Emerging Technologies
  • Switching and Routing
  • Network Programming
  • Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Agile Project Management
  • Incident Response
  • Undergraduate Project in Cybersecurity
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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I19F
Institution code:
B22
Campus name:
Luton Campus
Campus code:
D

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience. If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
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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

Additional fee information

For information on the 2024 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/
Cybersecurity with Foundation Year at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS