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
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
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Fees and funding
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