University of Central Lancashire has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
The cyber security sector is facing a significant skills gap at a time when threats and the legal and commercial consequences of inadequate security are increasing. Emerging application areas such as the Internet of Things and Smart Cities offer new benefits, but also new vulnerabilities to accidental or malicious actions. Security is now a crucial part of your business, and consequently the demand for highly skills and knowledgeable professionals is increasing. This degree course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build secure and compliant systems that meet your employer’s business objectives. Cyber security is about understanding attack methods and learn how to protect against them. During the cyber security course, the students can gain skills in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in computer networks and systems, as well as learning how to protect them against hacker attacks. The students combine their interest in programming, computer networks and security to become the cyber security professional of the future.
Foundation Year: Introduction to Software Development, Investigating IT, Problem-solving for Computing, Study Skills 1 – Learning How to Learn, Study Skills 2 – Developing Academic Skills, Introduction to Mathematical Methods. Year 1 Modules: The Computing Challenge, Introduction to Programming, Programming, Introduction to Networking, Computer Systems and Security, Systems Analysis and Database Design, Interactive Applications. Year 2 Modules: Advanced Programming The Agile Professional, Computer Security, Digital Evidence and Incident Response, Information Security Management, Network Management. Year 3 Modules: Secure Software and Malware Analysis, Mobile and Wireless Networks, Penetration Testing, Advanced Cyber Security, Honours Degree Project.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points|
|A level||72 UCAS points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||72 UCAS points|
|Scottish Higher||72 UCAS points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DM|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||72 UCAS points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||MMP|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||DM|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£5500||Year 1|