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Course summary

Using the latest generation of tools and techniques, this specialist degree in cyber security will provide the skills you need for career paths such as cryptography, data security and forensics. This Computer Science degree specialising in cyber security will provide you with a firm grasp of the science underpinning computer and software systems. The modules you can study include Penetration Testing and Ethical Vulnerability Scanning, Computer Forensics and Information Security. You will gain practical experience of developing systems using the latest technologies and techniques, as well as exposure to the latest trends that will shape the future of computer science. By the end of the course, you will be equipped to work independently and to develop and adapt your skills throughout your future career. What you should know about this course

  • This degree provides the skills to develop, maintain, and design secure computer systems.
  • You will learn about the security needs of networks, users and applications, and master the forensic techniques required in the investigation of computer crime.
  • You'll be equipped to understand and combat threats from hackers and criminals and keep data and personal information secure.
  • University of Greenwich is an academic partner with the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec), appointed by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ.
  • The University of Greenwich has a long-standing relationship with the British Computer Society (BCS), which accredits our computing degree programmes. As this programme was extensively updated in 2019, it has a current designation of Initial Full Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP) and Partial Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation for the 2019 intake. The accreditation status is expected to be confirmed in autumn 2022 after the first cohort of students graduate. Students will be kept updated on the status of this. In the very unlikely event that this does not progress as expected the university will support students with individual BCS membership applications at the point of graduation.

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.


How to apply

Application codes

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers.


English language requirements

For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.

https://www.gre.ac.uk/international/help-and-support/courses


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
85%
Student satisfaction
59%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
77%
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
EU £15100 Year 1
International £15100 Year 1

Additional fee information

These fees were set for the 2022/23 intake. Therefore, this may change for the 2023/24 academic year. Please follow this link for more information https://www.gre.ac.uk/finance
Computer Science (Cyber Security) at University of Greenwich - UCAS