University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Cyber and Computer Security

Course options

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Course summary

Why Cyber and Computer Security? Our Cyber and Computer Security degree prepares you for a career in cyber security, as you become an expert at defending against malware, viruses and hacking. You’ll learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest tools and techniques, developing skills in penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking. You’ll cover network design, information security and operating systems security, focusing on Windows, MAC OS and Linux. Optional modules even allow you to specialise in subjects ranging from data analytics to digital crime scene investigation. With opportunities for work placements with firms such as IBM Security and Intel, our graduates stand out from the competition. The University of Gloucestershire is the county’s leading provider of advanced teaching and research in computing, cyber and digital. Here, you’ll draw on the expertise of lecturers with extensive industry knowledge, as well as inspiring guest speakers from companies such as BT, Raytheon and Hewlett Packard. Students can also take advantage of cutting-edge facilities including a secure training suite, a blockchain and cryptography facility and a dedicated cyber lab, complete with industry-standard technology and software such as AccessData FTK and Cellebrite. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you’ll benefit from a wide range of courses and professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff means you will enjoy a diverse range of sports clubs, societies and activities whilst making friends for life and securing valuable professional connections. Our specialised and experienced lecturers treat our students as more than just a number, and care about their futures. Alongside their support, guest speakers, networking events and work placements will help you prepare for life after graduation, whether that be in a successful career in your field or onto further study. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire. Cheltenham and Gloucester offer the best of city and country living, with the rolling hills of the Cotswolds paired with vibrant nightclubs and stunning parks in the bustling town and city centres. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 92% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study within six months of completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Graduate Outcomes Survey published 2021 and based on 2018/19 leavers. Experience an open day Book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. Our open days have been designed to inform you, inspire you, and help you make the right decision about your next step. It’s your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our friendly student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

Work on live business cases to defend against cyber security risks. Study the cyber environments of banks, organisations with high levels of digital security, ecommerce and social media platforms. If you choose the four-year study option, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. Our students have recently worked at IBM Security, Hewlett-Packard and Intel. The majority of your learning will be practical in our new purpose-built facilities. Alongside lectures, you’ll undertake group work and individual projects. There are no exams on this course; all assessments are done through individual or group-based coursework.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G502
Institution code:
G50
Campus name:
Institute of Technology (Swindon)
Campus code:
V

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Grade 4/C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study.

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
46%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
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