Are you interested in how cybersecurity is used to help defend computer systems against digital crime? Would you like to learn to design, implement and manage cyber resilience initiatives? This course provides a comprehensive introduction to computer science with a focus on cybersecurity, including the tools and techniques used to secure and protect computer systems, networks and data. There is an urgent need to find solutions and answers to the ongoing threat of digital crimes, coupled with a skills gap in information security and data privacy across the employment sector. This degree is designed to equip you with the theoretical, conceptual and practical skills needed to defend and mitigate possible threats in computing and networking environments. You’ll gain a broad perspective on the handling of sensitive and confidential information, including consideration of government regulation and ethics. Our academic experts will introduce you to the tools, frameworks and concepts used by adversaries (black hat) to compromise computer systems. You’ll use this knowledge to develop mitigation strategies and build strong defensive walls across the computer network and computing infrastructure. You’ll develop practical hands-on, technical skills and awareness of the core concepts, theories and principles of how to secure data and information against breach and compromise. Through the professional work placement and employer projects included in your degree, you’ll learn about current practices in the cybersecurity industry and be able to put theory into practice, while building your employability skills, such as teamwork and leadership. The course provides additional opportunities to obtain professional industry-recognised certifications in areas relevant to hacking and cybersecurity, such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Microsoft Certified Ethical Hacker and CompTIA Penetration Tester (PenTest), which can help you stand out in the job market. You’ll graduate ready to apply your acquired knowledge to design, implement, manage and lead initiatives on cyber intelligence, cyber resilience and threat mitigation, working to secure data for both public and private employers in a range of computing and business-related contexts. Professional work placements Our established links with business and tech companies across the region means there are a wide range of sectors where you can undertake your placement. Previous placement providers for Computer Science students include Sky, Infinity Works, Aire Logic and TwentySix Digital. However, cybersecurity opportunities exist across the public and private sector, and we aim to match your placement to your chosen area of interest. Graduate opportunities There is an increasing demand for cybersecurity professionals and graduates from this course will be well-positioned to exploit the wide range of career opportunities in this growing field across the public and private sector, including penetration tester, cybersecurity analyst, network security engineer, security architect and security risk and governance or become self-employed. The degree also offers a solid foundation for postgraduate study or academic research in related disciplines.
On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Software Development; Computing Skills and Employability; Introduction to Tech Stack; Technology in Business; Cybersecurity; Secure Development and Deployment; Advanced Network Security; Cyberoperations for Emerging Technologies; AI applied to Cybersecurity; Data Mining and Big Data.
How to apply
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.