Computing for England (Cyber Security) (HTQ) at Coventry University - UCAS

Coventry University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computing for England (Cyber Security) (HTQ)

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Course summary

This course will be delivered at the CU Scarborough campus. Students will assess the types of malicious activity and potential targets, and the role everyone has in maintaining cyber resilience. With continuing digital revolution, computer systems are involved with just about every aspect of our lives. Whilst this connectivity procures advantages, it also implies vulnerabilities to personal data, interference with the operation of our devices, or even hijacking. You will aim to gain a wide range of sector knowledge that is tied to practical skills gained in research, self-study, directed study and workplace scenarios, preparing you for employment or further study. Society needs students to progress into industry being able to evaluate risk, as well as the ability to design and implement mitigation strategies. The security of information technology systems, or Cyber Security, is not only a question of individual privacy, but also of corporate, institutional and national importance, which explains the rapid growth in need for Cyber Security experts within the industry. The industry requires people who are not just technically skilled, but able to work with a team in order to service large projects, and convey their findings to a range of audiences, from the managerial to technically focused. On successful completion of this course, students will have explored the following;

  • the nature of cybercrime and cyber threat actors
  • the roles and responsibilities in relation to information assurance
  • the threats to, and vulnerabilities in ICT infrastructure
  • strategic responses to cyber security threats.
You will look to gain a broad introduction to the subject area allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience across a range of occupational sectors at Level 4. The programme builds upon core skills effectively, preparing you for further subject specialisation at Level 5.

This Higher Technical Qualification is approved against occupational standards decided by employers. Learn more about Higher Technical Qualifications.


Year 1

  • Cyber Security and Fundamentals of Artificial Intelligence AI & Intelligent Systems
  • Networking and Security
  • Professional Practice and Planning a Computing Project
  • Programming Unit and Database Design & Development
Year 2
  • Systems Analytics and Design Database Management Systems
  • Internet of Things and Emerging Topics
  • Applied Cryptography and Forensics
- Business Process Support and Information Security

Assessment method

This course will make use of formative and summative work to both develop and assess students. The Coventry University Group assessment strategy assures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

International applicants

International students should apply directly to CU directly. Read our application pages to find out your next steps to apply.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component area.

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1
International £16800 Year 1
EU £16800 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

We are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in-line with that of UK students. Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities, and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing, and re-assessments should you need them.
Computing for England (Cyber Security) (HTQ) at Coventry University - UCAS