Scarborough TEC

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: TEC Partnership

Cyber Security

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Course summary

Our FdSc Cyber Security, being offered in collaboration with Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology, will prepare you for a career in cyber security and similar fields of digital forensics, cryptography, and computer-related employment. The course focuses on establishing a sound base of knowledge and skills in programming, networking, hardware, databases, and security. Our new Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology facilities at Scarborough TEC will provide you with access to leading technology and innovative teaching spaces that include a Cyber IT Lab and Digital Learning Hub. Alongside the practical skills you will learn on this programme, you will also study professional practices and how to navigate the ethical issues you may face working in the industry. You will also advance your transferable skills such as confident communication, and will gain a thorough understanding of the context of cyber security and how it will enhance your career prospects in the future. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.

Course details


You will learn the following subjects: Level 4 Introduction to Cyber Security and Study Skills Fundamentals of Programming Logic and Problem Solving Problem Solving with Algorithms Data Management Information Risk Management Level 5 Computing Systems Artificial Intelligence and Applications Network Security Cryptography Applied Cyber Security Project. All modules will award 20 credits, apart from the Applied Cyber Security Project, which will award 40 credits.

Assessment method

Units will be assessed through assignment work with a focus on appropriate content relating to professional bodies, employers and Higher Education. Each assessment is graded as a percentage, with 40% being a pass.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

TEC Partnership recognises a wide range of entry qualifications as being equivalent to A level standard; if students hold a qualification not listed above, please contact TEC Partnership's Admissions Team on +44 (0) 1472 311222 ext 434. International students must evidence they possess a satisfactory command of the English language in terms of reading, writing, listening and are expected to have achieved Level B2 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), as defined by UK Visas and Immigration.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard offer Standard entry requirement for the foundation degree will be 80 UCAS points, with a minimum of grade C/4 in GCSE or equivalent qualification in English and Maths. Non-standard offer Non-standard entry is intended to support students who may not meet the standard academic entry requirements of a HE programme, normally level 3 qualifications which attract UCAS points (for instance A-levels or BTEC level 3 courses). In order to qualify through the non-standard route, an applicant must be able to demonstrate recent work/experience in the relevant sector which would give them skills and knowledge comparable to applicants with Level 3 qualifications. They may also be asked to prove the skills and knowledge through other means and you may be asked to provide evidence of GCSE Maths or English or equivalent qualifications.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7500 Year 1
Scotland £7500 Year 1
Wales £7500 Year 1
Channel Islands £7500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7500 Year 1
EU £7800 Year 1
International £7800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Cyber Security at Scarborough TEC - UCAS