Computing Forensics & Security

Barnfield College, Luton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson EDI
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Course summary

The programme covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in computer forensics, cyber defence, security and ethical hacking sectors. As internet intelligence grows, so does the need for well-trained forensic computer analysts and architects. The course is designed to develop a range of technological skills, knowledge and experiences to prepare you for an exciting career in this constantly evolving industry. You'll need to be prepared to learn fast, as security becomes an increasingly pertinent threat you'll be on the front line ready to deal with a wide range of risks and challenges. On this course you’ll develop essential skills such as time management, teamwork and self-motivation, plus an understanding of the sensitivity and openness required to work with diverse groups. HNDs provide nationally recognised qualifications that offer career progression, professional development, employment opportunities and further progression within Higher Education. The qualifications are made up of compulsory units and specialist units studied during the first year and second year.

Course details


• Programming • Networking • Professional Practice • Database Design & Development • Security • Managing a Computing Project • Software Development Lifecycle • Website Design & Development • Computing Research Project • Business Intelligence • Cryptography • Forensics • Information Systems Management • Architecture • Application Programme Interfaces

Assessment method

There will be a range of assessment opportunities informed by placements or work experience. These may include: Presentations, written assignments and/or practical assessment.

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 deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code043C
Institution code B09
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 UCAS points from an appropriate level 3 qualification. You will be invited to attend an interview. English Language and maths GCSE at grade D (or grade 4) or above or equivalent. We welcome applications from international or mature students without the required formal qualifications.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6165 Year 1
Scotland £6165 Year 1
Wales £6165 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees listed are per year.
Computing Forensics & Security at Barnfield College, Luton - UCAS