University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year

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Course summary

With data breaches on the rise, the protection of our personal and financial information, and the systems that hold them, has never been more important. Our industry-designed BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year degree, provides specialist cyber security knowledge, and a hands-on ethos, so you're ready to fight cyber crime. Cyber criminals are using more sophisticated techniques to infiltrate I.T systems. Many organisations throughout the world urgently need talented people to reduce their risk and help to keep their systems secure. This industry-designed four-year course will provide you with essential computer science knowledge and specialist cyber security skills, delivered to professional standards and ready to prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career. Develop in-demand knowledge and skills The Foundation Year pathway aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in communication and study skills, basic programming, and essential mathematics. On successful completion, you will progress on to our BCS, Chartered Institute for I.T-accredited BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security degree. For three further years of study - or four, if you choose to include an industry placement, our course will help you to learn about the inner workings of programmes, operating systems and networks, so you can understand the mechanisms of cyber-attacks. During your studies, you’ll explore network security, data structures and network penetration testing. You’ll examine cyber investigation and malware and exploit analysis. You will cultivate independent technical judgement to establish security. Having the ability to apply ideas is at the heart of successful computing careers, so we embed this learning objective throughout your studies. In the 2021 National Student Survey, 93% of BSc (Hons) Computer Science students agreed that the course provided opportunities to apply what they've learnt [University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2021 data]. Get closer to industry With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community. There will also be opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities through our computing society. We are a fast-growing centre for computer and data science. Our research and industry partnerships have influenced the development of commercial software products, and we work across multiple industries to unlock the potential of data and AI. We are also a co-founding member of both the Greater Manchester Cyber Foundry and the Greater Manchester AI Foundry. Through these initiatives, we support the city region’s ambitions to be a digital leader - and help it continue to be a great place for our computing graduates to build successful careers. Features • Initially study a foundation year to develop computing, maths and study skills to progress to study our BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security degree • Explore the inner workings of programmes, operating systems and networks to understand cyber attacks • Study forensics so you can diagnose attacks and determine the extent of damage • Develop an understanding of cryptography to address security concerns • Learn about evidence preservation so you can work within an ethical framework • Understand risk management so you to actively manage threats rather than just solve problems

Course details

Modules

Computer Programming; Computer Systems; Mathematics.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
G4G5
Institution code:
S03
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
74%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
83%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year at University of Salford - UCAS