As computing technology becomes more integral to our homes, workplaces and public services, cybercrime is increasingly widespread and dangerous. With our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security, you’ll be part of the solution as you learn to investigate breaches and harness secure systems. You’ll specialise in identifying different cyber security attacks and mitigation techniques, detecting and responding to network-based intrusions, ethical hacking and testing approaches, and applied cryptography. And because other people’s private data is involved, you’ll also explore the legal and ethical implications and how they relate to cyber security. Throughout our cyber security degree, you’ll also gain a broad understanding of core computing subjects, such as programming, mathematics for computing, databases, networks and operating systems. Extensive group work will develop your ability to think logically and use your initiative to critically analyse problems. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a set of skills that are in high demand in our technology-led world, across both the public and private sectors. FEATURES AND BENEFITS
- The course gives you the opportunity to specialise in the fascinating and fast-growing field of cyber security, gaining knowledge and skills that are highly valued by both security specialist and general tech companies.
- You will study a curriculum designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand.
- The four-year placement route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement, boosting your employment prospects on graduation. This may be subject to availability.
- You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team, finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, hackathons, gaming events and the Students’ Union Computing Society.
- We are investing £115m to transform the way we teach in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Opening in 2023, our new Dalton building will enhance collaboration between students, staff and industry and provide improved teaching spaces, including a new computing and mathematics studio.
- Our excellent facilities include teaching laboratories equipped with high-specification PCs with specialist, industry-standard software running on either Windows or Linux.
- Our dedicated drop-in lab provides an informal social working space with regular support sessions from our programme support tutors.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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GCSE grade C/4 in English Language or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade C/4 in Mathematics or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics
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