University of Bolton

Degree level: Undergraduate

Computer Networks and Security Top-up

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Course summary

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From hacking to espionage, user error to equipment malfunction – organisations rely on talented and well-qualified professionals to keep their data safe. If you’ve already completed a related Foundation Degree or HND, our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (Top-up) course offers you Honours-level skills and knowledge ready to help keep the modern world running smoothly. Governments, organisations and individuals rely on being able to store and access information securely and efficiently. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (Top-up) course seeks to enhance your existing Foundation Degree or HND-level knowledge and skills, and expand your opportunities in the fields of cyber-security and networking. Our dedicated and experienced staff will support you to develop Honour-level skills and knowledge that are vital to the protection of data against all possible sources of disruption, at all times. Building on your prior studies, we’ll guide you as you gain skills in problems analysis and finding solutions to contemporary networking and security problems. You’ll have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of IT operations management, as well as your understanding of cloud and network threats and strategies for countering those threats. You’ll also have a choice of optional modules depending on your prior knowledge and experience, and personal preferences. We’ll also support you to gain vital academic and lifelong learning skills so that you are well prepared to research new technologies, apply your knowledge in new ways, and keep abreast of innovations and enhancements in the computer networks and security industry throughout your career.

Course details


Information about the modules offered as part of this course is available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Assessment method

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

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!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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You will need either a Foundation Degree (FdSc or FdEng) or an HND in Computer Networking & Security, Cloud Computing, Software Engineering, or a similar Computing-related course. If you do not meet the standard entry requirements, but have non-traditional qualifications and/or relevant experience, we will be happy to consider your application. You will be required to undertake an assessment to determine your suitability for the course. You will be assessed on your problem solving skills and your ability to participate in group work.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications – please visit our English Language Requirements web page for more details.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please visit the University of Bolton's website for details of our part-time fees.
Computer Networks and Security Top-up at University of Bolton - UCAS