University of Derby

Computer Networks and Security University of Derby Degree level: Undergraduate

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INTRODUCTION
This industry-recognised Computer Networks and Security degree gives you both the technical ability to build physical infrastructure and the software development skills to ensure it’s robust and secure.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
It’s in touch with industry needs: we’re certified by CISCO and we’re also a member of the Microsoft IT Academy. This helps your employability – the latest national survey found that 100% of our Computer Networks and Security graduates were in work or further study within six months. Our facilities include a full range of wireless and conventional equipment by CISCO, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear and others.

IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
Do you want to become a successful networks or security specialist? Are you interested in building your experience with a year in industry? If so, this degree is perfect for you.

HOW YOU WILL LEARN
There’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work.

OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
If you choose the optional year in industry, you could find yourself on placement with companies like Microsoft, IBM, Intel and BT, as previous students have. It’s a brilliant opportunity to gain experience, learn from leading network and security professionals, and transform your CV.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Several highly-publicised hacking incidents and breaches of security has led to a demand for graduates skilled in networks and security. Your wide range of abilities – developing, maintaining, securing and managing computer networks, as well as the engineering side of network protocol development and research – will make you suitable for a variety of computing careers.

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 code I123
Institution code D39
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications.  We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 24 credits
P: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification


English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Derby
Kedleston Road
Derby
DE22 1GB


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