West Herts College

HND Computing: Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking West Herts College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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The HND Computing: Cybersecurity and Ethical Hacking provides a programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the cyber defence, security and ethical hacking sectors. As internet intelligence grows, so does the need for well-trained cybersecurity 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 system hacking becomes an increasingly pertinent threat you'll be on the front line ready to deal with a wide range of risks and challenges. This bespoke HND offers expert tutorial support, provided to help develop your educational and vocational abilities as well as the personal and professional qualities and attitudes required to adapt to the demands of the global cybersecurity market.

What will I study?
In studying this HND you will cover a range of practical, industry focused skills to prepare you for the transition into an exciting career.

  • Computing Research Project

  • Business Intelligence (Mandatory)

  • Transport Network Design

  • Network Security

  • Cryptography

  • Forensics

  • Network Management

  • Architecture

What can I do next?
You'll be set for a career in the cybersecurity industry, graduate with the full HND and you'll have the perfect blend of technical know-how and industry skills to seek employment. A wide range of careers are available to you such as; Cryptographer, Forensics Expert, Incident Responder, Security Administrator, Security Analyst, Security Architect, Vulnerability Assessor and more.

Alternatively, you'll have the chance to further your studies by using your HND to progress to the final year of an honours degree at university, visit the National Careers Service for more information.

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 I160
Institution code W40
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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points You will need 48 UCAS points from an appropriate Level 3 qualification, such as A BTEC Level 3 qualification in Computing, an A-Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject, or other related Level 3 qualifications. This profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades at A* - C in maths and English language (or equivalent).

Applications to be made via UCAS. Course code: I160 Campus code: W

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6,165 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,165 Year 1
Scotland £6,165 Year 1
Wales £6,165 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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West Herts College
Watford Campus
Hempstead Road
WD17 3EZ

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