Cardiff Metropolitan University

Computer Security Cardiff Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)

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Often called Cyber Security, this degree in Computer Security studies the technologies and practices designed to protect networks, computers and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.

The Computer Security course will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, apply and critically evaluate the principles that underpin Computer Security.

It will give students an understanding of the technical and social perspectives, how attacks work, the likely threats & vulnerabilities, and the approaches used by the attackers.

The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand and design frameworks which contain the technical, physical and process controls that can be implemented across an organisation to reduce information and systems risk, identify and mitigate vulnerability, and satisfy compliance obligations. The course will also provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct penetration testing and vulnerability analysis in business organisations; to develop secure systems and use industry standard tools and techniques.

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points 96 points to include two C grades at A level or equivalent.
A level CCC Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two C grades
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 0 credits
M: 45 credits
P: 0 credits
96 points, other grade combinations accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSEs at grade C or above/grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths. For Welsh applicants we will accept either GCSE Mathematics or Mathematics-Numeracy.
Five Scottish National 5 subjects at grade C or above to include English Language and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points To include 12 points from Higher Level subjects.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2 Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two H2 grades. Minimum grade H4 considered within points
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Scottish Advanced Higher DDD Other grade combinations totalling 96 points considered with a minimum of two D grades
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 96 points form at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grade CC. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject.

To view the entry requirements for the Foundation Year, please refer to Cardiff Met course pages – http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate
If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

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

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic 52.0 No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT) 72.0 TOEFL Internet required.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts

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