York College

Digital Technologies (Cybersecurity) York College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: York St John University


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Course summary

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Recent studies have found that almost two-thirds of businesses have a cybersecurity skills gap, while more than half feel they are at risk of attack because of this lack of skills. Forbes magazine suggests that the cybersecurity job market will continue to grow by more than a third each year, into the early 2020’s. So this is definitely the time to start developing your career in this rapidly expanding industry.

Cybersecurity is a much used term, but what does it actually mean? In short it encompasses the technologies, processes and controls designed to protect systems, networks and data from cyber-attacks and unauthorised exploitation. Good cybersecurity involves not only managing the technologies, but the people and the business processes involved with today’s increasingly on-line world of business and commerce.

The cybersecurity pathway of the Foundation Degree in Digital Technologies will provide you with the skills and knowledge to build a successful career in this exciting and rapidly changing field. The course will cover fundamentals of computer hardware, networking and software systems to the organisational and legal aspects of managing information security, with practical, hands-on experience via our custom designed Security Operations Centre (SOC). You will also hear from industry experts and have the opportunity to get involved with the British Computer Society to develop your professional network.

Course themes include:

•Protecting systems networks
•Analysing data
•Managing technologies
•Computer hardware and software systems

This course is 'Subject to Approval' and has not yet completed the College's approvals process. Whilst we are confident that the course will be approved, it may be subject to minor changes.

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 D5T7
Institution code Y70
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 32 points

Applicants who
have relevant skills
and experience but
who do not hold the
standard minimum
entry requirements
will be considered.
Applicants will
be required to
demonstrate the
necessary skills and
experience to enter
the course through
their personal

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7,200 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7,200 Year 1
Scotland £7,200 Year 1
Wales £7,200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit www.yorkcollege.ac.uk if you would like to study this course part time.

Provider information

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York College
Sim Balk Lane
YO23 2BB

Course contact details

Admissions Team

01904 770397

Fax: 01904 770397

Main Contact

01904 770770

Fax: 01904 770499