Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
With the emergence of internet-only companies and the increasing use of digital devices, protecting digital data and maintaining privacy has become an important issue. This course will teach you how to secure computer systems and networks and to test the security of existing systems.
You will develop your knowledge in three vital areas of security: offensive security, including penetration testing; defensive security; and the promotion of good practice, including the training of individuals and companies in the latest techniques and procedures designed to prevent digital security breaches. You will hack into systems in order to learn how to protect them using a variety of security practices, including passwords and usernames, firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
You will have access to a range of facilities that will allow you to put your learning into action. You will develop your practical skills within our sandbox network - a highly controlled lab environment where you can test your hacking and defensive skills, and explore malware.
The University is home to a number of modern specialist IT labs equipped with all the up-to-date hardware and software our computing students could need.
- Year 1 Core Modules:
- Forensics & Security
- Fundamentals of Computer Programming
- Website Development
- Object-Oriented Programming
- Fundamentals of Databases
- Computer Communications
- Year 2 Core Modules:
- Computer Forensic Processing
- Digital Security Landscapes
- Digital Forensic Analysis
- Web & Network Security
- Team Project
- In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
- Year 3 Core Modules:
- Advanced Digital Security
- Production Project
- Incident Response & Investigation
- In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
How to apply
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:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||96 points||A minimum of 64 points from two A levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|