Cyber Security (with Placement Year) Anglia Ruskin University

Undergraduate

The worldwide cyber security market has grown from $3.5 billion (2004) to $75 billion (2015) and is forecasted to reach $170 billion by 2020. Gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a cyber security IT professional. Take advantage of our relationship with Cisco and graduate with CCNA certification, recognised worldwide by industry. This course has been validated to include an optional Sandwich Placement year in industry. Cyber security is a major priority for governments and organisations throughout the world. Never before has the world been so vulnerable to attack. With government and organisations increasing their cyber protection budgets, it’s never been a better time to invest in the industry. We’ll work together to explore how organisations and individuals can take action to protect themselves online from cyber-attacks. In this multi-disciplinary programme, we’ll begin by understanding the fundamentals of cyber crime together with networks and operating systems. You will understand and recognise the threats to an organisation and its infrastructures. Introductions to software principles and secure software development are explored. The strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisational context is studied in secure systems architectures, whilst aspects such as network security and data security are examined. Embedded within the degree is CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security syllabus; adding significant value with industry leading skills and recognition. You can progress your learning with us to full certification of both CCNA Routing and Switching and CCNA Security. You will just need to pay for your exam fees. You will also develop transferrable skills in project management and quality assurance which are critical for cyber security professionals. You’ll focus on aspects of risk management, security governance and legal aspects of cyber security as well as related concepts of ethical computing. We encourage you to enrol on our sandwich degree that includes a one-year work placement in the computing industry. This greatly enhances our student's employability as you’ll gain skills in communicating information to higher level enterprise managers, giving you the confidence to present your problem solving solutions and strategic security planning within any organisation. You’ll apply your knowledge and skills in a real-life context, in our specialist labs which are equipped with tools such as Kali Linux, Wireshark, Nmap and Burp Suite. You will apply fundamental skills in penetration testing, automate attacks and exploits and bypass antivirus software.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich

  • Location

    Chelmsford Campus

  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    4 years


Course details

Modules

Year one, core modules

Web Development Learning and Skills Development for HE and Work Software Principles Networked Systems Cyber Crime Fundamentals Operating Systems

Year two, core modules

Routing and Switching Essentials Secure Systems Architectures Data Security Project Management and Quality Assurance Object Oriented Programming Network Security

Placement Year

Year four, core modules

Undergraduate Major Project Managing Information Information Security Smart Systems and Internet of Things Security Management and Governance

Assessment method

We’ll use a range of assessment methods to help measure your progress. Besides exams, you’ll undertake coursework, lab tests, group work, presentations, case studies and log books.


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 I104
Institution code A60
Campus name Chelmsford Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
A level 112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 112 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in a related subject are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted.
Scottish Higher 112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
112 UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or A*-C), including English and Maths.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

http://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/cyber-security

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 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

Please note the fee for the placement year is £1000. http://www.anglia.ac.uk/student-life/help-with-finances/uk-eu-undergraduate#tuitionfees