University of East London

Cyber Security & Networks (with Placement Year) University of East London Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Course with placement year option.

The cyber security landscape is constantly evolving and organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to defend themselves from these constantly changing and persistent threats. It is critical that both business and government agencies protect their systems and data from potential risks arising from these threats. Because of this, there is a demand for qualified cyber security professionals.

Our Cyber Security and Networks degree course is an opportunity for you to develop knowledge and skills necessary to address these challenges and meet the demand.

The course aims to give you a fundamental understanding of how to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber attacks and potential risks.

You will be thought by staff are actively engaged in cyber security research and possess substantial experience of the application of security-related technologies in industry.

Course details


Information Systems Modelling and Design (Core)
Introduction to Software Development (Core)
Computer Architecture and Network Infrastructure (Core)
Introduction to Web Technologies (Core)
Maths for Computing (Core)
Cyber Security (Core)
Operating Systems (Core)
Computing in Practice (Core)
Advanced Programming (Core)
Data Analysis and Data Mining (Core)
Network Engineering 1 (Core)
This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.
Project (Core)
Security Controls and Processes (Core)
Network Engineering 2 (Core)
Business Continuity (Core)

Assessment method

You will be assessed in a number of different ways including individual or group coursework or presentation, and exam. You might be asked to write a report, to give a presentation or a demonstration of a piece of software or, in some cases, complete a practical task under examination conditions involving aspects of information system development, software development, network, cyber system analysis, threat and risks analysis, and research findings.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 I103
Institution code E28
Campus name Docklands Campus
Campus code A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points including a level 3 pass in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.
A level BBC including a level 3 pass in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.
Access to HE Diploma 112 UCAS Points in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D* in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,100 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of East London
Docklands Campus
4-6 University Way
E16 2RD

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