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Computer Science for Cyber Security University of Bradford Degree level: Undergraduate

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Develop the skills you need for a career as a cyber security professional, working in a rapidly growing and vitally important industry.

The BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Cyber Security (with placement year) blends core computer science disciplines with specialist areas of cyber security such as:

*cryptography
*security technologies
*computer communications and networks
*electronic business

The placement year in industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence.

If you enjoy solving problems, are innovative and creative, and have a passionate interest in technology this programme is tailor made for you. Our graduates make a positive impact on society, not only through preventing and reducing cyber security attacks, but by applying the wide-ranging skills developed on this programme in other areas of information technology.

This programme shares a common first year with all our other Computer Science programmes (Computer Science for Games, Business and Software Engineering, as well as the standard Computer Science programme), allowing you to transfer before the start of the second year if you feel an alternative course suits your emerging interests or career aspirations better.

Course details

Modules

All of our Computing courses share a common first year, allowing transfer between them before the start of the second year. Our first year modules cover foundation topics including introductory computer programming, internet technologies, professional skills and more.

The second year also includes many modules common to all of our courses, further strengthening core and fundamental knowledge required by all Computing graduates. The second year also introduces course specific modules and our flagship Enterprise Pro module which embeds industry projects within your course, giving you significant real world experience of designing and developing a solution to an industry proposed problem, within a supervised and academically supported team.

Our final year is where you will further develop your computing and cyber security skills allowing you to launch your career. The course includes a final year project as well as further specialist content and the opportunity to take an elective module to really personalise your degree.

Year 1:
Computer Architecture and Systems Software (core)
Fundamentals of Programming (core)
Internet Technologies (core)
Mathematics for Computing (core)
Software Design & Development (core)
Technical and Professional Skills (core)

Year 2:
Computer Communications and Networks (core)
Data Structures and Algorithms (core)
Database Systems (core)
Enterprise Pro (core)
Security Management (core)
Computational Modelling & Artificial Intelligence (option)
Statistics & Data Analysis (option)

Year 3:
Placement Year

Year 4:
Cyber Security (core)
Final Year Project (core)
Foundations of Cryptography (core)
Foundations of Security Technologies (core)
Elective (option)
Mobile Applications (option)
Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems (option)

Assessment method

Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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 I191
Institution code B56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 112 UCAS tariff points to include 80 points from 2 GCE Advanced Level (or equivalent) and GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/grade 4 or equivalent.
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma As UCAS tariff
Scottish Higher As UCAS tariff to include at least one Advanced Scottish Higher
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 112 UCAS tariff points and Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English and Maths.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 112 UCAS tariff points to include 5 Higher Level Subjects and Ordinary Level English and Maths at grade O4

The University welcomes applications from students with a wide range of qualifications from the UK and overseas, including combinations of qualifications. To check whether your qualifications meet the entry requirements for this course, please contact the University.

English language requirements for International and EU applicants:
The standard University requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.0 (or equivalent). However, if you require a Tier 4 (student) visa to study you will need to meet the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) department's requirement which is currently IELTS 6.0 with no sub-test less than 5.5. Conditional offers to international students will be made on this basis.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,420 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 Bradford
Richmond Road
Bradford
BD7 1DP


Clearing contact details

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Course contact details

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Admissions Office - Faculty of Engineering and Informatics Team