University of Salford

Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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With data breaches on the rise, the protection of our personal and financial information, and the systems that hold them, has never been more important. Our industry-designed BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security with Foundation Year degree, provides specialist cyber security knowledge, and a hands-on ethos, so you're ready to fight cyber crime.

Cyber criminals are using more sophisticated techniques to infiltrate I.T systems. Many organisations throughout the world urgently need talented people to reduce their risk and help to keep their systems secure. Our industry-designed three-year course will provide you with essential computer science knowledge and specialist cyber security skills, delivered to professional standards and ready to prepare you for a rewarding and exciting career.

The Foundation Year aims to provide understanding of the key subjects in computer science to meet the prerequisites for study on the associated degree programme. The key areas of study will be effective communication and study skills combined with key subjects in computer science. You will cover the basics of programming, as well as looking at the detailed operation of computer systems. Furthermore, you will cover essential mathematics and gain the correct skill set for success on the related computer science course. Following completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress on to year one of your selected degree for the remaining three years of your course (or four with a placement year).

With our envious campus location, minutes from central Manchester, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in the region’s thriving tech community - why not even join our HackManchester 2018 winning team. Salford is also part of the recently announced GM Cyber Foundry, part of the city-region’s blueprint to be the European leader in digital which will see GCHQ move some operations to Manchester. During your studies, you can also choose to spend a year in industry to expand your CV, apply your academic knowledge and enhance your workplace skills.

Features
• Explore the inner workings of programmes, operating systems and networks to understand cyber attacks
• Study forensics so you can diagnose attacks and determine the extent of damage
• Develop an understanding of cryptography to address security concerns
• Learn about evidence preservation so you can work within an ethical framework
• Understand risk management so you to actively manage threats rather than just solve problems
• Build the skills necessary to study the full BSc (Hons) Computer Science with Cyber Security

Course details

Modules

Computer Programming; Computer Systems; Mathematics.


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

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Course code G4G5
Institution code S03
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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 - 72 points From a minimum of 2 full A Levels or equivalent.
64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include either Mathematics or Computing at A-level.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
A level 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include either Mathematics or Computing at A-level.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Pass in Science Practical
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP - MMP MPP (64 UCAS Tariff points) where BTEC includes computing or numerate subject
MMP (72 UCAS Tariff points) from any subject combination.
Access to HE Diploma QAA Approved Pass in a Computer related Subject with insufficient maths to be offered Level 4
Scottish Higher 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both mathematics and physics to A-level standard
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
AS 64-72 UCAS Tariff points. Do not accept this qualification on its own, must complete a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualification.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include computing or a numerate subject.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Extended Project 64-72 UCAS Tariff points. Do not accept this qualification on its own, must complete a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualification.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C or grade 4 (or above) in Maths and English GCSE is required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points Grade 4 in Computing, Physics or Maths at Higher Level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Higher level Computing or Numerate subject.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Higher level Computing or Numerate subject.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) 64-72 UCAS Tariff points. Do not accept this qualification on its own, must complete a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualification.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM - MM DM (64 UCAS Tariff points) where BTEC includes computing or a numerate subject.
MM (72 UCAS Tariff points) from any subject combination.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Must complete a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualification.
64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include both computing or a numerate subject.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Must complete a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent qualification.
64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include computing or a numerate subject
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Scottish Advanced Higher 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include computing or a numerate subject.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) 64 UCAS Tariff points where qualifications include Computing or a numerate subject.
72 UCAS Tariff points from any subject combination.


Fees and funding

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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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