Often called Cyber Security, this degree in Computer Security studies the technologies and practices designed to protect networks, computers and data from attack, damage or unauthorised access.
The Computer Security course will equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand, apply and critically evaluate the principles that underpin Computer Security.
It will give students an understanding of the technical and social perspectives, how attacks work, the likely threats & vulnerabilities, and the approaches used by the attackers.
The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to understand and design frameworks which contain the technical, physical and process controls that can be implemented across an organisation to reduce information and systems risk, identify and mitigate the vulnerability, and satisfy compliance obligations. The course will also provide students with the knowledge and skills to conduct penetration testing and vulnerability analysis in business organisations; to develop secure systems and use industry standard tools and techniques.
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Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applicants will preferably have a minimum of five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England) and 32 UCAS Tariff Points from at least 1 A level (or equivalent).
Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background.
Five GCSE passes including English Language and Mathematics* at grade C or above (grade 4 or above for applicants holding newly reformed GCSEs in England), plus 96 points from at least 2 A levels (or equivalent).
Typical offers may include:
- 96 points from at least two A levels to include grades CC; Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma considered as the third subject
- RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
- 96 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades DD
- 96 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4
- 96 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma
*For Welsh applicants sitting the reformed Mathematics GCSE, we will accept either GCSEMathematics or Mathematics – Numeracy.
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