BSc in Cyber and Computer Security (Hons)

General

Program Description

Work on live business cases to defend against cybersecurity risks. You will study the cyber environments of banks, high-security digital environments like GCHQ, e-commerce and social media platforms, graduating well-equipped to protect cyber environments across business sectors. If you choose the four-year study option, you’ll have the opportunity to undertake a work placement. Our students have recently worked at IBM Security, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel.

You’ll learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques. Through hands-on experience of analyzing secure networks and websites, you’ll develop skills around penetration testing, malware identification, and ethical hacking. From network design (the physical securing of network components) and operating systems security with a focus on Windows, MAC OS, and Linux, to information security (keeping cyber information secure in a business environment), you will graduate well prepared for your next step.

Our Cyber and Computing Security degree focuses on protecting against cybercrime before it happens. You will develop specialisms through module choices to match your career goals. Optional subjects include data analytics, information security, and digital crime scene investigation. You'll also examine ‘hot’ cybercrime topics. These include the latest security crimes in the news, as well as big data and Cloud systems which have both significantly increased commercial security risks.

The course is underpinned by strong ethical and legal foundations. These foundations are paramount to you moving into and progressing through a successful computer security career.

You'll learn in our new purpose-built School of Computing and Technology. This includes a dedicated cybersecurity lab where you can practice your skills in a digitally protected environment with an isolated network; purpose-built break-out areas for workshop sessions; games consoles and screens in social areas; and the latest computing technology and software. There is a strong sense of community, with staff and students sharing both work and relaxation space. You can check these spaces out at our open day.

Study style

The majority of your learning will be practical, using industry-standard tools, techniques, and practices. Alongside lectures, you’ll undertake group work and individual projects. There are no exams on this course; all assessments are done through individual or group-based coursework.

Careers

  • Penetration testing
  • Systems security
  • Information security management

Industry links

Our connections with the following organizations mean our students benefit from leading professionals in lectures, exciting work placement opportunities and networking events in preparation for their graduate careers: Raytheon, Northrop Drummond, GE Aviation, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft, Zurich Insurance, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Gloucester Constabulary, GCHQ, and CGI. If you choose the four-year course, you will do a one-year work placement as part of your course.

Last updated Jul 2019

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