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University of Winchester BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security
University of Winchester

BSc (Hons) in Cyber Security

Winchester, United Kingdom

3 Years

English

Full time, Part time

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GBP 14,700 / per year *

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Introduction

  • Learn from a specialist team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the field
  • Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including a dedicated Cyber Security and Forensics laboratory in a state-of-the-art new development
  • Develop an appreciation of the wider role information security plays in an organisational context

You will enhance your knowledge of cybercrime and information security management, including software development, advanced digital forensic investigation, multimedia networking and the Dark Web. You will benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including EnCase Academic Programme, Cisco Networking Academy, GCHQ and the BCS, and the Chartered Institute for IT.

In year 1 you will develop fundamental core knowledge in computer programming, operating systems, mathematics, networks and database design. Legal and regulatory frameworks are explored together with developing your personal and professional skills.

In year 2 you will engage with new subjects that will help you identify possible career paths. You will develop an in-depth understanding of web, mobile and object-orientated programming languages together with the principles of network security and artificial intelligence. The Integrated Project module incorporates your knowledge learned in Year 1 and enables you to design, develop and evaluate a security application as part of a team.

An optional Placement Year will enhance your employability, business understanding and professional skills through a sandwich placement year.

In your third year, you will deepen your knowledge of critical network security concepts including distributed systems and leadership development. You will develop an appreciation of the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks focusing on developing your core employability skills. The Computing Project module helps you to develop specialist skills and expertise through the undertaking of a substantial body of work. You will spend the rest of the time studying your optional modules including Information Futures, Intellectual Property and Penetration Testing.

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