Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics with Integrated Foundation Year
This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics course, with an integrated foundation year. Address the needs of cybersecurity and digital forensics professionals. Develop expertise in the preservation and extraction of digital evidence from computer systems and networks. Examine the overlap between cybersecurity and digital forensics and the preventative approach to cybercrime.
The course is excellent preparation for jobs in cybersecurity and digital forensics, which is a rapidly growing area given the rise in computer-related crime. At the same time, the course also covers all the fundamentals of computing, leaving your career options open.
Topics include computer security, development of secure systems and networks, cybersecurity and practical aspects of digital forensics.
Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education.
Eligible entry qualifications:
1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)
2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.
English language Requirements
We accept a wide range of English language qualifications. The standard of English language required varies between courses so please check each course page carefully.
If English is not your first language you should have at least one of the following qualifications (or equivalent) as a minimum.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
You need an overall score of 6.0, with at least 5.5 or higher in each component: reading, writing, listening and speaking. An alternative approved Secure English Language Test (SELT) will also be accepted if the applicant’s element scores are equivalent to those required for IELTS. After 6 April 2015, you must take your IELTS exams at one of the test centres listed on the UKVI website.
Pearson Test of English Academic
You need an overall score of 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
You need grade C or above.
Cambridge Certification in Advanced English (CAE)
You need grade C or above.
O-Level English Language or GCSE English Language
You need grade C or above (UK Exam board).
Malaysian SPM 1119
You need grade 6 or above (only grades 1, 2 or 3 are acceptable for Law).
Trinity Integrated Skills in English (ISE) II
You need Merit or Distinction.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The Computing Integrated Foundation Year includes five modules:
- Essential Study Skills
- Foundation module
- Subject Specialism
Year 1 (national level 4):
- Software Engineering
- Computer Systems Architecture
- Software Development
- Web Applications and Data Management
- Computer Systems and Networks
- Foundations of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Year 2 (national level 5):
- Personalised Skills Development
- Software Enterprise Project
- Intermediate Software Development
- Network Fundamentals
- Practical Aspects of Computer Forensics
- Theoretical Aspects of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Final year (national level 6):
- Computing Project
- Advanced Cybersecurity
- Advanced Computer Forensics
- Professional Issues in Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
Optional modules (choose one):
- Advanced Routing
- Ethical Hacking
- Software Enterprise
- Students into Schools
- IT Service Management
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available, Please visit university website for more information.
The annual fee for this course is £9,250 if you are from the UK/Ireland/EU settled/pre-settled.
Our graduates have gone on to become web programmers, IT managers, information analysts and software developers. Employers that have taken on our graduates include Sage, British Airways and the NHS. Other graduates have started their own businesses or become software contractors earning over £50,000 a year.
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