Computer Networks and Security Top-up BSc (Hons)

University of Bolton

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    2 (Computer Science)
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

From hacking to espionage, user error to equipment malfunction – organisations rely on talented and well-qualified professionals to keep their data safe. If you’ve already completed a related Foundation Degree or HND, our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (Top-up) course offers you Honours-level skills and knowledge ready to help keep the modern world running smoothly.Governments, organisations and individuals rely on being able to store and access information securely and efficiently. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (Top-up) course seeks to enhance your existing Foundation Degree or HND-level knowledge and skills, and expand your opportunities in the fields of cyber-security and networking.Our dedicated and experienced staff will support you to develop Honour-level skills and knowledge that are vital to the protection of data against all possible sources of disruption, at all times. Building on your prior studies, we’ll guide you as you gain skills in problems analysis and finding solutions to contemporary networking and security problems. You’ll have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of IT operations management, as well as your understanding of cloud and network threats and strategies for countering those threats. You’ll also have a choice of optional modules depending on your prior knowledge and experience, and personal preferences.We’ll also support you to gain vital academic and lifelong learning skills so that you are well prepared to research new technologies, apply your knowledge in new ways, and keep abreast of innovations and enhancements in the computer networks and security industry throughout your career.

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Students for direct entry to Level HE6 (top-up), you'll need either a foundation degree (FdSc or FdEng) or an HND in computer networking and security, cloud computing, software engineering, or a similar computing-related qualification.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Bolton is in the heart of one of the largest towns in the UK – Bolton – a thriving and friendly place with a big heart. Travel connections to cities such as Liverpool and Leeds are excellent, and Manchester is just a 20-minute train journey away. The Lake District, West Pennine Moors and Yorkshire Dales are all within easy reach, and the bright lights of Blackpool are just an hour away. Students here have plenty of options for both work and play!


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