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Computing (Cyber Security) BSc (Hons)

University of Bolton

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Full-time | University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester | 3 Years | SEP-20
  • Full-time | University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester | 3 Years | SEP-20
  • Part-time | University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester | 6 Years | SEP-20

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    G310

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    128th

    2
  • Subject Ranking

    108th

    2 (Computer Science)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    107

  • Graduate Prospects

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    63

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.99

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BSc (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

Our BSc (Hons) Computing (Cyber Security) is ideal if you're fascinated by computers, enjoy problem solving and want a fast-paced, challenging job. We offer the knowledge and skills needed to anticipate and combat threats to computer software and data, including hacking, theft, viruses and other forms of cyber-attack.It’s predicted that by 2022, there will be a worldwide shortage of 1.8 million information security workers*, meaning that the future offers qualified cybersecurity professionals access to excellent career opportunities and competitive salaries. Our BSc (Hons) Computing (Cyber Security) course is an ideal route into this dynamic and evolving industry.Cyber security focuses on protecting data and information systems from cyber breaches. Covering how to design secure computer systems, this unique degree emphasises secure software development and promotes a deep understanding of the structure of computing systems. Throughout the course, you’ll develop technical knowledge and applied skills in security defence techniques and counter-measures, ready to protect computer systems and electronic infrastructures from attack. In particular, we’ll focus on helping you learn to design and develop your own security tools for probing, analysing and defending computer systems against attack.Our expert and dedicated team will cover how to analyse and evaluate security threats and vulnerabilities to information systems, perform security risk assessments and develop security controls, processes and software. We’ll support you as you learn how to respond to security incidents and implement resolution activities. The department’s strong links with business mean you’ll have the chance to work on ‘live briefs’ in your coursework assignments, so you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy real-world context and application for the skills and knowledge we’ll help you develop.With class sizes no greater than 30, we can offer you meaningful, personalised learning plans. Our dedicated and enthusiastic lecturers – many of whom are active researchers with extensive industry insights and experience – will help you develop both the theoretical knowledge and the practical, hands-on skills required by the security sector that will put you one-step ahead of attackers from day one. Meanwhile, guest speakers and lecturers give you access to highly relevant and up-to-date input from industry settings.All of this is backed by our well-equipped IT suites, where you’ll get to apply and develop your learning individually and in groups, with expert guidance and support.* https://www.isc2.org/News-and-Events/Press-Room/Posts/2017/02/14/Global-shortfall-of-cybersecurity-workers-to-reach-1-point-8-million-in-five-years accessed on 07/01/2019

Entry Requirements

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UCAS Tariff

Grades / Points

96

Details

Your Level 3 subjects must include a technology related subject; for instance, A-level Mathematics or BTEC Extended Diploma in Computing.You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above or grade 4 to 9 (or equivalent) including English and Mathematics.To help you understand what UCAS points are equivalent to, in terms of grades, please visit the University of Bolton’s webpage below for some examples of grades from popular qualifications: https://www.bolton.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/ucas-tariff/

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

128th

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!

Address

University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

Deane Road

Bolton

BL3 5AB

UNITED KINGDOM