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Computer Networks and Security BSc (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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UCAS CODE: G611

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**- Our Computer Networks & Security course will prepare you for a successful career in this rapidly changing industry.- Thanks to new ideas, applications, security threats and constantly evolving technology, computer networks and security is a fascinating area to work in. On this practice-based course you’ll get to explore the latest developments in wired and wireless computer networking and security, underpinned by relevant theory.- Supported by teaching in purpose-built laboratories, you’ll use specialist software to develop your networking and security skills. We also cover core computing skills and legal, ethical and commercial issues, giving you a breadth of knowledge and experience, which will prepare you to thrive in the computing industry.- The skills you’ll gain on this course will be in high demand in tomorrow’s world. The cyber security sector is facing a significant skills gap at a time when threats and the legal and commercial consequences of inadequate security are increasing. Emerging areas such as the Internet of Things and Smart Cities offer new opportunities for us all, but also new vulnerabilities to accidental or malicious actions.**Why study with us**- Start your course with our exciting ‘4 Week Challenge’, where first year students work as teams to design and develop a new app and then create a marketing campaign to promote it.- This course has accreditation leading to MBCS, CITP and partial CEng exemption from the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, which is the computing professional body.- You’ll get to undertake a placement in industry after your second year. Most are based in the UK, but there are international opportunities as well.**Further Information**- This is a three-year BSc (Hons) degree. We also offer a four-year MComp Computer Networks and Security degree which offers an optional additional sandwich year in industry.- Our MComp option leads to an integrated master’s degree. It’s ideal if you want to apply for jobs that demand a deeper knowledge in a specialised area.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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14,000per year

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University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    99th out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%

    70th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    84th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    87th

    10

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