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Computer Networks and Security with Foundation Year BSc

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.INTRODUCTIONThis industry-recognised Computer Networks and Security degree gives you both the technical ability to build physical infrastructure and the software development skills to ensure it’s robust and secure.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?It’s in touch with industry needs: we’re certified by CISCO and we’re also a member of the Microsoft IT Academy. This helps your employability – the latest national survey found that 100% of our Computer Networks and Security graduates were in work or further study within six months. Our facilities include a full range of wireless and conventional equipment by CISCO, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear and others.IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?Do you want to become a successful networks or security specialist? Are you interested in building your experience with a year in industry? If so, this degree is perfect for you. HOW YOU WILL LEARNThere’s a mixture of lectures, tutorials and laboratory work. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESIf you choose the optional year in industry, you could find yourself on placement with companies like Microsoft, IBM, Intel and BT, as previous students have. It’s a brilliant opportunity to gain experience, learn from leading network and security professionals, and transform your CV. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYSeveral highly-publicised hacking incidents and breaches of security has led to a demand for graduates skilled in networks and security. Your wide range of abilities – developing, maintaining, securing and managing computer networks, as well as the engineering side of network protocol development and research – will make you suitable for a variety of computing careers.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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University information

University of Derby

  • University League Table

    99th

  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning International Student Centre offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the EU and EEA.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 110 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    112 47%

    88th

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    84 84%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    54th

    13

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