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Computer Science (Cyber Security) BSc (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The world relies on technology more than ever before. As a result, today the prevention of cyberattacks, data breaches and identity theft are a priority for individuals, businesses and governments alike.In order to target this growing requirement within industry, Heriot-Watt has designed a brand new programme for 2020, BSc Computer Science (Cyber Security). This Undergraduate programme will provide students with a sound foundation and applied skills in Computer Science with an emphasis in Cyber Security, in addition to other professional skills, enabling them to succeed in meeting the cyber security challenges facing modern organisations today.In this programme you will learn about the foundations of networks and computer systems, thereby allowing you to understand how communications can be probed and altered, and systems can be forensically analysed. You’ll also learn about techniques for secure programming and how real-world networks and systems are protected with fundamental techniques such as access control, encryption, and intrusion detection. In each of the first 3 years of the programme students take 8 mandatory courses and in Year 4 they take 5 mandatory courses and 3 optional courses from the 4th year optional course list.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 19,400per year

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A level : BBC

including **Mathematics for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: ABB including Mathematics and Computing.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    29th

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Highly regarded around the world with a strong focus on business, engineering, design and the physical and life sciences.
Culturally diverse, warm and welcoming, Heriot-Watt is one of Scotland's most international universities with a global footprint.
Global companies actively seek out Heriot-Watt graduates due to the nature of the university's research-informed education.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 110 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    164 69%

    21st

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    53rd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 77%

    67th

    3

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