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Computing (Cyber Security) with foundation year and industrial placement BSc (Hons)

University of Bolton

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UCAS CODE: G314

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Our BSc (Hons) Computing (Cyber Security) with foundation year and industrial placement 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) with foundation year and industrial placement 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. The course begins with a foundation year that offers an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of computing, programming, logic and problem-solving. It’s designed to prepare you for degree-level study. As you progress through the degree, 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.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. 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.The University will offer lots of support to help you find a placement with a relevant company in preparation for your year in industry (the industrial placement takes place between the third and final years of this five-year course). Through our relationships with employers, we’ll share placement adverts as they become available and you can also seek your own placement. Our placement team will help with applications and interview skills. Your placement does not have to be in the Bolton area – it could be elsewhere in the UK or even overseas. Completing a year in industry will give you invaluable skills and experience that will help you in your final year of study with us, as well as boost your CV to help you find an enhanced career afterwards. If you’re unsuccessful in securing a placement then you’ll be able to transfer directly to the final year of study and complete your degree in four years.*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 28/09/2020

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,330per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bolton

  • University League Table

    127th

  • Campus address

    University of Bolton, Deane Road, Bolton, Bolton, BL3 5AB, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    100th out of 110 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    116 48%

    80th

    20
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    63 63%

    100th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.25 85%

    9th

    45

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