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Cyber Security & Digital Forensics BSc (Hons)

Leeds Beckett University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Headingley Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Develop the skills to perform digital forensic analysis on devices and implement cyber security mechanisms into any business. As part of this course you’ll: • Combine expertise in two fields of national importance • Analyse digital devices, such as hard drives, in computer forensics modules to identify and investigate their contents • Learn to use your knowledge of computer systems and networks to protect businesses and users from malicious attacks in computer security modules• Learn practical investigative and 'hacking' techniques• Learn through practical applications on our bespoke Hacktivity system that replicates real-world business systems and potential attacksYou’ll gain expertise in the use of digital forensic techniques and analysis through tools used in industry such as Encase and XRY, and open source variants such as Autopsy and FTK Imager. If you join the university’s Ethical Hacking Society, you’ll explore the very latest developments in digital security and attend talks from industry experts to enhance your learning.You’ll gain experience of preparing and presenting work for use by courts of law and industry customers. Attending conferences will give you the opportunity to network with professionals and enhance your career prospects. You may also have the option to work with local employers as clients for your final year project.As part of our Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre, teaching staff on your course work with West Yorkshire Police to develop new ways of fighting cybercrime. This partnership will give you access to cutting-edge research and industry contacts, and an invaluable insight into the real-world applications of computer security. We work with organisations to find placement opportunities for you and our links with the British Computer Society, the security industry and law contacts provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning. This course will provide you with the expertise to enter a career in computer forensics and security. You will be skilled in both disciplines and prepared for a wide range of jobs. Organisations of all shapes and sizes are now looking to improve in the areas of forensics and security, opening further job opportunities. The wide variety of skills you develop on your course will allow you to work in any computing role.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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University information

Leeds Beckett University

  • University League Table

    118th

  • Campus address

    Leeds Beckett University, City Campus, Leeds, Leeds, LS1 3HE, England

Leeds Beckett is a global university, with an alumni community based in more than 150 countries around the world.
Leeds Beckett degrees are available to study in-country in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nepal and Singapore.
In-country staff provide application support and advice in Bahrain, China, India, Nigeria, Qatar and Vietnam.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    96th out of 110 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%

    85th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    89th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    41st

    7

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