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Cyber Security and Forensic Computing BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Digital security breaches can bring down banks, hospitals and governments. But you can join the fight against cybercrime.Investigate cyberattacks, expose flaws in security systems and stop hackers in their tracks. Use ethical hacking to secure the operating systems of global companies. Become an expert in malware forensics and cryptography in a world that relies on computing to thrive.On this BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Forensic Computing course, you’ll build technical and investigative skills to break down security systems, expose gaps in security and identify cyber intruders. You’ll also learn how to investigate cybercrime for the police and see a case through to court.**Course highlights**- Benefit from our close relationship with the Hampshire Police High Tech Crime Unit through an optional internship- Design and develop software, hardware and networks, in fields such as digital forensics and artificial intelligence- Benefit from the Student Union's cyber and computing clubs and societies such as the AI and Robotics Club, IT Society and Gaming Society- Gain insight from guest expert lecturers from the forensic and cyber security field- Be taught by industry professionals such as Fudong Li, who is currently working towards Foresight, an ecosystem of training and simulation platforms that will advance the skills of cyber-security professional**Careers and opportunities**The cost of cybercrime was estimated at $1 trillion in 2020 – 50% higher than in 2018. According to the UK Government, 64% of large businesses and 51% of high-income charities reported cyber security breaches or attacks in a 12 month period.Not surprisingly, with the growing threat of cyber crime, senior cyber security analysts can expect salaries from £35,000 to £60,000 and you can earn up to £80,000 a year as a senior forensic computer analyst. And the demand is there – 100% of our students from this course who are in work 15 months after they graduate are in highly skilled work.Our graduates have worked for companies such as:- Metropolitan Police- Lockheed Martin- Capgemini- Adatis- F-Secure- Dynamics ConsultantsRoles you could go onto with a Cyber Security and Forensic Computing degree include:- digital forensic examiner- threat hunter- cyber intelligence analyst- cloud infrastructure consultant- cyber security analyst- data analytics consultant**Placement year opportunities**Taking an optional placement year will give you the experience you need to increase your chances of landing your perfect role after graduation.We'll give you all the support you need to find a placement that prepares you for your career, and we'll continue to mentor you throughout your placement.Previous students have taken placement roles such as:- cyber analyst- cyber forensic analyst undergraduate- security operations analyst- undergraduate software developer and support analyst- technology industrial placement studentThey've completed placements at organisations including:- InTandem- Nomura- BAE Systems- IBM- Pfizer

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 18,300per year

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    74th

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Over 5,000 of the university’s 25,000 students come from 150 countries around the world, and the Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling into the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 113 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 51%

    87th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80.0 80%

    66th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    28th

    4

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