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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

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Overview**Do you have the ability to join the front line in defending computer networks from cyber attacks? Or are you interested in ethical hacking to probe the digital defences of major corporations?On this BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Forensic Computing degree course, you’ll turn your tech talent into a professional qualification, armed with a toolkit of knowledge and skills to tackle the toughest digital security challenges.This degree could lead to a career in law enforcement or British Intelligence. You’ll be qualified to take on roles in cyber security, cryptography and forensic investigation.**Accredited by:**This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, fulfilling academic requirement for CITP (Chartered Information Technology Professional).100% Overall student satisfaction (NSS, 2018)95% Graduates in work or further study (DLHE, 2017)**What you'll experience**On this degree course, you'll:- Build sought-after technical and investigative skills to break down security systems, and expose gaps in security when they occur- Learn to identify cyber intruders, recommend security fixes, and stop hackers in their tracks- Understand how to investigate cybercrime for the Police and the steps needed to take a case through to court- Spend plenty of time in our high-powered computer labs, getting to grips with the latest tools and techniques- Be taught by staff with years of experience and expertise in computer security, with teaching informed by up-to-date research into the latest advancements in forensic computing- Apply your skills to practical problems as part of the department’s partnership with charities, local and global organisations- Take advantage of opportunities to put your skills to work through our close relationship with the Hampshire Police High Tech Crime Unit- Design and develop software, hardware and networks, in fields such as digital forensics and artificial intelligence- Pick the brains of visiting speakers, who are experts in the forensic and cyber security fieldSoftware and equipment you can use includes:- a mobile computing lab to develop Android and iOS apps- a pervasive computing lab for high-performance computing- a usability lab including state-of-the-art eye tracking equipment- Linux and Windows systems- a forensics lab with professional-standard forensic tools**Careers and opportunities**Police investigations and civil disputes increasingly involve investigations of computer systems, mobile phones or other information devices. So there's lots of demand for professionals in the field.When you complete the course, you could work in private and public companies in areas such as law enforcement, cyber security and computer forensics. You'll also be able to register as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).What jobs can you do with a Cyber Security and Forensic Computing degree?Roles our graduates have taken on include:- security architect- penetration tester- cyber security analyst- forensic investigator- eDiscovery examiner- software developerYou'll get advice and support from our Careers and Employability service throughout your studies, and for 5 years after you graduate."I chose the University of Portsmouth because of the feel of it and how friendly the staff were. I also love how hands-on it is and how much I actually get to do!" Alex Jarvis, Forensic Computing Student

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 17,600per 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 Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

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

Around 4,000 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 in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 110 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%

    85th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    32nd

    18

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