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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

- Study diverse cyber-security and computing topics.- Develop knowledge of web and mobile security, and their governance.- Build a solid theoretical grounding in systems, networks and data communication.- Gain useful industry credentials through British Computer Society accreditation.- Have the opportunity to work abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.On this course, you'll learn about cyber security from penetration testing to ethical hacking and network intrusion. Upon graduation, you'll have attained specialist credentials, and be ready to tackle real cyber security threats.**How you learn**On this specialist course in cyber security, you develop professional understanding, insight and skill in computer and information security. You'll work with industry employers and expert staff, cementing both your practical and theoretical knowledge.Assessments are varied, and include reports, presentations, demonstrations, discussions and online activities.**You learn through**- lectures- seminars- practical tutorial sessionsThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).**Applied learning****Work placements**In your third year, you can take a one-year paid work placement. Work placements offer you valuable experience, and an enjoyable opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills.Many organisations need experienced IT and cyber security staff, and a placement will give you the experience you need to add to your CV to secure a desirable security-related position in a competitive job market. We help you to gain a placement and support you through the application process.During the placement, you will be mentored by a member of academic staff, who will visit you at your place of work. Previous students have worked at organisations including- Cisco- Citrix- 3Squared- Next- Servelec Group- Hewlett-Packard Ltd- IBM Ltd**Networking opportunities**You will have the opportunity to talk with a number of dynamic companies and professionals that specialise in the field of cyber security, as well as others concerned with the sector.In the past we have invited Citrix, Cisco, PwC, Sec-1 and other individual consultants in the cyber security industry give guest lectures and seminars.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:BBC at A Level.DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    74th out of 113 12

    13th out of 24 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    118 53%

    79th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    75th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    63rd

    43
  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    112 71%

    14th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    8th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    19th

    7

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