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Cyber Security (with Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

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UCAS CODE: H098

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Cyber Security is a rapidly expanding area with exciting career opportunities. Digitally enabled technologies and services support most aspects of modern life, including mobile phones, tablets, computers, televisions, home automation systems, bank accounts, healthcare, and education. Ensuring that this information is safe, and that services are kept running, is the responsibility of cyber security practitioners and computer security experts. The type of person that our course develops in successful graduates.The need for Cyber Security skills expertise has become a significant issue in recent years, both in the UK and globally. The shortfall of technology security skills requirements increased between 2013 to 2015 from 56% to 62% and this gap is predicted to continue to grow to 75% by 2019, according to The Frost and Sullivan 2015 (ISC) Global Information Security Workforce Study. In short, the report demonstrates that demand for cyber security personnel is outstripping supply and that jobs in the sector are extremely well paid.The need for skilled cyber security practitioners, in all walks of life, has been recognised by the UK Government who recently launched the National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021 that commits the investment of £1.9 billion over the five year period to develop skills and jobs in the field, alongside the opening of a new National Cyber Security Centre in January 2017.The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security with Foundation Year programme addresses the advances in cyber security through an in-depth understanding of IT security, hacking, forensics, and the future and emerging technologies associated with this rapidly changing field. Developed to be in line with our research strengths within the computing department, our course is not all about theory; you will have the opportunity to undertake real life projects in your second and third years, preparing you for work within the industry.Opportunities are given to students to build and configure computer and networked systems, as well as the necessary support systems, to enable them to work effectively in a range of employment environments. Additionally the course explores the issues associated with managing these types of systems and in particular the necessary aspects of network security.This degree combines aspects of computer science, computer programming, network technologies, and software development with computer security specialisms. You will gain an understanding of cyber security, new techniques and future developments and learn through practical tasks enabling you to become a versatile and knowledgeable practitioner.• Hands-on teaching of a range of cyber security skills, techniques and tools, such as: cryptography; authentication; access control; viruses and malware; penetration testing; risk management; and forensic investigation.• Extensive PC and networked computer facilities with Internet access.• The course team have strong links to the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster, an industry-led forum for cyber security practitioners and employers, and students on the programme have opportunities to attend and be involved with their meetings and events.• Award-winning Computing department – judged ‘world leading’ in the last UK research assessment (REF 2014).• The University is home to ARCLab, which specializes in research in the field of Computing and Computer Science.• Host of biennial Internet Technologies and Applications research conference, attracting delegates from across the world.You can also choose to study this course as a three year programme (without a foundation year) BSc (Hons) Cyber Security UCAS Code: 8L6D

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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11,750per year

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University information

Glyndwr University, Wrexham

  • University League Table

    126th

  • Campus address

    Glyndwr University, Wrexham, Plas Coch, Mold Road, Wrexham, Wrexham, LL11 2AW, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    93 39%

    106th

    17
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65 65%

    97th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    20th

    7

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