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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Wrexham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Digitally enabled technologies and services support most aspects of modern life. Ensuring information is safe and services are kept running is the responsibility of cyber security practitioners and computer security experts.The course is first in Wales and third in the UK for learning opportunities and eighth in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data).This course:addresses the advances in cyber security through an in-depth understanding of IT security, hacking, forensics, and the future and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 fieldprovides opportunities to undertake real-life projects, preparing you for work within the industryprovides opportunities 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 environmentsexplores the issues associated with managing these types of systems and in particular the necessary aspects of network securityoffers the option of an Industrial Placement Year • 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.• The optional Industrial Placement Year gives students the opportunity to experience the workplace first-hand and gain valuable employment experience for the future.• 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.• 1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for learning opportunities and 8th in the UK for academic support (WGU analysis of unpublished 2019 NSS data).You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: H098 or as a degree apprenticeship route.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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

Students often comment that the campus is like a home away from home. This small, inclusive university has a friendly, community feel.
Help for all students to reach their full potential, with individual support available across a number of areas.
Pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not meet the language requirements for their chosen programme.

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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