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Cyber Security [with Foundation Year] BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The worldwide cyber security market has grown from $3.5 billion (2004) to $75 billion (2015) and is forecasted to reach $170billion by 2020. Gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a cyber-security IT professional. Take advantage ofour relationship with Cisco and graduate with CCNA certification, recognised worldwide by industry.Cyber security is a major priority for governments and organisations throughout the world. Never before has the world been sovulnerable to attack. With government and organisations increasing their cyber protection budgets, it’s never been a better timeto invest in the industry. We’ll work together to explore how organisations and individuals can take action to protect themselvesonline from cyber-attacks.In this multi-disciplinary programme, we’ll begin by understanding the fundamentals of cybercrime together with networks andoperating systems. You will understand and recognise the threats to an organisation and its infrastructures. Introductions tosoftware principles and secure software development are explored.The strategic deployment and implementation of cyber security within an organisational context is studied in secure systemsarchitectures, whilst aspects such as network security and data security are examined. Embedded within the degree is CCNAouting and Switching and CCNA Security syllabus; adding significant value with industry leading skills and recognition.You will also develop transferrable skills in project management and quality assurance which are critical for cyber securityprofessionals. You’ll focus on aspects of risk management, security governance and legal aspects of cyber security as well asrelated concepts of ethical computing.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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Entry requirements

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GCSE/National 4/National 5 : D

Entry requirements for foundation year study at ARU College: five GCSE passes at grade 3 or D or above and evidence of two years post-GCSE study at Level 3; if you have achieved at least grade E in one A level, or equivalent, you are exempt from the two year post-GCSE study requirement, but you still have to meet the GCSE requirements.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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    100th out of 113 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    102 46%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%



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