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Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity BSc (Hons)

Coventry University

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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

Cybersecurity is fast becoming the most pressing and least understood problem for many individuals, businesses and nations. The landscape itself is difficult to visualise, built on layer upon layer of evolving computing equipment, networks, protocols and software. The ways in which it can be exploited are innumerable, with new vulnerabilities discovered daily.Coventry University is committed to educating successive generations of cybersecurity researchers and experts – from developers that can write secure code, to digital forensics specialists and penetration testers.We have garnered a reputation for teaching excellence and our current staff benefit from a mix of practical experience from industry and law-enforcement, combined with active research in cutting-edge cybersecurity. Current projects include the incorporation of cryptography into network services for centralised management, machine learning for intrusion detection, low-power security systems and the security of embedded devices and the Internet of Things.Our extensive links with industry have helped previous graduates to secure rewarding jobs with security companies, large corporations and government. These relationships also provide various opportunities for industry placements* during your studies, with previous students spending a year working for high profile security consultancy organisations such as BAE Detica, Nettitude and NCC Group.This course is designed to give you the opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to lead the fight against cyber criminals and keep hard-earned assets secure. It covers the essentials of computer systems architecture, programming, operating systems and databases, together with specialist topics in digital forensics, legal issues, networking, ethical hacking and computer security.Our Activity-Led Learning (ALL) approach means your education should be hands-on; we aim to help you become familiar with penetration testing tools, encryption algorithms and forensic analysis software. You could also gain an additional industry recognised network certification through the CISCO Academy Programme (competitive application and additional costs may apply).*Industrial placement opportunities may be subject to availability, competitive application, additional costs and meeting applicable visa requirements.**Key Course Benefits*** Opportunity to gain Forensic Toolkit (FTK) certification (additional costs may apply). Please visit the following website for further information.* Option to join the CISCO Academy Programme leading to an industry-recognised CISCO Certified Networked Associate (CCNA) qualification (additional costs may apply).* Active Computer Club that organises a range of extracurricular activities, such as LAN gaming, robot programming challenges and hackathons.* Accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS), fully meeting the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and provides partial fulfilment for Chartered Scientist and Chartered Engineer.* Support applying for short and long-term placements with technology companies to gain the experience employers desire. Past students have worked for Microsoft UK Ltd, Intel and Accenture, as well as a range of medium sized companies in web, media and the creative industries. Placements may be subject to availability, competitive application, additional costs and meeting applicable visa requirements.* £50m Engineering and Computing building features a large range of specialised computing laboratories in computer security, communications and signal processing, electrical, electronics and microprocessors, ethical hacking and forensic computing, together with a games and multimedia studio and open access computer facilities, featuring in

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : BBB - ABB

to include one from Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Further Mathematics, Computer Science, Computing or Design Technology. Excludes General Studies.

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    51st

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 113 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    119 53%

    76th

    23
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90 90%

    30th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    93rd

    41

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