Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This degree is aligned with industry recognised certifications, for example, AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), giving you a career head start.

– You’ll gain access to software and tools widely used in the cyber security industry (e.g. Splunk, ThreatConnect, Forensic Toolkit (FTK)).

– You’ll work in a dedicated cyber security and digital forensics lab, with access to specialist tools and resources.

**About this course**

This degree is ideal for a career in cyber security or digital forensics. It offers a thorough knowledge of core computer science subjects and examines how computers can be used to prevent and solve crime.

You’ll develop web technology programming skills and study specialised tools and operating system environments. Practical studies include ethical hacking (e.g. password cracking, port scanning, social engineering and malware), and Security Operations Centre (SOC) functions (e.g. threat intelligence, threat hunting, SIEMs and incident response). You’ll also examine encryption algorithms, public-key cryptography, network security and digital forensics. Throughout the course, you’ll work on research and development projects, which can showcase your work to potential employers. Examples of themes include pen testing, mobile security, Blockchain technologies, cyber ranges and malware.

Course Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 0 (Foundation) core modules - Computer programming; Mathematics For Science; Scientific Investigation & Skills;

Year 0 (Foundation) optional modules - Biology; Chemistry; Technical Investigation & Skills; Mathematics for Computing; Mathematics; Computer Systems; Environment Science & Geography; Sport Science;

Year 1 - Programming 1: Thinking Like a Programmer; Computing Fundamentals; Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics; Professional Environments 1;

Year 2 core modules - Ethical Hacking; Computing Systems; Professional Environments 2;

Year 2 optional modules - Database-Driven Application Development; Networking Concepts;

Year 3 core modules - Cyber Security; Network and Mobile Forensics; Individual Project.

Year 3 optional modules - Internet Protocols and Services; Software Development Practice; Digital Entrepreneurship.

Start Date:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees