London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This is a top-up version of our Cyber Security and Forensic Computing BSc degree. A top-up degree is the final year (Level 6) of an undergraduate degree course and is for those who have a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma or equivalent qualification, or those wishing to study the final year of their degree in London.

The Cyber Security and Forensic Computing (Top-up) BSc is an inclusive course that has a strong focus on cyber security and forensic investigation, expanding on the career led BSc programme. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in cyber security technology, which will lead to an undergraduate degree completion and an entry into the professional world that it brings.

**More about this course**

You'll be taught in our Cyber Security Research Centre which offers a unique collaborative environment in the UK. It provides a space for researchers, students and industry experts to develop new approaches and best practice. The course comprises of multiple practical opportunities to carry out projects in the dedicated Cyber Security Research Centre, working with industry-based software. Practical projects may be carried out through topics such as Computer Networking, Cyber Security, Digital Crime Investigation and Ethical Hacking.

With professionally scrutinised modules by the British Computer Society, this career-focused course will equip you with the key skills necessary to succeed in the cyber security industry. This cutting-edge course is designed to put you at the forefront of computer security, with the curriculum regularly updated to keep up with the industry. You’ll study the prevention, detection, correction and conviction of digital crimes and enhance your essential knowledge of cyber security principles such as digital crime investigation, ethical hacking and security risk management.

As a digital crime-fighter, you’ll have the chance to boost your arsenal through exposure to specialist Forensic Tool Kits (FTK) and Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) as well as open-source toolkits such as Kali, Metasploit and Honeypot.

Throughout the course you’ll be supported by highly qualified teaching staff who have strong links with the industry and potential employers. The tutors on your course will provide you with excellent academic guidance and careers advice throughout your studies. You'll learn all about the world of internet fraud on this intensive Cyber Security and Forensic Computing degree course. You’ll also discover techniques for stopping hackers, analysing risks and troubleshooting security issues on the latest gadgets.

Course Modules

Example modules include:

- Project (core)

- Digital Crime Investigation (core)

- Network and Cloud Security (core)

- Ethical Hacking (core)

- Work Related Learning (option)

- Risk, Crisis and Security Management (option)

- Management Support Systems (option)

Example modules include:

Project

Ethical Hacking

Network and Cloud Security

Digital Crime Investigation

Management Support Systems

Work Related Learning

Risk, Crisis and Security Management

Start Date:

09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time Day
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees