**Why study this course?**
Our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0), providing a route into higher education if you don’t meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree. This degree is taught around the Cisco curriculum, allowing you to gain CISCO certification throughout the course. Accredited by the British Computer Society, it will teach you the principles of programming, communication networks and information systems.
**More about this course**
Our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree has a preparatory year designed to help you build key skills in digital forensics and cyber security. This will help you in the following years of your course.
In the foundation year you’ll become familiar with cyber security, communication, design, mathematics and programming. This introduction will help assess your interests and prepare you for modules at a higher level. The foundation year on this course is shared with some of our other foundation year degrees, meaning in Year 0 you’ll get to study with other students interested in a number of different areas.
You’ll be trained in the protection against, as well as the detection and conviction of, digital crimes. You’ll also gain competencies in software and hardware in weekly practical demonstrations. You’ll experience demonstrations from external software vendors and have access to our Cyber Security Research Centre which will allow you to study alongside industry partners and work on live projects. Our excellent facilities and dedicated teaching staff will ensure you have all the skills and experience you’ll need to succeed as a cyber security professional.
Following your foundation year, you will study the same course content and get the same choice of modules as those who study our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree.
You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
**What our students say**
"Throughout my whole degree, I've loved the subject and the material. The course is very intuitive, and lets you get hands-on in some subjects, so you get the feel of the real world. I definitely would recommend it if you like computers, hacking and forensics."
Diogo FIlipe Coito Gomes, second year student
"Studying Computer Forensics and IT Security has given me the foundation to go on and utilise my skills in a world where cyber security has become a major concern. The course itself covers a wide range of fun in-class activities as well as interesting and challenging assignments that cover real-life scenarios undertaken by detectives and hackers too!
And because the facilities are so great, I am able to simulate real attacks within a controlled environment. These activities help me understand how attacks occur and consequently help prevent them. The lab has many interesting tools available such as Kali Linux, BackTrack5, Encase, FTK and many more.
Example Year 0 modules include:
Cyber Security Fundamentals
Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
Example Year 1 modules include:
Computer Hardware and Software Architectures
Fundamentals of Computing
Introduction to Information Systems
Logic and Problem Solving
Example Year 2 modules include:
Networks and Operating Systems
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
Risk, Crisis and Security Management
Security in Computing
Example Year 3 modules include:
Digital Crime Investigation
Network and Cloud Security
Creating a Winning Business 2
Work Related Learning II
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£9,250||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£9,250||European Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£2,310||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)||£2,310||European Fees|