London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**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.

Course Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things

Mathematics

Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures

Fundamentals of Computing

Introduction to Information Systems

Logic and Problem Solving

Programming

Example Year 2 modules include:

Computer Forensics

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

Ethical Hacking

Network and Cloud Security

Project

Creating a Winning Business 2

Work Related Learning II

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
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees