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Glasgow Caledonian University

Digital Security and Forensics

UCAS Code: I111

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

including Maths or Computing plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

including Maths

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3

including Maths and Computing. Maths and English is required at Ordinary Level O2 if not taken at Higher Level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

including Maths plus Nat 5 English at C

UCAS Tariff

96-108

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Computer and information security

Computer forensics

Study BSc Digital Security and Forensics and you will study digital forensics, system security, and ethical hacking.

Graduate with a digital security degree and find IT security jobs with government agencies, law enforcement or associated private sector agencies. This digital security degree also provides the opportunity to go on to specialist roles such as ethical hacker and IT security and forensics consultancy.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Glasgow Caledonian University

Department:

Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

62%
low
Computer and information security

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Software engineering

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

72%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Computing

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
83%
Male students
17%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Software engineering

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,200
low
Average annual salary
84%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Design occupations

A specialist subject, and not surprisingly graduates tend to go into software engineering roles or related. The degree classification students achieved made a particular difference last year — computing graduates with the best grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months and employers can even rate a good grade as important as work experience. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, where average starting salaries for good graduates were getting towards £38k last year. Be aware that at the moment, recruitment agencies are much the most common way for graduates from this degree to get their first job, so it may be worth getting in touch with a few specialist agencies in advance of graduation if you take this degree to get a foot in the door.

Computing

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,449
med
Average annual salary
89%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

42%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Information technology technicians

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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