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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Cyber Security (with Industrial Placement)

UCAS Code: CYIP

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

112 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.

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

DMM

112 UCAS Tariff points

112 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

112

Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich including industrial placement | 2021

Subject

Computer and information security

Digitally enabled technologies and services support most aspects of modern life. Ensuring information is safe and services are kept running is the responsibility of cyber security practitioners and computer security experts.

This course:

addresses the advances in cyber security through an in-depth understanding of IT security, hacking, forensics, and the future and emerging technologies associated with this rapidly changing field
provides opportunities to undertake real-life projects, preparing you for work within the industry
provides opportunities to build and configure computer and networked systems, as well as the necessary support systems, to enable them to work effectively in a range of employment environments
explores the issues associated with managing these types of systems and in particular the necessary aspects of network security
offers the option of an Industrial Placement Year

You can also choose to study this course as a foundation year BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (four years including foundation year) UCAS Code: H098

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Your first year contains essential fundamental material that is relevant in all of our computing programmes and supports your studies in years two and three. You will learn both subject-specific skills along with transferable skills, which will increase your employability prospects.

With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, techniques, design process and context of computer science and security. You will also learn about hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer-based systems.

MODULES

Computer Systems
Managing Data
Problem Solving with Programming
Information and Systems Engineering
Discrete Computational Methods
Fundamentals of Networks and Security

Year 2 (Level 5)

Your second year continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline as more specialist modules start to be introduced, such as the Cybersecurity and Forensics and Security in Context modules, which explore how computer systems can be configured to resist and identify cyber attacks. You will enhance your computing and investigative skills by applying them in laboratory and practical work, to areas that are relevant to the discipline of cyber security.

MODULES

Server Technology
Networking: Scaling Networks
Data Structures and Algorithms
Responsible Computing
Cybersecurity and Forensics
Group Project

Industrial Placement Year

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in cyber security and study the specialist modules of Network Security and Ethical Hacking, both of which will prepare you to deal with a range of security threats and attacks. You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your in-depth specialist knowledge, understanding and practical skills within key areas of the discipline, as applied to the development of telecommunications systems and services using current and emerging technologies.

MODULES

IT Project Management
Network Security
Ethical Hacking
Future Technologies
Project

Part-time students will cover the same modules but their diet will vary depending upon their availability to attend the scheduled classes.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

Assessment is seen as an integral part of learning and assessment criteria are linked to individual module learning outcomes.

Assessment methods include practical assessments, reports and essays, analysis of case studies, oral presentations, seminar papers, project work, personal development portfolio, examinations and unseen class tests. Assessment will involve both individual and group/team-based assignments.

In the specialist security modules, students will be able to get hands-on experience of practical assessment that will see them configuring a range of computer systems and going through the processes of penetration testing and ethical hacking.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Applied Science, Computing and Engineering

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
D

After graduation


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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.

£19,000
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
59%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

52%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
10%
Other elementary services occupations
6%
Secretarial and related 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.

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