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University of East London

Cyber Security & Networks

UCAS Code: I100

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

including a level 3 pass in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.

112 UCAS Points in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.

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

DMM

in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.

UCAS Tariff

112

including a level 3 pass in either computing or an analytical or numerical subject.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Computer and information security

The cyber security landscape is constantly evolving and organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to defend themselves from these constantly changing and persistent threats. It is critical that both business and government agencies protect their systems and data from potential risks arising from these threats. Because of this, there is a demand for qualified cyber security professionals.

Our Cyber Security and Networks degree course is an opportunity for you to develop knowledge and skills necessary to address these challenges and meet the demand.

The course aims to give you a fundamental understanding of how to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber attacks and potential risks.

You will be thought by staff are actively engaged in cyber security research and possess substantial experience of the application of security-related technologies in industry.

Modules

YEAR ONE
Information Systems Modelling and Design (Core)
Introduction to Software Development (Core)
Computer Architecture and Network Infrastructure (Core)
Introduction to Web Technologies (Core)
Maths for Computing (Core)
YEAR TWO
Cyber Security (Core)
Operating Systems (Core)
Computing in Practice (Core)
Advanced Programming (Core)
Data Analysis and Data Mining (Core)
Network Engineering 1 (Core)
YEAR 3
Project (Core)
Security Controls and Processes (Core)
Network Engineering 2 (Core)
Business Continuity (Core)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a number of different ways including individual or group coursework or presentation, and exam. You might be asked to write a report, to give a presentation or a demonstration of a piece of software or, in some cases, complete a practical task under examination conditions involving aspects of information system development, software development, network, cyber system analysis, threat and risks analysis, and research findings.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Docklands Campus

Department:

School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering (ACE)

TEF rating:
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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
D

After graduation


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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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
39%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

28%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Information technology technicians

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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