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BSc (Hons)Computer Security and Forensics

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Overview

This programme was developed to meet the industry demand for IT security specialists with the knowledge and skills to conduct forensic analysis of modern computer systems. It provides students with a solid foundation in computer science, computer and communication systems, software development and managing security within an organisation. Course content will cover the security needs of networks, users and applications, together with computer crime, police and forensic methods, and legal requirements for collecting evidence. Students will be supported in developing the personal and professional skills that enable graduates to communicate effectively and to make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Ethical Hacking, Microsoft and Java certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Communication Systems (15 credits)
Computer Systems Architectures (15 credits)
System Development (15 credits)
Scholarly and Academic Practice (15 credits)
Object Oriented Programming (15 credits)
Programming Foundations (15 credits)
Logical Foundations (15 credits)
Analytical Methods for Computing (15 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Computer Forensics 2 (15 credits)
Network Theory & Technologies (15 credits)
Network Security (15 credits)
Operating Systems (15 credits)
Systems Development Project (30 credits)
Professionalism in the IT Industry (15 credits)
Introduction to Smart Systems (15 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Computer Forensics 3 (30 credits)
Project (CIS) (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Smart Systems Development (15 credits)
Network Technology (15 credits)
Network Design and Implementation (15 credits)
Penetration Testing and Ethical Vulnerability Scanning (15 credits)
Web Application Development (15 credits)
Programming Distributed Components (15 credits)
Enterprise Server Management and Security (15 credits)
Computing Education Placement (15 credits)

Career opportunities

This degree will prepare you for a career in system development, maintenance and administration, or a range of specialist roles, including forensic investigator, security consultant, penetration tester, network management specialist and data recovery expert.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States