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BSc (Hons)Computer Networks and Cyber Security

Northumbria University
United Kingdom, Newcastle
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Overview

This course has been created to meet global demand for skilled individuals who understand how computers work, how networks are designed, built and configured and how software is used to monitor and secure these systems.

It covers a broad range of computing specialisms and thanks to its professional accreditation by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT; it will open the door to a vast range of careers within this industry.

From day one, you will be immersed in an exciting, innovative environment where you will develop your theoretical and technical knowledge and skills which will be directly relatable to your future career.

Programme structure

Your course in brief

Year 1

This year introduces core computer topics such as programming, computer security and forensics networking web technologies and the fundamentals of operating systems.

Year 2

Students will increase their understanding of computer and digital forensics by studying topics such as web programming, applied programming and advanced operating systems.

Year 3

You will have the option to go out on an industrial placement to put the skills you have learned in the previous modules into professional practice or have an opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner institutions

Year 4

This year includes a large-scale individualised project focusing on a topic chosen by the student, where they will design, analyse, develop and evaluate their work.

Career opportunities

This course puts you in excellent stead for a host of exciting career paths. Upon graduating, you will be highly skilled and professional in developing and managing computing solutions.

We place a real emphasis on developing the transferable skills that will open doors to a range of careers in computer science. These include communication, analytical and problem solving skills, technical skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. High achieving students will be given an opportunity to transfer to MComp Computer Networks and Cyber Security, our integrated masters programme.

Students graduating from this course could anticipate working in a wide range of private and public sector organisations. Job roles could include information security officers, network analysts, computer programmers, networking or cybersecurity consultants, incident responders or roles within the intelligence services.

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