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BSc HonsComputer Security and Forensics

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Overview

COURSE SUMMARY

The BSc (Hons) Computer Security and Forensics course focuses on the
whole of the security lifecycle covering identification of risks and
threats, securing systems, testing security measures and the responses
required if security measures fail. The breadth of the course offers
graduates a wide range of possible careers other than just Security
Testing or Forensics practice – many medium-to-large-sized companies
are also increasingly concerned with security.

The practical element of the course focuses on the tools and
techniques that are used in industry and will give graduates essential
experience that will help with employment opportunities. During the
course there will be various related industry visits and talks by
experienced practitioners to give students insight into the working
practices used within the industry.

During the course you will:

  • Gain a solid grounding in core computing and information systems
  • Explore the skills needed to design, implement, maintain and
    manage secure networks
  • Benefit from our partnership with 7Safe, a world-renowned expert
    in computer forensics investigation and training
  • Experience an employment-focused course with a balance of theory
    and practice
  • Benefit from our state-of-the-art security and forensic labs with
    the latest biometric security devices
  • Be taught by recognised, industry-certified academics and
    researchers
  • Learn the latest industry standard technologies
  • Gain Industry Certification i.e. CompTIA Security+
  • Go on regular industry visits, including trips to Luton
    Magistrates’ Court to get a flavour of the security issues facing
    today’s society

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Cryptography and secure communications
  • Network security and countermeasures
  • Computer security and countermeasures
  • Security testing and forensic analysis

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Career opportunities

CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS

This forms a consistent thread progressing through each year with
opportunities of engaging with industrial and business projects or
through engagement with an employer during a sandwich year placement.
Students will also be encouraged to engage with the Careers
Development unit (Job Shop) in order to assess the skills that they
possess against positions within the current market. Any skills
deficiencies can then be identified and students can begin to address
these in order to progress to their chosen career.

CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Career:

Graduates of this degree will be able to go into any of the following
positions:

  • Network Security Specialists
  • Incident Response Specialists
  • Computer Forensics
  • Network / Systems Engineering
  • Systems / Internet / Network Administration
  • Network / Information Systems Managers

and many other computing related positions.

Further study:

MSc in a Computer Security, Computer Forensics or any other related
topic; MPhil / PhD.

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