Are you interested in understanding the evolving security threats to end-users of technology in order to prevent hackers, computer viruses, and large-scale cyber-attacks?
The rate and prevalence of threats to Information Technology systems means that government agencies, police authorities and defence organisations need people who can efficiently create systems to combat them.
On this course, you will explore the evolving threat landscape and gain applied skills in building and managing secure systems. In addition to core computing skills, you will learn the fundamental concepts of psychology, business, law, and management that relate to cyber security in technology.
With the threat landscape constantly developing, this course will teach you to be a strategic thinker and be a step ahead of the hackers – understanding the threats and implementing the solutions to combat them.
This is one of eight undergraduate computing courses we offer at BU. As we understand that it can be difficult to know what area you’d like to specialise in, all of these courses share a common first year, giving you the time to really explore the subject before deciding on a specialism. You only need to apply for one of the courses in the framework and you will have the opportunity to change your final degree title during your study with us. Take a look at all the courses here.
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Next start date:
September 2020, September 2021
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year
All subjects considered
For September 2020 entry: 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent qualifications. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. For more information check out our full entry requirements.
International entry requirements:
For September 2020 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each 4 component, or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.