Are you interested in digital forensics, using ethical hacking to identify security gaps and help prevent cyber crime?
Software security specialists are involved in the design of all aspects of Information Technology systems and are vital in protecting user and organisational data. In this course, you will learn the tools and techniques to design and evaluate secure software.
You will gain experience in understanding the ways that hackers, as well as general users, think in order to predict their behaviour and use your applied technical skills to expose weakness in systems to ultimately build and maintain secure digital environments.
Our innovative approach to your learning opportunities will see you engaging in a series of practical, industry-focused tasks, aimed at ensuring you graduate with the full range of relevant, up-to-date skills necessary to succeed in the cyber security profession.
You’ll be supported by academics with considerable experience in the security industry. Through groups such as the Cyber Security Research Group (BUCSR), you’ll be encouraged to co-participate in a range of research projects, not only with BU staff but experts from other institutions in the UK and Europe.
You’ll be qualified to work in the security and/or forensic industry in roles such as police forensics investigator, forensics consultant, security advisor, information security analyst or cyber security analyst.
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.
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Next start date:
September 2021, September 2022
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
The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS)
All subjects considered