Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

Why choose this course?

Threats to cyber security are increasing. Our Cyber Security degree focuses on you developing a broad and varied future skill set.

This course:

  • provides you with the skills and knowledge across a range of security domains and skills including but not limited to design, policy, compliance and risk. All these aspects underpin the knowledge and skills to help protect us all from cyber threats.
  • will help you gain experience by working with a variety of teams both within cyber security and across the wider computing subject area, all whilst having an opportunity to network with peers and following your chosen Learning pathway.  Cyber security is an exciting and vibrant area with many opportunities to make a difference and assist in helping defend and manage the wide range of threats.
  • *Is part of a subject area rated 3rd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with teaching, and 2nd in the UK and 1st in Wales for satisfaction with the course in the Computer Science and Information Systems subject league tables, The Guardian University Guide 2022.

Entry Requirements

The academic requirements for the course are 80-112 UCAS tariff points at GCE A-level or equivalent, including IT, computing, maths or physics. 

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Cyber Security is a great career to enter right now, as there is a high demand for professionals with these skills. Employment of information security analysts is projected to grow more than 30 percent from 2020 to 2030, which is much faster than the average for other occupations.  Most recruitment managers emphasise graduate skills for entry-level candidates where the more technical skills are typically learned on the job.   

Is programming required for cyber security? While many entry-level cyber security positions do not require programming skills, it is considered an essential skill for some mid-level and upper-level cybersecurity jobs.

Along with the technical skills, you will also develop your transferable and employability skills including: 

  • Adaptability - cyber security trends are constantly evolving, and one of the biggest challenges is dealing with the unknown; 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills - It's important to remember that cyber security does not exist in isolation.  Your team working and project management skills will develop through your taught programme and also through extra curriculum engagement.

Course Details

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4)

Level 4 contains essential fundamental material that is relevant in all of our computing programmes and supports your studies in years two and three. You will learn both subject-specific skills along with transferable skills, which will increase your employability prospects. 

With the support of your tutors, you will learn about some of the essential facts, concepts, techniques, design process and context of computer science and security. You will also learn about hardware issues, including interfacing and data communications and their impact on the overall design and performance of computer-based systems.

MODULES

  • Computer Systems
  • Managing Data
  • Problem Solving with Programming
  • Information and Systems Engineering
  • Discrete Computational Methods
  • Fundamentals of Networks and Security

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5)

Level 5 continues teaching you the fundamentals of the discipline as more specialist modules start to be introduced, such as the Cybersecurity and Forensics and Security in Context modules, which explore how computer systems can be configured to resist and identify cyber-attacks. You will enhance your computing and investigative skills by applying them in laboratory and practical work, to areas that are relevant to the discipline of cybersecurity.

MODULES

  • Server Technology
  • Networking: Scaling Networks
  • Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Responsible Computing
  • Cybersecurity and Forensics
  • Group Project

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6)

Once you reach your final year, you will further develop your skills through taught modules and research, with a focus on the latest developments in cybersecurity, and study the specialist modules of Network Security and Ethical Hacking, both of which will prepare you to deal with a range of security threats and attacks. You will also undertake an individual final year project, which will help prepare you for the kind of tasks and situations you may encounter in the workplace. The final year practical and project work will further develop your in-depth specialist knowledge, understanding and practical skills within key areas of the discipline, as applied to the development of telecommunications systems and services using current and emerging technologies.

MODULES

  • IT Project Management
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Future Technologies
  • Project
*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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