Why study this course?
You’ll learn all about the world of internet fraud on our intensive Digital Forensics and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree. On this course you’ll discover techniques for stopping hackers, analyse risks and troubleshoot security issues on the latest gadgets.
Our Cyber Security Research Centre provides a secure environment for you to study alongside our industry partners. You’ll also get to work on live projects, giving you experience of the real working world.
You’ll graduate fully prepared to thrive in the cyber security industry.
Our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security BSc degree has been accredited with full CITP status by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. This accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. As a graduate of this course, accreditation will also entitle you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.
More about this course
With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, this career-focused course will equip you with the key skills needed to become a successful cyber security professional.
This cutting-edge course is designed to put you at the forefront of computer security, with the curriculum regularly updated to keep up with the industry. You’ll study the prevention, detection, correction and conviction of digital crimes and enhance your essential knowledge of computing principles such as programming, communication networks and information systems. In addition, the course also allows you to understand computer-related crimes, relevant laws and methodical approaches to crime investigation.
As a digital crime-fighter, you’ll have the chance to boost your arsenal through exposure to specialist computer toolkits such as Forensic Toolkit (FTK), EnCase, and mobile forensic toolkits such as Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) and Cellebrite, as well as open-source toolkits such as Kali Linux and Metasploit.
Throughout the course you’ll be supported by highly-qualified teaching staff who have strong links with the industry and potential employers. The tutors on your course will provide you with excellent academic guidance, pastoral care and careers advice throughout your studies.
This course is accredited as fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration.
On graduating, you’ll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).
Accreditation of Prior Learning
Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)
Fundamentals of Computing (core, 15 credits)
Introduction to Information Systems (core, 15 credits)
Logic and Problem Solving (core, 30 credits)
Programming (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (core, 15 credits)
Computer and Mobile Forensics (core, 15 credits)
Network Forensics and Incident Response (core, 15 credits)
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)
Risk, Crisis and Security Management (core, 15 credits)
Security in Computing (core, 30 credits)
Smart Data Discovery (core, 15 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
Digital Investigation and E-Discovery (core, 30 credits)
Ethical Hacking (core, 15 credits)
Network and Cloud Security (core, 30 credits)
Project (core, 30 credits)
Work Related Learning II (core, 15 credits)
This course is also an excellent preparation for further research or studies such as MSc or PhD.