• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

How do hackers get into corporate security systems? How do they ‘steal’ computer data? Can you build the right defenses and stop hackers in their tracks?  Find out how on the Ethical Hacking (Hons) degree course from Abertay University.

We are right at the forefront of cybersecurity, producing highly skilled, in-demand graduates. You’ll develop a practical and offensive approach, by deliberately breaking computer systems and building cybersecurity defences.

Understand the processes behind hacking and cyber attacks.

  • Work out how illegal hacks can be stopped.
  • Create real-life countermeasures and fixes.
  • Shut down security hacks quickly and professionally.
  • Document it and do it again!

The course combines computer networking, digital forensics and expert development as well as programming. You will learn how to protect data and information systems. Our Ethical Hacking degree gives you a deep understanding of cybercrime so you have the skills to stop hackers - fast.

Career 

The worldwide shortage of cybersecurity specialists means that our graduates have little difficulty finding employment, with many Ethical Hacking students headhunted before graduation. 

Our graduates work for Dell Secure Works, Goldman-Sachs, GCHQ NCC Group, Firstbase Techies, Nettitude, Portcullis, MWR, NCR, Prudential and many other prominent organisations. 

A lot of our graduates become security testers, but some prefer working in defensive roles in areas such as network management and software development. Others set up their own ethical hacking consultancy businesses. 

Accreditation

Accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Hardware Architecture and Operating Systems 
  • Introduction to Security 
  • Computer Networking
  • Software Design 
  • Programming with C++ 
  • Data Structures and Algorithms

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    78

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • All applicants must have a pass in Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent.  National 5 Lifeskills Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14800 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP

Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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