• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

Overview

As companies increasingly look to defend themselves against cyber attacks, the number of job openings is growing rapidly. If you have an interest in latest technologies, a flair for problem-solving and a capacity for quick thinking, the Cyber Security with Foundation Year (Hons) degree from University of Derby is a vital first step towards a fulfilling career.

  • Prepare for high-level roles in the drive to combat cyber crime  
  • Gain all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by today’s cyber security professionals
  • Learn in the impressive setting of our new Network and Security suite
  • Take an optional industrial placement year which will stand you in good stead for securing a rewarding job on graduation
  • Get involved in exciting projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are collaborating with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research
  • Become a highly employable graduate – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree 

Careers

There is significant demand for skills in developing, maintaining and securing computer systems, as well as on the engineering side of security protocol development and research.

This degree delivers comprehensive training and equips you with the personal attributes you need for a variety of careers within the cyber security field.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Preliminary Mathematics
  • Scholarship for Technologists
  • Technology Project
  • Introduction to Computational Mathematics
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Foundations in Computer Science
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Programming
  • Foundations in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
  • Databases
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Digital Forensic Investigation
  • The Problem of Proof
  • Communication and Security Protocols
  • Team Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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

  • UCAS points - 72 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - MPP
  • Pass Access to HE Diploma 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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