Do you have the ability to join the front line in defending computer networks from cyber attacks? Or are you interested in ethical hacking to probe the digital defences of major corporations?
On this Cyber Security and Forensic Computing (Hons) degree course offered at University of Portsmouth, you'll:
At the end of your second year of study, you can do an optional placement year in the UK or overseas. This gives you experience in the field, helping to boost your skills and career prospects with real-world experience.
Previous students have secured placements in roles such as cyber specialist, forensic investigator and cyber security analyst at organisations such as:
Police investigations and civil disputes increasingly involve investigations of computer systems, mobile phones or other information devices. So there's lots of demand for professionals in the field.
When you complete the course, you could work in private and public companies in areas such as law enforcement, cyber security and computer forensics. You'll also be able to register as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).
Roles the graduates have taken on include:
You'll get advice and support from the Careers and Employability service throughout your studies, and for 5 years after you graduate.
This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, fulfilling academic requirement for CITP (Chartered Information Technology Professional).
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3 years full time, 4 years sandwich with work placement
Minimum required score:
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