With today's advancing technologies comes the increasing threat of cybercrime. The National Cyber Security Strategy makes clear the importance of good network defences in securing the UK. GCU has developed a suite of programmes which provide the opportunity to be at the forefront of defending cyberspace from sophisticated malicious attacks and future threats.
This Cyber Security and Networks (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University will inform you of the latest technologies, help you understand legal, ethical and professional responsibilities and provide a broad awareness of the industry.
These programmes will prepare you for entering the communication networks, security engineering and digital forensics sector, an industry which employs one in three of all jobs within the IT sector. This sector is becoming increasingly complex, with particular need for digital forensics, digital security, ethical hacking, wireless and mobile specialist skills.
We would expect digital security graduates to embark on a range of career pathways including government agencies, law enforcement or associated private sector agencies, business, supporting specialist roles such as forensic practitioners, penetration testers (ethical hackers) and security and forensic consultants.
The School of Engineering and the Built Environment is an accredited Cisco Academy. The curriculum material from the professionally recognised Cisco Certified Network Associate qualification and Cisco Certified Network Professional is integrated into this programme. With additional work and assessments, you can work to complete these Cisco Certified qualifications.
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2 - 4 Years
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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.
Year 1 Entry
SQA Higher: BBCC including either Maths or Computing plus Nat 5 English at C. Nat 5 Maths at C is also required if not achieved at Higher level.
A level: CCD including Maths and either Computing or ICT plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4.
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H4 H4 including either Maths or Computing plus English at O2. Maths is also required at O2 if not achieved at Higher level.
IB Diploma: 24 points including either Computer Science or Maths at 4
BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
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