The Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics (Hons) course at the University of Sunderland is excellent preparation for jobs in cybersecurity and digital forensics, which is a rapidly growing area given the rise in computer-related crime. At the same time, the course also covers all the fundamentals of computing, leaving your career options open.
Topics include computer security, development of secure systems and networks, cybersecurity and practical aspects of digital forensics.
- Research in Computer Science and Informatics at Sunderland has been described as ‘internationally excellent’ by the latest Research Excellence Framework
- We have an integrative and holistic approach to the first year of our computing courses. You’ll be taught the fundamentals of computing alongside students from other courses in the School of Computer Science. This course structure allows you to easily change courses at the end of the first year, should a different computer science route appeal to you. For example, you may begin studying BSc (Hons) Computer Science, but then show a greater aptitude for cybersecurity and decide to change to BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
EmploymentThis course has a strong emphasis on real-world learning that boosts employability and equips you to make a bigger contribution in the workplace.
- Accredited by BCS on behalf of the Engineering Council for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for Incorporated Engineer and partially meeting the academic requirement for a Chartered Engineer
- Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional
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- Fundamentals of Computing
- Foundations of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
- Personalised Skills Development
- Software Enterprise Project
- Intermediate Software Development
- Network Fundamentals
- Practical Aspects of Computer Forensics
- Theoretical Aspects of Cybersecurity and Digital Forensics
- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The typical offer is 112 UCAS points from a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (e.g. 1 x AVCE double award).
- We accept a maximum of 6 points from Level 3 Key Skills qualifications.
- We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number.
International12000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA9250 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
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