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BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Cyber Security

University of Bradford
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Course UCAS code: I190
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Develop the skills you need for a career as a cyber security professional, working in a rapidly growing and vitally important industry. The BSc (Hons) Computer Science for Cyber Security (with placement year) blends core computer science disciplines with specialist areas of cyber security such as: *cryptography *security technologies *computer communications and networks *electronic business The placement year in industry enables you to build contacts whilst developing your skills and professional confidence. If you enjoy solving problems, are innovative and creative, and have a passionate interest in technology this programme is tailor made for you. Our graduates make a positive impact on society, not only through preventing and reducing cyber security attacks, but by applying the wide-ranging skills developed on this programme in other areas of information technology. This programme shares a common first year with all our other Computer Science programmes (Computer Science for Games, Business and Software Engineering, as well as the standard Computer Science programme), allowing you to transfer before the start of the second year if you feel an alternative course suits your emerging interests or career aspirations better.
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All of our Computing courses share a common first year, allowing transfer between them before the start of the second year. Our first year modules cover foundation topics including introductory computer programming, internet technologies, professional skills and more. The second year also includes many modules common to all of our courses, further strengthening core and fundamental knowledge required by all Computing graduates. The second year also introduces course specific modules and our flagship Enterprise Pro module which embeds industry projects within your course, giving you significant real world experience of designing and developing a solution to an industry proposed problem, within a supervised and academically supported team. Our final year is where you will further develop your computing and cyber security skills allowing you to launch your career. The course includes a final year project as well as further specialist content and the opportunity to take an elective module to really personalise your degree. Year 1: Computer Architecture and Systems Software (core) Fundamentals of Programming (core) Internet Technologies (core) Mathematics for Computing (core) Software Design & Development (core) Technical and Professional Skills (core) Year 2: Computer Communications and Networks (core) Data Structures and Algorithms (core) Database Systems (core) Enterprise Pro (core) Security Management (core) Computational Modelling & Artificial Intelligence (option) Statistics & Data Analysis (option) Year 3: Cyber Security (core) Final Year Project (core) Foundations of Cryptography (core) Foundations of Security Technologies (core) Computer Communications and Networks (option) Elective (option) Mobile Applications (option) Neural Networks and Fuzzy Systems (option)
Assessment Methods:
Most modules use a mixture of formal lectures, practical lab sessions, tutorials and seminars. Some modules involve supervised group work, usually with an assigned academic staff member for each group. All modules require students to undertake independent study, supported through distance learning technologies such as our Virtual Learning Environment. Reading lists and suggested resources for independent study provide further direction for students to undertake this work, and regular contact hours and informal feedback throughout the courses provide opportunities for further guidance for learners. Assessments for modules mostly take the form of practical coursework, lab tests and written exams, with all forms being well represented throughout all years of the course across all modules
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15 January

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The societies are really welcoming! The campus is compact and really fun! As for the city, new student pubs are sprouting up everywhere and there's loads of great films to see at the BIFF every year,. It may not be the most glam city in the country, but there’s plenty to see and do in Bradford and it’s great for students.

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Admissions Office - Faculty of Engineering and Informatics Team:
Tel. 0800 073 1225
Email. [email protected]

Admissions Office - Faculty of Engineering and Informatics Team:
Tel. 0800 073 1225
Email. [email protected]

 
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    I have found that being at a slightly smaller university means that I receive a better learning experience. I know all of my lecturers on a first name basis, and most of them know me. It is easy to be involved, both with the course and with sports and societies and I feel like the university has prepared me well for getting a good job in my field.
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