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BSc (Hons) Computer and Information Security (Sandwich)

University of Plymouth
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Course UCAS code: G406
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  • BSc (Hons), Sandwich , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Cyber security is now widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today's IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important in light of the national Cyber Security Strategy and the current shortage of related skills in the marketplace. You will enhance your knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking, information systems. You'll benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including IISP Academic Partnership and the ISACA Academic Advocate programme. You'll distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. * Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2017 National Student Survey 86 per cent of our final year students said that “Staff have made the subject interesting” * Access a wide variety of specialist software, tools and up-to-date facilities, including a dedicated security and forensics laboratory * Enhance your knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking, information systems * Benefit from specialised course material covering the legal and regulatory aspects of computing and information security * Build an appreciation of the wider role information security plays within an organisational context * Benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including IISP Academic Partnership and the ISACA Academic Advocate programme * Learn from a strong team of security researchers and experts with international reputations delivering the course * Hone your research skills - we work closely with our Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research * Distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. A graduate is entitled to membership of the society (MBCS) and can work towards Chartered IT Professional (CITP) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration with three years' relevant work experience.
Modules:
Year 1: We'll introduce you to the world of information security: hackers, crackers, viruses, trojans, worms, botnets, zombies, phishing and pharming. Build your computing knowledge of programming, computer systems, networks and systems analysis and design. Develop you personal and professional skills for a successful career in information security. The course is designed to help you to develop an appreciation of the wider role information security plays within an organisational context. Year 2: Explore topics in the development of secure systems: access control, authentication, biometrics, trusted computing, secure coding, cryptography, vulnerability management, malware analysis. You'll also develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake digital forensic investigation. A security project drawing on your study so far will enable you to design, develop and evaluate a security mobile app and prepare you for placement. Final year: Deepen your understanding of key network security concepts and develop the skills required to undertake penetration testing, intrusion analysis, and incident management. Incorporate all of the varying elements of security by studying information security management, and appreciate the human, legal and regulatory aspects involved in the design and implementation of information security. A substantial project will also help you to develop specialised skills and expertise. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
Assessment Methods:
23% of assessment is by exam, 72% by coursework and 5% practical assessment
Application deadline details:

15 January

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If you're looking for a uni with great new facilities, a wide range of courses and supportive staff, based in a city with great night life, places to eat and shops- but also less than an hour from some great beaches or rural Dartmoor, then Plymouth might just be what you are after. Plymouth offers a wide range of courses, with some more specialist options, especially relating to marine and coastal engineering and science- and the SU has a huge range of societies and sports to join, so you're bound to find something that matches your interests.

Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £9,250
Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

Admissions:
Tel. +44 (0) 1752 585858
Email. [email protected]

 
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  • Andyator55's avatar by Andyator55 on 31st August 2015
    I loved my previous years at Plymouth and would highly recommend anyone to go. No matter what you're into Plymouth has something for you; you will find like minded people and hopefully you'll fall for Plymouth like I did.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    It's a great university. The staff that I have had contact with so far are all very friendly, they seem to be very focused on working with you in order to help you achieve the best possible grade. The location is fantastic and unparalleled compared to other universities that I have looked at in the UK. The entry required (for UCAS instead of actual subjects) was a no-brainer for me as I wanted to do a computer science course and most universities require you to have done something within the realms of Maths or Physics for A-level. The fact it is right by the sea and has a lot of good shops and a great environment add to the experience of what appears to be an already fantastic university environment.
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