In your second year, you will study a range of specialised modules including database systems, operating systems, cyber security and network engineering. You will also complete a short placement. In the final year, your time will be divided between advanced level security and networking modules.
You will also undertake a project, the contents of which will focus on cyber security issues. On completion of your degree, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies in the area of cyber security by enrolling on our MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics course.
This proposed programme combines two key areas of computing, cyber security and networks, in a synergistic manner. To be able to work in a cyber security environment, practitioners need a solid grasp of networking principles and practices since it is these networks which form the primary avenue of attack.
A solid grasp of networking principles and practices will not only improve the cyber security specialist's understanding of attacks and attackers but will also facilitate his/her selection, installation and configuration of effective security tools.
This programme will share all modules that make up the cyber security analyst specialism of the degree apprenticeship, BSc (Hons) Digital and Technology Solutions with one additional module from the existing BSc Cyber Security and Networks programme.