BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

L6 Level 6
Full Time
10 September 2024 — 17 May 2027
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

As more people spend more time online, the amount of data they generate grows. If organisations and companies do not have secure information systems that data could get into the wrong hands, with potentially dangerous results.  This cyber security course is designed to train tomorrow’s security professionals, combining fundamental concepts and principles with exposure to new technologies and solutions.

Students will gain a practical understanding of key issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern IT security systems.  The course will develop students’ ability to recognise the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the exploitation of Cyber Security technology and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices.  

The course is designed to meet industry needs/job market demands, and produce graduates who are informed and suitably equipped to meet the needs of the industry. Students who study for this cyber security degree will:

  • build the skills needed to tackle modern secure systems
  • develop an appreciation of commercial and open-source cyber security equipment, software and services
  • learn management and applications central to cyber security issues
  • develop interpersonal skills and business acumen.

How to Apply: You apply for this course via UCAS.  The ‘Apply Now’ button will take you to the UCAS course page.
You will need the following details:
Course Code – BS01, Institution Code – C16, Campus Code - A, Campus Name – City Centre Campus 
For further information visit Completing your UCAS application.

What you will study

Year 1

  • Computer Architecture 
  • Programming 
  • Maths for Computing 
  • Algorithms and Data Types 
  • Information Systems and Databases (ISDB)
  • Cyber Security in Society

Year 2

  • Applied Cryptography
  • Theory of Computation
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Network & Security
  • Cyber Threat Analysis
  • Group Research Project

Year 3

  • Enterprise Security Management
  • Cyber Crime
  • Machine Learning
  • Advanced Topics in Cyber Security
  • Project

Subject to approval by the University of West London at an approval event in June 2020.

Entry requirements

UCAS Tariff 112 – 120.

These can include; 

  • A Levels at grade B, B and C, or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

10 September 2024

End date

17 May 2027

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

13 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code

ITCC6F05
L6

Qualification

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

Accredited by:

uwl

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Career prospects & further study

28%

The Cardiff Capital Region has a thriving digital cluster with projections of 6,000 additional jobs by 2025, amounting to 28% growth (EMSI 2019).

Cyber Security professionals are in high demand across all industries. Graduates in Cyber Security generally have a good record of achieving employment and progressing in their professional work. Graduates of the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security course will be able to pursue careers as Cyber Security specialists within a wide range of both public and private sectors, including law enforcement, government agencies and security consultancies, or within commercial IT departments and other computing positions where computer security is an issue.  For example, popular roles for BSc Cyber Security graduates include:

  • network or computer security technician
  • computer or network security officer
  • identity and access management officer
  • threat and incident response analyst
  • data privacy officer
  • data protection adviser
  • security operations analyst
  • cloud security architect
  • security consultant
  • business continuity manager
  • information risk manager
  • information governance manager
  • cryptographer/cryptologist
  • security software developer
  • source code auditor
  • virus technician.

Locations

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,

Cardiff,

CF10 5FE