Computer Security and Forensics, BSc Hons

  • Developed to meet the industry demand for IT security specialists with the knowledge and skills to conduct forensic analysis of modern computer systems
  • Provides students with a solid foundation in computer science, computer and communication systems, software development and managing security within an organisation
  • Course content covers the security needs of networks, users and applications, together with computer crime, police and forensic methods, and legal requirements for collecting evidence
  • Students will develop personal and professional skills that enable graduates to communicate effectively and to make a positive contribution in the workplace
  • Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Ethical Hacking, Microsoft and Java certifications
  • Students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

This programme was developed to meet the industry demand for IT security specialists with the knowledge and skills to conduct forensic analysis of modern computer systems. It provides students with a solid foundation in computer science, computer and communication systems, software development and managing security within an organisation. Course content will cover the security needs of networks, users and applications, together with computer crime, police and forensic methods, and legal requirements for collecting evidence. Students will be supported in developing the personal and professional skills that enable graduates to communicate effectively and to make a positive contribution in the workplace across a variety of roles and a wide range of organisations.

Students can take industrial examinations such as Cisco, Ethical Hacking, Microsoft and Java certifications. All students are automatically enrolled as student members of the British Computer Society the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the profession.

Ranking

Our computer science degrees are ranked within the top 5 in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide you with practical experience in using current generation tools and techniques for developing, maintaining and monitoring secure computer systems
  • To familiarise you with the issues and concerns involved in computer systems, organisational security and forensics
  • To enable students to deal with the demands of working as an IT security professional.

What you'll study

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Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Coursework
  • Logbook 
  • Examination.

Professional recognition

This degree has full Chartered Institute for Information Technology (CITP) and partial CEng/CSci accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS). CITP is the body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. Note that there are additional requirements, including work experience, to achieve full Chartered status. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Careers

This degree will prepare you for a career in system development, maintenance and administration, or a range of specialist roles, including forensic investigator, security consultant, penetration tester, network management specialist and data recovery expert.

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