Undergraduate prospectus

Computer Security and Forensics, BSc Hons

This degree in computer security and forensics explores computer science, communication systems, software development and security management.

Why study this at Greenwich?

  • 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

UCAS points

120 (view full requirements)

Course/institution codes

GF54 G BSc/CSF

Department

Computing & Information Systems

Location

Attendance

  • 3 years full-time
  • 6 years part-time
  • 4 years sandwich

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).

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 will study

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Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

120 UCAS points from A-levels, plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language and mathematics.

Applications from students taking Access to Higher Education courses are welcome.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

Further to showing equivalent qualifications to UK applicants, international applicants must have successfully completed 11 or 12 years of full time education, and demonstrated competence in mathematics (usually equivalent to GCSE grade C). 

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test.

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition:

We welcome applications from mature students.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Fees information International fees

Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Additional information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Coursework
  • Logbook 
  • Examination.

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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