School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Computer Security (Top-Up)

BSc (Hons) Part-time 3 years, Full-time 18 months

This innovative course aims to address the growing, persistent demand for skilled graduates with an expertise in the area of computer security.

This innovative course aims to address the growing, persistent demand for skilled graduates with an expertise in the area of computer security.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code G490
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  • Start Date(s) 13 January 2020
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (3 years), Full-time (18 months)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Why choose this course?

This innovative course aims to address the growing, persistent demand for skilled graduates with an expertise in the area of computer security. You will examine all manner of issues relating to computer security, including systems used to transmit the data between locations, how to build robust systems able to defend themselves against attack and how to respond to new emerging threats.

There are still comparatively few universities offering this specialism, despite the obvious, global need for professionals with this expertise. This course places an emphasis on studying both current and emerging technologies, enabling you to graduate with the ability to make a positive contribution as a computing professional within the global community.

What happens on the course?

You will engage with a range of learning activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops and on-line forums and in-class discussions. The learning activities on your course will help you develop distinctive graduate attributes that will make you stand out and enhance your employability. These skills will be embedded into the curriculum throughout your course.

You will examine all manner of issues relating to computer security, including systems used to transmit the data between locations, how to build robust systems able to defend themselves against attack and how to respond to new emerging threats.

There will be an opportunity to computer security skills IT risk analyst, and to examine how IT security can be managed and countermeasures applied.

Our course is flexible enough to allow you pursue an area of particular interest to you such as network security or the management of database servers.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Computer security is a threat that is increasingly present in every facet of our lives in the modern world, and is a pressing issue as more and more business is conducted online. There will always, therefore, be a need for this type of specialism and there are very good career opportunities in this field, both nationally and internationally. 

You could also consider further study towards an MSc or other higher qualifications.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

We are one of only a small number of universities in the UK to offer this degree, and our lecturing team is comprised of staff who are experts in a number of fields, especially security, networking, mobile and ubiquitous computing and databases. The team works with national and international Law Enforcement and other agencies on a variety of projects, which allows them to bring their research and experience to their teaching. 

You will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of an academic team which includes the UK’s only Oracle Professor of Database Technology.
 

Through studying this course you will be able to demonstrate a broad understanding, knowledge and experience of the principles, practice and applications of security. You will be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge of computer hardware and software with particular reference to security, applying appropriate theory, tools and techniques to the security development process.

You will be able to demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles, theories and practices in the area, enabling graduate employment in security. You will also develop a range of transferable skills in problem solving, communication, project management, self-management and direction as well as the ability to gather, synthesise, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources. You will also be able to demonstrate a range of social, legal, ethical and professional skills required for continuing professional development in security, worldwide.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £2975 per year# 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
International Full-time £12000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Part-time £6000 per year# 2019-20
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

2019 Entry

  • A Foundation Degree or HND in Computing or related subject
  • Successful completion of the Foundation Degree (Science) Computing at Telford College of Arts and Technology  http://courses.wlv.ac.uk/course.asp?code=CC006F31TCD
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.
It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.

The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.

Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.

Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

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