School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Cybersecurity

BSc (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

BSc Cybersecurity aims to give students fundamental knowledge and skills needed to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber threats, attacks, risks, and vulnerabilities.

BSc Cybersecurity aims to give students fundamental knowledge and skills needed to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber threats, attacks, risks, and vulnerabilities.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code I161
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  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BSc (Hons)
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (3 years), Part-time (6 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Mathematics and Computer Science
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Why choose this course?

BSc Cybersecurity aims to give students fundamental knowledge and skills needed to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber threats, attacks, risks, and vulnerabilities. This course is fully accredited by the British Computing Society (BCS), and the course covers all the main topic areas required for an accredited Cybersecurity degree.

BSc Cybersecurity includes core security concepts and skills needed to monitor, detect, investigate, analyse, and respond to cybercrime, cyberespionage, insider threats, advanced persistent threats, regulatory requirements, and other cybersecurity issues facing organisations. The course emphasizes the practical application of the skills needed to maintain and ensure security operational readiness of secure networked systems. This course provides an understanding of how to manage information and the risks to that information, as well as provide practical approaches to implement necessary controls to reduce that risk.

Several staff at the University of Wolverhampton are engaged in cybersecurity research and work closely with the wider industry to ensure that the course will produce graduates who have the skills which industry needs. Employment in the area of cybersecurity is predicted to increase fivefold in the next two years, and there is already a severe shortage of trained graduates who are able to work in this area. Therefore, the likelihood of gaining well-paid employment at the end of your degree is extremely high.

What happens on the course?

During your first year, you will develop an understanding of computer architecture and how data is used in organisations. You will study areas of programming and problem solving and will learn how modern software applications are built and structured. You will also learn how to manage data in the cloud and virtual environments.

In the second year, you will gain an understanding of cybersecurity architecture and operations. You will use specialist tools and equipment to develop your knowledge of computer networks and gain technical understanding of how to protect computer systems and networks. You will also gain experience of ethical hacking and data mining.

In the final year, you will further develop and apply your knowledge in different applications and technologies, techniques, tools and methods in relation to cybersecurity. You will learn digital forensics, investigate human factors which affect security, look at management of risk, information management and governance and cyber intelligence. Themes covered will influence and support your final year project module and you will have the option to engage with industry to work on a real-life project.

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Everything you need to know about this course!

The course team have excellent links with industry and staff working in the field of cybersecurity, and are undertaking some exciting and interesting research which means that teaching is relevant and up-to-date. The teaching on the course is outstanding, with all teaching staff possessing or in the process of gaining a relevant teaching qualification, and we are fully committed to ensuring you have an excellent student experience. We have developed exceptional specialist facilities to support our students and have recently invested in extensive hardware and software to support the Cybersecurity course, meaning that students have the opportunity to gain practical skills which are highly valued in industry.

Our students have access to world-leading facilities including our £9 million cyber centre. Our Midlands Centre for Cyber Security is a bespoke Cyber and Security ecosystem, which blends industry and innovation with academic excellence and expertise. The centre is a joint venture between the University of Wolverhampton and Herefordshire Council. The 2,000 square metre building provides significant resources for research and development across three cyber laboratories, advanced training facilities as part of the University’s Wolverhampton Cyber Research Institute, and additional business space for up to 16 cyber companies.

The course team works closely with the West Midlands Regional Cyber Crime Unit. They regularly offer work placements and real projects to our students as well as delivering guest lectures. The course team in return support them in various projects and public events.

We encourage our students to be really involved in their course and University life. We have several clubs and activities which are largely student-led, such as the Cybersecurity club, the Coding Club and the Computer Games Society.

The BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity degree provides graduates with the full range of skills which the government recognises as essential for Cybersecurity personnel. A fundamental understanding of Cyber and Information Security and associated technologies, an ability to manage security within organisations, and technical skills which support security are all outcomes of the degree. Close links and the opportunity to work with industry means that graduates will also have a good level of business awareness.

The University of Wolverhampton Cybersecurity course also gives students extensive opportunities to develop excellent transferable skills, such as problem solving, communication skills, project management skills, the ability to work effectively in teams and individually, self-management and the ability to gather, evaluate and reflect on information.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £9250 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £3050 per year# 2020-21
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3100 per year# 2021-22
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
International Full-time £12250 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £12950 per year 2021-22
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Part-time £6125 per year# 2020-21
International Part-time £6475 per year# 2021-22
International Part-time £6725 per year# 2022-23

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

  • 96 UCAS points
  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grade MMM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits at Merit

 

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Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

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 at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply

English language requirements also apply

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


Self-funding:

If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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