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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security *

UCAS code: 
I102
Institution code: 
S82
Location: 
Ipswich

Duration: 

Three years full-time.

Typical Offer: 

2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above)

​​​​BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

Please see Entry Requirements below.

* Subject to validation

Introduction

Cyber security has never been more important. Our society is entirely dependent on information technology. Computers dominate our working lives, personal lives, homes, vehicles, schools and hospitals. These are at constant risk of attack by hackers and cyber criminals.

Our course provides you with expertise in all aspects of cyber security, covering software, networks, systems, people and organisations. We develop your understanding of the motivations and techniques of attackers, and teach you how to successfully defend against them.

Current UK salaries for cyber security jobs are high, and demand for skilled professionals is set to rise. 74% of UK security professionals earn over £47,000 a year, while 39% earn salaries of over £87,000.

It is expected that there will be 350,000+ unfilled cyber security roles across the UK and Europe by 2022, and over 1.8 million globally. Whether you want to work in the UK or overseas, a vast range of career opportunities in cyber security will be available to you.

We also focus on developing your broader computing skills. You will gain additional competencies in secure programming, secure software development, databases, Big Data technologies and data analytics.

By completion of this degree, we prepare you to take the certification exams for (ISC)2’s Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) qualifications – should you wish.

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Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Career opportunities

Students are able to progress in to a range of roles after completing this degree.

By 2022, it is expected that there will be 350,000+ unfilled cyber security roles across the UK and Europe. By 2022, it is predicted that there will be over 1.8 million unfilled cyber security roles globally.

Whether you want to work in the UK or overseas, there will be a range of opportunities in cyber security.

Fees and finance

2018-19         

Subject to approval of maximum fee by parliament                    

  • Full-time Tuition fee: £9,250 p.a.
  • Part-time Tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credit module (Please contact the Infozone for further information).
  • International Tuition fee: £11,500 p.a.

Further Information                                                       

  • Detailed information about Tuition Fees
  • Find out more about Financial Support eligibility.
  • Also see Loans and Grants.
  • At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for. 

Entry requirements

Academic Requirements

2018 entry: 112 UCAS tariff points (or above), BBC (A-Level), DMM (BTEC)

Also see How to Apply.

International Requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components) where English is not the students' first language.

Also see International and EU.

Staff

Professor of Information Systems Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Information Technology

Facilities and Resources

Students studying BSc (Hons) Cyber Security will benefit from dedicated computing suites with access to Microsoft Imagine software library, database servers, web server packages, Integrated Development Environments, and version control software, NoSQL databases and NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming hardware (graphics cards with 1600+ GPU cores). 

As well as this, you will have the use of a network test cabinet including server, routers and switches, Internet of Things hardware and software packages, network simulation software, and software defined network and radio kits.