Cyber Security & Computer Forensics (including Foundation Year)UCAS Code: G4NX
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Main entry requirements
UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 32-48 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers71%
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Tuition fee & financial supportNot available
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Pervasive increases in cyber crime, industrial espionage and politically motivated cyber attacks are a persistent and global threat. An urgent and fundamental step towards mitigating and combating such threats requires the employment of skilled cyber security and digital forensics professionals to work in government, business, finance, insurance, industrial, media, legal and intelligence services, as well as many other employment sectors. As a response to these challenges, the School of Computing and Information Systems offers a full field in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics. This degree is a state of the art course, based on our previous experience of offering a course that has been pivotal in the careers of many alumni who are now working for leading organisations in cyber security related roles. Kingston University’s Cyber Security and Digital Forensics degree program is driven by student employability. The course curriculum is aligned with numerous industry recognised certifications; examples of which include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) for cyber security and AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) for digital forensics. Students are offered the unique opportunity to pursue industry recognised certification examinations at an appropriate time during their degree studies and to ultimately distinguish themselves professionally at an early stage in their future careers. The ultimate goal of this course is to nurture highly qualified cyber security and digital forensics graduates, who are optimised for placement in industry as skilled professionals
Examples of modules: Level 4: Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics Module: This module will introduce the students to the principles and practices of cyber forensics, providing a contextual setting for further modules. In particular, the module has a theoretical perspective (introducing core security concepts and principles, and covering legal, professional and ethical issues, the nature of digital crime and the role of the forensic investigator) as well as a practical technical perspective (gathering, reserving and presenting digital evidence using forensic toolkits). Level 5: Ethical Hacking Module: This module commences by introducing students to the fundamental steps and frameworks needed for practical and ethical hacking exercises. They are then introduced to the Python programming language and the use of Python scripts for various ethical hacking activities, examples of which include; password cracking, port scanning, anonymous browsing, keyboard logging, screen capture and packet interception. Level 6: Live and Mobile Forensics: This is a core module in the Cyber Security and Digital Forensics field. Students apply methodologies for acquiring, preserving, analysing and documenting digital evidence discovered in the Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics module (CI4310), to network and mobile environments. This includes acquiring volatile digital evidence running on live computers, forensically processing data packets from networks and extracting digital evidence from mobile devices.
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