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London Metropolitan University

Computer Networking and Cyber Security

UCAS Code: GG4M

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E

Typical offer CCE (80 points from two or more A levels to include a grade C in a relevant subject such as Computing, Computer Studies, Information Technology, Engineering, Maths, Physics or Science.

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject is acceptable for entry. QAA accredited course required in subjects such as Business Studies, Computing,Engineering or Science with 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 credits at Level 2.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C (grade 4 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

A minimum of 15 points at the higher level and a minimum of 4 points in English and Maths at standard level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C

A minimum of 80 UCAS points with at least four passes at higher level, grade C or above. One numerate subject passed at higher level.

UCAS Tariff

80
88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Systems auditing

**Why study this course?**

Our Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree will teach you how to prevent and detect cyber security breaches from hacking, as well as fraud against networks, information, applications, businesses and other systems that rely on technology.

You’ll take classes in our cutting-edge and secure-environment computer and cyber security laboratories, which are part of our Cisco Networking Academy and Cyber Security Research Centre. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, this career-focused course will equip you with the theoretical and practical key skills and experience necessary to protect computer systems, physical environment and technologies and find solutions to real security challenges. These skills will help you build a successful career in the cyber security industry.

**More about this course**

Cyber security is a growing and fundamental discipline due to the high increase of sophisticated cyber-attacks.

In addition to helping you develop a deeper understanding of cyber security; this course will expand your knowledge of computing and computer networking. You’ll study subjects such as networks and operating systems, programming and security in computing, before moving on to specialist cyber security topics such as ethical hacking, digital crime investigation and network and cloud security.

Theoretical study will be complemented by hands-on practice in our state-of-the-art computer and cyber security laboratories. London Metropolitan University is the proud home of the UK’s first-ever Cisco Networking Academy, which was established more than 15 years ago and the brand-new Cyber Security Research Centre of excellence. This course incorporates the complete set of CCNA modules, meaning that you’ll graduate with additional Cisco CCNA 1, 2, 3, 4 and Network Security certifications on top of your degree.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by highly-qualified teaching staff who have strong links with the industry and potential employers.

**What our students say**

"Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc is probably the best course to take if you love networking and Cisco. I totally recommend this course since it's built on Cisco, offering preparation for obtaining certifications, such as CCNA, CCNA Security and CCNA wireless, which are the core of today's networking infrastructure."
Mihai Cretu, current student

Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Communications Engineering Information Systems Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2) Programming.

Year 2 modules include:

LAN and WAN (CCNA3 and 4) Networks & Operating Systems Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law Risk, Crisis and Security Management Security in Computing.

Year 3 modules include:

Ethical Hacking Network Security (Cisco) Wireless Networks (Cisco) Project Digital Crime Investigation (optional) Distributed and Internet Systems (optional) Long Work-Related Learning (optional) Long Work Placement (optional) Network and Cloud Security (optional)

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through coursework reports, case studies, individual and group research assignments, written and lab-based exams, and a final engineering project or dissertation. You'll receive regular, supportive feedback throughout the course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

Communications Technology and Mathematics

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
Systems auditing

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information systems

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Systems auditing

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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