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London Metropolitan University

Computer Networking and Cyber Security (including foundation year)

UCAS Code: GG7M

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

Entry requirements


At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent eg, Functional Skills at Level 2). Applicants who meet the UCAS points criteria but who obtained a grade D/grade 3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE may be offered a University test in these areas.

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About this course


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Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

8.0 years | Part-time | 2019

**Why study this course**

Our four-year Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (including foundation year) (Hons) degree provides an alternative route into higher education if you don’t have the necessary qualifications to start an undergraduate degree in computer networking or cyber security.

London Met is home to one of the most advanced Cisco training labs in the UK, putting you at the forefront of current cyber security.

This career-focused degree is accredited by the British Computer Society and will equip you with the knowledge and practical techniques needed to work within the computing profession.

**More about this course**

This course will help you to specialise in the network and application security of modern hardware and software systems. In the foundation year you’ll focus on learning the core principles of cyber security, robotics and internet of things, mathematics and programming.

The skills you gain in this foundation year will fully prepare you for the practical and theoretical study in the following three years of the course.

The foundation year of this course is shared with a number of other cyber security-related degrees, so in Year 0 you’ll have classmates who are interested in a variety of different specialisms.

This four-year degree is designed around the Cisco curriculum, so you’ll study a complete set of CCNA modules to gain additional Cisco certification training throughout the course.

Our tutors have strong links with the industry as well as potential employers within cyber security. Our dedicated teaching staff will be there to support you throughout the course. You’ll gain confidence in your academic abilities and be pushed to succeed as you progress through the course, graduating with the technical skills needed to protect online date from attacks and unauthorised access.

Following the foundation year, you’ll study the same course content and modules as those who study our Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree.

Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to allow you to do this.

You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who study the traditional three-year degree.

Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Cyber Security Fundamentals
Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things
Mathematics
Programming

Example Year 1 modules include:

Communications Engineering
Fundamentals of Computing
Introduction to Information Systems
Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2)
Programming (core, 30 credits)?

Example Year 2 modules include:

LAN & WAN (CCNA 3 & 4)
Networks and Operating Systems
Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law
Risk, Crisis and Security Management
Security in Computing

Example Year 3 modules include:

Ethical Hacking
Network Security (CISCO)
Project
Creating a Winning Business 2
Work Related Learning II
Digital Crime Investigation
Distributed and Internet Systems
Network and Cloud Security

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:

School of Computing

TEF rating:

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