What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
(Any Science subject at grade C or Any Technology subject at grade C).
30 points. Maths and English accepted within.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers91%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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
Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses
Access a wide variety of specialist software, tools and up-to-date facilities, including a dedicated security and forensics laboratory Enhance your knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking, information systems Benefit from specialised course material covering the legal and regulatory aspects of computing and information security Build an appreciation of the wider role information security plays within an organisational context Benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including IISP Academic Partnership and the ISACA Academic Advocate programme Learn from a strong team of security researchers and experts with international reputations delivering the course Hone your research skills - we work closely with our Centre for Security, Communications and Network Research Distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. A graduate is entitled to membership of the society (MBCS) and can work towards Chartered IT Professional (CITP) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration with three years' relevant work experience.
Modules include: An introduction into the world of information security: hackers, crackers, viruses, trojans, worms, botnets, zombies, phishing and pharming; underpinning computing knowledge: programming, computer systems, networks and systems analysis and design; personal and professional skills for a successful career in information security; development of secure network infrastructures: firewalls, wireless security, intrusion detection systems; systems security analysis and design: access control, authentication, biometrics, trusted computing; administration of computing systems, servers and networks; computer systems and the law; enhance your technical know-how, personal and professional skills, business understanding and future employability with a (paid) year in a professional security role; assistance is provided in finding the placement with high quality company contacts throughout the country and abroad.
Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.
Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.
UK / Non-UK
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
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What are graduates doing after six months?
Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?