What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
120 UCAS points to include 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies
Considered in combination with Advanced Highers
Considered in combination. Applicants are required to have Grade B/6 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Applicants are required to have Grade B/6 in GCSE Maths We will consider Maths modules within the BTEC alongside Grade C/4 GCSE Maths - enquire at institution.
Maths and English accepted within
To include 2 A Levels, excluding General Studies Applicants are required to have Grade B/6 in GCSE Maths. If you hold a grade 5 in GCSE Maths, please contact the institution
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%
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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
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Cyber security is now widely recognised as an international priority, with hacking, malicious code, and data theft being just three of the many reasons why it's vital in the design, development and implementation of today’s IT systems. This course delivers a view of security threats and solutions, alongside an essential background in wider IT topics. This is particularly important in light of the national Cyber Security Strategy and the current shortage of related skills in the marketplace. You will enhance your knowledge of a variety of computing disciplines, including analysis and design, programming, networking, information systems. You’ll benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including IISP Academic Partnership and the ISACA Academic Advocate programme. You’ll distinguish yourself professionally with a degree accredited by the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Benefit from outstanding teaching: in the 2016 National Student Survey 86 per cent of our final year students said that “Staff have made the subject interesting” 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.
Year 1: We'll introduce you to the world of information security: hackers, crackers, viruses, trojans, worms, botnets, zombies, phishing and pharming. Build your computing knowledge of programming, computer systems, networks and systems analysis and design. Develop you personal and professional skills for a successful career in information security. The course is designed to help you to develop an appreciation of the wider role information security plays within an organisational context. Year 2: Explore topics in the development of secure systems: access control, authentication, biometrics, trusted computing, secure coding, cryptography, vulnerability management, malware analysis. You’ll also develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake digital forensic investigation. A security project drawing on your study so far will enable you to design, develop and evaluate a security mobile app and prepare you for placement. Final year: Deepen your understanding of key network security concepts and develop the skills required to undertake penetration testing, intrusion analysis, and incident management. Incorporate all of the varying elements of security by studying information security management, and appreciate the human, legal and regulatory aspects involved in the design and implementation of information security. A substantial project will also help you to develop specialised skills and expertise. The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.
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.
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