Computer Networks and SecurityUCAS Code: G611
What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
112 UCAS points at A2
112 UCAS points
Our typical offer is 112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers88%
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
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This practice-based degree will prepare you for a career in a rapidly changing industry that, thanks to new ideas, applications and constantly evolving technology, is a fascinating arena to work in. It includes the latest developments in wired and wireless computer networking and relevant theory to offer a broad view of the networking industry. Supported by teaching in purpose-built laboratories, you’ll use specialist software to develop not only your networking skills and understanding of theory - you’ll also consider the associated legal, social, ethical and commercial issues. You’ll graduate with a range of transferable skills allowing you to work across the computing industry, as well as in other graduate careers. You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year/third year if on Foundation entry. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad. The taught element of the CNAA qualification is integrated into the course, so you can gain the qualification by taking the CNAA examination. Most students find roles in network management, design and implementation. Others will be employed as security analysts, systems managers and technical support staff. There will also be opportunities in graduate careers that do not require a specific degree. Our innovative course will enable you to work as a network designer, network manager or even a network engineer. With Cisco accreditation and a wide range of transferable skills including project management, group working and communications, you will develop excellent long-term career prospects and a high earning potential. Our graduates have gone on to work in IT support for organisations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Intel, Red Bull, Fujitsu -Siemens and a large defence organisation. Some have undertaken an MSc in computer security while others have gone into teaching.
Year 1: Introduction to Networking, Computer Systems and Security, Computing Challenge, Introduction to Programming, Interactive Applications, Programming, Systems Analysis & Database Design Year 2: Computer Security, Introduction to Routing, Network Management, Interacting with the Internet of Things, The Agile Professional. One from the following: Advanced Programming, Database Systems, Internet Application Development Year 3: Advanced Routing, Wireless and Mobile Networks, Penetration Testing, Double Project. One from the following: Computers, Society and Law, Cloud Computing, Science Communication, A level 5 option which hasn’t been taken
UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.
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