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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks

 

With today’s advancing technologies comes the increasing threat of cybercrime. The National Cyber Security Strategy makes clear the importance of good network defences in securing the UK. GCU has developed a suite of programmes which provide the opportunity to be at the forefront of defending cyberspace from sophisticated malicious attacks and future threats.

Cyber Security and Networks covers the protection of computer equipment, information and services from unauthorised access, change or destruction. It will inform you of the latest technologies, help you understand legal, ethical and professional responsibilities and provide a broad awareness of the industry.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 2-4 years (full-time)
Starting Date: September
Tuition Fee: £11,500 / year (intl. students)
Location: Glasgow, UK

Career Opportunities

These programmes will prepare you for entering the communication networks, security engineering and digital forensics sector, an industry which employs one in three of all jobs within the IT sector. This sector is becoming increasingly complex, with particular need for digital forensics, digital security, ethical hacking, wireless and mobile specialist skills.

We would expect digital security graduates to embark on a range of career pathways including government agencies, law enforcement or associated private sector agencies, business, supporting specialist roles such as forensic practitioners, penetration testers (ethical hackers) and security and forensic consultants.

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There is a constant demand for building backbone networks that are intelligent by design, robust and secure. This suite of programmes is tailored to prepare students to meet this demand. 

Anand Philip,

Programme Leader 

Course Contents

  • Programming 

  • Computer Networking 

  • Web Platform Development 

  • Integrated Project 

  • Mathematics for Computing

  • Fundamentals of Computing

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