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Cyber and Computer Security

University of Gloucestershire
On campus
 2689 Points
3 Years

Program Description

Our Cyber and Computing Security degree focuses on protecting against cybercrime before it happens. You’ll develop specialisms through module choices to match your career goals. Optional subjects include data analytics, information security and digital crime scene investigation. You’ll also examine ‘hot’ cybercrime topics. These include the latest security crimes in the news, as well as big data and Cloud systems which have both significantly increased commercial security risks.

You’ll learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques. Through hands-on experience of analysing secure networks and websites, you’ll develop skills around penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking. From network design (the physical securing of network components) and operating systems security with a focus on Windows, MAC OS and Linux, to information security (keeping cyber information secure in a business environment), you’ll graduate well prepared for your next step.

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Year 1

Computers and Security

Principles of Cyber Forensics

Principles of Programming

Maths for Data Science

Systems Design

Web Development

Year 2

All students must complete these modules:

Operating Systems

Cryptography & Security

Network Design & Configuration

Ethical Hacking & Security

You can choose from the following modules:

Data Analytics

Professional Issues

Managing the Security of Information

Cyber Human Factors

Year 3

All students must complete these modules:

Computing Technology Placement

Advanced Networking & Security

Dissertation Research Methods


You can choose from the following modules:

Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation

Penetration Testing Certification

Cyber Security Management

Secure Coding

Malware Analysis


Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • penetration testing
  • systems security
  • information security management
  • digital forensic examination
  • law enforcement
  • civil forensic examination

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