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BSc (Hons)Cyber Security Management

3 years
2023
UCAS code:
CSM1
Institution code: S30
UCAS points:
104-120
Campus:
Southampton City Centre
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Why study a cyber security management degree at Solent University

Want to protect the world from hackers, viruses and cyber-attacks? This practical degree course enables you develop the in-demand skills in a growing industry.

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    in the sector for graduate start-ups (HESA 2022)
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    most affordable city for students in the UK (Student Living Index, 2022, NatWest)
  • QAA quality standard.
  • Gain industry recognised qualifications alongside your degree, including CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA-Security, CISCO CyberOps, and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker).
  • You’ll be taught in small class-based sessions.
  • Study in our high-tech computer networking labs with industry-standard facilities including Cisco routers and switches, and software including Kali Linux, Metasploit and a wide range of tools capable of foot printing, reconnaissance and scanning.
  • You'll have the chance to gain real-world experience alongside your degree thanks to our links with IBM, B&Q, The Office for National Statistics (ONS), and Carnival UK.
  • Solent placement and graduate fair with great employment prospects – a large number of our students who did a placement at one of the exhibiting companies got offered a graduate job after their studies.
  • You will be studying in the South East which continues to dominate the tech industry, alongside London (BDO UK, Nov 2022).
  • Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus. You will have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which contains the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more.

In partnership with CISCO Networking Academy and EC-Council, the course explores a range of professional topics all with your future career in mind. You will learn cutting-edge technologies, processes, strategies, policies, and industry-standards to protect network systems and data from cyber-attacks at both individual and enterprise level.

During your studies you will also have the chance to gain professional qualifications alongside your degree including; CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA-Security, CISCO CyberOps, and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) equipping you with the right set of practical and technical skills that are highly valued by the industry.

You will study in our high-tech computer networking labs with industry-standard facilities. These facilities feature a wide variety of equipment including Cisco routers and switches, and software including Kali Linux, Metasploit and a wide range of tools capable of footprinting, reconnaissance, scanning, and enumeration of computer network systems in a controlled cybersecurity environment. In these facilities you will investigate the methods that hackers use to compromise vulnerable systems and also look at mechanisms that can be used to secure them against attack, including specialist software and dedicated security appliances.

Accredited by:

BCS


Course features

  • Foundation year available

    If you're not quite ready for a full undergraduate degree, there's alternative entry through one of our foundation years

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Placement year

    If you apply for this course with a placement year, you have the opportunity to undertake a year in industry between your second and third years

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Top-up option

    If you have an appropriate Level 5 qualification, you can top it up to a degree in just a year

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those who wish to master the knowledge and develop the practical skills required to protect computer networks and data from hackers, intruders, and cyber-attacks. 

What does this course lead to?

The ever increasing influence and use of computer networks have revolutionised our lives but at the same time, this is threatening our privacy, integrity, and security through increased cyber-attacks costing us a fortune. The estimated global cost of cyber-crimes is a few hundred billion GBPs annually and according to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, there is a great shortage of skilled people to combat these crimes.

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

Facilities

The course makes use of Solent’s excellent EC Council certified security and specialist networking labs, which feature a wide variety of real-world equipment from Cisco (including Cisco Packet Tracer), Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems including the market-leading Opnet. You’ll also have access to our devices lab, a special test area integrated within one of our existing software development spaces. It consists of a range of real mobile devices, allowing students to test their web sites and apps on real equipment.

And as Solent is an Adobe Creative Campus, all students also have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes the full suite of Adobe professional software, including Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, Premier Pro, and more.

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