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Computing and cyber security at Solent

Computing careers involved a range of skill-sets where you could be working with software, design, databases, as an analyst developer of even in cyber security.

If you are focused on general programming for a range of products, our practical degrees encourage you to develop an extensive knowledge of computer programming using Java and Python. You can work on a range of projects to help you build practical experience in designing, building and implementing computer systems, culminating in a major software development project.

If you want to protect the world from hackers, viruses and cyber-attacks, then our cyber security courses enable you to develop the in-demand skills to kick-start a fantastic career in cyber security – one of IT’s most hotly debated sectors.

We believe it is important that you enter the world of work with a range of skills that enable you to succeed, so we actively focus on enhancing your employability throughout the degree. You will also be supported to gain work experience throughout your course.

Learn from our award-winning teaching team, who have gained awards for supporting Learning through Technology and Outstanding Employability Support, as well as a nomination for Outstanding Teaching.

With accreditation from BCS as an education affiliate, you can be assured that your learning is relevant to industry, and to professional as well as academic standards.

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MSc Applied AI and Data Science

Immerse yourself in the in-demand fields of AI and data science. Using problem-based approaches, your studies will equip you with the knowledge and skills to open doors to a wide range of careers.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Find your specialism on this BCS-accredited degree. Gain problem-solving skills, create innovative technologies and prepare for a career in many industries, including cybersecurity and data analysis.
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Computing Foundation Year

Widen your knowledge in computing and gain a broad understanding of the subject area before moving on to a specialist computing-related undergraduate degree.

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

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.

MSc Cyber Security Engineering

Gain the essential skills and knowledge to become a cyber security specialist, and learn to tackle cybercrime and manage security systems on this cyber security engineering master’s conversion degree.

HNC Cyber Security Technologist

Gain the knowledge and professional skills required of a cyber security technologist (cyber security engineer) on this two-year HNC programme.

HNC Data Analyst

Gain the problem solving skills and technical know-how to kick-start a career in the data analysis field.

Data Analyst Apprenticeship

Data analysis is in high demand, with organisations increasingly requiring skilled staff to collect, analyse and interpret their data. The primary role of a data analyst is to collect, organise and study data to provide business insight.

Digital and Technology Solutions Professional (Integrated Degree) Apprenticeship

As a Digital Technology Solutions apprentice you will be guided by a curriculum that has been developed in association with BT, HP, IBM and GSM to develop the skills...


With a range of laboratories and devices, you can explore new technologies and develop programs to be ready for the need of an evolving industry.

We have up-to-date IT laboratories and a usability lab with eye-tracking facilities, used to test and refine interfaces. Students also have the opportunity to learn to program robotic devices such as robotic arms and drones, and can develop apps for android devices. You’ll 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 mounted on flexible tethers, giving you the chance to test your websites and apps on real equipment. For cyber security, students can make 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, to high-fidelity simulation systems including the market-leading Opnet.

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