BSc (Hons)
Qualification level
BSc (Hons)
Study type
3 Years
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About the course

Course info

Our Business Computing with Cyber Security degree is an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills to address these concerns, enabling you to defend business computer operating systems, networks and data from cyber-attacks. Cyber-attacks on governments, businesses and individuals are a worldwide concern, and the growth of mobile and the Internet of Things means that exposure to this threat is likely to increase. The focus is on practical learning through real-life project work using specialist facilities, including secure and dependable software systems research labs, a security lab, and the Internet of Things lab. Our close links with local and national organisations provide placement opportunities and a network of professional contacts.

With this degree, you will be in a position to secure a job in a wide variety of organisations in roles such as: IT security auditor, cloud security architect, security operations manager, IT security liaison, cyber security data scientist, security awareness trainer. Additionally, business analytics, business intelligence, and database analysis and development are skills sought by many employers.

Course structure

You will cover areas such programming, databases and web development, systems analysis and design, network security, the law and cyber security. 

You will learn independently through guided activities such as reading, practical skills development, assessed coursework, and project work supported by a supervisor. As you progress through the course, you will also be able to tailor your studies and choose the subjects that interest you most to explore in depth. 

You can also choose to spend a year in industry after year 2, putting your new knowledge into practice, and gaining work experience that will help to strengthen your CV.

Modules (Year 1)

  • Databases
  • Programming Concepts
  • Web Development
  • Introduction to Systems Security
  • Introduction to Requirements and Organisations
  • Professional Practice and Group Project with Practical Security Focus

Modules (Year 2)

Students can also take some optional modules.

  • Project Planning with Integrated Group Project
  • Secure Systems Analysis and Design
  • Security and Dependability
  • The Law and Cyber Security
  • Databases

Modules (Year 3)

Students can also take some optional modules.

  • Individual project
  • Information Security Management

Careers and employability

This degree will prepare you for work in roles such as network manager, business software developer, web application developer, database designer, cyber security data analyst, security awareness trainer, cloud security architect, IT security auditor, and security operations manager.

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