Cyber Security | Bachelor's degree | Computer Science & IT | On Campus | 3 years | Plymouth Marjon University | United Kingdom
Computing systems and the internet are now integrated into all our lives, but with more access comes more threat. There have been many high profile attacks and governments and organisations around the world are investing heavily in stepping up their defences. The development of the Internet of Things means that many details of our lives now need protecting, and it is the task of cyber security experts to tackle this. This degree covers all of the essential basics of computing science, but with a focus on cyber security. It is suitable for anyone who loves computing, is fascinated by the opportunities that the internet opens up, and wants to understand how governments, companies and individuals can replicate, understand and deflect the potential threats. In your first year you will cover programming, software design, systems architecture, an introduction to emerging web-based technologies and a core module in academic, personal and professional development. Your second year will include work-based learning in industry tackling specific issues and understanding in practical terms how organisations are approaching these issues. You will also cover data management, operating systems and networks, and industrial security management. In your third year you will study the latest cyber security issues and technologies in order to ensure you are completely up to date as you begin your career, as well as completing a final year dissertation. This is a new course subject to validation, and you can look online for the latest details as it is validated. It is a fast moving subject area and so there may be module changes and additions. Graduates from this degree would go on to work for governments or in industry promoting and supporting cyber security, as well as assisting in the prevention and prosecution of cyber security crimes.
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