There is an increasing need for cybersecurity professionals and graduates in related areas, with a growing shortage of suitably qualified applicants. The cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, and careers in the industry offer huge potential for skilled graduates.
This course uses cutting-edge teaching and training techniques to help you grasp the complexities and challenges associated with information security and post-incident analysis techniques.
You will develop your understanding of security processes, methodologies and practices, with clear reference to the standards and legal requirements around information security domains. Work-based learning and placements will enable you to fit the theory into practice, as you increase your ability to understand and analyse threat factors and multi-stage cyberattacks and to put controls in place to mitigate risk and impact. The course is fully aligned to BCS, CESG and IISP requirements.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This holistic course is designed to give you valuable skills for entry to and progression within the information security industry, but the diverse skillset around management of security is also relevant in a wide range of other areas.
Choose BSc (Hons) Cybersecurity and:
- Learn from a dedicated team of cybersecurity experts, active researchers and trainers.
- Study using a range of cutting-edge learning techniques including work-based learning, placement activities and interactive demonstrations delivered by academic staff and guest speakers.
- Develop the skills required to identify and manage physical, natural and electronic security breaches and violations in all areas of cyberspace.
- Gain a qualification which balances technical and management skills, designed to enable you to enter careers in a wide range of security contexts.
- Explore opportunities for careers in a wide range of cybersecurity related areas.
- Challenge yourself to develop a strong portfolio of systems administration skills.
- Benefit from a course that is fully aligned to BCS, CESG and IISP requirements, making your qualification highly relevant to a range of employers.
Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career as a Cybersecurity specialist but it is also relevant for a much wider range of applications.
The final year unit `Social and Professional Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control; you will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.
In addition and somewhat complementary the honours project fosters independent and autonomous study: you learn to take up the responsibility of conducting your project, typically derived from your own ideas, in collaboration with a dedicated member of the teaching staff as project supervisor.
Students who register for the degree with professional practice year will additionally attend a series of workshops and activities related to securing a suitable placement and compulsory briefings at the end of year 2 to ensure that all legal requirements for health and safety, safeguarding etc. training have been met.
This will be explained more fully in your professional practice handbook once you have registered with the Careers and Employability Services Student Development and Awards Team in your first year. If you will be working with children and/or vulnerable people you will be required to have a DBS check and undertake Safeguarding and Prevent training.