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BSc in Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (Full Time)

London Metropolitan University

Bachelor Degree , Computer Forensics

Course Description

You'll learn all about the world of internet fraud on our intensive Digital Forensics and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree. On this course you'll discover techniques for stopping hackers, analyse risks and troubleshoot security issues on the latest gadgets.

Our Cyber Security Research Centre provides a secure environment for you to study alongside our industry partners. You'll also get to work on live projects, giving you experience of the real working world.

With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, this career-focused course will equip you with the key skills needed to become a successful cyber security professional.

This cutting-edge course is designed to put you at the forefront of computer security, with the curriculum regularly updated to keep up with the industry. You’ll study the prevention, detection, correction and conviction of digital crimes and enhance your essential knowledge of computing principles such as programming, communication networks and information systems. In addition, the course also allows you to understand computer-related crimes, relevant laws and methodical approaches to crime investigation.

As a digital crime-fighter, you’ll have the chance to boost your arsenal through exposure to specialist computer toolkits such as Forensic Tooklit (FTK), EnCase, and mobile forensic toolkits such as Mobile Phone Examiner Plus (MPE+) and Cellebrite, as well as open-source toolkits such as Kali Linux and Metasploit.

Throughout the course you’ll be supported by highly-qualified teaching staff who have strong links with the industry and potential employers. The tutors on your course will provide you with excellent academic guidance, pastoral care and careers advice throughout your studies.

You'll learn all about the world of internet fraud on our intensive Digital Forensics and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree. On this course you'll discover techniques for stopping hackers, analyse risks and troubleshoot security issues on the latest gadgets. Our Cyber Security Research Centre provides a secure environment for you to study alongside our industry partners....

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Course Content

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)

Fundamentals of Computing (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Information Systems (core, 15 credits)

Logic and Problem Solving (core, 30 credits)

Programming (core, 30 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Computer Forensics (core, 30 credits)

Networks and Operating Systems (core, 30 credits)

Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)

Risk, Crisis and Security Management (core, 15 credits)

Security in Computing (core, 30 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Digital Crime Investigation (core, 30 credits)

Ethical Hacking (core, 15 credits)

Network and Cloud Security (core, 30 credits)

Project (core, 30 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (alternative core, 15 credits)

Work Related Learning II (alternative core, 15 credits)

 

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2019/20 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time. Year 1 modules include: Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits) Fundamentals of Computing (core,...

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Entry Requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum grades CCD in three A levels, one of which must be from a relevant subject (or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma of 60 credits)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above

Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

If you don't have traditional qualifications or can't meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) degree.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have: a minimum grades CCD in three A levels, one of which must be from a relevant subject (or a minimum of 88 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma of 60...

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Assessment Methods

You'll be assessed through essays, individual and group coursework, exams, research projects and a final dissertation. You'll receive regular supportive feedback throughout the course.

You'll be assessed through essays, individual and group coursework, exams, research projects and a final dissertation. You'll receive regular supportive feedback throughout the course.