Campus : Southampton
Start dates: September, January.

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This professionally accredited course has been designed to give students the opportunity to study in a practical environment, helping them to gain a broad range of security management skills required by industry employers. Students can expect to use high-end networking and security equipment, as well as industry-standard modelling and simulation software.

Our EC Council certified security and networking labs feature a wide variety of equipment from Cisco (including Cisco Packet Tracer), Fluke and HP, as well as high-fidelity simulation systems like the market-leading Opnet. Students also have free access to our devices lab, where they can test their projects on a variety of different computing devices.

The academic team are CEH (Certified Ethical Hacking) and Cisco qualified, and draw on their experiences in the industry to inform their teaching. This helps to keep the course content in line with the latest changes in this fast moving industry.gradpic

Employability skills are also taught throughout the programme, and students are supported to develop a range of transferable skills that include project management, problem solving and analytics. Students may also wish to undertake an optional placement year to develop the skills acquired throughout the course.

Module Breakdown 

Here is some of the varied range of modules currently on offer:

Year 1

  • Web Technologies
  • Cybersecurity Essentials
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Routing and Switching
  • Network Applications
  • Problem Solving through Programming

Year 2

  • Developing for the Internet
  • Network Security
  • Network Implementation
  • Data Communications and Networks
  • Network Operating Systems
  • Graduate and Professional Development

Year 3

  • Project (double unit)
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Network Management
  • Options:
    • Web Application Development
    • Cloud Computing
    • Languages
    • Enterprise Computer Networks
    • Internet of Things
    • Creative Business Start-up
    • Freelancing

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.
Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support