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COURSE OVERVIEW

  • Learn from a specialist team of research-active academics who work at the forefront of the field
  • Access a wide range of specialist software and tools including a dedicated Cyber Security and Forensics laboratory in a state-of-the-art new development (from 2019)
  • Develop an appreciation of the wider role information security plays in an organisational context

The programme will enhance your knowledge of cyber crime and information security management, including software development, advanced digital forensic investigation, multimedia networking and the Dark Web. You will benefit from links to professional and industry bodies, including EnCase Academic Programme, Cisco Networking Academy, GCHQ and the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

In Year 1, you will develop fundamental core knowledge in computer programming, operating systems, mathematics, networks and database design. Legal and regulatory frameworks are explored together with developing your personal and professional skills.

In Year 2, you will engage with new subjects that will help you identify possible career paths. You will develop an in depth understanding of web, mobile and object orientated and programming languages together with the principles of network security and artificial intelligence. The Integrated Project module incorporates your knowledge learned in Year 1 and enables you to design, develop and evaluate a security application as part of a team.

In Year 3, you will deepen your knowledge in critical network security concepts including distributed systems and leadership development. You will develop an appreciation of the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks focusing on developing your core employability skills. The Computing Project module helps you to develop specialist skills and expertise through the undertaking of a substantial body of work. You will spend the rest of the time studying your optional modules including Information Futures, Intellectual Property and Penetration Testing.

Careers

Students will be equipped to enter a variety of cyber security graduate roles including cyber security analyst, malware analyst and cyber security software engineer.

Pre-approved for a Masters

If you study a Bachelor Honours degree with us, you will be pre-approved to start a Masters degree at Winchester. To be eligible, you will need to apply by the end of March in the final year of your degree and meet the entry requirements of your chosen Masters degree.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU and International

Learning and Teaching

The programme is designed to ensure that learning, teaching and assessment is embedded within the programme to meet learning outcomes and provide ‘accessible and appropriate support for all aspects of student academic and personal skills development’ (Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, 2015-18). The programme has a modular structure and learning outcomes and assessments are clearly defined for each module.  In addition, interactive seminars encourage the application of theory into practice.

Assessment

The University is committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to students on their academic progress and achievement, enabling them to reflect on their progress and plan their academic and skills development effectively. Students are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from their course tutors and lecturers.

At the University of Winchester validated programmes may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances. The University is committed to ensuring that all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used in the programme you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day/Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on the King Alfred Campus or at West Downs, University of Winchester.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.

Entry Requirements

Students must be employed by a sponsoring business. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring organisation.

Candidates for the Degree Apprenticeship should normally have a minimum of 104-112 points* at A2 (Grades BCC) or an equivalent e.g. BTEC DMM. You will also require Maths and English Language GCSE grade A*- C. We will individually evaluate candidates who do not meet these requirements, but have workplace experience or recognised prior learning.

*Note: Different employers will identify their specific entry requirements

To secure an apprenticeship you will need to apply for a full-time position with one of our partner employers.  To gain a place on this programme you will have been successful on application and interview as conducted by the sponsoring business in conjunction with the University of Winchester.

Alternatively, you may be seeking career enhancement within your current role. In this case you will need your employer to support you by offering a Degree Apprenticeship with the University of Winchester.

In the absence of formal learning qualifications applications are welcomed from persons who can demonstrate relevant work experience, including work in a voluntary capacity. The course structure actively supports claims for Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Selection process:

Candidates are invited to attend an interview or assessment centre organised by the business in conjunction with the University of Winchester.

If English is not your first language: Year 1/Level 4: IELTS 6.0 (including 6.0 in writing) or equivalent

Course enquiries and applications

Please contact Stella McKnight:

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 826478
Email: Stella.McKnight@winchester.ac.uk
Or Send us a message

Visit us

Explore our campus and find out more about studying at Winchester by coming to one of our Open Days.

Year 1 (Level 4)

Modules Credits

Introduction to Academic and Professional Studies
IS Security

 

 

System and Software Analysis and Design
Introduction to Programming and Testing
Work Based Studies – Organisational Functions in context
Responsible Management
Work Based Studies – Professional Development
Information Systems and Organisations
Business Expertise 1 15

The aim of this module is to develop student understanding of the skills and competencies required in both academic and professional environments.  Students will work individually and in teams to develop the knowledge and skills required to plan, design and conduct a research project.  Students will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities which will build industry awareness at a national and international level; enhance communication and negotiation skills; and increase awareness of the importance of evidence based thinking and reflective practice.  This module provides the foundation for continuing personal and professional development building confidence to provide students with the potential to maximise academic and career aspirations.

Year 2 (Level 5)

Modules Credits

Risk Management and Cyber Security 15
Software Development 15
Network Security 15
Work Based Studies – Computer and Network Management 15
Software Testing 15
Information Management and Data Analytics 15
Secure Systems Architectures 30

Year 3 (Level 6)

Modules Credits

Penetration Testing 15
Applied Dissertation (EIS) 30
Strategic Analytics 15
Intellectual Property and Information Rights 15
Cloud Computing and Infrastructure 15
Yr 3, Module 7 - Digital Forensic Investigation 30

Please note the modules listed are correct at the time of publishing, for full-time students entering the programme in Year 1. Optional modules are listed where applicable. Please note the University cannot guarantee the availability of all modules listed and modules may be subject to change. For further information please refer to the terms and conditions at www.winchester.ac.uk/termsandconditions.
The University will notify applicants of any changes made to the core modules listed above.

Progression from one level of the programme to the next is subject to meeting the University’s academic regulations.

2020 Course Tuition Fees 

Costs to Student/Apprentice

  • Apprentices are full-time employees and will be entitled to a wage and paid time off to study
  • There are no tuition fees

Read What our Degree Apprenticeships? for more information.

Employer Information

How much will it cost an employing business per apprentice?

The apprentice will be an employee who will work for a business throughout the programme - a market-rate salary is anticipated. The funding you are eligible for is determined by the number of people you employ, the annual payroll of your company and the age of the learner.

Read Information for employers for the latest information.

ADDITIONAL COSTS

As one of our students all of your teaching and assessments are included in your tuition fees, including, lectures/guest lectures and tutorials, seminars, laboratory sessions and specialist teaching facilities. You will also have access to a wide range of student support and IT services. 

There might be additional costs you may encounter whilst studying. The following highlights the mandatory and optional costs for this course:

Optional

Core text

Multiple copies of core text are held within the library and e-books are identified where possible, however due to limited availability students are recommended to purchase a copy for their own use. It is possible for students to purchase second-hand copies. Cost: £50 - £500 per year

Mandatory

Printing and binding

Students are required to pay for the costs of dissertation printing and binding (if applicable). Cost: £10

Key course details

Duration
3 - 6 years part-time
Typical offer
(see Entry Requirements for more information)
Location
King Alfred or West Downs, University of Winchester