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COURSE OVERVIEW

Please note this programme is closed for September 2020 entry. Applications will be accepted from October 2020, for September 2021 entry. 

  • 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 2020)
  • Develop an appreciation of the wider role information security plays in an organisational context

This accredited programme offers a multi-disciplinary perspective to the subject of Cyber Security giving students an excellent basis for a future career in the field. This is particularly crucial given the national Cyber Security Strategy and the current skills shortage in the marketplace.

You 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.

This programme will provide you with the necessary skills to understand and apply specialised security knowledge to recognise and resolve complex threats faced by organisations and government bodies. You will develop a rounded perspective of key security domains such as network security, penetration testing, digital forensic investigation and secure software development.

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.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Suitable for applicants from:

UK, EU, World

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.

Location:

On campus, Winchester

Assessment

Our validated courses 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.

We ensure 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 on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

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

Normally a first or second-class Honours degree or professional experience in the area of study. A lower degree classification may be considered if you can demonstrate a significant level of experience in the security area, with competence in computer programming. 

If English is not your first language: IELTS: 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

Course enquiries and applications

Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234
Send us a message

International students

International students seeking additional information about this programme can email International@winchester.ac.uk or call +44 (0) 1962 827023

Applications need to be submitted before the 31 May 2020. Late applications can be accepted throughout the remainder of the application year, for more information see our How to Apply section. 

Visit us

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

Year 1 (Level 7)

Modules Credits

Software Development and Cyber Security 20
Cyber Crime and the Dark Web 20
Advanced Digital Forensics 20
Information Security Management 20
Network Security and Penetration Testing 20
Academic Development and Research 20
Postgraduate Project 40
Year 1 Optional Modules
  • Multimedia Networking 20 credits
  • Entrepreneurship 20 credits
  • Intercultural Business Communications 20 credits
  • Strategic Management 20 credits

Optional Credits

Software Development and Cyber Security 20
Cyber Crime and the Dark Web 20
Advanced Digital Forensics 20
Information Security Management 20
Network Security and Penetration Testing 20
Academic Development and Research 20
Postgraduate Project 40
Year 1 Optional Modules
  • Multimedia Networking 20 credits
  • Entrepreneurship 20 credits
  • Intercultural Business Communications 20 credits
  • Strategic Management 20 credits

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

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Full-time entry | £8,200
Part-time entry | £4,100 p/a

Total Cost | £8,200

International Students

Full-time entry | £13,500
Part-time entry | £6,750 p/a

Total Cost | £13,500

 

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 texts

Core texts are available from the University Library. However some students prefer to purchase their own copies. Some core texts can be bought second-hand or as an ebook which can often reduce this cost. Indicative cost is £150 for whole course.

Mandatory

Laptop

Students are expected to have their own laptop to use on this course. Indicative cost is £200-£1,000.

Printing and Binding

We are proud to offer free printing for all students to ensure that printing costs are not a potential financial barrier to student success. The University of Winchester and Winchester Student Union are champions of sustainability and therefore ask that all students consider the environment and print fairly. Students may be required to pay for the costs of dissertation binding. Indicative cost is £1.50-£3.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES AND AWARDS

We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries available to support you financially with the cost of your course. To see if you’re eligible, please see our Scholarships and Awards.

Key course details

Duration
Full time: 1 year Part time: 2 years
Typical offer
A good first degree in computing or a computing-related discipline
Location
On campus, Winchester