Foundation Degree Cyber Security

Fight the climb in cybercrime with our Cyber Security Foundation Degree. The global cybersecurity market is set to exceed $300 billion by 2024 (Global Market Insights, 2019), so there’s never been a better time to study. With this course, you can also gain additional industry specific qualifications.

About the course

Increases in cyber crime pose a risk to people, organisations and governments and are a persistent global threat. Mitigating and combating threats such as the protection of software and hardware against malicious attacks requires the employment of skilled cyber security and digital forensics professionals.

This course will provide you with the technical and analytical skills in cyber security, such as Cyber Security Analyst or Security Consultant, that you will need to succeed in the cyber security sector, helping you to find work in this exciting fast paced and constantly evolving industry.

There is a strong emphasis on the practical skills required to gain employment in cyber security. As well as practical skills in computer forensics, and designing secure software systems you will also cover areas such as networks, operating systems including Linux and scripting, and ethical hacking and securing of networks where you will learn the social and practical techniques used to attack network infrastructure and the means to defend against them.

We will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge in identifying and fixing system vulnerabilities, data security and cryptography. You will also learn how to apply cyber security skills in practical situations drawing on your theoretical knowledge in the fight against the rising threat of cyber crime.

This course is validated by Leeds City College

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pound symbol iconFee £7,950 Full Time or £3,975 Part Time (per academic year)
map pin iconLocation University Centre
calendar iconStart Date September 2021
timer iconDuration 2 years Full Time and 4 years Part Time (on an infill basis)
level iconCourse Code UCAS Course Code: G420 Institution code: L21
clock iconStudy Mode Full Time or Part Time