Computers are central to all aspects of our daily lives; as industries ranging from communications to banking have come to rely on them, the need for improved computer security has never been greater. The Cyber Security and Forensics degree offered at the University of Westminster is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either Cyber Security or Digital Forensics.
Students taking the course will gain an understanding of the nature of the security threats that face computer systems and the type of information that is stored on digital devices (and how it can be extracted from them). They will benefit from a broad and varied array of state-of-the-art technologies and resources, including:
- a dedicated forensics computer laboratory
- Over 30 computing laboratories with an extensive range of specialist and other software providing access to Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS, all supported by high-bandwidth networks.
- Access to a range of free software titles through a number of academic initiatives for use on home computers for educational and personal purposes.
- Specialist technicians to ensure you can get the most out of these technologies.
The course has two pathways, namely Cyber Security, and Forensics that can provide you with all the necessary skills for the following jobs:
- Researcher in Applied Cryptography;
- Researcher in Network/Computer Security;
- IT Security Engineer;
- Computer Security Incident Responder;
- Source Code Auditor;
- IT Security Operations Specialist;
- Cyber Security Manager;
- Information Security Analyst;
- Information Security Consultant;
- Information Security Assurance Officer;
- Information Security Assurance Analyst;
- Information Security Risk Officer;
- Security Officer;
- Penetration Tester (also known as Ethical Hacker);
- Vulnerability Assessor.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Cyber Security Evidence and Procedure
- Fundamentals of Security Technology
- Internet Security
- Research Methods and Professional Practice
- Cyber Security and Forensics Project
- Advanced Computer Forensics
- Computer System Tools
- Cyber Security Applications
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
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- A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a computing-related discipline.
- If your first degree does not have a strong computing element then your work experience and other qualifications may also be taken into account.
International14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA9500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 9500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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