• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
From whistle-blower Edward Snowden to the NHS ransomware attack, the increase in cybercrime has led to a strong demand for security experts in this area. This Computer Security online course at Leeds Beckett University will teach you how to protect and safeguard the information stored on digital devices around the world.

About

With an in-depth focus on penetration testing and the implementation of defensive measures, this Computer Security program at Leeds Beckett University will enhance your existing computing knowledge and develop your security expertise. We will teach you how to break systems in order to tighten their security and stop others from breaking into them, and you will develop new methods to protect a company's security.

You will gain hands-on experience in a Virtual Learning Environment. Connecting to a remote machine from your PC or laptop, you will discover how to 'hack' and defend machines in order to test their security using safe and legal training procedures.

This is a course that can be studied from the comfort of your own home. It is taught entirely online, providing you with practical scenarios in which you can role-play as an IT security professional.

Careers

Whether you are already in computing and looking to move into security or you are a student who has just finished a computing-related degree, this course will give you the skills to protect the information held by businesses across every sector, giving your career global potential. Your future roles could include penetration tester (system, network, web, and application), security architect, malware analyst, security analyst or security auditor.

  • Penetration tester (System, network, web, application)
  • Security architect
  • Malware analyst
  • Director of security

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Principles of Digital Security
  • Incident Response & Investigation
  • Network Security, Firewalls and Virtual Private Networks
  • Hacker Techniques, Tools & Incident Handling
  • Security Strategies for Web Applications & Social Networks
  • Research Practice
  • Project Management
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.
  • All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional
  • All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

Tuition fees are subject to change. Please verify the fees on the university website.
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Funding

There are ways you may be able to fund your course. Here are a few options:
  • Gain sponsorship from a Government body in your country
  • Apply for a Commonwealth or Chevening Scholarship 
  • A Leeds Beckett Scholarship to cover some of your course fees
Find out more by visiting university website.

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