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*SUBJECT TO VALIDATION*  *The first intake for this course is Sept 2023/24.* 

Please note, this course is available from 2023/24 entry only, for those looking to apply for 2022/23 we offer Computer Networks and Cyber Security

 

You’ll learn how computers and networks work - and how cyber security can protect them - with this three-year degree in Networks and Cyber Security. 

There’s high demand for network and cyber security skills, as we increasingly move our lives online. So this is a future-proof career choice for people ready to rise to the challenge. Keeping networks safe is a big responsibility, but you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to do it here at our GCHQ Centre of Excellence. 

It’s important stuff. And it starts here at Northumbria University.

 

What will I study on the BSc in Networks and Cyber Security?

Starting with computer science essentials in your first year, you’ll become an expert in network engineering, digital security and forensics by the time you graduate. 

You’ll learn how computers work and how networks are designed, built and configured. Plus how cybersecurity works in an age where the online world is so vulnerable to attacks.

Networks and cyber security is one of the fastest-growing areas of computer science. Every organisation needs protecting against cyber risk - from business to healthcare, and education to entertainment.

That means - when you graduate from your BSc in Networks and Cyber Security - you’ll be qualified for a valuable job AND be in high demand from a wide range of employers.

 

Will I get professional experience on the BSc in Networks and Cyber Security?

You’ll have plenty of chances to practice your skills. You’ll take part in a business consultancy project in your second year, delivering a cyber security project for a real-life company. This can be here in Newcastle or at our partner campus in London. 

Plus you can opt for an optional year in industry or studying abroad.

 

*SUBJECT TO VALIDATION*  *The first intake for this course is Sept 2023/24.* 

Please note, this course is available from 2023/24 entry only, for those looking to apply for 2022/23 we offer Computer Networks and Cyber Security

 

You’ll learn how computers and networks work - and how cyber security can protect them - with this three-year degree in Networks and Cyber Security. 

There’s high demand for network and cyber security skills, as we increasingly move our lives online. So this is a future-proof career choice for people ready to rise to the challenge. Keeping networks safe is a big responsibility, but you’ll develop the knowledge and skills to do it here at our GCHQ Centre of Excellence. 

It’s important stuff. And it starts here at Northumbria University.

 

What will I study on the BSc in Networks and Cyber Security?

Starting with computer science essentials in your first year, you’ll become an expert in network engineering, digital security and forensics by the time you graduate. 

You’ll learn how computers work and how networks are designed, built and configured. Plus how cybersecurity works in an age where the online world is so vulnerable to attacks.

Networks and cyber security is one of the fastest-growing areas of computer science. Every organisation needs protecting against cyber risk - from business to healthcare, and education to entertainment.

That means - when you graduate from your BSc in Networks and Cyber Security - you’ll be qualified for a valuable job AND be in high demand from a wide range of employers.

 

Will I get professional experience on the BSc in Networks and Cyber Security?

You’ll have plenty of chances to practice your skills. You’ll take part in a business consultancy project in your second year, delivering a cyber security project for a real-life company. This can be here in Newcastle or at our partner campus in London. 

Plus you can opt for an optional year in industry or studying abroad.

 

Course Information

UCAS Code
G417

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2023

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Entry Requirements 2023/24

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points

From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, T Level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas, or the International Baccalaureate.

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth by using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:

There are no specific subject requirements for this course.

GCSE Requirements:

Applicants will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4/C, or an equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

There are no additional requirements for this course.

International Qualifications:

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications which may not match those shown above.

If you have qualifications from outside the UK, find out what you need by visiting www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:

International applicants should have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 in each component (or an approved equivalent*).

*The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades in our English Language section: www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2023/24 Entry

UK Fee in Year 1*: £9,250

* The maximum tuition fee that we are permitted to charge for UK students is set by government. Tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, these are subject to government regulations and in line with inflation.

 

EU Fee in Year 1: **TBC

** 23/24 EU and International fees have not yet been announced and will be updated once confirmed.



International Fee in Year 1: TBC

23/24 EU and International fees have not yet been announced and will be updated once confirmed.




Scholarships for 23/24 have not yet been announced.  For information on scholarships awarded in 22/23, please see the main Funding Pages.


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Our Campus based courses starting in 2022 and 2023 will be delivered on-campus with supporting online learning content. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to adjust the delivery of our education accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

On-campus contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with any additional restrictions, which may be imposed by the Government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors. This could potentially mean increased or fully online delivery, should such restrictions on in-person contact time be required.

 

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