BSc Computer Science (Cyber Security and Networks)

BSc Computer Science (Cyber Security and Networks)

About the Degree

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Computer networking is an essential part of modern life: from the networked applications that run on smartphones and the internet, to the secure systems demanded by global business.

This course adds a specialism in networking to a broad base in technology and software development.

In the first two years you’ll find anemphasis on software development, professional programming, the modelling of systems and data and the issues that arise in a networked environment. From this foundation you’ll learn about protocols, network design, constructing distributed applications and defending against cyber attacks.

The course will enable you to create and evaluate systems and applications within a networked environment.

Why this programme?

  • Choose this course with an emphasis on networking and security building on a base of mainstream computer science or change to one of the others in our flexible programme.
  • Be taught by highly qualified staff, most with a PhD or other advanced degree plus research, teaching, or professional experience.
  • Be part of a highly regarded well established computer science department with excellent facilities, a strong research background, and links to business and industry.
  • Prepare yourself for a career in the IT sector through a mix of academic, professional and practical study, with opportunities for industry certifications and a paid placement year. Previous students have worked placements at companies including GSK, Xerox, and BT.
  • Recent graduates have gone on to work at amazing organisations including Siemens, EE, and Lloyds Bank.
  • Computer  Science saw 90% of its research ranked as world-leading. (Research Excellence Framework, 2021). 

What will I study?

Foundation Year

Level Four(likely topics of study)

Level Five(likely topics of study)

Level Six(likely topics of study)

career opportunities

Graduate employment opportunities are excellent, and there arecareers across many employment sectors, including the IT industry, business,education and government.  

Our graduates have become softwaredevelopers, programmers, web developers, business analysts, databaseadministrators, project managers and IT consultants, or have studied forpostgraduate degrees at the University of Hertfordshire or other universities.

Recent employers have included Blackberry, GSK, HP, IBM, John Lewis (largeretail store) , and T-Mobile.

This course equips you for a range of specialist roles, such asnetwork designer, manager or administrator, operations administrator, developerof distributed systems and cybersecurity consultant. Graduates have recentlyfound careers with the likes of Blackberry, GSK, HP, IBM and John Lewis. Othershave gone on to successful postgraduate study.

Our graduates have become software developers, programmers, webdevelopers, business analysts, database administrators, project managers and ITconsultants, or have studied for postgraduate degrees at the University ofHertfordshire or other universities. Recent employers have included Blackberry,GSK, HP, IBM, John Lewis, and T-Mobile.

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