Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Cyber Security and Networks (B.Sc. Hons)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
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Academic IELTS score of 6.0 with no element below 5.5
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English Proficiency Requirement
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*£1,000 scholarship is given on the 1st year.
and £1,000 for each subsequent year of the degree. Up to £4,000 over 4 years.
Enjoy critical thinking, identifying problems and providing strong technical solutions. You can progress to a career as a security engineer or analyst. Study cyber security with a focus on network infrastructure to ensure protection from cyber-crime.
With today's advancing technologies comes the increasing threat of cybercrime. The National Cyber Security Strategy makes clear the importance of good network defences in securing the UK. GCU has developed a suite of programmes which provide the opportunity to be at the forefront of defending cyberspace from sophisticated malicious attacks and future threats.
Cyber Security and Networks covers the protection of computer equipment, information and services from unauthorised access, change or destruction. It will inform you of the latest technologies, help you understand legal, ethical and professional responsibilities and provide a broad awareness of the industry.
The School of Engineering and the Built Environment is an accredited Cisco Academy. The curriculum material from the professionally recognised Cisco Certified Network Associate qualification and Cisco Certified Network Professional is integrated into this programme. With additional work and assessments, you can work to complete these Cisco Certified qualifications.
The programme features an optional one-year sandwich placement which can be undertaken after completion of Year 3. The placement consists of a year of practical paid work experience in a suitable company position. The different types of posts undertaken can be of quite a diverse range but will always relate to your area of study. Recently students have been placed with companies such as IBM, Dell Corporation, National Australia Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland and Strathclyde Police among others. The placement can provide valuable experience to enhance your career prospects following graduation.
Programming 1, Computer Networking 1, Web Platform Development 1, Integrated Project 1, Mathematics for Computing, Fundamentals of Computing.
Secure Systems Administration, Computer Networking 2, Programming 2, Integrated Design Project 2, Database Development, Cyber Security Operations.
Advanced Routing, Digital Forensic Investigation, Ethical Hacking, Advanced Switching, Integrated Design Project 3, Research Skills and Professional Issues.
Web Application Security, Internet Security, Network Simulation, Regulating the Information Society, Honours Project.
These programmes will prepare you for entering the communication networks, security engineering and digital forensics sector, an industry which employs one in three of all jobs within the IT sector. This sector is becoming increasingly complex, with particular need for digital forensics, digital security, ethical hacking, wireless and mobile specialist skills.
The University expect digital security graduates to embark on a range of career pathways including government agencies, law enforcement or associated private sector agencies, business, supporting specialist roles such as forensic practitioners, penetration testers (ethical hackers) and security and forensic consultants.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good.
The university aims to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments.
GCU’s student experience nurtures knowledge and creativity to address real-world global challenges, transforming the lives of our students and others.
Ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league (2017)
We have academic schools offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities and specialist areas of study
We have world-leading and internationally excellent research
We are the largest provider of nursing and midwifery education; have experts in renewables, energy and construction; and we are a leading provider of management, business, law and social science education
We are raising attainment of talented individuals from all backgrounds through articulation and widening access initiatives such as College Connect and the Caledonian Club
Outstanding student experience
Our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries. GCU’s friendly campus community offers:
The award-winning Saltire Centre with large academic library
Opportunities to study abroad or as part of a global exchange
95% of GCU graduates find work or further study within six months of graduation (HESA, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2018).
£32million Glasgow campus redevelopment completed in 2016
Representation from the GCU Student Association
A 90% satisfaction rating in the International Student Barometer 2016 (ISB)
All the on-campus facilities you need including accommodation and health and fitness
GCU has received the Cycle Friendly Campus award from Cycling Scotland – the first of its kind in Scotland
GCU was the first university in Scotland to achieve EcoCampus Platinum certification for its environmental practices]
Ranked first in Scotland for work experience opportunities