What will I learn?

- Study diverse cyber-security and computing topics.- Develop knowledge of web and mobile security, and their governance.- Build a solid theoretical grounding in systems, networks and data communication.- Gain useful industry credentials through British Computer Society accreditation.- Have the opportunity to work abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.On this course, you'll learn about cyber security from penetration testing to ethical hacking and network intrusion. Upon graduation, you'll have attained specialist credentials, and be ready to tackle real cyber security threats.**How you learn**On this specialist course in cyber security, you develop professional understanding, insight and skill in computer and information security. You'll work with industry employers and expert staff, cementing both your practical and theoretical knowledge.Assessments are varied, and include reports, presentations, demonstrations, discussions and online activities.**You learn through**- lectures- seminars- practical tutorial sessionsThere are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme (subject to the UK’s continued participation in the Erasmus programme following the Brexit transition period).**Applied learning****Work placements**In your third year, you can take a one-year paid work placement. Work placements offer you valuable experience, and an enjoyable opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills.Many organisations need experienced IT and cyber security staff, and a placement will give you the experience you need to add to your CV to secure a desirable security-related position in a competitive job market. We help you to gain a placement and support you through the application process.During the placement, you will be mentored by a member of academic staff, who will visit you at your place of work. Previous students have worked at organisations including- Cisco- Citrix- 3Squared- Next- Servelec Group- Hewlett-Packard Ltd- IBM Ltd**Networking opportunities**You will have the opportunity to talk with a number of dynamic companies and professionals that specialise in the field of cyber security, as well as others concerned with the sector.In the past we have invited Citrix, Cisco, PwC, Sec-1 and other individual consultants in the cyber security industry give guest lectures and seminars.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,

Sheffield,

S1 1WB, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses