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What will I learn?

Organisations rely on talented and well-qualified professionals to keep their data safe from hacking, espionage, user error, and equipment malfunction. The University of Bolton's BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security with foundation year and industrial placement degree offers the applied skills and understanding needed for a career helping to keep the modern world running smoothly.Recent news reports reveal data breaches at large corporations, and some people say the age of cyber-warfare has already begun. The need for talented, professional and ingenious computer network and security professionals has never been greater. Governments, organisations, and individuals need to store and access information securely and efficiently. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security with foundation year and industrial placement offers an excellent preparation for a career in this field.The foundation year is the first year of this degree, offering an excellent grounding in the fundamentals of computing, programming, logic and problem-solving. It’s designed to prepare you for degree-level study.Our dedicated staff will support you to develop the strong understanding and practical know-how vital to protect data against all possible sources of disruption at all times. Focusing on the design, configuration, management and support of all types of computer networks, we’ll guide you as you gain valuable hands-on experience with a range of industry-standard hardware and software.We'll support you in gaining vital academic and lifelong learning skills to prepare you to research new technologies and apply your knowledge in new ways. As a graduate of this course, you'll be well prepared to keep abreast of innovations and enhancements in the computer networks and security industry throughout your career.The University will offer lots of support to help you find a placement with a relevant company in preparation for your year in industry (the industrial placement takes place between the third and final years of this five-year course). Through our relationships with employers, we’ll share placement adverts as they become available, and you can also seek your own placement. Our placement team will help with applications and interview skills. Your placement does not have to be in the Bolton area – it could be elsewhere in the UK. Completing a year in industry will give you invaluable skills and experience that will help you in your final year of study with us and boost your CV to help you find an enhanced career afterwards. If you’re unsuccessful in securing a placement, you’ll be able to transfer directly to the final year of study and complete your degree in four years.

Which department am I in?

Computing

Study options

Full Time (5 Years)

Tuition fees
£10,840.00 (US$ 13,310) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

September 2023

Venue

University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester

Deane Road,

Bolton,

BL3 5AB, England

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

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