What will I learn?

**Course Overview**- Combine your interest in programming, computer networks and security to become the cyber security professional of the future.- Security is now an essential part of business and the demand for highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals is increasing. On this rewarding course we’ll provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to build secure and compliant systems that meet the needs of employers, preparing you for an exciting career.- The skills you’ll gain on this course will be in high demand in tomorrow’s world. The cyber security sector is facing a significant skills gap at a time when threats and the legal and commercial consequences of inadequate security are increasing. Emerging areas such as the Internet of Things and Smart Cities offer new opportunities for us all, but also new vulnerabilities to accidental or malicious actions.- Cyber security is about understanding attack methods and learning how to protect individuals and organisations against them. We’ll teach you all about identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in computer networks and systems, as well as learning how to protect them against hacker attacks.**Why study with us**- Take part in our ‘Computing Challenge’, where first year students work as teams to design and develop a new app in a competitive and supportive environment.- You’ll get the option to undertake a sandwich placement in industry after your second year. Most are based in the UK, but there are international opportunities as well.- Learn from our Laboratory of Security and Forensic Research in Computing, which carries out internationally recognised security and forensic research.

Which department am I in?

School of Psychology and Computer Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 19,314) per year
The Standard tuition fees is £14,250. The Sandwich year fees is £2,000.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Admissions Office,

Corporation Street,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR1 2HE, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,250.00 (US$ 19,314) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

12 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Admissions Office,

Corporation Street,

Preston,

Lancashire,

PR1 2HE, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Diploma plus SAT 1550 from 'Critical Reading', 'Math' and 'Writing' (before March 2016) OR SAT 1130 from 'Evidence Based Reading and Writing' and 'Math' (after March 2016) OR ACT Composite Score 22 and two SAT Subject Tests at 600 each OR Two Preferred Advanced Placements (APs) with grades 3, 3. OR (if no SAT or ACT) - Three SAT Subject Tests with grades 600 each OR Three Preferred Advanced Placements (APs) with grade 3, 3, 3.

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

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