As the use of virtual environments, computer databases and information technology has steadily grown, so too has the threat of cyber-attacks. Government agencies, police forces and defence organisations have all identified a major skills shortage of cyber security practitioners globally; as such this cutting-edge degree addresses this gap in the market and has been developed to meet the requirements of the National Cyber Security Strategy.
As well as giving you a sound technical education, this course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the computer security sector. You’ll be taught by experts in their field, each bringing their unique skills and knowledge to this exciting programme of study. You’ll also have access to our state-of-the-art Cyber Security Unit.
In addition, according to a recent report by the Economist, BU is ranked third for boosting graduate salaries in Computer Science. In 2014, our graduates earned an average of £33,500 – £7,224 more than the expected earnings.
We understand that computing is a diverse subject and that it can be difficult to know what area you’d like to specialise in at this stage in your career. That’s why all of our courses within the computing framework share a common first year, giving you the time to really explore the subject before deciding on a specialism. There are courses that allow you to keep a relatively wide focus, as well as degrees that provide a greater level of specialism, giving you plenty of flexibility when it comes to which direction you want your career to take.
This course forms part of BU’s framework of computing alongside the following other courses:
- BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology
- BSc (Hons) Computing
- BSc (Hons) Computer Networks
- BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
- BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing & Security
- BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management
- BSc (Hons) Software Engineering
You only need to apply for one of the courses in the framework. If you change your mind and would prefer to study a different course within the framework, you will have the opportunity to change your final degree title during your study with us.
All statistics shown throughout this page are taken from Unistats, Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), BU institutional data and Ipsos MORI (National Student Survey) unless otherwise stated.
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus
4 years full-time with a minimum 30-week placement or 3 years full-time. You will be enrolled onto the 4-year degree, but can opt out of the placement year