Forensic Computing and Security (BSc (Hons))

Bournemouth University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 - 4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 14100 per year

All study options

About Forensic Computing and Security at Bournemouth University

Are you interested in digital forensics, using ethical hacking to identify security gaps and help prevent cyber crime?

Software security specialists are involved in the design of all aspects of Information Technology systems and are vital in protecting user and organisational data. In this course, you will learn the tools and techniques to design and evaluate secure software.

You will gain experience in understanding the ways that hackers as well as general users think in order to predict their behaviour and use your applied technical skills to expose weakness in systems to ultimately build and maintain secure digital environments.

Our innovative approach to your learning opportunities will see you engaging in a series of practical, industry focused tasks, aimed at ensuring you graduate with the full range of relevant, up-to-date skills necessary to succeed in the cyber security profession.

You’ll be supported by academics with considerable experience in the security industry. Through groups such as the Cyber Security Research Group (BUCSR),  you’ll be encouraged to co-participate in a range of research projects, not only with BU staff but experts from other institutions in the UK and Europe.

You’ll be qualified to work in the security and/or forensic industry in roles such as police forensics investigator, forensics consultant, security advisor, information security analyst or cyber security analyst.

This is one of eight undergraduate computing courses we offer at BU. As we understand that it can be difficult to know what area you’d like to specialise in, all of these courses share a common first year, giving you the time to really explore the subject before deciding on a specialism. You only need to apply for one of the courses and you will have the opportunity to change your final degree title during your study with us. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 - 4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 14100 per year

Notes about fees for this course

  • Placement year: £850

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/ug-funding

Entry requirements

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: The entry requirements for this course are 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. We will consider all subjects but not accept General Studies.

For September 2020 and September 2021 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 components) or equivalent.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

Consider a Foundation or Pathway course at Bournemouth University to prepare for your chosen course:

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