This programme is suitable for both the newcomer to computer security and auditing and the practitioner who wishes to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies as well as more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. Graduates will therefore be able to contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

The programme includes an individual project, which includes a course in critical thinking and research methods. This forms a substantial individual piece of work, on a topic chosen by the student.

Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council); EnCase Computer Forensics, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 12100 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 7450 Year (EEA)
Start date , December 2016
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

  • Project (60 credits)
  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • Computer Crime and Forensics (15 credits)
  • Outsourcing and IT Management (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)
  • Strategic IT (15 credits)
  • One option from: Cyber Security; Information, Methods and Culture; User-Centred Web Engineering (15 credits)
  • One option from: Distributed Data Architecture and Management; Project Management; System Administration and Security (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

CAE score
180(Grade C)

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Applicants should have:

A good first degree (lower second or above) in information systems, computing related or numerate subject from a UK university or equivalent.

Practicing professionals with suitable experience but without a suitable first degree are also welcome to apply.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

More Information


This programme has full CITP accreditation (further learning) from the British Computer Society (BCS), the chartered body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession.This means that on successful graduation from this degree, you will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

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