Applied Cyber Security Degree Apprenticeship BSc (Hons)

UCAS CodeH115
QualificationBSc (Hons)
Duration3 years

About this Course

The BSc in Applied Cyber Security is an innovative and flexible way to study for degree whilst remaining in employment. The degree course is available to employees only. Teaching is delivered one day per week at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai for the first two years, and at Bangor University for the final year. 

This degree has been developed in conjunction with industry to make sure that the curriculum is relevant to the requirements of the IT Sector and workforce development. It covers the full breadth of Cyber Security, combining traditional academic teaching with work-based learning.

Completion of the first two years of the programme offers the opportunity of being awarded an FdSc degree as an exit qualification, which itself is accredited under the Higher Apprenticeship Framework through Tech Partnership, the Sector Skills Council for IT.

If you are looking for a University course that it relevant to the IT sector and can be completed whilst you work, then the BSc in Applied Cyber Security Degree is an ideal option. The degree programme benefits you by furthering your knowledge and career opportunities, whilst also furthering the success of your employer.

We look at each applicant on a case by case basis. If you are unsure or think you do not meet the entry requirements, then please contact us.

Fees

This course is fully funded, subject to confirmation from HEFCW, which covers the full course tuition fees of £27,000 (i.e., £9000 per year per student over 3 years).

Fees may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government. The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs for this course.

Why choose Bangor University for this course?

  • This course is fully-funded by the Higher Education Council for Wales, this means you can gain a  degree without any debt and your employer gains a member of staff with more skills that are directly related to the business.
  • The contribution your employer must make is to release you from work to attend college/university one day per week.
  • You remain in employment while you study for your degree. Students on this course will start at an entry point that is most appropriate to them, based on relevant experience or previous education. This means you will not be asked to repeat previous achievement, rather build upon existing knowledge and extend your future potential.
  • Students who undertake this programme will benefit from being able to increase their skills and progress in their career. This course will ultimately enable you to help your employer’s business develop.
  • You will have access to all the resources available at college and university, giving you the flexibility of two dynamic learning environments.

Course Content

The course is delivered through interactive lectures, tutorials and workshops. There will also be presentations by guest speakers. Learning is practical and informal. You’ll be assessed through a variety of methods such as practical and theoretical assignments, reports, oral presentations, project work, portfolios and team-based assignments.

What will you study on this course?

Example module listing:

  • Web Technologies
  • Introduction to Networks
  • Routing and Switching Essentials
  • Security and Data Ethics with Unix
  • Introduction to Programming (Java)
  • Web Servers and Authentication              
  • Multi-user UNIX
  • Scaling Networks
  • Connecting Networks
  • Mathematics for Security             
  • Cryptography
  • Software Design for Security
  • Scripting Systems
  • Penetration Testing Study
  • PESTLE (inc GDPR)          
  • Advanced Security Solution Project

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Careers and Employability

Completion of the programme can lead to a range of options in employment and education. The essence of the degree apprenticeship is to allow apprentices to develop the knowledge and skills that will allow them to progress in their career. This could be from changing direction in the profession or being able to identify new opportunities that advantage them or their employer.

Entry Requirements

  • Students need to be in either full or part-time employment (minimum 16 hours a week) in the IT industry.
  • All applicants will be considered on a case by case basis and will be expected to attend an informal interview.

Course Costs

This course is fully funded, subject to confirmation from HEFCW, which covers the full course tuition fees of £27,000 (i.e., £9000 per year per student over 3 years).

Fees may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government. The tuition fees do not cover the costs of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying costs.

There are no mandatory additional costs for this course.

How to Apply

Further Information

Contact us

Please contact Bryn Jones: apprenticeships@bangor.ac.uk

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