The specialist skills and knowledge to thoroughly test the security of computer systems, make them secure and investigate properly if they are compromised are not typically taught within a standard computer science course. In contrast, our course has been developed to provide a good practical and theoretical understanding of cybersecurity, hacking, digital forensics and the underlying computer science.
The first year focuses on enabling students from a diverse range of backgrounds to make a solid start on their degree courses and understand fundamental principles.
Intercultural Communication Skills for International Students
Digital Forensics Fundamentals
Introduction to Computer Security
Computer Architecture and Networks
Introduction to Computing
Introduction to Algorithms
Logic and Sets
In the second year, we explore security-related topics in more depth, from more complex forensic analyses to penetration-testing of black-box networked systems.
Effective Communication Skills
Real World Project
Operating Systems, Security and Networks
Intermediate Digital Forensics
Ethical Hacking 1
Networked System Architectures
Technology and its Social, Legal and Ethical Context
The final year of the BSc course covers advanced topics at the forefront of contemporary practice, such as malware analysis, exploit development and live-memory forensics.
Data Recovery and Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis
Ethical Hacking 2
Academic Writing 3
Advanced Network Management and Design
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
An international outlook, with global opportunities
Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed
Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field
A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost
On this course, students will have the opportunity to learn to identify and analyse the threats posed to modern information structures and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to advise a company on how to set up secure systems.
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and up-to-date for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information
Accreditation and Professional Recognition
This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:
The British Computer Society (BCS)
Accreditation by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional; partially meeting the Academic Requirement for registration as a Chartered Scientist; and, on behalf of the Engineering Council, partially meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer.