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Computer Networks and Security

This degree programme will equip graduates who are capable of meeting the increasing demands for combining computer networks, security, and programming expertise raised by the growing adoption of the Next-Generation Network (NGN) services, e.g., VoIP, and Next Generation Network Model, i.e., SDN and NFV, where network devices have turned to be a programmable virtual entity on the cloud.

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Key Facts

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Degree

(BSc (Hons)) Computer Networks and Security

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Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

September 2022

Degree Overview

Beside core computer science and cyber security modules, this course includes key networking modules prepared carefully according to the new Cisco certification path, in consultation with our Cisco partner. These new modules focus on industry level requirements and are certification oriented and will prepare graduates to meet the new skill demands to maximise employability.

The structure of the course and programme modules makes it possible for graduates to also take traditional and emerging computer science, software engineering, or cyber security roles.

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Important

All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Why Study this Degree

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

This programme has been developed to help give students the skills needed for careers in the computer networks and cyber security industry.

Graduates have excellent opportunities to pursue careers in industry, government, or law enforcement in roles such as a Network Engineer, Network Security Engineer, Network Automation Engineer, Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Cyber Security Engineer or working in a Security Operations Centre (SOC) in roles such as SOC Analyst and Incident Responder. Previous graduates from our cyber security programmes have gone on to work for organisations such as Deloitte, GCHQ, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.