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Computing (Web Technology and Security) BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 16/06/2020

Our specialist Computing course focuses on Web Technology and Security, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to be able to manage the challenges faced in the design, development, and maintenance of secure web application for use on PCs, laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices.

Web technology continues to grow and influence the lives of millions of people. It plays a pivotal role in society, where reliable and secure web-based software systems are needed to hold our personal information and valuable business data assets. There is a growing demand for experts who can create the reliable, robust, and secure web-based applications.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study, you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

  • Progression courses available.
  • Emphasis on practical learning.
  • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways.
  • Student Support Initiative.
  • Guaranteed paid internship.*

Additional

Information

Further information

For further information, why not come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

Course Details

During this course, you will learn about the design and development of web-based applications and the importance of putting security at the heart of your design considerations. Our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to embrace the interesting challenges faced in secure web-based application development. You will be given real life industry examples to reinforce your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

Read more

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our specialist degree in Web Technology and Security gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles including design, development, maintenance, and management of secure web-based applications, systems and networks. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Barclaycard, Network Rail, and HMGCC. Commonly, they work in the following job roles:

Information security officer, Penetration Tester, Forensic computer Analyst, Security Architect, IT Security Engineer, Systems Security Administrator, IT Security Consultant, Applications developer, Web Designer/Developer, and Database Developer.

Contacts

Course Enquiries

Application status enquiries
admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Applying for 2020
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Computer Communications (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1017
    Core Module Y
  • Computer Systems (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1014
    Core Module Y
  • Web Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1018
    Core Module Y
  • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1019
    Core Module Y
  • Problem Solving & Programming (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1020
    Core Module Y
  • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
    Module code: CSY1026
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

  • A common first year giving students flexibility and time to choose a specialism
  • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways
  • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2
    Exciting career opportunities: GE, HMGCC.
  • Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories.
  • Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
  • An emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories – Robots.
  • A supportive approach to tuition with small classroom and laboratory sizes.
  • Student Support Initiative – Year 2 students mentor Year 1 students.
  • Computing Society – the largest Student Union’s Society

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Computing MSc

Computing Web Technology and Security MSc

Computing (Software Engineering) MSc

Changing Futures Week

Industry trips and tricks

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Fees & Funding

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

Additional Costs

There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250

2020/21 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,900

Additional Costs

There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry

2019/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Part Time Study

Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.


*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

  • Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
  • Full range of integrated learning environments.
  • 24/7 library and learning zone.
  • Low environmental impact.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour

Updated 16/06/2020

  • Our specialist Computing course focuses on Web Technology and Security, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to be able to manage the challenges faced in the design, development, and maintenance of secure web application for use on PCs, laptops, smartphones, and other mobile devices.

    Web technology continues to grow and influence the lives of millions of people. It plays a pivotal role in society, where reliable and secure web-based software systems are needed to hold our personal information and valuable business data assets. There is a growing demand for experts who can create the reliable, robust, and secure web-based applications.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study, you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Progression courses available.
    • Emphasis on practical learning.
    • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways.
    • Student Support Initiative.
    • Guaranteed paid internship.*
  • During this course, you will learn about the design and development of web-based applications and the importance of putting security at the heart of your design considerations. Our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to embrace the interesting challenges faced in secure web-based application development. You will be given real life industry examples to reinforce your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Further information

    For further information, why not come along to our next Open Day or contact our Study team study@northampton.ac.uk.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our specialist degree in Web Technology and Security gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles including design, development, maintenance, and management of secure web-based applications, systems and networks. Our graduates have gone onto working with employers such as Microsoft, IBM, Barclaycard, Network Rail, and HMGCC. Commonly, they work in the following job roles:

      Information security officer, Penetration Tester, Forensic computer Analyst, Security Architect, IT Security Engineer, Systems Security Administrator, IT Security Consultant, Applications developer, Web Designer/Developer, and Database Developer.

  • Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. You will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above. We welcome international applicants and applications from students with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course Enquiries

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2020@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Applying for 2020
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Computer Communications (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1017
      Core Module Y
    • Computer Systems (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1014
      Core Module Y
    • Web Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1018
      Core Module Y
    • Software Engineering 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1019
      Core Module Y
    • Problem Solving & Programming (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1020
      Core Module Y
    • Databases 1 (20 Credits)
      Module code: CSY1026
      Core Module Y

    Facilities &

    Special Features

    • A common first year giving students flexibility and time to choose a specialism
    • Opportunity to specialize in one of the seven available pathways
    • Acquisition of highly relevant vocational skills – CISCO, Microprocessors, O-O Programming, Prince2
      Exciting career opportunities: GE, HMGCC.
    • Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories.
    • Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory.
    • An emphasis on practical learning to reinforce academic underpinnings in specialist laboratories – Robots.
    • A supportive approach to tuition with small classroom and laboratory sizes.
    • Student Support Initiative – Year 2 students mentor Year 1 students.
    • Computing Society – the largest Student Union’s Society
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Computing MSc

      Computing Web Technology and Security MSc

      Computing (Software Engineering) MSc

    • Industry trips and tricks

      Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

  • 2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250

    2020/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,900

    Additional Costs

    There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2020 entry

    2019/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary

    The Reid Science and Engineering Bursary supports a small number of undergraduate students who are studying a full-time three year BSc or BEng in Environmental…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Courses offered on a part time basis are an excellent way of gaining a qualification around a busy home life or job. The University of Northampton recognises that many of our students have family and work commitments and offer various courses on a part time study basis, working flexibly around your requirements.

    A lot of our courses can be completed part-time, so you can fit your studies around your life. The majority of part-time and professional courses start in October. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure we have your details before your course starts.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our new £330 million campus.

360 Virtual Tour

Virtual tour