Web Development and Cyber Security BSc (Hons)
Full Time: 3 Years
Full Time with Foundation: 4 Years
Part Time: 4 Years
Full Time 22/23: £9,250
Part Time 22/23: £1,500 per 20 credit module
Integrated Foundation Year 22/23: £9,250
Full Time 22/23: £14,000
Integrated Foundation Year 22/23: £14,000
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Our specialist BSc Computing course focuses on Web Development and Cyber Security, equipping you with the skills and knowledge you need to be able to develop robust online applications. You will manage the challenges faced in the designing, developing, and maintaining the secure online applications that are needed to run on computing devices to include, laptops, smartphones.
Cyber Security continues to dominate the headlines and has a major influence on the privacy and confidentiality of millions of people. It plays a pivotal role in society, where secure and reliable software is needed to hold our personal information and valuable business data assets. There is a growing demand for those with the expertise to create reliable, robust, and secure online applications.
During this web development course, you will learn about the design and development of Web-based Software. You will also learn the importance of putting Cyber Security at the heart of your design considerations. Our course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to embrace the interesting challenges faced in Cyber Security and web-based software applications development. You will be given real life industry examples to reinforce your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
- Progression courses available
- Emphasis on practical learning
- Up-to-date workstation hardware and software in dedicated laboratories
- Exclusive 24/7 access to a specialist laboratory
- Student Support Initiative
- HP laptop and software included with this course for eligible students* (*see Eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions)
- Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise
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Our specialist degree in Web Development and Cyber Security gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work in a range of roles. You will be fully equipped to tackle the design, development, maintenance, and management of secure web-based applications, systems, and networks.
Equipped with a degree in Cyber Security and Web Development, our graduates have gone on to work for 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.
During the first year of study, you will study a common six computing modules. These include: Computer Systems, Computer Communications, Web Development, Software Specification- Analysis and Design, Object Programming, and Database Design and Development. These modules cover the fundamental principles needed to be able to move on to a more specialised range of modules during the second and third year of your course.
Optional modules in your second and third year include: Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing, Web Programming, Server Administration & Security, Advanced Database Implementation, Mobile Application Development, and Group Project.
Your final year modules are: Cyber Security & Applied Cryptography, Cyber Security Management, Mobile Computing, Modern Databases/NoSQL databases, and Dissertation.
You will be able to put the knowledge gained on the course into good use through practical activities that will equip you to pursue a career in Industry. Many of our graduates also embark onto obtaining Higher Degrees through research and development.
The major practical aspects of the course occur in the second-year group project, where you will work as a team member on the design and development of a contemporary Secure web-based application. Also, in your final year Dissertation, you have the opportunity to work on an individual project on a relevant topic of your own choice.
Please note the modules shown here relate to the academic year 21/22. The modules relating to the academic year 22/23 will be available from June 2022.
A typical offer could be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants 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.
Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) Entry Requirements
Admission to this foundation course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the course you wish to study.
English Language Requirements
All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
for study at undergraduate level.
For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.
- IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
22/23 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 22/23 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK – Full Time: £9,250
- UK – Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module
- UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
- International – Full Time: £14,000
- International – Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2022 entry.
21/22 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK – Full Time: £9,250
- UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
- UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £6,780
- International – Full Time: £13,000
- International – Integrated Foundation Year: £13,000
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2021 entry.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
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.
At the University of Northampton, everything we do, from funded trips to paid internships, is to give you everything you need to make a difference when you leave.
If you join this full time degree at Northampton you will receive a laptop when your course begins. The laptops are built to a bespoke custom specification ideal for use in the seminar room, collaborative group work or studying at home.
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.
To check out the full list of perks visit our Student Perks page.
Senior Lecturer - Computing
Amir Minai is a Senior Lecturer in Computing in the Department of Computing. With more than twenty five years’ experience in the UK HE Sector, he has overseen the design, development and delivery of a number of courses and has pioneered innovative pedagogic approaches. These include courses in; Computer systems Architecture, Network & Internet Security, and Cyber Security & Cryptography.
Amir has acted as an external examiner to UK Universities such as; the Open University, on their Undergraduate courses in Web Applications development, over two periods.
Amir is currently an invited member of the Northamptonshire Cyber security Forum, which hold regular monthly meetings at the Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner, designed to help local businesses raise their defences against the UK’s fastest growing form of crime.