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Web Development and Cyber Security BSc (Hons)

Key Facts

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years full time (with Foundation)
    4-6 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250 Part Time: £1,500 per 20 credit module Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250

  • Fees International:

    Full Time: £14,000 Integrated Foundation Year: £14,000

  • Location:

    Waterside

Get in touch


For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 894503

Overview


Course subject to validation for September 2022 start. Apply now via UCAS.

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 that manage the challenges faced in the design, development, and maintenance of secure on 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 in 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 in the expertise to create the reliable, robust, and secure online applications.

During this course, you will learn about the design and development of Web-based Software and the importance of putting Cyber 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 Cyber Security and web-based software applications development. You will be given real life industry examples to reinforce your theoretical knowledge and practical skills.

We’re here to support you in achieving your ambitions, no matter what they might be. During your time studying this degree, we will help you to identify your skills and strengths, as well as gaining practical experience to help you appeal to potential employers. We’re so confident that you will secure a paid position or continue your studies once you graduate and complete one of our awards, which is why we have created the Northampton Employment Promise.

Updated 11/11/2021

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Career Opportunities

Our specialist degree in Web Development and Cyber 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.

Course Content


  • During the first year, you will study a common six computing modules which 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 that you will need to be able to move on to a more specialised range of modules during the second and third year of your course.

    The year two and three modules include; Ethical Hacking & Penetration Testing, Web Programming, Server Administration & Security, Advanced Database Implementation, Mobile Application Development, and Group Project.

    The year three 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 or to embark onto obtaining Higher Degrees through research and development. The major practical aspects of the course are 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, and the final year Dissertation, when you get to work on an individual project on a relevant topic of your own choice.

  • 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.

  • 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
    Additional Costs

    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
    Additional Costs

    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.

    Computing MSc (with or without Placement)

    Computing (Internet Technology and Security) MSc

  • 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.

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