Web Development and Cyber Security BSc (Hons)
BSc with Foundation: G452
Full Time: 3 Years
Full Time with Foundation: 4 Years
Part Time: 4 Years
Fees UK 23/24:
Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
Fess International 23/24:
Full Time: £14,750
Integrated Foundation Year: £14,750
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Our specialist Computing BSc (Hons) 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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During the first year of study on Web Development and Cyber Security BSc (Hons), 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 22/23. The modules relating to the academic year 23/24 will be available from June 2023.
Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits)
Module code: CSY1020Status: CompulsoryThis purpose of this module is to: introduce students to the skills, principles and concepts necessary to solve problems in computing; to develop essential skills to enable the solution of these problems with the construction of appropriate algorithms and a computer program; introduce principles underlying the design of a high level programming language (HLPL); gain experience and confidence in the use of a HLPL to implement algorithms; implement HLPL programs using an appropriate programming language e.g. Java; introduce an object-oriented language initially as a non-object language.
Computer Systems (20 Credits)
Module code: CSY1061Status: CompulsoryThis module provides knowledge of the hardware and software components that make up a computer system and overview the important concepts in preparation for future study of computer science.
Computer Communications (20 Credits)
Module code: CSY1062Status: CompulsoryThis module develops student?s understanding of the principles of communication networks and how to classify the various network devices in the appropriate layer of the protocol stack. Students will learn how to manage IP addresses in a small network and will develop confidence in using network simulation software.
Web Development (20 Credits)
Module code: CSY1063Status: CompulsoryThis purpose of this module is to give students an understanding of client side web technologies. This module provides students with: the essential knowledge and practical skills to design, develop and implement a Web site to contemmporary web standard
Software Engineering Fundamentals (20 Credits)
Module code: CSY1064Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to develop student's experience with the multiple stages of software engineering life-cycles from initial need and requirements identification through to the design and implementation of code in order to develop confidence in the use of terminology and techniques for each of the stages.
Databases Design and Development (20 Credits)
Module code: CSY1065Status: CompulsoryThe purpose of this module is to apply the principles of database integrity in the design and development of database structures. This is a practical module that applies data modelling techniques to establish, modify and maintain database integrity, structures and associated components such as entities, relationships and attribute definitions.
- Problem Solving and Programming (20 Credits)
A typical offer could be:
- BCC at A-Level or,
- DMM at BTEC or,
- Pass (C and above) at T Level
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 or,
- Pass (D or E) at T Level
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.
2023/24 Tuition Fees
Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.
- UK – Full Time: £9,250
- UK – Part Time: £1,540 per 20 credit module
- UK – Integrated Foundation Year: £9,250
- International – Full Time: £14,750
- International – Integrated Foundation Year: £14,750
There are currently no additional costs anticipated for this course for 2023 entry.
2022/23 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.
For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.
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 Web Development and Cyber Security 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.
*UK fee payers only (see Terms and Conditions for further details).
The Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.
If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year programme which includes an Integrated Foundation Year. The Integrated Foundation Year will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.
Our four-year courses will enable you to successfully follow the degree pathway of your choice while gaining essential study skills. The foundation year of your chosen degree will be studied on a full-time basis and is aimed at supporting the transition to higher education. Years two, three and four are then studied as a standard degree programme.
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.
Careers and Employability
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.
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
- Database Developer.
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.