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BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity

Coventry University

Course overview

Study level: Undergraduate

This course aims to provide you with a strong practical and theoretical understanding of cybersecurity, hacking, digital forensics, security operations and the underlying associated computer science.

The course is designed to help you develop skills in the following areas:

  • Understanding who ‘hackers’ typically are, the techniques they use to break into systems and the way we defend against them.
  • Learning how to examine computers and networks for digital artefacts, and how these can be used in a legal case, or as part of incident response.
  • Understanding how the network infrastructure connects systems, and the impact on security.
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  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Networking and Computer Architectures
  • Information Security Management
  • Ethics and Legal Frameworks of Cyber Security professionals
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Practical Penetration Testing
  • Programming and Operating Systems
  • Foundations of Networking
  • Security Operations
  • Digital Forensics
  • The Internet and Web Technologies
  • UK work placement
  • International Study/Work Placement
  • Advanced Penetration Testing
  • Digital Security Risk and Audit Management
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Research Project Preparation
  • Research Project Delivery
  • Optional modules
  • Digital Security Risk and Audit Management
  • Cryptography
  • Security of Emerging Connected Systems
  • Automotive Cyber Security
  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Secure Network Design and Development
  • Cyber Security Research Project
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    £19,850 Per Year

    International student tuition fee

    3 years


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024
    • September 2025

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time