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Cybersecurity (Level 5 Foundation Degree - Open University)

Open University
Computing & IT

Course Overview

The course aims to create and prepare future professionals in the area of cyber security, whilst enhancing the learner’s technology knowledge and skills. The course team who will be involved in delivering the programme is committed to cultivating learners to develop their personal and professional technological skills and promote a lifelong learning ethos in the area of cyber security. The course will provide a broad-based learning environment that prepares graduates, who have successfully achieved the Foundation Degree, to either follow a productive career as professionals in the cyber security industry or to proceed to a higher academic qualification. Areas to be studied will include: • Equip students with a knowledge and understanding of the theory and principles underlying modern cyber security. • compare, analyse and evaluate a range of techniques, theories and methods applied to the development of applications and solutions. • Develop students’ abilities in the evaluation, selection, application and integration of a range of tools and facilities. • Develop students’ ability to carry out a programme of supervised work within a team.
  • Start Date
    9 Sept 2024
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 years full time / 3 years part time
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Open University Level 5 Foundation Degree Cybersecurity
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 09/09/2024
    Fees:
    £2,500 per annum (subject to change)

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road

Course Modules

  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Networking Fundamentals (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Programming Essentials (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Network Data Security (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Cyber Security Fundamentals (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Computing Mathematics (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 1 Level 4 Module: Ethical Hacking (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Mobile Devices & Cloud Security (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Responsive Incident Management (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Server Management and Security (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Cyber Security Implementation (20 Credit Points)
  • YEAR 2 Level 5 Module: Work Based Learning or Project Management (Project Management for International Students Only) (40 Credit Points)
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

48 UCAS point – (APEL applicable) – any of the below qualifications acceptable: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Computing; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing; Access Diploma/Degree (General). Other nearby colleges offer Level 3 OCR Qualifications and successful students will also be able to apply to the FdSc Cyber Security. OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT; OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT.

ROI Requirements

48 UCAS point – (APEL applicable) – any of the below qualifications acceptable: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Information Technology; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Computing; Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing; Access Diploma/Degree (General). Other nearby colleges offer Level 3 OCR Qualifications and successful students will also be able to apply to the FdSc Cyber Security. OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT; OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in IT.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Attendance at Information Session

Work Placement

Work Place in year 2 of the FT and year 3 of the PT programme.

What's Next?

Further Study

Top-up Degree Year

Career Prospects

The Foundation Degree in Cyber Security is aimed at individuals who intend to follow either a professional or academic career pathway in the area of Cyber Security.

Enquiry

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    I’ve always been interested in construction and architecture. My HND was the perfect stepping-stone to university. The knowledge I gained at NWRC helped me understand elements of my Degree course much more easily and I was able to complete my assignments to a higher standard.
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