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Computer Networks and Security BSc (Hons)


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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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Duration and mode of study: Full time: four years including a placement year. Fees: This is a resource intensive course, so it costs ÂŁ8,600. Start date: You can start this course in September.

About the course This course will prepare you to become a successful networks or security specialist. You will study routing and wide area networks, wired and wireless networks, CISCO and Microsoft networks. You will also be able to understand security issues and critically analyse and evaluate responses to security related problems. Teaching and learning Throughout the course you will gain the knowledge and develop the skills that the industry is looking for. You will study in our state-of-the-art facilities, including a fully dedicated network and security lab.

The group work I completed while at Derby University helped me develop my teamwork, leadership and project planning skills. The skills I have developed were useful for seeing the successful completion of several projects while I was working for Porsche. Edward Hewitt

You will also spend a year in industry on placement, working alongside industry professionals, enhancing your career prospects and giving you a distinct advantage in the job market. What you will cover You will learn the technical skills to specify and build the physical infrastructure and the software development skills to make sure

Autumn Spring

Stage one

Programming I

Subjects in Computer Science

Foundations of Computer Science

Programming II


Stage TWO

Computational Mathematics

Networks and Security


Network Routing


Entry requirements: You will usually need 260 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list).

Introduction to Computer Science

Team Project

Switching and Wide Area Networks

Network & Systems Security

Placement Year


UCAS code: I120

Companies are increasingly responsible for ensuring that the information they hold and transfer across networks is secure and confidential. However, numerous highly publicised breaches of security and incidents of hacking have demonstrated that businesses have a lot of work to do in order to be fully compliant, thus creating a demand for graduates skilled in networks and security.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road

Why choose this course?



Systems Programming

Advances in Wireless Networks

Peer to Peer Computing

Security Protocols

Independent Studies

solutions are robust and secure. You will also look at the theory and implementation of wireless networks, network management, network security, system penetration testing, network applications development, ethical hacking, security protocols and IT governance and law. Additional information This course is professionally accredited by CISCO. The CISCO Certified Network Associate Certification (CCNA) is an integral part of the Networks and Security course. Ethical hacking and penetration testing will be covered by qualified staff with EC-Council CEH certification. We are also a member of the Microsoft IT Academy.

Your career There’s a lot of demand for your skills in developing, maintaining, securing and managing computer networks, as well as the engineering side of network protocol development and research. You will also be equipped with the management abilities to lead network and security consultancy projects. This degree will give you comprehensive training so that you can develop a wide range of skills, which could help you to get into a variety of careers in the computing field.

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