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    Computer Science (Cyber Security Technologist) FdSc

    Computer Science (Cyber Security Technologist) FdSc | Level 5 | P12678

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    How to study

    Full Time, Part Time - Day

    Start Dates

    Start Date

    September 2024



    2 Years



    Burton Town Centre Campus

    • Course overview

      This qualification is awarded by Staffordshire University. To apply for this course, please apply directly to Staffordshire University.

      You will start at Level 4 in the first year, progressing to Level 5 in the second year. 

      This course will seek to provide a solid grounding in Computer Science fundamentals, with modules addressing networking, cyber security, software development, data analytics and forensics. 

      It will provide you with a solid grounding in Cyber Security fundamentals which will equip you with the underpinning skills needed to progress in a chosen Cyber Security field. You will develop knowledge in networking, software security and ethical hacking. 

      You will also be able to gain additional credentials from vendors such as CISCO and EC-Council, providing a valuable insight into the current team working practices within the industry. 

      The course will offer a balance of practical skills and academic rigour. At Level 5, the FdSc Final Year Project module will enable you to tailor learning to your own interests and build strengths through selecting the specific study topic which will support your future career.

    • Fees and Costs

      Educational entitlements or fee concessions are solely based on the individual programme and nationally set eligibility criteria. To see if you qualify for fee concessions then please visit the 'what will I pay' section of our website. You may be surprised what you are entitled to!

      • Course Fees Examination & Registrations
      • 16-18 School Leaver info n/a Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19-23 Educational Entitlement info £6350.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Part Funded info £6350.00 Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee
      • 19+ Fully Funded info £6350.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • 24+ Fully Funded info £6350.00Course fee n/a Exam & Registration fee
      • Full Cost info £6350.00Course fee n/aExam & Registration fee

      Payment methods

      • Payment in Full (Credit Card / Debit Cards / Cash) accepted
      • Employer Sponsored accepted
      • Direct Debit Instalments accepted
      • Advanced Learning Loan accepted
      • Student Finance English Loan (HE) not accepted

      For International Learners

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      Call us: 01283 494757 or 01283 494472

      Visit us: Chat to the Financial Support Team in the Learner Hub
      Just drop-in, Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


      Further Education Programme Only: The College reserves the right to change or amend, at any time, any of the course details including but not limited to; content, dates, times, venues, tutor, fees payable, concessions available, terms or conditions.

    • Entry requirements

      Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of 80 UCAS points from relevant A Level/s, level 3 Extended Diploma, NVQ, or equivalent qualification. 


      Several years' occupational experience within a relevant discipline will also be considered upon application.

    • What modules will I study?

      Level 4

      • Computer Architecture
      • Networks and Cyber
      • Business, Systems and Data Analysis
      • Introduction to Software Development

      Level 5

      • Professional Practise
      • Digital Forensics
      • Cyber Operations
      • Pathway Project
      • Ethical Hacking 
      • Virtualisation and Network Security

    • How will I be assessed?

      • Practical observations
      • Time controlled assessments (open and closed book)
      • Assignments/presentations 
      • Projects 
      • Application development walk-throughs

    • What can I do next?

      Successful completion of this Foundation degree will open doors to a number of university level courses, giving you the chance to study a broad array of top-up degrees, including: 

      • Computing 
      • Computer Science 
      • Cybersecurity  
      • Software Engineering 
      • Business and IT 
      • Computer Security Networks and Forensics 
      • Web Development 
      • Games Development 

      Naturally, the course can also lead to employment in the sector. A qualification in computing and IT has many applications beyond pure technology roles, such as roles in corporate or management consultancy firms, technical writing or freelance work. 

      In addition to improving your career prospects, studying with the BSDC is an enriching experience that broadens your horizons, develops your knowledge, builds your confidence and enhances your life skills via our skills promise.   

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    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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