Your future employability is the focus of this course so practical work is built in at every level and you will have opportunities to undertake work placements, including a sandwich year in industry, thanks to our links with over 450 local and national companies including IBM, Lloyds TSB and GlaxoSmithKline. About the Foundation Year The Foundation Year is ideal if you have the ability to study for a degree but don’t have the qualifications to enter directly onto the Computer Security honours degree programme. Once you pass the Foundation Year you will progress directly onto the first year of the honours degree. If you are a full-time UK student, you will qualify for student financial support for the full duration of your course (subject to eligibility criteria). About the BSc (Hons) Computer Security degree Over the last few decades, information technology has transformed the way in which commerce and industry operate, but it has also provided criminals with a new way of committing crime, either against the computer itself or the information it holds. Major organisations are therefore increasingly reliant on dedicated information security professionals to protect sophisticated computing systems against the threat of cyber crime. This course provides you with the skills to plan and implement cyber security systems, developing competence in technical areas like cryptography and software development together with an understanding of ethical and privacy considerations.