Your study encompasses areas such as • mobile security • cryptography • network intrusion detection • secure networking technologies • information security management • incident response • risk management • security assessment • ethical hacking • web systems security. You also study more general computing subjects such as • computer architecture • programming • database systems • networking. In the final year you will build on your placement experience to develop a rigorous enterprise approach to cyber security processes and techniques, further enhancing your employability in the field. **Facilities** Laboratory sessions allow you to develop your practical problem solving skills for each module and are vital to a successful career in this technical area. You combine this with case studies, group work and online learning to promote the best understanding of computer and information security. You will work in well-equipped security, forensics and network labs furnished with switches, routers, security appliances, virtualised desktops and servers, configurable wireless access points and direct ADSL internet links. You will have the opportunity to talk with a number of exciting companies, both those that specialise in the area of cyber security, and others that understand that keeping their system secure is vital to a thriving industry. In the past we have invited Citrix, Cisco, PwC, Sec-1 and other individual consultants in the cyber security industry to talk. **Placements and work experience** In year three, you can enhance your employability and earning potential by completing a one-year work placement. Placements offer you valuable experience and let you apply your knowledge and skills to the industry. Our placement providers include • Sec-1 • Satisnet • BT • Citrix • HSBC as well as student placement startups such as Hawkify. As part of your course there are also opportunities to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme. This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It counts towards the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional and/or partially meeting the requirements for Chartered Engineer.