Cybersecurity is fast becoming the most pressing and least understood problem for many individuals, businesses and nations. The landscape itself is difﬁcult to visualise, built on layer upon layer of evolving computing equipment, networks, protocols and software. The ways in which it can be exploited are innumerable, with new vulnerabilities discovered daily.
Coventry University is committed to educating successive generations of cybersecurity researchers and experts – from developers that can write secure code, to digital forensics specialists and penetration testers.
We have garnered a reputation for teaching excellence and our staff benefit from a mix of practical experience from industry and law-enforcement, combined with active research in cutting-edge cybersecurity. Current projects include the incorporation of cryptography into network services for centralised management, machine learning for intrusion detection, low-power security systems and the security of embedded devices and the Internet of Things.
Our extensive links with industry help our graduates to secure rewarding jobs with security companies, large corporations and government. These relationships also ensure there are lots of opportunities for industry placements during your studies, with previous students spending a year working for high profile security consultancy organisations such as BAE Detica, Nettitude and NCC Group.
This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to lead the fight against the cyber criminals and keep hard-earned assets secure. It covers the essentials of computer systems architecture, programming, operating systems and databases, together with specialist topics in digital forensics, legal issues, networking, ethical hacking and computer security.
Our activity-led learning approach means your education will be hands-on; you will help you to become familiar with penetration testing tools, encryption algorithms and forensic analysis software. You can also gain additional industry recognised network certifications through the Microsoft and CISCO Academy Programmes (additional costs may apply).