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Gain a comprehensive understanding of cyber security and forensic computing principles, including network security, cryptography, cyber threat intelligence, digital forensics, and incident response.
Our Cyber Security and Forensic Computing degree course will enable you to develop the expertise to assess and manage cyber risks, investigate cyber incidents, and protect digital assets from cyber threats.
You’ll learn critical skills in networking technologies, and methodologies required to ensure that systems are protected from cyber-attacks as well as digital forensic techniques for finding and analysing data from crime scenes.
Modules in ethical hacking and cryptography will equip you with the skills to undertake complex analysis and suggest contingencies for ensuring systems are secure and impenetrable.
Our courses at ARU Peterborough are designed to help you become a life-long learner, ready to pivot in your career and respond to changes in this fast-moving industry.
When you graduate from this course, you will have developed your powers of autonomous and analytical thinking, learned the essential skills valued by employers in the IT sector, and have experienced multi-disciplinary team-working which mirrors real-world industry standards.
Peterborough is a globally recognised ‘smart city’ with a gigabit network, located in Cambridgeshire, the home of ‘Silicon Fen – a centre for high-tech companies. What better place to kick-start your career in the IT-sector than at ARU Peterborough?
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A degree in Cyber Security and Forensic Computing can prepare you for a range of careers, from cybersecurity analyst to a penetration tester to a forensic analyst.
As a cybersecurity analyst, you would be responsible for protecting computer networks and systems from security threats and breaches by implementing security measures and protocols, conducting vulnerability assessments, and analysing security data.
As a penetration tester, you would be responsible for testing the security of computer networks and systems by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities and identify potential weaknesses.
As a forensic analyst, you would be responsible for analysing digital evidence in criminal investigations and providing expert testimony in court.
You could also consider pursuing a career as a security consultant, providing expert advice and recommendations to businesses and organisations on how to optimise their cybersecurity measures. Additionally, you could specialise in areas such as network security, cloud security, or application security, depending on your interests and skills.
These are just a few of the many potential career paths available to Cyber Security and Forensic Computing graduates. With the increasing importance of cyber security and digital forensics in every facet of life, your degree can open up a range of exciting career opportunities.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to stay at ARU and study for a Masters. We’re planning a range of postgraduate degrees at ARU Peterborough, and there is a selection of existing courses in Cambridge and Chelmsford.
Informed by employers, our courses support an integrated approach to employability. You’ll have opportunities to develop the skills and abilities they are looking for and gain a deeper understanding of how your academic learning relates to the world of work through Live Briefs and Ruskin Modules.
To amplify your career ambition, you will need to actively dedicate time outside of your studies, whether you choose to explore placements, internships or volunteering. Or you could make a social impact by collaborating with our partner organisations through our volunteer scheme Students at the Heart of Knowledge Exchange (SHoKE). These all give you an edge, providing you with experience that you will be able to evidence on your CV and talk about in interviews.
Our Employability and Careers Service offers a range of expert advice and support to build your unique professional profile, including tailored career appointments, advice on writing your CV, and help to complete job applications. You’ll have 24/7 access to the Careers Centre, our comprehensive online digital resource, which empowers you to start building a Personal Career Development Plan from the very start. Design your future at ARU.
To help you stand out when competing for a job after you graduate, we've developed the ARU Graduate Capitals. This is a set of six attributes, valued by employers and industry, that we integrate into our courses and help you develop, so you’ll have life-long career-skills.
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