University of Bolton
Computer Networks and Security top-up BSc (Hons)
University of Bolton

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Business and Management

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Accounting at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £18500 £20000
25-75 percentile range £19000 - £25000 £14000 - £23000 £16000 - £29500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Business and Management

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24004 £23818 £29383
25-75 percentile range £20982 - £28114 £18679 - £30387 £21981 - £39292

Course Description

Organisations rely on talented and well-qualified professionals to keep their data safe from hacking, espionage, user error, and equipment malfunction. If you've already completed a related foundation degree or HND, our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (top-up) course offers you honours-level skills and knowledge ready to help keep the modern world running smoothly.

Recent news reports reveal data breaches at large corporations, and some people say the age of cyber-warfare has already begun. The need for talented, professional and ingenious computer network and security professionals has never been greater. Governments, organisations, and individuals need to store and access information securely and efficiently. Our BSc (Hons) Computer Networks and Security (top-up) course seeks to enhance your existing foundation degree or HND-level knowledge and skills and expand your cyber security and computer networking opportunities.

Our dedicated and experienced staff will support you in developing honours-level understanding and practical know-how vital to protecting data against all possible sources of disruption at all times. Building on your prior studies, we'll guide you as you gain skills in problem analysis and finding solutions to contemporary networking and security problems. You'll have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge of IT operations management, your understanding of cloud and network threats and the strategies for countering them. You'll also choose optional modules depending on your prior knowledge, experience, and personal preferences.

We'll support you in gaining vital academic and lifelong learning skills to prepare you to research new technologies and apply your knowledge in new ways. As a graduate of this course, you'll be well prepared to keep abreast of innovations and enhancements in the computer networks and security industry throughout your career.

Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Networks and Security top-up BSc (Hons) at University of Bolton

50% Teaching Professionals
20% Engineering professionals
15% Finance Professionals
5% Conservation and environment professionals

Grading & Study Time

Details of the learning activities and assessment methods for this course are available on the University of Bolton’s website.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6

If English isn’t your first language you’ll also need IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band (or equivalent).


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Computer Networks and Security top-up, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Computer Networks and Security top-up BSc (Hons)

Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £13550
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £13550

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Bolton in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Bolton in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #87 
    • #109 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 08 June, 2023]

See all 7 university rankings of University of Bolton

About University of Bolton

The University of Bolton, often referred to as Bolton Institute, is a university located in Bolton, England, whose vision in their own words is to be a distinctive teaching intensive and research informed university known for the quality of their staff, facilities and links to employment sectors. The university is mainly based on the campus between Deane Road and Derby Street in Bolton itself, but the university also has an academic centre in the United Arab Emirates known as Ras Al Khaimah.

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Where is this programme taught

University of Bolton Main Site, Greater Manchester
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