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Ethical Hacking (subject to approval)

Level: 6
Subject area: Media, Games & Computing
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: BSc (Hons)
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Three Years

About the course

Ethical Hacking is one of the biggest growth areas in Computing employment and this unique
course will put you at the heart of the business of countering this threat. You’ll be testing and
penetrating computer networks and systems to work out vulnerabilities and to keep data safe
and secure. You’ll gain a detailed knowledge of programming, web programming, computer
networks, distribution systems and operating systems. You’ll also be making yourself invaluable
to any company that takes data protection seriously. Come and study this state of the art
subject in modern facilities at City College Plymouth.

What you'll learn
  • Computer Networking and Security
  • Security Programming
  • Operating Systems
  •  Ethics of Hacking
  • Cryptography
  • WiFi Testing and Penetration
  • Cyber Crime (Know Your Enemy)
  • Computer Systems Architecture
  • Digital Forensics
  • And Others
Entry requirements

Level 3 Computing qualification. English and Maths GCSE at 4 or above.


The course is a mix of exams and coursework

What's next?

After you have successfully completed this course, you may be able to progress to an MSc in
Cyber Security or MSc Ethical Hacking

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.