Why study Computer Science with Cybersecurity?
The UK’s national cybersecurity strategy identifies software vulnerabilities as a key threat and makes building security into software from the start a national priority. But most software developers aren’t cybersecurity experts – and that’s what the industry really needs right now.
Working across desktop, mobile and embedded platforms, you’ll learn how to design and implement secure software systems that are resilient to cyberattack. Right from the start, you develop an in-depth understanding of programming and building secure systems through hands-on, practical experience. You’ll specialise in the design, implementation and analysis of secure software systems, covering both offensive and defensive techniques.
Develop measures to stop cyberattacks
You’ll be prepared for the rapidly evolving cybersecurity work environment through our teaching expertise in ethical hacking, computing, secure software engineering and human-centred security. Using your grasp of programming and computer architecture, you’ll develop and implement systems with fewer vulnerabilities to help stop cyberattacks using offensive and defensive techniques.
By the time you graduate you’ll have a range of specialist analytical, operational and developer skills designed to make you hugely employable. This means you can easily transition into exciting new roles as the cybersecurity industry develops and grows, and work in jobs such as software engineers or specialist security reviewers.
This course ranked top 5 in the UK for Course Satisfaction (Computer Science and Information Systems) in the 2022 Guardian University Guide.
Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education
Abertay University was one of the first eight UK universities to be awarded Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education, and the first in Scotland to gain Gold. This is recognition by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – part of GCHQ.