MComp Computer Security and Networks

  • Studying Abroad Option Available
  • Sandwich Year Option Available
  • International Students Can Apply
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Professional Accreditation

Overview

UCAS Code:8B35
Course Length:4 Years Full-Time
Start Dates:September 2019, September 2020
Department:Department of Computer Science
Location:Edge Hill University

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  • Prepare to manage a modern IT infrastructure, specialising in networking, security and computer forensics;
  • Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of information and network security applications;
  • Accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.

Modern businesses depend on their network infrastructure and so it is essential they are managed in a professional way. This integrated Masters degree takes you beyond technical network administration to integrate IT management, security and forensics, project management, network theory and practice. Developing both the technical and managerial perspectives to view the network as a strategic resource, you will work on real life projects and be introduced to the latest industry standard equipment within a lively and highly effective learning environment. You will graduate as a networking and security specialist with the in-depth professional knowledge demanded by employers in this sector.

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In Depth

What will I study?

This MComp programme is an integrated Masters degree which combines study at Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc) level with study at Masters level over four years.

In Year 1 you will study a balanced range of current computing topics covering the fundamentals of analysis and construction of systems, as well as the foundations of computer science, multimedia technologies, and web design and development.

Year 2 provides a more specialised focus on networking and data communications, introducing security and forensics, together with core computing subjects such as database design. There is also a dedicated module focused on enhancing your employability and developing essential skills for the workplace. This module includes the opportunity of a work placement to enable you to relate theory to practice.

Year 3 provides the platform for you to develop knowledge and skills in more specialised and developing areas of technology, such as information and network security applications and forensic computing. You will also complete a research and development project which can take the form of either the creation of an appropriate piece of software or hardware or the writing of an academic paper. The emphasis at this level is on the development of independent study and learning.

Year 4 is Masters level study which comprises in-depth modules covering information security management, cloud application management and biometric security. A key part of this final year is a significant individual project which enables you to pursue an area of interest in detail.

How will I study?

Teaching methods are designed in consultation with leading employers in the region. Many classes are based in computer workshops, focusing on student activity as a means of learning. We introduce theoretical concepts by building on concrete practical activity.

To enhance your employability, you will be given opportunities to work together and develop the essential people skills to complement your technical ability.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of practical exercises, reports, essays and examinations. We want you to develop the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, therefore assessment includes both of these forms, though the emphasis is strongly on individual work.

Who will be teaching me?

You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development. The programme team includes specialists in computing and active researchers in areas including security, networks and forensics. Academic staff are regular contributors to conferences and journals.

A Great Study Environment

Two students with rucksacks walk in front of the Tech Hub.The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13m Technology Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science students.

Our modern computer laboratories are equipped with high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.

A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution.

There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.

Learning resources include robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.

The department has strong links with industry. The curriculum is kept current and highly relevant through input from our Employer Advisory Panel.

A dedicated Enterprise Projects Team and Web Factory social enterprise initiative recruit students to paid work on a range of commercial projects. This provides you with the opportunity to gain experience in a commercial environment. You will also be actively supported in developing solutions for local businesses through your coursework.

Competitions including ‘University Technology Challenge’ and ‘Hackathon’, organised in collaboration with companies such as Barclays, the BBC and Talk Talk, allow you to show invention and initiative through, for example, inventing new apps and presenting a business case in a highly competitive environment.

An annual employability conference and specialist careers fair prepare you for employment. You can also engage with research through the ‘INSPIRE’ initiative, with some of our students having papers published at international conferences.

Modules

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Year 1

CIS1107Foundations of Computer Science (20 credits)

Foundations of Computer Science introduces you to the concepts and practices of problem solving through a series of innovative class seminars and individual experiments.  You will learn to identify a problem, analyse it, and produce a structured solution. Exploring common issues within computing, you will also see how all of the separate areas merge, overlap and depend on each other in order for a robust computing system to be developed.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS1108Digital World: Information Systems and Design (20 credits)

Digital World: Information Systems and Design explores how the world of the 21st century is underpinned by computing technology. The module will develop your understanding of the essential concepts of systems analysis, including identifying systems processes, understanding business needs and presenting appropriate IT solutions. You will then apply this knowledge of systems analysis and design methods to make suggestions for improvement of a business, its processes and information systems.


Assessment: Coursework: 80%, Practical(s): 20%.

CIS1109Digital World: Computer Architecture and Networks (20 credits)

Digital World: Computer Architecture and Networks explores how the world of the 21st century is underpinned by computing technology while challenging you to envision your future developments as a Computing professional. The module discusses how current and modern computer architectures operates. It also analyses the technology on which computer architecture depends, starting with current central processing units (CPUs) and their instruction sets and progressing to the principles of modern multitasking operating systems that are supported by the underlying hardware architectures. An important aspect of modern computer technology is networking. The module introduces and covers basic principles of networks, their interconnecting components and protocols used in enabling reliable communications.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Written Exam(s): 30%.

CIS1110Web Design and Development (20 credits)

Web Design and Development is a fusion of two distinct areas in the world of web content production. The module will enable you to develop a sound understanding of the World Wide Web, the related technologies, the relationships between them and also their use. You will also explore colour and design theories, layout and typography. In addition, the module provides an appropriate setting to introduce some of the more powerful, user friendly web development tools used widely in the industry today, along with HTML and CSS and both client and server side scripting.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS1111Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 (20 credits)

Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of an object-oriented approach to software development. You will be introduced to the analytical techniques and processes that are essential for specifying, designing and implementing applications.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS1112Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 (20 credits)

Programming: Concepts to Construction 2 provides a practical introduction to the fundamentals of an object-oriented approach to software development. You will explore and develop object-oriented modelling techniques and receive an introduction to programming through event-driven program design and graphical user interfaces.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, are available to study as an integral part of this degree. A single Language module can be studied instead of CIS1107 Foundations of Computer Science.

Year 2

CIS2143Databases (20 credits)

Databases introduces you to the fundamental concepts in database design. You will acquire practical skills in database modelling, development and design using the rules of normalisation and entity relationship modelling. The module will enable you to identify the legal implications of creating and maintaining a database system, recognise and apply the principles underpinning the relationship model, utilise an appropriate database language, and extract and present data in a meaningful format suitable for the required use.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS2145Computer Networks (20 credits)

Computer Networks is designed to provide both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the basic principles of modern networking and data communications. The module will also enhance your understanding and awareness of emerging new technologies in the field. You will explore the major components of communications networks including Wifi networks. In addition, you will learn how to evaluate, plan, design and present appropriate networking solutions to given specifications, and develop a critical understanding of routing, network addressing and how networks can be subnetted.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Written Exam(s): 30%.

CIS2151Introduction to Security (20 credits)

Introduction to Security is designed to introduce you to the key concepts in information security and computer forensics. Society depends increasingly on computer systems; the systems are accessible from the internet, therefore increasing the risk to system integrity.  Furthermore, the growth of social networking systems and e-commerce means that personal data is also at risk.  It is therefore essential that internet users have a sound understanding of the risks involved, together with preventative and recovery measures. Security is a complex topic and this module provides an understanding of the context and overall security issues that apply in the use of networked computer systems from a perspective of personal data. You will explore the concepts of information security and identify security risks in different scenarios.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS2153Computer Systems Architecture (20 credits)

Computer Systems Architecture is about advanced features of modern computer architectures which enhance system performance. The central processing unit (CPU) instruction set design and choices have been explored in the context of system performance. Cache and instruction pipeline technologies are studied as examples of techniques developed to get round the limitations of the von Neumann bottleneck. Novel reduced instruction set computer (RISC) architecture is also examined and justified.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS2162Employability (20 credits)

Employability simulates, as accurately as possible, what it’s like to work in a given Computer Science specialism. You will be introduced to the “world of work” via a simulated work environment, as part of a team representing a fictional company but which need to produce real products or engage in realistic work-related activities. A 15 day placement will also enhance essential employability skills and provide you with the opportunity to relate theory to practice, build on your transferable skills and evaluate your learning.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select one of the following modules:

CIS2159Wireless and Mobile Networks (20 credits)

Wireless and Mobile Networks is designed to provide both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the basic principles of modern wireless and mobile networks. The past decade has seen an enormous expansion in the use of mobile technology. A further trend has been the convergence of various forms of digital communication which has enable enterprises and individuals to make wide use of mobile devices to access personal and corporate data. The business benefits of mobile access require organisations to extend the availability of corporate data, essentially blurring the perimeter of the organisation’s network. Such developments present huge challenges to information security specialists. This module therefore explores the technologies of mobile and wireless networking and discusses security challenges. It also provides you with hands-on experience in the set-up, configuration and testing of wireless networks.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS2165Introduction to Digital Forensics (20 credits)

Introduction to Digital Forensics teaches the methods, tools, techniques and forensic principles required for evidence recovery from a variety of digital media together. Legal and ethical considerations for undertaking such an investigation will also be considered. The module provides the background knowledge and understanding necessary to undertake a forensic computing investigation in a systematic, methodological manner, to develop an understanding of existing applications and investigative techniques and to understand the forensic issues and obstacles to conducting an investigation.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Year 3

CIS3142Operating Systems (20 credits)

Operating Systems focuses on the internal structure of modern multi-tasking operating systems. The module explores the techniques used in order to efficiently manage the resources of computer systems and provide protection to these resources and its users. The hardware/software interfaces and the levels of abstractions are studied in detail.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Written Exam(s): 30%.

CIS3144Forensic Computing (20 credits)

Forensic Computing teaches the methods, tools and techniques required for data recovery and analysis. The legal requirements for presenting such data will also be considered. The module provides the skills and knowledge necessary to undertake a forensic computing investigation in a systematic manner, as well as to develop an understanding of the role of a computer forensics analyst through the use of existing applications and investigative techniques.


Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40%.

CIS3150IT Management (20 credits)

IT Management develops your understanding and knowledge to underpin the acquisition and ongoing management of systems and services within an organisation. The module enhances your awareness of the need for a tactical and operational view in the management of technology services, encompassing selection, implementation, third party relationships, and legal and security necessities. You will gain an appreciation of the issues involved in the management of technology services, enhance your knowledge to manage the pre and post systems acquisition process, gain an appreciation of organisation and user support requirements and build your awareness of the security and compliance needs of modern business organisations.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Written Exam(s): 30%.

CIS3151Internet Security (20 credits)

Internet Security equips you with an in-depth understanding of the principles of computer and network security, outlines the key vulnerabilities of a networked computer system, and demonstrates how to design and construct a secure network. While society depends increasingly on computer systems, the systems are accessible from intranets and the internet, thereby increasing the risk to system integrity. A sound understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities of a system, as well as the associated preventative and recovery measures, is therefore important. This module will develop your analytical and evaluative skills in the context of a complex and unpredictable systems environment in order to define an appropriate level of security to meet the needs of a network owner.


Assessment: Coursework: 70%, Practical(s): 30%.

CIS3154System Penetration Testing (20 credits)

System Penetration Testing provides an introduction to the ethics, principles and practice of an essential component of information security, systematically analysing system vulnerabilities and their exploitation. This process provides evidence of the effectiveness of system security controls. It is sometimes called ‘ethical hacking’, though professionally it is referred to as system penetration testing.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS3155Advanced Databases (20 credits)

Advanced Databases enhances your knowledge of databases, modelling tools and database management systems including object-relational database management systems and NoSQL systems. You will compare and contrast the range of modern DBMS architectures and critically evaluate the implications of the different tools and techniques they make available. You will also critically evaluate the key concepts of advanced databases and their application to database implementation, as well as designing and constructing databases using advanced concepts and techniques.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Year 4

CIS4114Research and Development Project (60 credits)

Research and Development Project provides experience of designing and executing a substantial project in a limited time, based on a project plan, employing practical skills, problem solving and underpinned by relevant research. You will apply and extend skills and knowledge learned in taught modules and demonstrate your competency to construct and complete a coherent project as a Computing professional.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS4115Research Methods (20 credits)

Research Methods provides you with the knowledge and skills to develop a proposal for, and subsequently undertake, a research project at Masters level. You will engage with the essential considerations when analysing a problem and designing a solution. The module will also immerse you in data collection from the user, literature reviews, interface designs and project planning. On successful completion, you will have a well-formed proposal suitable for Masters level study.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS4131Implementing Secure Network Systems (20 credits)

Implementing Secure Network Systems provides an in-depth understanding of concepts of computer and network security. Security is of increasing importance for a number of reasons. Society depends increasingly on computer systems, however the systems are accessible from intranets and the internet, thereby increasing the risk to system integrity. IT professionals need a sound understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities of a system, as well as preventative and recovery measures. This module analyses the key vulnerabilities of, and threats to, a networked computer system together with relevant counter measures. The aim is to enhance your analytical and evaluative skills in the context of a complex and unpredictable systems environment in order to be able to define an appropriate level of internet security to meet the needs of a network owner.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

You will select one of the following modules:

CIS4123Biometric Security (20 credits)

Biometric Security provides you with in-depth knowledge of authentication, authorisation and identification techniques. With the advent and boom of mobile devices the amount of authentication attempts we make has increased exponentially. Therefore the need to devise and develop secure authentication techniques, and safeguard the authenticated information, has become more and more important. Coupled with the huge amount of personal data that is held within systems used daily, the detection and prevention of false authentication techniques is a vital characteristic of any secure system. The module offers a modern focus on biometric devices and biometric security systems. It will enable you to identify traditional security techniques, such as password and key-based environments as well as novel techniques such as biometric security solutions.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS4124Information Security Management (20 credits)

Information Security Management outlines the process by which information assets are assessed in order to determine the threats and corresponding risks to those assets. The module also encompasses the methods required for controlling those risks, provides a systemic view of the process and encompasses legal compliance issues.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

CIS4134Cloud Application Management and Security (20 credits)

Cloud Application Management and Security equips you with an in-depth understanding of the development and management of applications that are deployed in a computing Cloud. You will gain a critical understanding of the security implications that exist when applications are distributed in a global framework and explore the frameworks required to support the management and security of both data and applications in such environments.


Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

Timetables

Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.

Disclaimer

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

Entry Criteria 2019/20

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 128 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 128 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: ABB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Distinction, Merit (DDM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Entry Criteria 2020/21

Entry Requirements

Typical offer 112-120 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

Example Offers

Some examples of how you can achieve 112-120 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

  • A Level: BBC-BBB;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit or 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

As long as you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as the Welsh Baccalaureate and Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/offers.

EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at www.edgehill.ac.uk/eu.

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

English Language Requirements

International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

If your current level of English is half a band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Edge Hill University recognises learning gained elsewhere, whether through academic credit and qualifications acquired from other relevant courses of study or through recognition of an individual’s professional and employment experience (also referred to as ‘experiential learning’).

Previous learning that is recognised in this way may be used towards meeting the entry requirements for a programme and/or for exemption from part of a programme. It is your responsibility to make a claim for recognition of prior learning. For guidance, please consult the University’s Recognition of Prior Learning Policy and contact the faculty in which you are interested in studying.

Career Prospects

What are my career prospects?

This programme prepares you for entry into a wide range of professional IT positions. These include roles such as security analyst, security penetration tester, database administrator, software support specialist, computer sales professional, network engineer/administrator, IT manager or IT support. Alternatively, you may wish to train to teach.

The programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Successfully completing an accredited integrated Masters degree is the first step to full BCS membership and to being awarded chartered status.

How can I enhance my employability?

It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

Optional, additional activities may be available on this integrated Masters degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

  • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a five year integrated Masters degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
  • Erasmus+ and Study Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a five year integrated Masters degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
  • Learning a Language – you may be able to select language modules, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as an integral part of your course (for which you will gain academic credits). Alternatively, it may be possible to participate in Language Steps classes as additional study.

Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.

Finance

Tuition Fees

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this integrated Masters degree in academic year 2019/20, the tuition fee will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 are £12,000 per annum.

If you are a prospective UK or EU student who will be joining this integrated Masters degree in academic year 2020/21, tuition fees are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2020/21 are £12,250 per annum.

The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Financial Support

Subject to eligibility, UK and EU students joining this integrated Masters degree in academic year 2019/20 can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2019/20 may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2019/20, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2019/20 guide at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradfinance2019.

Financial support arrangements for eligible UK and EU students joining this programme in academic year 2020/21 are still to be announced. You are advised to check this page regularly and once the position has been confirmed we will update this information.

Financial support information for international students can be found at www.edgehill.ac.uk/international/fees.

Scholarships

Ten scholarship winners sitting together in a lecture theatre at the Scholarship Awards Evening.Edge Hill University offers a range of scholarships with a competitive application process for prospective full-time undergraduate students. These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

Additional scholarships, which you may qualify to receive, reward outstanding grades and are available to eligible UK and EU students.

To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/scholarships.

Apply

How to Apply

Apply online through UCAS at www.ucas.com.

Visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyucas to find out more about the application process.

Further information for international students about how to apply is available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/applyinternational.

Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.

Visit Us

If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at www.edgehill.ac.uk/opendays.

Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about all of our events for prospective students, including monthly campus tours, at www.edgehill.ac.uk/visitus.

Request a Prospectus

If you would like to explore our full range of degrees and integrated Masters degrees before you apply, you can order an undergraduate prospectus at www.edgehill.ac.uk/undergradprospectus.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions about this programme or what it’s like to study at Edge Hill University, please contact:

International students should visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/international or email international@edgehill.ac.uk with any queries about overseas study.

Course Changes

Expand All This page outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years.

23rd January 2019 - Change to Entry Requirements

112-120 UCAS Tariff points are required to join this programme with effect from September 2020 entry.

8th January 2018 - Change to Entry Requirements

With effect from academic year 2019/20 entry, the requirement to demonstrate evidence of numeracy is changing to GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).