BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

You will gain the technical skills to specify, design, implement and evaluate cyber security systems. By studying the course modules, you will develop a deep understanding in key cyber security subjects, including:

  • Information Security Management
  • Cyber Security Architecture and Operations
  • Data Privacy
  • Digital Forensics
  • Cloud Services: Security & Compliance
  • Risk & Information Systems Control.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills through a series of live projects. You will gain experience of the challenges faced in the industry. In your second year you will study a Continuing Professional Development module. This will mean that you will immerse yourself in either an organisation or work on an entrepreneurial project. You will also have the opportunity to complete certification courses from companies, such as Microsoft. Supported by our technical staff, you will study in our dedicated workspaces and specialist labs with hardware and software resources.

This course also comes with the option of doing a year in industry. This will provide you the opportunity to gain valuable experience working for an organisation or company.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will gain subject-specific key transferable skills. You will gain problem solving, analytical and communication skills that are in high demand in a range of careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Applications developer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Game designer
  • IT consultant
  • Network engineer
  • Web developer

Course Details

Year 1

Maths & Problem Solving
Programming 01 - Programming for the Web
Digital Systems
Programming 02 - Object Orientation in Python
Operating Systems
Security System Engineering

Year 2

Databases Systems
Computer Networks
Information Security and Risk Management
Cybersecurity Architecture and Operations
Research Methods, Ethics and Professionalism
Programming 03 - Systems Programming and Scripting in C#

Year 3

Dissertation
The Internet of Things
Pen Testing and Vulnerability Assessment
Network Security: Attacks and Counter Measures
Digital Forensics
Cloud Security, Privacy and Compliance (CSPS)
Privacy and Data Protection
Software and Web Security

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