Kingston University London - Cyber Security & Digital Forensics BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Cyber Security & Digital Forensics BSc (Hons)

Have you considered a career at the cutting edge of the fight against cybercrime? There's an increasing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals with the expertise that this course offers.

In this course, you'll study how computers and technology can be used to investigate, prevent and manage cyber attacks. You'll develop web technology programming skills and study specialized tools and operating system environments. You'll examine encryption algorithms, public-key cryptography, network security, endpoint security, and digital forensics. Project themes include security and vulnerability analysis, mobile app security, and cyber intelligence analysis.

Practical studies include ethical hacking (such as password cracking, vulnerability scanning, social engineering, and system exploits) and Security Operations Centre (SOC) functions, such as threat intelligence, threat hunting, SIEMs, and incident response.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You'll have access to software and tools widely used in the cyber security industry, such as Splunk, Nessus, Kali Linux, and Autopsy.
  • This degree is aligned with industry-recognized certifications (i.e. CompTIA, EC-Council, Splunk, and more), giving your career a head start.
  • Kingston has a dedicated cyber security and digital forensics lab.

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:


    112-128 for BSc (Hons); 32 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year from Level 3 qualifications.
  • A-Levels or BTEC Extended Diploma with grades DMM or BTEC Diploma with grades D*D* in a computing, science, engineering or mathematics subject area.
  • IELTS of 6.0, with no element below 5.5.

Career Prospects

Cyber security career opportunities are diverse and exist across many sectors. Examples include government, finance, entertainment, media, law and intelligence services.

Course Details

In the first year of this degree, students are introduced to computer security, digital forensics, and legal aspects of forensic investigative processes. They will also develop web technology (e.g. Javascript, HTML, CSS), Java, and Python programming skills; and gain practical insight into the use of specialized tools and operating system environments. Examples include hex editors, hash functions, Forensic Tool Kit (FTK), Windows 10, Linux, Android, iOS, and more.

Year 1

Programming I: Thinking Like a Programmer
Computing Fundamentals
Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics
Professional Environments 1

Year 2

Core Modules:
Ethical Hacking
Computing Systems
Professional Environments 2
Optional Modules:
Database Driven Application Development
Networking Concepts

Year 3/4

Core Modules:
Cyptography and Network Security
Threat Hunting, Analysis and Mitigation
Individual Project
Optional Modules:
Internet Protocols and Services
Software Development Practice
Digital Entrepreneurship

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