Middlesex University London

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics BSc Honours

Why study cyber security and digital forensics with us

  • Our BSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics will develop your theoretical knowledge while you gain the skills, practical experience and certifications to excel in areas that range from compliance management to cyber forensics and everywhere in between. Tailor your studies to gain the expert knowledge, certifications and specialist cyber security skills that are in high demand across all sectors and industries.
  • You’ll enhance your understanding of compliance standards within a range of industries and networks, learn to identify breaches, vulnerabilities and threats – and build the digital investigation skills that will minimise their impact on organisations.
  • Build your practical skills
  • We’ll give you the opportunity to develop your professional skills with a year-long, paid work experience placement as part of a four-year study option. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, it may not be possible for placements to take place this academic year. Placements will be subject to full risk assessment to ensure that the placement provider meets UK government criteria for COVID secure workplaces. You’ll also have the chance to gain industry-recognised certifications, including Cisco's CCNA and CCNP.
  • You’ll put theory into practice with hands-on experiments in our dedicated network, cyber security and digital forensic labs. There may be some restrictions to labs as a result of Covid-19. Where possible, practical online demos will be provided where it is not possible to access labs directly.
  • Our cyber security degree gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies with optional modules that let you focus on your areas of interest while you develop the skills that will give you a competitive edge in the industry.
  • Get the support you need to succeed
  • Our personalised approach gives you the support you need to succeed as a student. While you are an undergraduate or foundation year student, you’ll have a Personal Tutor directly related to your course. If you need support with academic writing, numeracy and library skills, we’ll be sure to provide it. Our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants have studied your subject and can support you based on their own experience.
  • We’ll give you the help you need to write your CV, develop your job entry plan and make the relevant industry contacts that will let you pursue your career goals. You’ll graduate with a range of job opportunities in a variety of sectors, following in the footsteps of graduates who are now making their mark in companies including Accenture, Grant Thornton, Eurofins Forensic Service, Serious Fraud Office and Transport for London.

Entry Requirements

In addition to qualifications such as A level and International Baccalaureate, we accept a wide range of international qualifications.

Find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country on the relevant support in your country page. If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest regional office for support.

English language requirements for international students

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications. For some EU countries, we may be able to accept English language competency evidenced through your high school qualification. If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive pre-sessional English course.

Career Prospects

What will you study on BSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics?

Core modules such as programming, networks, and IT security are covered in this course extensively. You will develop expert knowledge in the technological, ethical, regulatory and legal issues in this field, including security, encryption, operating systems and information systems. After Year 2, you will have the opportunity to put what you've learned to practical use with a work experience placement at an organisation.

What will you gain?

You will be prepared to deal with the legal implications of investigations and be able to collect, analyse and report on and present your findings on digital artefacts seized. You will be prepared to investigate unauthorised access or data breaches in an organisation.

Course Details

You will be prepared to deal with the legal implications of investigations and be able to collect, analyse and report on and present your findings on digital artefacts seized. You will be prepared to investigate unauthorised access or data breaches in an organisation.

Year 1

Computer Networks (30 credits) - Compulsory
Computer Systems Architecture and Operating Systems (30 credits) - Compulsory
Programming for Data Communications and Networks (30 credits) - Compulsory
Information in Organisations (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

Digital Incident Scene Investigation (30 credits) - Compulsory
Internet Technologies (30 credits) - Compulsory
Cyber Security and Digital Forensic Compliance (30 credits) - Compulsory
Network and Protocol Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3- Optional Placement Year

Supervised Industrial Placement (120 credits) - Optional

Year 4

Memory Analysis (30 credits) - Compulsory
Defensive Security (30 credits) - Compulsory
Individual Project (30 credits) - Compulsory
Blockchain Engineering and Analytics (30 credits) - Optional
Artificial Intelligence (30 credits) - Optional
Network Security and Forensics (30 credits) - Optional

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