University of East London

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Networks

The cyber security landscape is constantly evolving and organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to defend themselves from these constantly changing and persistent threats. It is critical that both business and government agencies protect their systems and data from potential risks arising from these threats. Because of this, there is a demand for qualified cyber security professionals.

Our Cyber Security and Networks degree course is an opportunity for you to develop knowledge and skills necessary to address these challenges and meet the demand.

The course aims to give you a fundamental understanding of how to protect organisations, networks, IT systems and individuals against cyber attacks and potential risks.

You will be taught by staff who are actively engaged in cyber security research and possess substantial experience of the application of security-related technologies in industry.

Entry Requirements


96 UCAS Points from

  • A LEVEL- Must include passes at A2 in at least two subjects.
  • BTEC- Extended Diploma or Diploma
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE- Diploma with 25 points including a minimum of 15 points at Higher Level.

English Language requirements

Overall Academic IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course. 

Other entry routes

Access to HE Diploma (QAA approved) with 60 credits overall and 45 credits at Level 3

Alternative GCSE qualifications

Level 2 equivalences such as Level 2 Functional Skills in English / Maths, Level 2 Key Skills in Communication / Application of Number and Level 2 Adult Literacy / Adult Numeracy

Mature applicants and those without formal qualifications

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Career Prospects

Students who complete this programme can look forward to rewarding careers in IT, principally as Cyber Security Analysts, information security office, IT security auditor, risk analyst, or in other roles with a significant responsibility for computer, network and information security.

Graduates can also look forward to careers in system and network administration, roles which require a detailed understanding of networks and operating systems but also the methods, tools and techniques for securing them.

Typical employers are from large and medium commercial organisation, government agencies, defence cyber security operation, and many more.

Course Details

You will learn how information systems, network infrastructure and overall organisational cyber-physical environment are vulnerable to attack, and gain practical skills in assessment and management of cybersecurity risks. 

You will learn the main areas of the discipline, including Cyber Security, Security Control, Cyber Security Risks Management, Network Engineering, Information System, and Software Development with a variety of specialised topics such as Network Monitoring and business continuity within the areas of networks and cybersecurity.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and experience required to gain widely accepted industry-specific standards within the area of information security management system, project management, cybersecurity essential, and  Risk Management. 

Our Computer Science with Foundation Year programme is perfect if you want a degree in the field, but do not have the standard entry requirements.

This course offers the opportunity of year-long placement between years two and three. If you choose to take this option, you’ll spend your third year on a placement with a relevant company or organisation, adding valuable practical experience to your growing academic knowledge. 

The extra placement year means it will take four years to complete your studies, instead of three.

Year 1

Information Systems Modelling and Design
Software Development
Computer Systems and Networks
Web Technologies
Maths for Computing
Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1 (IT Project Pitching)

Year 2

Database Systems
Cyber Security
Mental Wealth; Professional Life 2 (Computing in Practice)
Systems Administration
Data Communications and Networks
Information Systems, Strategy and Management

Year 3

Mental Wealth; Professional Life 3 (Project)
Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing
Project Management
Business Continuity Planning
Advanced Topics in Cyber Security and Networks

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