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Cyber Security (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught

Security is now a crucial part of business. Our Cyber Security Foundation Entry degree gives you the highly sought-after skills and knowledge to build secure and compliant systems.

Why study with us

  • You’ll have access to specialist computing labs with the latest cyber security open source and commercial tools.
  • You’ll also develop important workplace skills including logical thought, independent learning, teamwork, ethical practice and communication.
  • You’ll get involved in our ‘Computing Challenge,’ where you get to design and develop a new app and create a marketing campaign to promote it.

Take a look at the Annual Computing Challenge

What you'll do

  • Security professionals are in high demand as cyber security becomes a priority for businesses and organisations.
  • You’ll be taught by staff with a wide variety of industrial and research backgrounds.
  • You’ll develop an understanding of attack methods and learn how to protect individuals and organisations against them.

Module overview

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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 cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as 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.

Visit us this autumn

Discover our facilities, explore campus and talk to academic staff and students about the courses you want to study at one of our autumn Open Days.

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Future careers

On our Cyber Security Foundation Entry degree you’ll be able to turn your interest in programming computer networks and security into a rewarding career. 

Accreditations and Memberships

  • We are an Educational Member of the British Computer Society providing benefits to our students such a free BCS membership for the duration of their Computer Science course. This help connections with the tech industry through BCS mentors, enables access to bespoke events with industry experts, as well as interactive career tools include CV writer, interview simulator, personal assessments and e-learning.

Fees and funding

First year£6,500 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£11,000 for the first year
Full-time£14,900 per year
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Engineering and Computing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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