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BSc (Hons)

Cyber Security (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
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.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

The cyber security sector is facing a significant skills gap at a time when threats and the consequences of inadequate security are increasing, so your skills will be in high demand.

You’ll gain skills in identifying and exploiting vulnerabilities in computer networks and systems, as well as learning how to protect them against hacker attacks.

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

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 on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

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View the course facilities

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. 

You could go on to be a Security Consultant, Ethical Hacker / Penetration tester, Secure System Architect or Security Engineer. Or you could work as a Security Research Assistant, Forensic Investigator or Consultant. This course could also open doors to rewarding careers in the Police, IT System Management or as a Network Administrator. 

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£8800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£8800 for the first year
Full-time£14000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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