BSc (Hons)

Cyber Security

3 Years
September 2024
Campus Taught
Foundation entry

Combine your interest in programming, computer networks and security to become the cyber security professional of the future.

Why study with us

  • Take part in our ‘Computing Challenge’, where our first year Cyber Security BSc students work as teams to design and develop a new app in a competitive and supportive environment.
  • You’ll get to use the specialist software utilised by the Police and other forensic investigators. This includes a range of investigative software and multi-processor password cracking software.
  • Learn from our Laboratory of Security and Forensic Research in Computing, which carries out internationally recognised security and forensic research.
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What you’ll do

  • Cyber security professionals are in huge demand, particularly since the General data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 came into force, so there are fantastic job opportunities out there for you.
  • This demand for cyber security professionals will only increase as the digital revolution takes shape. The Internet of Things and smart environments (e.g. smart homes, roads and cities) will pose new risks that will need to be tackled.
  • The UK Government has invested £1.9 billion in a cyber security strategy and identified a 20 year skills gap. This will create new opportunities for the next generation of cyber security graduates.


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.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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.

Gain real work experience through industrial placements

You can take a one-year industrial placement during your studies to increase your employability. Most placements are UK-based, but opportunities exist for global placements.

Future careers

Cyber security is a highly competitive industry which calls for people with advanced technical and personal skills. There is a varied range of career opportunities in this growing field.


  • The BCS are the professional body for computing and provide recognition for professionals in the IT industry. This course has accreditation leading to BCS Professional Member (MBCS), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and partial CEng exemption from the BCS.


  • 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

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
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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