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Course Details

Entry year / start

Autumn 2023


3 years (Full time) / 6 years (Part time)

Course code






Closing Date

2023-09-06 23:00:00


BSc (Honours) Cyber Security

  • Our cyber security degree combines three sought-after computing streams: networking, cyber security and digital forensics. It gives you a thorough understanding of socio-technical systems and skills to prevent or respond to cyber security incidents. And develops your ability to critically analyse and apply digital solutions to security examination and digital forensic investigations. You’ll also acquire an appreciation of tools, techniques and legal requirements. The degree programme, with its well-balanced theory and practice, has a strong technical focus. You’ll develop your understanding of how networked cyber systems function and how they might be abused. The course focuses on the relationship between technology, people, processes, the physical environment and cyber security. You’ll be able to pursue a wide array of career paths across all sectors.

    Key Features

    Course details

    This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

    • You’ll start Stage 1 with two 30-credit computing modules and two 30-credit engineering modules.
    • Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit modules
    • Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll study two 30-credit modules, choose a further 30-credit module and complete your degree with a 30-credit project module.

    Further Information

    If you have already studied at university level, you may be able to count it towards your Open University qualification – which could save you time and money by reducing the number of modules you need to study.

    If you feel you may need additional support, please visit our disability support page to read about what we offer.

    Visit our website to read more about our range of modules and flexible learning models. 

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