Cyber Security

Undergraduate Degree with Foundation Year Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Equip yourself with the in-demand skills to combat cyber threats with our NCSC-recognised cyber security degree. Protect the digital world and join the forefront of cyber security.

Cyber Security
Entry Tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Code

I103

I105 (Foundation Year)

Duration

3 years (full-time)

4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year

4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry

4-6 years (part-time)

Start date

September 2024

Degree Type

BSc (single honours)
Course also available with Foundation Year

Modules

These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.

This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.

£2,000 Foundation Scholarships for all home students  

Find out more about our degrees with a foundation year  

 
 
 

This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you  

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

 

We are NCSC Certified

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With so many UK universities offering degrees containing cyber security content, it can be difficult for students to assess the quality on offer and to identify the degree that best suits someone’s preferred career path.

NCSC-certified degrees help you make better informed choices when looking for a highly valued qualification

You can read more here.

Skills

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This course will prepare you to progress and excel in various roles in the cyber security industry. You will graduate with industry-ready skills in:

      • Security testing
      • Digital forensics
      • Security governance
      • Cloud security
      • Networking

Employability is embedded throughout giving you the essential skills for employment in industry.

We have aligned BSc Cyber Security with industrial programmes and associated certification opportunities (e.g., AWS, Splunk). Students may work towards industry recognised certifications at an appropriate time during their degree programme, allowing them to distinguish themselves professionally early in their future careers.

We are ranked as the best modern university in London (Times Good University Guide 2022 and Complete University Guide 2022).

How you'll learn

You won’t be sitting in a lecture theatre, but instead will be learning in interactive classes, working closely with your lecturers and fellow students. This includes:  

    • Working in the computer labs
    • Seminar-style workshops
    • Tutorials
    • Project-based learning
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How You'll Be Assessed 

Your assessments will be based on the real world so that you will graduate with the necessary professional skills. This includes:  

      • Portfolios of security assessments
      • Presentations, where you’ll showcase your technical knowledge to your peers
      • Team projects, so you can get the critical experience industry is looking for 
      • Individual projects of various scales and flexibility.

Your academic tutors will be on hand to support you throughout your studies to guide you to achieve your best. 

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Career options

You’ll graduate ready for a career in the cyber security industry. Your future role could be:

    • Cyber security analyst
    • Penetration tester
    • Security engineer
    • Forensic analyst
    • Security auditor
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Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. We will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

Application Info

How to apply

Undergraduate programmes

 

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.

Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.

Tuition fees and funding

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.

UK EU and International Placement year
£9,250 £15,750 £998

Entry tariff

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.

Specific entry requirements

Mathematics, Computer Science, or another science/technology based subject at A level/BTEC (or equivalent qualification).

General entry requirements

UK students

Contextual offers

When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements.

Find out more  

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Course Facilities

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 Conduct your studies within one of our specialised computing labs in the heart of campus, including a dedicated cyber security lab.

Six dedicated computing labs

Conduct your studies within one of our specialised computing labs in the heart of campus, including a dedicated cyber security lab.

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 Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

Out of hours access

Access computing labs outside of scheduled teaching. Labs are open until 9pm on weekdays and 5pm on weekends.

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 Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

All the software you need

Every piece of software you’ll require to complete your studies is free and available for your personal device, meaning you’ll be able to conduct your studies anywhere and anytime.

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