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3-4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Manchester
English
September 2021
Manchester Metropolitan University

Program description

BSc Cyber Security

As computing technology becomes more integral to our homes, workplaces and public services, cybercrime is increasingly widespread and dangerous. With this degree, you’ll be part of the solution as you learn to investigate breaches and harness secure systems.

You’ll specialise in identifying different cyber security attacks and mitigation techniques, detecting and responding to network-based intrusions, ethical hacking and testing approaches, and applied cryptography. And because other people’s private data is involved, you’ll also explore the legal and ethical implications and how they relate to cyber security.

Throughout our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security degree, you’ll also gain a broad understanding of core computing subjects, such as programming, mathematics for computing, databases, networks and operating systems. Extensive group work will develop your ability to think logically and use your initiative to critically analyse problems. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a set of skills that are in high demand in our technology-led world, across both the public and private sectors.

This program has the following options:

  • 3 years full-time
  • 4 years with placement
  • A foundation year is also available

Admission requirements

UK Students Entry Requirements

Specific GCSE Requirements

GCSE grade C/4 in English Language, Mathematics and Science. Level 2 Functional Skills English and BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science with merit grade will also be accepted.

Non Tariffed Qualifications

A minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points from Access to HE Diploma in a Computing or IT discipline will be considered.

International Students Entry Requirements

International Baccalaureate Points

26 IB Diploma Points including HL 5 in IT

IELTS Score Required For International Students

6.0 overall with no individual element below 5.5

For more information about entry requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Manchester Met is offering a scholarship package of £2,000 for every year of study to international students accepted onto a full-time taught undergraduate program that starts in September 2020. If you meet the eligibility criteria, the scholarship will be awarded upon enrolment, no application is required.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fee for UK and EU students: £9,250 per year.
  • Tuition fee for Non-EU International students between: £15,000 and £16,500 per year.

Qualification

A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises of 360 credits (120 credits per year).

  • The course gives you the opportunity to specialise in the fascinating and fast-growing field of cyber security, gaining knowledge and skills that are highly valued by both security specialist and general tech companies.
  • The Department of Computing and Mathematics is an academic partner of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). This partner status recognises our expertise in the field of information and cyber security.
  • You will study a curriculum designed in conjunction with industry to equip you with the range of skills and strengths that employers demand.
  • The four-year placement route gives you the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement, boosting your employment prospects on graduation.
  • You will experience what it's like to work as part of a professional team, finding solutions to complex problems via group projects. You can also get involved with extracurricular work to further apply your skills, for example, hackathons, gaming events and the students’ union computing society.

Career opportunities

A Cyber Security degree will prepare you for a wide range of careers in a fast-growing industry. You’ll be ideally placed to apply for jobs such as cyber/IT security analyst or digital forensic investigator. Broader jobs in computing include software developer, systems analyst and architect, IT manager and technician as well as roles managing technology to support a range of public and private sector organisations.

In addition, the skills you learn on this degree are highly valued by a range of employers and opportunities may exist in areas such as project management, e-commerce, scientific research, education and many more.

Manchester is a major hub for the digital technology industry. The close proximity of MediaCityUK and a large number of both established companies and innovative tech start-ups means that the opportunities for technological collaboration are huge. Situated in the “Oxford Road Corridor" innovation district of Manchester, the University and the Department of Computing and Mathematics are perfectly placed to work with key players in the digital technology and new media sectors.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse international student population from more than 130 countries. The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old†, which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and...


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Why study at Manchester Metropolitan University


  1. Ranked in the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old. (** Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020)
  2. Lifelong access to our digital careers service for all alumni of the University.
  3. £400M+ future investment planned to develop our facilities, buildings and public spaces.
  4. Holder of the distinguished Queen’s Anniversary Prize 2019 for our multilingual poetry project, Mother Tongue Other Tongue.
  5. 1,700 academic teaching staff and Professors.
  6. Our teaching quality has been recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), introduced by the Government in 2017.
  7. History and heritage: Our roots in higher education date back to 1824.
  8. Partnerships from across the sporting world including Manchester City Football Club.
  9. One of the UK's greenest universities / Ranked 2nd in the People & Planet University League 2019.
  10. Founding member of the Institute of Coding.

Contact info

Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Great Marlborough Street
M1 5AL Manchester
United Kingdom

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Want to know more about Manchester Metropolitan University? Fill out the form and include any questions you have. This information will be sent directly to the school, and a representative will respond to your enquiry.

By completing this form you agree to the Manchester Metropolitan University adding your personal data to our prospective students and enquirers database, and to be contacted by the University for promotional purposes with information on our services, benefits and opportunities. We rely upon the legitimate interests lawful basis in order to hold and use your personal data for these purposes.

You can unsubscribe by using links at the bottom of our communications or by contacting international@mmu.ac.uk. For further information about our use of your personal data and your data subject rights, please see our Enquirers and Prospective Student Privacy Notice: https://www.mmu.ac.uk/data-protection/privacy-notices/enquirers-prospective-students/

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