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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

Ravensbourne University London
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

This course combines theory and practice, with a strong technical focus.

The course aims to develop student's understanding of the relationship between cyber security, and the people and processes that it affects. It also looks at how cyber systems are intended to function, and how they might be abused.

With an increasing demand for cyber security expertise to protect our society, this course is designed to meet the industry’s need for highly qualified graduates.

Through a mixture of lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions, the expert tutors will teach students to use the latest generation of tools and techniques to evaluate cyber security issues, recognise best practices, construct robust software, and evaluate possible solutions to overcome potential threats.

Key study topics include:

  • Computer forensics
  • Ethical hacking
  • Computer networks
  • Databases
  • Programming safely
  • Web content safety

Admission requirements

Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.

Qualifications accepted:

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above
  • International students will be required to have IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 or above, or TOEFL with an overall score of 72 or above.

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

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Program content

Year 1

Modules include:

  • Computer Networks
  • Web Design and Database Development
  • Cloud Computing Principles
  • Software Development

Year 2

Modules include:

  • Advanced knowledge of cyber security
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Digital Forensics
  • Elective Modules

Optional placement year

After the second year, students can opt to take an optional work placement year in the cyber security sector.

Year 3

Modules include:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Project Management
  • Secure Programming
  • Cyber Ethics
  • Major Project
  • Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

  • Tuition fees for UK students: £9,250 per year
  • Tuition fees for International students: £16,500 per year


Bachelor of Science (with Honours) – BSc (Hons)

Career opportunities

Graduates can progress into careers in industry, government and law enforcement.

Job title include the likes of security analysts, penetration testers, forensic investigators, cyber security engineers, cyber auditors.

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Ravensbourne University London

Ravensbourne University London is an innovative, industry-focused university located at the heart of London’s newest creative community on the Greenwich Peninsula. They're champions of creativity and collaboration, dedicated to giving their learners the specialist skills and opportunities they need for...

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Ravensbourne University London

6 Penrose Way
SE10 0EW London
United Kingdom

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