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BSc Cyber Security

University of Derby
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Derby
September 2022

Derby
September 2023

Derby
September 2024
University of Derby

About this program

BSc Cyber Security

As companies increasingly look to defend themselves against cyber attacks, the number of job openings is growing rapidly. If you have an interest in latest technologies, a flair for problem-solving and a capacity for quick thinking, a fulfilling career in cyber security is for you.

  • This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). The course is classed as industry standard and will give you several opportunities to enhance your experience as a cyber security student
  • Prepare for high-level roles in the drive to combat cyber crime
  • Gain all the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required by today’s cyber security professionals
  • Learn in the impressive setting of our new Network and Security suite
  • Take an optional industrial placement year which will stand you in good stead for securing a rewarding job on graduation
  • Get involved in exciting projects such as the ALICE experiment, on which we are collaborating with leading organisations at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research
  • Become a highly employable graduate – we are ranked 15th highest among all UK universities and 12th for English institutions, with 96% of graduates in work or further study within six months of completing their degree (HESA 2016)

Security is a vital requirement of computer-based systems. As the number of security-related incidents continues to grow, so does the demand for expertise in cyber security.

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Admission requirements

BSc (Hons)

2022 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2022 entry.

  • UCAS points - 112-120
  • A Level - BBB-BBC
  • BTEC - DDM-DMM
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)

2023 entry

These are the typical qualification requirements for September 2023 entry.

  • UCAS points - 112-120
  • A Level - BBB-BBC
  • T Level - Merit
  • BTEC - DDM-DMM
  • GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade 4/Grade C (or above) or equivalent qualification
  • Access to HE - Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits: 45 at Level 3 with a minimum of Distinction: 15, Merit: 24, Pass: 6

English language requirements

IELTS: 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each skills area)


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Program content

Year 1

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Foundations of Computer Science
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Programming 1
  • Programming II
  • Foundations of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Year 2

  • Databases
  • Digital Forensic Investigation
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Team Project
  • Communication and Security Protocols
  • The Problem of Proof

Year 3

  • Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Security Management
  • Security Architecture and Future Trends
  • Multimedia Security
  • Independent Studies

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition

Tuition Fees

Full time

  • UK - £9,250 per year
  • International - £14,045 per year

Qualification

UCAS points: 112-120 (September 2022 entry)

Career paths

There is significant demand for skills in developing, maintaining and securing computer systems, as well as on the engineering side of security protocol development and research.

This degree delivers comprehensive training and equips you with the personal attributes you need for a variety of careers within the cyber security field.

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University of Derby

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University of Derby

Kedleston Road
DE22 1GB Derby
UK

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