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Cyber and Computer Security, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Work on live business cases to defend against cyber security risks. You will study the cyber environments of banks, high-security digital environments like GCHQ, ecommerce and social media platforms, graduating well-equipped to protect cyber environments across business sectors. Cyber and Computer Security program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.


You’ll learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques. Through hands-on experience of analysing secure networks and websites, you’ll develop skills around penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking. From network design (the physical securing of network components) and operating systems security with a focus on Windows, MAC OS and Linux, to information security (keeping cyber information secure in a business environment), you will graduate well prepared for your next step.

This Cyber and Computing Security degree focuses on protecting against cybercrime before it happens. You will develop specialisms through module choices to match your career goals. Optional subjects include data analytics, information security and digital crime scene investigation. You'll also examine ‘hot’ cybercrime topics. These include the latest security crimes in the news, as well as big data and Cloud systems which have both significantly increased commercial security risks.

The course is underpinned by strong ethical and legal foundations. These foundations are paramount to you moving into and progressing through a successful computer security career.

You'll learn in our new purpose-built School of Computing and Technology. This includes: a dedicated cyber security lab where you can practice your skills in a digitally protected environment with an isolated network; purpose-built break-out areas for workshop sessions; games consoles and screens in social areas; and the latest computing technology and software. There is a strong sense of community, with staff and students sharing both work and relaxation space. You can check these spaces out at our open day.

Cyber and Computer Security program is delivered by the University of Gloucestershire.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Introduction to Web Development
  • Computers and Security
  • Introduction to Programming Fundamentals
  • Principles of Cyber Forensics
  • Operating Systems
  • Cryptography & Security
  • Network Design & Configuration
  • Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • Ethical Hacking & Security
  • Individual Research Project
  • Advanced Networking & Security
                    Option modules
                    • Data Analytics
                    • Professional Issues
                    • Managing the Security of Information
                    • Digital Crime Scene Investigation
                    • Advanced Group Project
                    • Advanced Concepts in Networking & Security
                    • Advanced Topics in Technology and Innovation
                    • Penetration Testing Certification
                    • Cyber Security Management

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You need the following IELTS score:

                                  • Minimum required score:


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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  • 112 tariff points
                                  • BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
                                  • Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application. 

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International Applies to you

                                    13500 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                    9250 GBP/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                                  Living costs for Cheltenham

                                  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
                                    Living Costs

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