Study cyber security in Cambridge and gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a cyber security IT professional in a rapidly-growing industry.
Cyber attacks make headlines across the globe, and demand for talented computing graduates is outstripping supply. With governments and organisations increasing their cyber protection budgets, there's never been a better time to invest in your future career.
Fine-tune your network and data skills with us, take an optional placement year, and get ready to make your mark in the global cyber security industry.
Our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security degree is being prepared for National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) certification, so you can be sure you're joining a high-quality, industry-relevant course.
As a student at ARU, you'll start by understanding the fundamentals of computing including computer networks, Linux operating systems, client/server architectures and secure high-level software development. You'll come to understand and recognise the cybercrime threats that organisations, and their infrastructures, face.
We'll go on to study the cryptographic principles underpinning digital security and their application, how organisations' infrastructures can be protected from attack and how digital forensics can be used to investigate cyber related crime and malware infections. In a Security Management module, we'll investigate how organisations visualise security operations, undertake threat intelligence and investigate potential threats.
Our Cyber Security degree includes access to the CCNA Routing and Switching and EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) curriculums. This gives you the chance to progress your learning to full certification - you'll just need to pay for your exam fees.
Our specialist labs are the perfect place you apply your knowledge and skills, carrying out penetration testing, digital forensic investigations and analysing how malware operates. They're equipped with tools such as Kali Linux Penetration Testing Distribution, X-Ways Forensic, Autopsy, Cisco PacketTracer, OWASP ZAP and Burp Suite.
What's more, our close links to cyber security institutions such as OWASP Cambridge Chapter, BCS Cybercrime Forensics SG,(ISC)2 and UK Cyber Security Forum Cambridge Cluster means you'll hear directly from industry experts in the classroom.
We are academic supporters for OWASP, Chartered Institute for Information Security (CIISec), CREST and ISACA London, which all additionally benefits to students studying at ARU.
You have the option to take a placement year as part of your course, and gain valuable work experience.