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Cyber Security, BSc (Hons), De Montfort University

the United Kingdom

De Montfort University

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
BSc (Hons)Full-time3 yearsSeptemberGBP 9250 per yearGBP 15750 per year

About Cyber Security, BSc (Hons) - at De Montfort University

Technology and computer systems are becoming ever more integrated with our day-to-day lives, meaning the protection of all the data and information they contain is paramount.

With many organisations and businesses now considering the protection of online information a critical business issue, there’s an increased focus and demand on the role of cyber security.

The specialist techniques taught as part of this course will help prepare you for a career in a rapidly growing industry which is currently faced with a shortage of skills. 

Our graduates have progressed into careers in industry, government and law enforcement, as security analysts, penetration testers, forensic investigators and cyber security engineers, at organisations such as Deloitte, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Airbus, and Rolls-Royce.

Key features

  • DMU has been named a gold standard ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education’ by the leading authority on cyber security in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - part of GCHQ. DMU is the first university in the East Midlands to achieve this prestigious status.
  • This course is taught by experts from DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute, which boasts an international reputation in computer security and digital forensics, influencing the approach taken by the UK government and leading organisations.
  • Study modules on cryptography, penetration testing and professionalism in forensics and security.
  • Gain valuable industry experience by taking a one-year placement. Previous Cyber Security students have undertaken placements with Boeing Defence, GCHQ, Jaguar Land Rover and Virgin Media in roles such as Cyber Security Analyst, Technology and Innovation Intern and Product Engineer.
  • Benefit from specialist forensic and security laboratories, fitted with customised PCs configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives.
  • Our DMU Global programme offers students the opportunity to have a valuable international experience as part of their studies. Cyber Security students recently gained insights into San Francisco’s tech industry, while others put their skills to the test at New York’s Spyscape museum.
  • DMU has been recognised for conducting world-leading cyber security research, having been named the East Midlands’ first ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.

Notes about fees for this course

2023/24 tuition fees for UK students: £9,250

2023/24 tuition fees for international students: £15,750

Entry requirements

A typical offer is 112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM, plus:

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications include:

  • Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification.

We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or

  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ points or
  • T Levels Merit

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