Cyber Security and Networks BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code: I100 112 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time
    • Pro-rata full time fee
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 3/4 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year

Degree with foundation year

UCAS code: 1M58 64 UCAS points
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 9250 Per year
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networks, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 4/5 years
    • Pound 14580 Per year

What makes this course different

  • Highly rated by our students

    99% of students surveyed on this course responded positively to questions on “The Teaching on my Course” & “Learning Resources” in the 2023 National Student Survey.

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  • Skills

    Our computing courses are ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2020)

  • Careers first

    Gain technical knowledge and expertise in cyber threat intelligence, risk management, and relevant industry standards. You will be able to fulfil demanding roles in the field of cyber security.

Course modules

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The purpose of the extra foundation year is to prepare you for the main programme, equipping you with the necessary academic skills and a firm grounding in the subject.

Key Skills

Mental Wealth; Professional Life (Group Project)

Level 4 Primers

Applied Maths

Introduction to Computing

Business Information Systems

Information Systems Modelling and Design

Software Development

Computer Systems and Networks

Web Technologies

Maths for Computing

Mental Wealth; Professional Life 1 (IT Project Pitching)

Database Systems

Cyber Security

Mental Wealth; Professional Life 2 (Computing in Practice)

Systems Administration

Data Communications and Networks

Information Systems, Strategy and Management

Optional placement

Mental Wealth; Professional Life 3 (Project)

Enterprise Architecture and Cloud Computing

Project Management

Business Continuity Planning

Advanced Topics in Cyber Security and Networks

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

Students who complete this programme can look forward to rewarding careers in IT, principally as cyber security analysts, information security officers, IT security auditors, risk analysts, or in other roles with significant responsibility for computer, network and information security.

Industry links

We have links with Microsoft IT and CompTIA Academy, Cisco and AWS.

Graduate employers

Typical employers are from large and medium commercial organisations, government agencies, defence cyber security operations, and many more.

Job roles

Graduates can look forward to careers in system and network administration, roles which require a detailed understanding of networks and operating systems but also the methods, tools and techniques for securing them.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Dr Aaron Kans
It is a huge privilege and honour to be able to make a difference to people's lives, from all backgrounds, and to be part of a university that offers these transformational opportunities to students that may have not been given these opportunities before."
Dr Aaron Kans

Head of Department (Computer Science & Digital Technologies)

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

This digital platform provides you with careers and employability resources, including: 

  • Jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work 
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you've mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

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We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top:

  • Work-based projects
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations
  • Support in starting a new business
  • London on our doorstep

How you'll learn

The programme is taught by our academics who have subject matter expertise in various areas of cyber security and networks.

    Guided independent study

    Our Docklands campus has excellent computing resources, including specialised labs to study networking and operating system environments such as Windows and Linux within virtual environments. 

    You'll be given various industry-specific standards and case study scenarios to understand and analyse the cyber security threats and risks. A wide range of software tools is also given for network traffic monitoring, programming, cyber threat analysis, database development, internet access and web-based development. 

    Developing transferable skills is essential for graduates who wish to work in the industry. Therefore, a significant proportion of your time will also be spent working in groups with your fellow students within a given time frame and presenting your work in front of students and academics.

    Experience in group work is essential for graduates who wish to work in the IT industry. 

    Academic support

    As a cyber security and networks student, a lot of your learning takes place via technology. We have a virtual learning environment to keep you connected with your tutors and fellow students. 

    Dedicated personal tutor

    You'll have a personal tutor to oversee your progress, module leaders for different parts of the course and tutors for each year group.


    Each year you will spend around 300 hours of timetabled learning and teaching activities. These may be lectures, workshops, seminars and individual and group tutorials. Contact hours may vary depending on each module.

    Your timetable

    You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year depending on your course. 

    Whilst we make every effort to ensure timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week between 9am and 6pm.

    Class sizes

    The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work.

How you'll be assessed

You will be assessed in a number of different ways including individual or group coursework or presentations, and exams. You might be asked to write a report, give a presentation or a demonstration of a piece of software or, in some cases, complete a practical task under examination conditions involving aspects of information system development, software development, network, cyber system analysis, threat and risks analysis, and research findings. 

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

Campus and facilities

Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD

Who teaches this course

This course is delivered by the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.


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