BSc (Hons) Cyber Security (Top up)

Cyber security is a fast growing industry. Cyber security professionals are highly sought after and in hot demand globally and this demand will keep growing due to the continual rise of cyber incidents, high profile cyber attacks and security breaches and the billions of pounds lost as consequences of these security breaches. By coming for our top-up degree in cyber security, you are investing in your future. 


Recent research shows that there are more than a million cyber security jobs and the number keeps growing. One report stated that 37% of cyber security jobs in the UK remain unfilled. Cyber security professionals are one of the most highly paid professionals worldwide. By choosing our course, you will be preparing yourself for a fulfilling and satisfying career in cyber security.

There is a broad range of careers in cyber security including:

  • Cyber Security Operations Manager
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network Security Engineer
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Security Auditor
  • Penetration Tester

Our top-up degree focuses on providing you with the core and specialist skills in cyber security and developing you for the job market. We focus on employability skills in both technical and soft skills to make you ready for the ever growing Cyber Security job market. The world needs elite cyber security professionals to engage in cyber warfare against cyber criminals. Could it be you?

Join the fast growing digital market of cyber security and gain your BSc honours through our top-up course. You will combine your theoretical knowledge and technical skills whilst furthering your learning through research and development in the field of cyber security. With the range of expertise that you will develop, your specialist skills will be in high demand throughout the digital world. Become a cyber superhero and fly closer to your future career. This course will enable you to become one of the most sought after professionals in the IT industry. You will be able to recommend and implement protection measures against cyber security threats and respond to cyber incidents confidently and effectively.

Do you have what it takes to confront and find solutions to the ever expanding cyber threat landscape? The course is opened for students with any of the following qualifications at level 5:

  • Foundation Degrees
  • HNDs
  • Diplomas of Higher Education in relevant subjects
  • International qualifications will also be considered
  • Mature students with relevant industry experience will also be considered

There will be an interview during the admission process to assess your goals and future professional aspirations for us to know how to support you to achieve your goals and aspirations.

This course is validated by The Open University 

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£7,950 Full Time or £3,975 Part Time (per academic year) - For home students commencing study in 2023

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University Centre

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Start Date

18th September 2023

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1 year, full-time or 2 Years, part-time

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Course Code

UCAS course code 8H24
UCAS institution code L21

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Study Mode

Full-time or Part-time