Taught course

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking

London School of Emerging Technology
After School

Entry requirements

Course Highlights

  • Hands-on Sessions

  • Paid Internship Program

  • Industry Mentors

  • Group activities

  • Presentations

  • Project-based Learning

  • Real world development experience

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of cyber security, including risk management, security policy, encryption and authentication

  • Analyse and design secure networks, including network architecture, network protocols, network security and network management

  • Investigate the threat landscape, including malware and cyber-attacks

  • Perform penetration testing, threat analysis and incident response

  • Develop management strategies and procedures to protect networks from security threats

  • Understand the legal and ethical framework for cyber security and data protection

  • Develop professional skills in problem-solving, communication and teamworking

  • Develop an understanding of the legal, ethical and social issues related to computer and network security

  • Be able to apply an appropriate security model to protect a networked environment

Why Learn BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking?

  • Gain in-depth knowledge about cyber security and networking.

  • Learn about the latest technologies used to protect organizations from cyber threats.

  • Gain insight into the legal and ethical implications of cyber security.

  • Learn about the different types of cyber attacks and the strategies used to defend against them.

  • Develop the skills to detect vulnerabilities in networks and strategies to protect them.

  • Gain knowledge and skills in cyber security, networks and related technologies

  • Learn to protect organisations’ critical data and systems against threats

  • Learn to communicate cyber security risks to stakeholders

About the Course

The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking top up degree is delivered online by NCC Education and is a natural progression from our Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security. This final year is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan).

The programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills necessary for taking part in the design, implementation, management and security of modern computer systems. It will enable them to work as professionally minded cyber security practitioners able to meet the responsibilities and challenges demanded in the cybersecurity industry.

Skills you will Gain

  • Networking Skill

  • Programming Skills

  • SQL Skills

  • Cryptography

  • Scanning Concepts

  • Cloud Computing

  • Database Skills

  • Linux Skills

Reasons to Choose LSET

  • Interactive live sessions by industry experts.

  • Practical classes with project-based learning with hands-on activities.

  • International learning platform to promote collaboration and teamwork.

  • Most up-to-date course curriculum based on current industry demand.

  • Gain access to various e-learning resources.

  • One-to-one attention to ensure maximum participation in the classes.

  • Lifetime career guidance to get the students employed in good companies.

  • Free lifetime membership to the LSET Alumni Club

Complete Learning Experience

This course provides a hands-on, guided learning experience to help you learn the fundamentals practically.

  • We constantly update the curriculum to include the latest releases and features.

  • We focus on teaching the industry's best practices and standards.

  • We let you explore the topics through guided hands-on sessions.

  • We provide industry professional mentor support to every student.

  • We give you an opportunity to work on real world examples.

  • Work with hands-on projects and assignments.

  • We help you build a technical portfolio that you can present to prospective employers.

What Will Be Your Responsibilities?

  • Work creatively in a problem-solving environment.

  • Ask questions and participate in class discussions.

  • Work on assignments and quizzes promptly.

  • Read additional resources on the course topics and ask questions in class.

  • Actively participate in team projects and presentations.

  • Work with the career development department to prepare for interviews

  • Respond promptly to the instructors, student service officers, career development officers, etc.

  • And most importantly, have fun while learning at LSET.

Benefits of LSET Certificate

Earning the LSET Certificate means you have demonstrated hard-working capabilities and learnt the latest technologies by completing hands-on exercises and real-world projects.

Following are some of the traits employers can trust you have built up through your course;

  • You know how to work in a team environment and communicate well.

  • You know the tools which are necessary for your desired job.

  • You know how to use the latest technologies to develop technologically advanced solutions.

  • You have developed problem-solving skills to navigate complex problem scenarios and find the right solutions.

  • You are now ready to take on the challenge and help your prospective employer to build the desired solutions.

What to expect after completing the course?

After earning your certificate from LSET, you can join the LSET’s Alumni club. There are countless benefits associated with the Alumni Club membership. As a member of LSET Alumni, you can expect the following;

  • LSET to hold your hand to find a successful career

  • Advice you on choosing the right job based on your passion and goals

  • Connect you with industry experts for career progression

  • Provide you opportunities to participate in events to keep yourself updated

  • Provide you with a chance to contribute to the game-changing open-source projects

  • Provide you with a platform to shine by allowing you to speak at our events

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking is offered online by NCC Education and is a logical progression from Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security. The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) awards this final year degree. The program aims to provide graduates with the knowledge, technical skills, and interpersonal skills necessary for participation in the design, implementation, management, and security of modern computer systems.

Option 1

  1. Topic: BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking
  2. Full-time: 12 Months

Option 2

  1. Topic: BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking
  2. Add-On:Project
  3. Full-time: 14 Months

Option 3

  1. Topic:BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking
  2. Add-On: Project &Industrial Training and Paid Internship Program
  3. Full-time: 21 Months

Note: Our Industrial Training and Internship program includes a guaranteed 6 months paid internship (from 10 hours to 40 hours per week) with a technology company. Due to visa restrictions, some international students may not be able to participate in this program.

There is a constant evolution in the cyber security landscape, and organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to defend themselves against these ever-changing and persistent threats. Both businesses and government agencies must protect their systems and data from potential risks associated with these threats. As a result, there is a growing demand for qualified cyber security professionals.

The cyber security and networks degree program provides you with the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge needed to address these challenges.

The course aims to provide a fundamental understanding of how to protect organizations, networks, IT systems, and individuals from cyberattacks.

The faculty members of this program are actively engaged in cyber security research and have a substantial amount of experience in the application of security-related technologies in industry.

Information for international students

Information for applicants from the EU, EEA and Switzerland

A new set of regulations and guidance has been published by the UK Council for International Student Affairs on 11 May 2021 regarding the assessment of fee status for international students. The fee status assessments will be conducted in accordance with this guidance.

In the event that you are an EU national and do not reside in the United Kingdom, you may be subject to overseas fees. Students with settled and pre-settled status in the UK and some other categories of students who work in the UK can qualify for Home fee status as long as they meet the residence criteria.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • After School
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Entry Criteria

  • NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security (L5DC (CS))

  • Pearson Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (inc. all specialist pathways)

  • ATHE Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Computing

  • SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Networking

  • SQA HND Cyber Security

  • Any similar qualification approved by NCC Education and UCLan

Course contact details

London School of Emerging Technology
+44 (0) 20 3369 9909