Entry requirements

Here at the University of Essex Online, we believe that education should be accessible to all. That is why we offer both an academic and work-based experience route onto our PG Dip Cyber Security.

As part of the application process, you will be asked to take a short aptitude test which is designed to test your ability to handle the intellectual and practical demands of the course. Please note that we will consider your performance in the aptitude test as part of your overall application, so if you don’t pass the test, you may still be accepted onto the course. Additionally, you will need to pass your first assignment set within your two-week induction period of the course in order to continue your studies.

Academic entry route

You must have the following qualifications as a minimum:

  • an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification

Work experience entry route

You must meet the following criteria:

  • as a minimum you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience

English language requirement

Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency. You don’t need to prove your English ability if you are a national of, or have completed a qualification equivalent to a UK degree in, any of these countries.

Months of entry

April, July, October

Course content

In today’s highly interconnected world, it’s vital for businesses to mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks. This 16-month PG Dip Cyber Security is delivered 100% online and provides you with the key fundamentals to launch your career as a cyber security professional. Learn how to cope effectively with cyber-attacks using a decisive and controlled approach.
This conversion course begins with an overview and moves into specialist areas such as:
  • security governance principles and network security
  • the psychological elements involved in cyber security threats
  • how Software Development Lifecycle Models are affected by risk management factors
Towards the end of your studies, you will have the opportunity to advance onto a full Masters.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,111
International students
£8,285

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    part time
    16 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries team
Email
enquiries@online.essex.ac.uk
Phone
+441206489358