Taught course

Cyber Security

University of West London · School of Computing and Technology

Entry requirements

A degree (at least 2:2) in a computing subject. A business or an engineering degree with a significant level of computing content may also be considered. Applicants with equivalent professional qualifications, or a relevant Higher National Diploma (HND) will be considered, provided they can demonstrate significant, relevant work experience and the ability to benefit fully from the course. Such applicants will be considered on an individual basis by interview. Some optional modules may not be available to students without a first degree in computing.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Cyber security is a key problem in the provision of services, from the application layer through to the basic building blocks of computer and network systems. People trained in cyber security are greatly sought after and in the UK analysts expect that there will be a shortage of security professionals for the next 10 years or more.

The digital world is a complex place, varied in form and distributed, serving different types of stakeholder who use a variety of devices to access information. Specialists who recognise the diversity of business needs and the breadth of technologies and techniques to combat cyber threats, and have a systematic approach to understanding the impact of technology on organisations, are essential to the success of todays and tomorrows cyber systems.

Equal in importance to securing cyber systems and their supporting technologies, is the management and delivery of content and services through to the users. These systems are in reality socio-technical-economic systems incorporating people, technologies, service providers, content providers, governments (laws, regulations, policies) through to law enforcement. The cyber security specialist is a broadly based professional able to work with technologists, senior management, service providers and suppliers, through to the end users, with their aim to provide secure services and investigate breaches.

This course builds on typical undergraduate computing courses, or those degrees with a high degree of computing content, whose graduates are looking to develop new knowledge and skills in cyber security. This course is designed to help the student gain an understanding of how cyber security systems are designed and constructed, and of the impact of technology into an organisation. The course will also give you the skills you need to work effectively in a business environment, and provide a solid basis for cyber security research. The course is supported by several research groups within the School of Computing and Technology and the school has received research funding in cyber security.

Information for international students

For more information, please visit: http://www.uwl.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
GBP £7,200
International students
GBP £11,500

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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course information
0800 036 8888