Why study a Cybersecurity Degree?
The UK’s national cybersecurity strategy identifies software vulnerabilities as a key threat, and makes building security into software from the start as a national priority. But most software developers aren’t security experts – and that’s what the industry needs.
This degree aims to give you the skills to design and implement secure software systems that are resilient to cyberattack. New for 2021, we are drawing on our teaching expertise in ethical hacking, computing, secure software engineering and human-centred security. We want to prepare you for the rapidly-evolving cybersecurity work environment.
Right from the start, you will get an in-depth understanding of programming and building secure systems through hands-on experience. You will be working across desktop, mobile and embedded platforms.
Using your grasp of programming and computer architecture, the measures you design will help stop cyberattacks by creating systems with fewer vulnerabilities. By the time you graduate you will have a range of specialist analytical, operational and developer skills designed to make you hugely employable.
Our graduates end up in a wide range of roles like software engineers or specialist security reviewers. The grounding we give you means you can transition easily into exciting new roles as the cybersecurity industry develops and grows.
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Business Information Systems, Cybersecurity
4 years | Full time
Only one is required
Cambridge FCE/CAE/CPE – overall score of 169 on Cambridge Grading Scale
International Baccalaureate – English B at S5 or H4, English A no specific grade required