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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

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Cyber security is how we reduce the risk of criminals attacking us online. As our personal details are increasingly being stored on laptops, phones, and computers, protecting ourselves through cyber security has never been so important. 

Our cyber security degree, is delivered in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS-Educate - a global initiative providing cloud-learning resources to students and educators. 
The course is designed in such a way that it will provide you with the flexibility and agility needed to keep pace with technological developments of today. You will gain first-hand  knowledge and understanding of the industry-standard tools and practices for cyber security as this course covers a range of technologies including; computer forensics, secure programming, networking and operating systems, and ethical hacking.
You will be equipped with a strong understanding of cyber security through case studies,  laboratories, workshops, and online resources. And, you will have access to state of the art tools, and taught the latest methodologies.
Once you’ve graduated you’ll be well-versed in a host of skills to work in this sector - you will be able to evaluate cyber security issues, recognise best practices, and analyse and evaluate possible solutions to overcome any potential threats.


3 years full time | 4 years with an option placement year

Validating body
Ravensbourne University London

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Entry requirements

Students will normally be expected to possess five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English) and also to hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK or international qualifications.

  • 2 A levels, grade C or above
  • AS levels, grade C or above
  • 2 vocational A levels, grade C or above
  • Level 3 Foundation Diploma or National Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma, grade C or above
  • International Baccalaureate, 24 points or above
  • International students will be required to have IELTS with an overall score of 5.5 or above, or TOEFL with an overall score of 72 or above.

Course structure


You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials and practical classes. 
Further into the programme you will work on projects that involve developing systems and doing experimental work with guidance from your supervisor and industry connections.
Year 1
  • Computer Networks
  • Web Design and Database Development
  • Cloud Computing Principles
  • Software Development
Year 2
  • Advanced knowledge of cyber security
  • Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Digital Forensics
  • Elective Modules
Optional placement year
After your second year, you can opt to take  an optional work placement year in the cyber security sector.
Year 3
  • Risk Assessment
  • Project Management
  • Secure Programming
  • Cyber Ethics
  • Major Project
  • Dissertation

Key study topics

  • Computer forensics
  • Ethical hacking
  • Computer networks
  • Databases
  • Programming safely
  • Web content safety

Top reasons to apply

  • Course is developed in collaboration with Amazon Web Services and AWS-Educate programme
  • Ravensbourne is a CISCO approved academy where students have the opportunity to learn about effective network configuration and security implications

Work experience

To help you to get the best chance of securing employment when you finish your course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course to help compliment your portfolio.


  • Cyber security engineer
  • Cyber auditor
  • Cyber analyst
  • Cyber investigator

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