Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Cyber Security

Develop expertise in cyber security and apply your knowledge to protect organisations from illegal attacks.

Cyber Security

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
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  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

Become an expert in cyber security and learn how to apply your knowledge to protect organisations from illegal attacks.

As part of this course, you’ll:  

  • Develop a broad knowledge of computing as well as specific cyber security expertise and how to put it into practice
  • Learn to use your knowledge of computer systems and networks to protect businesses and users from malicious 
    attacks in computer security modules
  • Study key topics including malware and vulnerabilities, secure coding, sandboxing, virtualisation, and ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques 
  • Learn practical investigative and 'hacking' techniques
  • Learn through practical applications on our bespoke Hacktivity system that replicates real-world business systems and potential attacks

Share insights
If you join the university’s Ethical Hacking Society, you’ll explore the very latest developments in digital security and attend talks from industry experts to enhance your learning.

Network with professionals
You’ll gain experience of preparing and presenting work for use by courts of law and industry customers. Attending conferences will give you the opportunity to network with professionals and enhance your career prospects. You may also have the option to work with local employers as clients for your final year project.

Cybercrime & Security Innovation Centre
As part of our Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre, teaching staff on your course work with West Yorkshire Police to develop new ways of fighting cybercrime. This partnership will give you access to cutting-edge research and industry contacts, and an invaluable insight into the real-world applications of computer security.  

We work with organisations to find placement opportunities for you and our links with the security industry and law contacts provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning.

Specialist learning
If you’d like to enhance your understanding of cyber security, and develop your specialist knowledge of digital forensics, you could choose to study our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security & Digital Forensics. Alternatively, you could study our four-year MEng Cyber Security & Digital Forensics to further deepen your expertise.

Why study Cyber Security at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Professionally accredited – by the British Computer Society and provisionally certified by National Cyber Security Centre
  2. Access to specialist software – including Hacktivity and Hackerbot to enable you to put your knowledge into practice
  3. Industry partnerships – including working with West Yorkshire Police
  4. Opportunity to join the Ethical Hacking Society –share ideas with your peers
  5. Placement opportunities – enhance your learning and add experience to your CV 
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