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  • Course Length

    2 years

  • Fees

    £6,165 per annum (TBC)

  • Awarded By

    University of Gloucestershire

  • UCAS codes

    • Course Code: I100
    • Institution Code: G50
    • Campus Code: N

Cyber Security FdSc

With advances in technology, businesses, governments and society as a whole are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet to support key infrastructure and provide services online. This has seen a rapid rise in and awareness of cyber crime, leading organisations to invest heavily in specialised individuals to help combat this new threat.

Studying this course will enhance your knowledge of cyber crime and information security management. You will learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques; studying the cyber environments of banks, high-security digital environments, ecommerce, social media platforms and cloud systems. Through hands-on experience in analysing secure networks and websites, you’ll develop skills around penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking.

Course Content

YEAR 1 Units

  • Computers and Security
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Systems Design and Development
  • Independent Work Based Project

YEAR 2 Units

  • Managing the Security of Information
  • Operating System
  • Cryptography and Security
  • Network Design and Configuration
  • Ethical Hacking
  • Supervised Professional Work Experience


On graduating, you will be well-equipped for a career protect cyber environments across a range business sectors.

Alternatively you can continue your studies by going on to complete a full Honours Degree such as the BSc (Hons) Cyber and Computer Security at the University of Gloucestershire.

Entry Requirements

GCSE English and Maths, 9-4 (A*-C). Alternative equivalency testing may be undertaken.

PLUS one of the following:

UCAS Tariff: 80 points
A Levels - Minimum of 2, grades BB
BTEC Level 4 - Grades MMP
Access Diploma - 50-54%

Ideally in a relevant subject such as computing or IT.


This is a 2 year course (full-time). The majority of your learning will be practical, using industry-standard tools, techniques and practices. Alongside lectures, you’ll undertake group work and individual projects.

Costs and Resources

Tuition fees for 2020 entry: £6,165 per annum (TBC)
Additional costs:
Student finance information:

Programme Leader: Darrell Newman (darrell.newman@newcollege.ac.uk)

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE - Information about how courses and teaching may be affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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