New College Durham

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: New College, Durham

Cyber Security

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Course summary

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This programme recognises that security is a vital requirement of computer-based systems, and with the significant growth in the number of security related incidents and threats, the demand for skills in cyber security is growing rapidly. This new foundation degree will provide the theoretical and practical skills required for cyber security professionals, and will help to develop a strong foundation for those wishing to progress to a relevant top-up degree.

Course details


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 48 points Ideally, you will hold four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including maths and English (or Level 2 equivalent). If you do not hold these qualifications, you will be required to commit to study GCSE maths and English alongside the programme. International applicants require a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band. You will be interviewed by the curriculum team (international applicants via Skype). You will hold 48 UCAS points or a combination of qualifications that show you can be successful on this programme. You must provide a personal statement. Your standard of academic writing will be assessed at induction.

Non-standard entry criteria: Evidence of relevant experience which demonstrates you can be successful on this programme. A personal statement. You will be required to attend an interview with two members of the curriculum team. You will participate in induction activities to assess your standard of academic writing in English. You will complete basic and key skills builder (BKSB) assessments to establish your level of maths, English and ICT skills (applicable where no formal qualifications in computing and/or IT related subjects and/or work experience in a computing or IT related job role can be evidenced). If you do not hold the required qualifications in maths and English, you must commit to studying GCSE maths and English alongside the programme (or a minimum 5.5 IELTS in each band for international applicants).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000* Year 1
England £9000* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000* Year 1
Scotland £9000* Year 1
Wales £9000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Cyber Security at New College Durham - UCAS