University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Leeds City College

Cyber Security

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Course summary

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Increases in cyber crime pose a risk to people, organisations and governments and are a persistent global threat. Mitigating and combating threats such as the protection of software and hardware against malicious attacks requires the employment of skilled cyber security and digital forensics professionals. This course will provide you with the technical and analytical skills in cyber security, such as Cyber Security Analyst or Security Consultant, that you will need to succeed in the cyber security sector, helping you to find work in this exciting fast paced and constantly evolving industry. There is a strong emphasis on the practical skills required to gain employment in cyber security. As well as practical skills in computer forensics, and designing secure software systems you will also cover areas such as networks, operating systems including Linux and scripting, and ethical hacking and securing of networks where you will learn the social and practical techniques used to attack network infrastructure and the means to defend against them. We will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge in identifying and fixing system vulnerabilities, data security and cryptography. You will also learn how to apply cyber security skills in practical situations drawing on your theoretical knowledge in the fight against the rising threat of cyber crime.

Course details


Modules may include: Level 4 Computer networks, Web and App Development, Principles of Programming, Principles of Databases, Principles of Cyber Security, Professional Development, Level 5 Linux and scripting, Computer Forensics, Ethics and Ethical Hacking, Securing Networks, Project,

Assessment method

You will assessed in a variety of ways including: practical tasks, portfolios, essays, case studies and presentations.

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.

Course codeG420
Institution code L21
Campus nameUniversity Centre
Campus code1

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Leeds City College and it's various centres welcome students from across the EU and international students who are already residing in the UK. The College is not currently recruiting students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) whose immigration permission is for education only.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma M: 24 credits A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM

Additional entry requirements


English language requirements

English Language Grade C or above (grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are charged per academic year.
Cyber Security at University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College - UCAS