Cyber Security at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Course summary

Learn to protect critical IT systems and become a highly employable expert with our Cyber Security degree.

  • Develop essential skills in cyber security and computer forensics in order to detect, defend and counteract cybersecurity threats.
  • Design security measures and policies that can help protect businesses, individuals and critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.
  • Build the knowledge, analytical mindset and problem-solving skills you need to launch a career in cyber security.
As businesses and the public sector increasingly generate and rely on data to function in today’s interconnected digital economy, they need strong cyber security professionals who can enhance cyber resilience, help prevent cyber attacks and mitigate the economic impact of cybercrime, both in the UK and worldwide. This hands-on Cyber Security course aims to equip you with the knowledge, technical competencies and out-of-the-box thinking skills needed to meet the cyber security demands of the information age. You’ll learn to identify and mitigate cyber threats using a range of investigative techniques, systems, policies, sources of cyber intelligence and response strategies. Cyber attacks will continue to evolve and increase. We teach you how to think like your adversaries – a mindset that will leave you better prepared for the threats of tomorrow.


In year 1 you develop core skills in programming and learn about key topics in cyber security. You’ll gain knowledge of the computer industry to better understand the sector; for example, you’ll explore programming and web development so that you can better defend digital platforms. You’ll learn cyber security fundamentals, with modules covering topics such as intrusion detection and prevention. You’ll use cybercrime analysis tools and techniques as part of an exploration of Computer Forensics. Year 2 begins with a focus on software, as you extend your practical understanding of programming and investigate ways to enhance the resilience of computing tools. An optional software project management module provides a wide skillsbase for a range of careers in tech. Following this, you shift attention to the analysis and mitigation of cyber threats, where you’ll learn how to detect and react decisively to intrusions. You’ll learn ethical hacking techniques: such as how to use penetration testing to probe for vulnerabilities so that you can make systems more secure and resilient. In your final year you’ll explore the wider context of cyber security. First, you’ll take an in-depth look at cyber law, cybercrime and the judicial system, before interrogating methods of protecting national-level critical services such as water, transport and power. Modules in cyber offence and defence cover the techniques and policies needed to defend business IT systems from increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed through a combination of reports, presentations and set exercises. Tabletop exercises, technical challenges and other practical tasks allow you to demonstrate your understanding of cyber security from a real-world perspective.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We look for students with a genuine interest in the 'how', 'why' and 'what if' of cyber security. Successful applicants will be organised, analytical and excited to learn about the scope and function of the cyber security sector. Programming experience is not an essential prerequisite for this course – we teach coding from the ground up.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Must have a minimum of 5.5 in each component score.

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

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