Cyber Security at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

Our BSc Cybersecurity course is offered as either a four year course with integrated placement year. We aim to produce computing graduates who specialise in cybersecurity. The practical orientation of our programmes, and industry input, will enable you to gain the range of professional and technical skills you will need to start a career in cybersecurity. Throughout the course, you will develop expertise in cybersecurity and the key applications of computing science in each year of the programme. Particular emphasis is placed on applications in industry and commerce. You will focus on a range of topics including security management, designing secure systems and human factors in security. Career prospects continue to be strong for our students with their sound understanding of the principles and practical applications of computing. The majority of our Computer Science graduates find stimulating and rewarding positions in computing related activities with suppliers and users or within a wide range of careers for which a university degree is a prerequisite. Key course benefits:

  • Our placement year offers you the opportunity to gain valuable experience and set your studies in the context of a working environment, designed to boost your future employment prospects.
  • Ranked Top 20 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • Gain specialist knowledge required to start a successful career in Cybersecurity
  • Aston Computer Science graduates go on to earn £6,500 more than the sector average, three years after graduation (LEO, 2021)


Year One Professional and Social Aspects of Computing Security Thinking and Fundamentals Computer Systems Internet Applications and Database Design Mathematics for Computing Professionals Object Oriented Programming Year Two Team Project Operating Systems Secure Network Services Introduction to Distributed Systems Data Encryption, Data Integrity and Authentication Human Factors in Security Programming Language Concepts Year Three Optional Placement Final Year Core Modules: Individual Project Secure Programming Security Governance, Risk Management and Policy Optional Modules (choose three): Delivering Secure Software System Management, Access and Control Cyber Crime, Cyber Law and Privacy Digital Forensics System Administration Techniques for Data Analysis (Data Mining)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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
International £21100 Year 1

Additional fee information

For Sandwich courses the placement fee is £1250 for Home/UK students and £2,500 for International students. For Home students: Tuition fees for UK/Home students may change in line with government policy. When undertaking a placement year, a placement year fee applies. For International students: The International students fee is a fixed annual fee for the duration of the Programme, except whilst on placement when a placement year fee applies.
Cyber Security at Aston University, Birmingham - UCAS