Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Cyber Security (R60)

Course options

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

Make sure you check on the university, college or conservatoire website for any updates about course changes as a result of COVID-19.

Course summary

Our cyber security degree combines three sought-after computing streams: networking, cyber security and digital forensics. It gives you a thorough understanding of socio-technical systems and skills to prevent or respond to cyber security incidents. And develops your ability to critically analyse and apply digital solutions to security examination and digital forensic investigations. You’ll also acquire an appreciation of tools, techniques and legal requirements. The degree programme, with its well-balanced theory and practice, has a strong technical focus. You’ll develop your understanding of how networked cyber systems function and how they might be abused. The course focuses on the relationship between technology, people, processes, the physical environment and cyber security. You’ll be able to pursue a wide array of career paths across all sectors. Key features of the course

  • Curriculum is aligned with The Cyber Security Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) and with the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CISSec) framework.
  • The growing demands of the cyber security sector and a shortage of skilled professionals will increase job opportunities.
  • Develop your understanding of how cyber security fits into business and commerce through applied learning.
  • Demonstrate your knowledge and skills through a substantial cybersecurity-related project.


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with three 30-credit computing and IT modules and a 30-credit mathematics module. At Stage 2, you’ll study four 30-credit modules. At Stage 3, you’ll study two 30-credit modules, choose a further 30-credit module and complete your degree with a 30-credit project module.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £20772 Whole course
International £20772 Whole course
England £20772 Whole course
Channel Islands £20772 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6624 Whole course
Scotland £6768 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £19944 Whole course

Additional fee information

The fee information provided is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2024. Fees normally increase annually. For further information about The Open University's fee policy, visit our website.
Cyber Security (R60) at Open University - UCAS