Cyber Security at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS

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Course summary

This cyber security course is designed to train tomorrow’s security professionals, combining fundamental concepts and principles with exposure to new technologies and solutions. Students will gain a practical understanding of key issues relating to the design, analysis and implementation of modern IT security systems. The course will develop students’ ability to recognise the legal, social, ethical and professional issues involved in the exploitation of Cyber Security technology and be guided by the adoption of appropriate professional, ethical and legal practices. The course is designed to meet industry needs/job market demands, and produce graduates who are informed and suitably equipped to meet the needs of the industry. Students who study for this cyber security degree will:

  • build the skills needed to tackle modern secure systems
  • develop an appreciation of commercial and open-source cyber security equipment, software and services
  • learn management and applications central to cyber security issues
  • develop interpersonal skills and business acumen.


Year 1 Computer Architecture Programming Maths for Computing Algorithms and Data Types Information Systems and Databases (ISDB) Cyber Security in Society Year 2 Applied Cryptography Theory of Computation Artificial Intelligence Network & Security Cyber Threat Analysis Group Research Project Year 3 Enterprise Security Management Cyber Crime Machine Learning Advanced Topics in Cyber Security Project

Assessment method

A mix of practical and written assessments. Assessments can also be in the form of presentations, portfolios, in-class tests and examinations.

How to apply

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City Centre Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6a minimum of IELTS 5.5 for each of the 4 individual components (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

We also accept other English language examination equivalents. The standard requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). We require a level B2 standard in all of the elements: • reading • writing • speaking • listening

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
EU £14250* Year 1
International £14250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the College library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the College website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. EU students who have settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, may be eligible for student finance and be designated as a home student for fees purposes. Irish nationals are eligible for support under the Common Travel Area arrangement.

Sponsorship information

CAVC has a range of bursaries and scholarships that students on undergraduate, higher education programmes can apply for to support their studies. Applicants can find more information by visiting the college website

Cyber Security at Cardiff and Vale College - UCAS