Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Networks and Cyber Security (with Foundation Year option)

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Course summary

This course prepares you with industry-relevant skills and latest networking knowledge for a career in a world that is increasingly connected in all aspects of life and business Why study BSc (Hons) Networks and Cyber Security (with Foundation Year option) at BU?

  • Develop the versatility and personal qualities to design, configure and optimise large-scale networks to meet dynamic corporate infrastructure needs in a global context
  • Build and improve your applied technical skills with a strong appreciation of security implications to support the enabling and deployment of wired and wireless communication technologies and protocols over large-scale and complex networks for any organisation
  • Study and practise in our state-of-art speciality labs with enterprise grade hardware and fully virtualisation ready enterprise level infrastructure.
  • Engage in a series of practical, industry-focused tasks and co-participate in a range of research projects, not only with BU staff but experts from other institutions and industries in the UK and the world
  • Gain valuable work experience on your placement if you choose to take one
  • You'll be qualified to work as a computer network professional in all sectors where networking infrastructure plays a critical role
EC-Council Partnership status The EC-Council is one of the world's largest technical cybersecurity certification bodies. Having become one of their academia partners, students from this course will be offered opportunities to access resources of EC-Council, including discounted prices for learning material (e.g. ebooks and iLabs) on various security topics (e.g. ethical hacking and malware forensics), certification (e.g. CEH/CHFI) exam voucher discounts, and free tickets to EC-Council events (e.g. Hacker Halted).


Foundation Year units include: Academic Study Skills for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Computers | Mathematics for Engineering and Technology | Introduction to Information Systems Analysis | Introduction to Programming | Foundation Year Engineering and Technology Project. Year 1 core units: Computer Fundamentals | Mathematics for Computing | Programming | Network Essentials | Introduction to Cyber Security

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, please submit your deferral request through our website. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please visit our RPL webpage for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component of writing, speaking, listening and reading.

Unistats information

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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
EU £18800 Year 1
International £18800 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
Networks and Cyber Security (with Foundation Year option) at Bournemouth University - UCAS