De Montfort University

Cyber Security De Montfort University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Cyber Security BSc (Hons) at De Montfort University sits within our renowned Cyber Security Centre (CSC). Cyber Security is about appropriate protection and access to digital assets within organisations; Digital Forensics is concerned with identifying and responding to security breaches and reporting them to relevant authorities. Studying this course you will gain a holistic experience of technical and professional aspects and specialise in your field after the first year of study.

Course details


First year
◾Programming in C (1 + 2)
◾Computer Ethics
◾Computer Law and Cyber Security Management
◾Operating Systems
◾Computer Networks
◾Mathematics for Computation
◾Database Design & Implementation

Second year
◾Research Methods
◾Web Application Development
◾Windows Forensics
◾Linux Security
◾Cyber Threat Intelligence and Incident Response
◾Penetration Testing

Third year
◾Final Year Project
◾Professionalism in Forensics and Security
◾Emergent Topics in Security
◾Malware Analysis

Assessment method

The course is part of DMU’s Cyber Security Centre, which influences the government and corporations in their approach to cyber security. This shapes the curriculum so that you learn what is important. It also grants you privileged access to career opportunities. In the first year, you will normally attend around 13–15 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work.

Assessment is made up of roughly 25 per cent end-of-year examination and 75 per cent coursework in each year. The coursework takes a variety of forms, with frequent laboratory-based phase tests providing early feedback on progress. In the second year, more substantial assignments are set, including a research study. In the final year, assessment is typically by coursework with some specialist optional modules assessed by exams.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code G550
Institution code D26
Campus name Leicester Campus
Campus code Y

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points from at least 2 A-Levels
Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,750 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.

Provider information

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De Montfort University
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Course contact details

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Computing, Engineering and Media Admissions Team

0116 257 7456