Robert Gordon University

Cyber Security Robert Gordon University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

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The Cyber Security degree provides students with the knowledge and skills to secure and protect critical information systems to the high professional standards demanded by industry. Students will study the different ways that computer software and hardware systems can be vulnerable to attack and gain practical skills in how to defeat malicious threats. This will form the basis for a career as a professional cyber security specialist who can work effectively to protect critical systems from being compromised by internal and external threats. The course, with its strong emphasis on practical security applications, is designed to equip you for a career at the forefront of developments in cyber security.

Course details

Professional bodies

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

  • BCS - The Chartered Institute for IT
  • Engineering Council

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 I100
Institution code R36
Campus name Main Site - Aberdeen
Campus code -

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
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC To include English and Maths at GCSE grade 5/C if not held at A Level.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Must be held in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
Pass 60 credits to include 45 at Level 3 at grade Merit in a Computing discipline.
Scottish Higher BBBC To include English and Maths at National 5 grade C or above if not held at Higher. Applicants who have successfully completed two Advanced Highers (or equivalent), including Computing and another numerate subject, may be eligible.
HNC (BTEC) P Relevant HNC may be considered for entry.
HND (BTEC) P Relevant HND may be considered for entry.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points To include a pass in Standard Level English and Maths at grade 4 or above if not held at Higher Level.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3 To include English and Maths at grade O3 or above if not held at Higher.
Scottish Advanced Higher Applicants who have successfully completed 2 Advanced Highers including Computing and another numerate subject may be eligible for entry to year 2.
Scottish HNC Pass Relevant HNC may be considered for entry
Scottish HND Pass Relevant HND may be considered for entry.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6,750 * Year 1
EU £1,820 * Year 1
International £15,040 * Year 1
England £6,750 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £6,750 * Year 1
Scotland £1,820 * Year 1
Wales £6,750 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Robert Gordon University
Garthdee House
Garthdee Road
Aberdeen
AB10 7QB


Course contact details

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01224 262728