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Leeds Beckett University BSc (Hons) Cyber Security
Leeds Beckett University

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security

London, United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time

Request application deadline

16 Sep 2024

GBP 16,000 / per year *


* for international students | for UK students: GBP 9,250 per year


Become an expert in BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and learn how to apply your knowledge to protect organisations from illegal attacks.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Develop a broad knowledge of computing as well as specific cyber security expertise and how to put it into practice

  • Learn to use your knowledge of computer systems and networks to protect businesses and users from malicious
    attacks in computer security modules

  • Study key topics including malware and vulnerabilities, secure coding, sandboxing, virtualisation, and ethical hacking and penetration testing techniques

  • Learn practical investigative and 'hacking' techniques

  • Learn through practical applications on our bespoke Hacktivity system that replicates real-world business systems and potential attacks

Share insights

If you join the university’s Ethical Hacking Society, you’ll explore the very latest developments in digital security and attend talks from industry experts to enhance your learning.

Network with professionals

You’ll gain experience in preparing and presenting work for use by courts of law and industry customers. Attending conferences will allow you to network with professionals and enhance your career prospects. You may also have the option to work with local employers as clients for your final-year project.

Cybercrime & Security Innovation Centre

As part of our Cybercrime and Security Innovation Centre, teaching staff on your course work with West Yorkshire Police to develop new ways of fighting cybercrime. This partnership will give you access to cutting-edge research and industry contacts, and an invaluable insight into the real-world applications of computer security.


We work with organisations to find placement opportunities for you and our links with the security industry and law contacts provide you with opportunities to enhance your learning.

Specialist learning

If you’d like to enhance your understanding of cyber security and develop your specialist knowledge of digital forensics, you could choose to study our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security & Digital Forensics. Alternatively, you could study our four-year MEng Cyber Security & Digital Forensics to further deepen your expertise.

Why study Cyber Security at Leeds Beckett University

  1. Professionally accredited – by the British Computer Society and provisionally certified by the National Cyber Security Centre

  1. Top 30 in the UK for Computer Science and Information Systems*

  1. Access to specialist software – including Hacktivity and Hackerbot to enable you to put your knowledge into practice

  1. Industry partnerships – including working with West Yorkshire Police

  1. Opportunity to join the Ethical Hacking Society –share ideas with your peers

  1. Placement opportunities – enhance your learning and add experience to your CV

*2024 Guardian Subject League Tables


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