BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics


Cybercrime is on the rise, and it's only going to become worse as technology spreads. As a result of high-profile security breaches, the government, public agencies, and businesses are devoting greater resources to computer security.

The BSc(Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics program is a requirement in today's world. The program will help you improve your computer programming and database skills while also broadening your understanding of computer networks, systems, and the legal context in which you will work. Furthermore, assist Learn important professional skills like how to use industry-standard forensic and security software. Attend talks from visiting professionals to expand your industry network and understanding.


Grade C/4 in English Literature or Language and Mathematics, or equivalent. 

Curricular Structure

First Year

  • Programming in C++
  • Computer and Network Systems
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Computer Crime and Digital Evidence.

Second Year

  • Operating Systems
  • Security and Forensic Tools
  • Law, Experts and Justice
  • Secure Computer Networks.

Plus, one optional module from:

  • Internet of Things
  • Secure Embedded Systems.

Placement Year (if applicable)

Final Year

You will study:

  • Security Management in Practice
  • Forensic Computing Practice.

Plus, one optional module from:

  • Information Systems Dissertation
  • Digital Systems Project.

Plus, three optional modules from:

  • Requirements Engineering
  • Advanced Databases
  • Cryptography
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Security Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • Networks, Information and Society.

And one optional module from (if you haven't completed a placement year):

  • Ethical and Professional Issues
  • International Experience
  • Professional Development.