Cyber Security Unit


We are inspired and driven by a clear vision for the future. The Unit continues to develop new initiatives and educational programmes, such as our MSc Cyber Security & Human Factors and our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management courses.


The cyber security skills shortages experienced within government agencies, law enforcement and industry presents a timely opportunity for us to engage, inform and career progress students with external stakeholders. Therefore, we have created several education programmes committed to ensuring Job Retention Through Education while enhancing the student experience.

  • MSc Cyber Security & Human Factors

    We offer an innovative Part-time MSc in Cyber Security & Human Factors that focuses on the requirements of industry and commerce.

    Available on a part time basis (18-36 months), this course is modular and flexible up to a period of three years. Each module has an intensive three to four day program of lectures delivered at the University, followed by eight weeks of research activities.

    Further information can be found here.

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  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Management

    This BSc is based on the national occupational standard in Information Security with a focus on the assurance of socio-technical systems.

    This new BSc will align with the well established BU computing framework but will have additional modules around security event management, digital forensics, cyber offensive and defensive methodologies with an emphasis on understanding intrusion detection, risk management, digital analytics and ethic hacking.

    Further information can be found here.

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  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Computing and Security

    This exciting course brings the fascination of forensics to computing. At the same time, it is very much a computing course, providing a sound technical education that will ensure you are able to enter a career in mainstream computing, with a particular emphasis on the fast-growing area of computer security.

    This course is part of our Computing Framework, the structure of which provides a number of benefits for students:

    Your final choice of degree title and main areas of specialisation can be deferred until just before the start of the fourth year, thus allowing better informed decisions to be made.

    Combines breadth of coverage of core computing/IT topics, in a common first year, with increasing opportunities for specialisation as the course progresses.

    The third year is the industrial placement year. The placements are paid positions that give you valuable experience and a head start in the graduate job market. Top companies, including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Oracle and JP Morgan, take placement students (and graduates) from our Framework year after year, as do many smaller companies.

    Further information can be found here.

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