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BSc Cyber Security

Full-time Undergraduate
BSc Cyber Security

Our BSc Cyber Security course offers you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of cyberspace, starting with the fundamentals of software development, computer architecture, networks, operating systems, and information risk management. This course is fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ.

Start date:
22 September 2025

3 years full-time (30 weeks per academic year)

Application deadline:
29 January 2025

Course code:


Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Course leader:
Dr Sandy Taramonli

Entry requirements:
A level: AAA (STEM subjects preferred), with a minimum of 4 in English

Accredited by:
National Cyber Security Centre (full certification)

Open Days
Visit us in October 2024!

Our Open Days are a fantastic way to learn about the course and meet other prospective students. Our teaching team will be joined by student ambassadors currently studying the course, who can offer a detailed, honest insight into the degree, WMG and student life. Our next Cyber Security Open Days will take place on campus on the following dates:

  • Saturday 5 October
  • Saturday 19 October


The University of Warwick is recognised as an Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Research, and an Academic Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security Education by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. In addition, this BSc Cyber Security degree has received full certification, and both of our MSc Cyber Security degrees have received NCSC certified status.

Delivered at the WMG Cyber Security Centre, this BSc degree will help you develop a deep understanding of cyber space, starting with the fundamentals of software development, computer architecture, networks, operating systems, and information risk management.

Cyber space comprises all interactions with networks of digital devices used to store, modify and communicate information, across all time. It is global in reach and vast in scale, extending far beyond the Internet. Its interactions are with people, with the physical environment, and with other digital devices.

Cyber security seeks to enable the good and prevent the bad in cyber space. For you to contribute to this task, you will learn a broad range of theory and practice. Most things will be viewed from two perspectives: what should happen, and what does happen. Many cyber security challenges lurk in this gap between concept and reality.

What is the difference between computer science and cyber security?

Computer science is a broad field that covers the fundamentals of computer systems, including algorithms, data structures, software development, and more. It’s about understanding how computers work and how to create software applications that solve problems.

On the other hand, cyber security is a specialised field that focuses on protecting systems, networks, and data from digital attacks. You’ll dive into understanding potential threats, implementing security measures, and constantly updating defences in response to new risks.


If you are ready to take the next step in your education journey, and feel that the Cyber Security degree at WMG, University of Warwick is the right course for you, then you can start your application here.

Meet the course team

Dr Harjinder Lallie
Associate Professor & Discipline Group Leader

Dr Sandy Taramonli
Assistant Professor & Course Leader

Sarah Aktaa
Teaching Fellow

Dr Olga Angelopoulou
Assistant Professor

Dr Hany Atlam
Assistant Professor

Henry Caushi
Teaching Fellow

Dr Jules Pagna Disso
Associate Tutor

Dr Gregory Epiphaniou
Associate Professor of Security Engineering

Professor Carsten Maple
Professor of Cyber Systems Engineering

Dr Christo Panchev
Assistant Professor

Dr Hassan Raza
Associate Tutor

Dr Elizabeth Titis
Assistant Professor

Get involved

Get involved in our Cyber Security research, internships and publications.

Ready to study BSc Cyber Security at WMG?

Submit your application or come along to our next Cyber Security Open Day to find out more about the course, meet fellow prospective students, engage with student ambassadors and meet our brilliant teaching team.