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Cyber Security BSc (UCAS H651)

Cyber Security student researching at the University of Warwick

Learn more about our Cyber Security degree at Warwick

Cyber space comprises all the interactions with all the 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.

Studying Cyber Security (BSc) will equip you to be part of the worldwide team securing the human experience in cyber space. Our BSc Cyber Security course is fully certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)Link opens in a new window, a part of GCHQ.


General entry requirements

A level typical offer

AAA (STEM subjects preferred: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics).

A level contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is AAB (STEM subjects preferred: Physics; Chemistry; Biology; General Sciences; Computer Science; Engineering; Mathematics). See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

IB typical offer

36 (STEM subjects preferred: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics).

IB contextual offer

We welcome applications from candidates who meet the contextual eligibility criteria and whose predicted grades are close to, or slightly below, the contextual offer level. The typical contextual offer is 34 (STEM subjects preferred). See if you’re eligible.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.

BTEC

We welcome applications from students taking BTECs and/or CTECs and combinations with A levels.

We would require the overall load to be equivalent to 3 A levels and for combinations of qualifications to have no significant subject overlap. STEM related subjects are preferred: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics. A typical offer would be D*D*D* in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Scotland Advanced Highers

AA in two Advanced Highers and AAB in three additional Highers subjects.

Welsh Baccalaureate

AAB in three A levels plus grade C in the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate.

Access to Higher Education Diplomas

We will consider applicants returning to study who are presenting a QAA-recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma on a case-by-case basis.

Typically, we require 45 Credits at Level 3, including Distinction in 33 Level 3 credits and Merit in 12 Level 3 Credits. We may also require subject specific credits or an A level to be studied alongside the Access to Higher Education Diploma to fulfil essential subject requirements.

General GCSE requirements

Unless specified differently above, you will also need a minimum of GCSE grade 4 or C (or an equivalent qualification) in English Language and either Mathematics or a Science subject. Find out more about our entry requirements and the qualifications we accept. We advise that you also check the English Language requirements for your course which may specify a higher GCSE English requirement. Please find the information about this below.


International qualifications


English Language requirements

All applicants have to meet our English Language requirements. If you cannot demonstrate that you meet these, you may be invited to take part in our Pre-sessional English course at WarwickLink opens in a new window.

This course requires: Band B

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Frequently asked questions

Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in a Widening Participation programme or who meet the contextual data criteria.

Differential offers will usually be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer.

All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only).

Find out more about standard offers and conditions for the IFP.

We welcome applications for deferred entry.

We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

Course overview

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.

You will learn how to construct robust software. You will learn how to store data over time and communicate it over distance. You will learn how computer systems are organised. You will learn the capabilities of cryptographic techniques. You will learn the processes and procedures that provide assurance that things are as they should be. And you will learn the mindset, tools and techniques to discover the shortcomings of cyber systems, duly constrained by ethics and the law.

This course has a strong technical focus so that you understand precisely how the digital parts of cyber systems function. However, the role played by people, processes and the physical environment in achieving cyber security is also a critical part of your study. Taken together, you will learn how to harden the security posture of an organisation's cyber systems. You will learn how to think and act coherently in cyber space.

Cyber security professionals are in high demand by businesses worldwide, meaning you will have access to a wealth of potential career routes in a highly mobile profession when you graduate.


Study abroad

It is unlikely we will be able to support student mobility through study abroad programmes. The very specific curriculum of BSc Cyber Security means that an intercalated year abroad at one of our partner universities is unlikely to fit alongside the remainder of the curriculum.

Core modules

Year one lays the foundations for you to develop a deeper understanding of cyber space. You will be studying topics such as software development, computer architecture, networks, operating systems and the fundamentals of cyber security.

Mathematical formalisms of discrete structure will be introduced to support a range of other topics. Year two deepens and broadens your experience by exploring software engineering, programming languages, human computer interaction, secure systems, managing and securing information, all from a cyber security perspective.

The third year incorporates advanced topics in cyber security. Incident management, digital forensics, low-level techniques (to better understand how potentially obfuscated code executes), and the science associated with dealing with bulk data. You will also complete an individual project, where you will apply your skills and knowledge to an area of your choice under the supervision of our academics.


Year One

This year lays the foundations for you to develop a deeper understanding of cyber space. You will be studying topics such as software development, computer architecture, networks, operating systems and the fundamentals of cyber security.

Software Development and Security

This module focuses on the cyber context of the entire software development process, identifying those concepts and skills that should be mastered in the first year of the programme. This includes:

  • The design and simple analysis of algorithms
  • Fundamental programming concepts and data structures
  • Basic software development methods and tools

You will learn to collaborate on the development of software using standard development tools and components to create robust implementations.

Read more about the Software Development and Security moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Cyber Systems Architecture and Organisation

This module gives broad coverage to computer systems and will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of the hardware environment upon which all computing is based, as well as the interface it provides to higher software layers.

You will learn about a computer system’s functional components, their characteristics, performance, and interactions, and, in particular, the challenge of harnessing parallelism to sustain performance improvements now and into the future.

Read more about the Cyber Systems Architecture and Organisation moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Discrete Structures for Cyber Security

This module will give you a greater insight into the reasoning behind much of the more applied cyber security material that you will be studying throughout the course. You will learn to perform abstract operations on discrete structures and apply the tools and techniques you've learned to solving cyber security problems.

At the end of this module you should be able to:

  • Operate on sets, relations and functions
  • Apply logic to support reasoning about problems
  • Select and apply appropriate proof techniques in the solution of problems
  • Map real world examples to appropriate counting formalisms
  • Model a variety of real world problems using appropriate data structures
  • Apply the tools and techniques of discrete probability to solve cyber security problems

Read more about the Discrete Structures for Cyber Security moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Networks, Communication and Cyber Defence

Networks, Communication and Cyber Defence will explore the key principles behind the organisation and operation of typical communication networks and layered protocols. You will learn to configure network devices to achieve required operating characteristics and explain network behaviour from captured network traffic. This module covers key themes, including:

  • Networked applications
  • Reliable data delivery
  • Routing and forwarding
  • Local area networks
  • Resource allocation
  • Mobility

Read more about the Networks, Communication and Cyber Defence moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Operating Systems in the Cyber Context

This module will outline the principles of how an operating system is constructed, how it works, and its critical role in cyber security. It will provide you with a solid understanding of how a modern operating system satisfies its requirements in the cyber context. You will learn to explain the key principles behind the organisation and operation of a typical general-purpose operating system, and explain how process, memory and file management algorithms and data structures work. You will also learn to select and apply appropriate security and protection mechanisms.

Read more about the Operating Systems in the Cyber Context moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Cyber Security Fundamentals

This module introduces you to fundamental cyber security concepts including the cyber lexicon, mechanisms for representing cyber-attacks and enables an opportunity to participate in cyber reconnaissance and vulnerability discovery.

Read more about the Cyber Security Fundamentals moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Year Two

This year will build on your knowledge and skills by giving you the chance to explore areas such software engineering, programming languages, human computer interaction, secure systems, managing and securing information, all with a cyber security theme.

The Cyber Context of Software Engineering

In this module you will look at software engineering in the context of cyber security, applying frameworks such as the 'Trustworthy Software Framework' when developing software systems. You will compare and contrast different software engineering processes, and how they address the relationships between the different phases in the software lifecycle. You will also learn to apply the concepts and principles of software engineering to develop software in a team, using supporting tools and metrics as appropriate.

Read more about The Cyber Context of Software Engineering moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Programming Languages for Cyber Security

This module will enable you to develop insight into the significant differences between different programming paradigms. Object oriented programming, functional programming, and event driven programming are given special emphasis. You will develop solutions under these different paradigms to embed the theoretical concepts you're learning into professional practice.

Read more about the Programming Languages for Cyber Security module,Link opens in a new window including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Human Behaviour in Cyber Systems

Human Behaviour in Cyber Systems places the person at the centre of the cyber domain. On this module you will learn to design, implement, and evaluate an interface for a well-defined community of users to interact with an application to achieve worthwhile user objectives. You will also analyse the relationship between the human-computer interface, user behaviour, and cyber security consequences.

Read more about the Human Behaviour in Cyber Systems moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Implementing Secure Systems

This module is concerned with deliberately choosing good patterns of implementation for the long-term well being of the system. You will learn to:

  • Critically analyse the relationship between human trust, and the technological tokens that represent trust, in cyber systems
  • Design a security architecture that satisfies the security needs of a given scenario, potentially spanning multiple platforms
  • Apply cryptographic techniques and configure systems to achieve desired security objectives

Read more about the Implementing Secure Systems moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Information Management

Information Management is primarily concerned with the capture, digitisation, representation, organisation, transformation, and presentation of information. You will learn to apply cyber security concepts and principles in the design of a data model from user requirements. You will also be able to demonstrate the implementation of a data model in a relational database, retaining all necessary data associations and appropriately addressing security, scalability, and performance issues.

Read more about the Information Management moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Information Risk and Security Management

Information security management is about having the strategy, policy, processes, behaviours, and technology, in place and coherently supporting each other. This module explores policy, strategy, awareness and audit, and the legal and regulatory environment. You will learn to adopt a responsible attitude to the social and ethical consequences that flow from professional engagement in security management, and to develop and evaluate the overall coherence of an organisation's approach to cyber security management.

Read more about the Information Risk and Security Management moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Year Three

Your final year incorporates advanced topics in cyber security. You will also complete an individual project, where you will apply your skills and knowledge to an area of your choice under the supervision of our academics.

Low-level Tools and Techniques for Cyber Security

This module will enable you to reverse back from the detail of the executable instance to infer what the overall pattern of behaviour might be. In a similar manner, it will develop your ability to reverse back from the detail of numerous individual network packets to infer what the overall pattern of traffic might represent.

Read more about the Low-level Tools and Techniques for Cyber Security moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Data Science, Algorithms, and Complexity in the Cyber Context

This module develops the central concepts and skills required to design, implement and analyse algorithms for solving problems. You will learn to:

  • Design and implement appropriate algorithms that satisfy the needs of a particular situation within cyber security
  • Critically evaluate a variety of common algorithms, algorithmic strategies and data structures used in cyber security
  • Analyse and assess the complexity and efficiency of an algorithm
  • Critically evaluate the appropriateness of a given algorithm in cyber security

Read more about the Data Science, Algorithms, and Complexity in the Cyber Context moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Operational Security Management

This module draws together the content from earlier other modules and presents the various interacting topics in an operational context. The focus is on operational security management relating to the cyber domain: maximising the benefits that flow from cyber engagement, whilst minimising the harms, through deliberate, managed activity. Some of this activity is obvious and directly cyber related: crypto key management or firewall rule change-control for example. Some is less obvious and indirectly cyber related: HR protocols for joiners and leavers for example.

Read more about the Operational Security Management moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Cyber Security Incident Management

This module comprises two related but distinct themes: cyber incident response and digital forensics. There are a number of principles that have been established by the digital forensics community and from these a range of tools and techniques have been developed for doing standard things in typical circumstances. Analysing the capabilities and limitations of these tools and techniques is an important part of the module. Representing what has been inferred to a non-specialist audience is also a critical part of any investigation and is practised in the module.

Read more about the Cyber Security Incident Management moduleLink opens in a new window, including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).

Individual Project

With support from a supervisor, you will undertake the full life cycle of a research or development project in the cyber security domain.

Read more about the Cyber Security Project module,Link opens in a new window including the methods of teaching and assessment (content applies to 2023/24 year of study).


Optional modules

We do not have any optional modules. However, modules will evolve to reflect the dynamic cyber environment and the ever-changing cyber-threat landscape.

Assessment

Your performance will be assessed predominantly by coursework with a small number of written examinations. The coursework may be individual or group work involving aspects of cyber system development, cyber system analysis, cyber research, and presentation of findings. The second and final year place particular emphasis on coursework with a practitioner focus.

The final degree classification is determined by your second (30%) and final year marks (70%).

Teaching

The course is delivered by subject leaders from the WMG Cyber Security Centre. Teaching and learning is delivered via a combination of lectures, seminars, and high-intensity workshops with structured independent consolidation activities in between.

Teaching sessions will comprise a mix of conventional lectures, practical laboratory sessions and tutorial sessions. The proportions and emphasis will vary from module to module.

Solving practical problems

The consolidation activities will typically involve the application of material covered in the workshop to a practical problem. Some of this consolidation activity will be individual, some will be working in teams. Some development projects will span several workshops and run for several weeks.

Much of the practical activity will take place in our dedicated Cyber Security laboratories within the WMG Cyber Security Centre. Your studies will culminate in your final year individual cyber project.


Class sizes

Class sizes will typically be in groups of 24 or 48.


Typical contact hours

During term time, outside the summer examination period, teaching contact time will normally be 18 hours per week in years one and two.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees cover the majority of the costs of your study, including teaching and assessment. Fees are charged at the start of each academic year. If you pay your fees directly to the University, you can choose to pay in instalments.

Undergraduate fees

If you are a home student enrolling in 2024, your annual tuition fees will be £9,250. In the future, these fees might change for new and continuing students.


How are fees set?

The British Government sets tuition fee rates.

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Undergraduate fees

If you are an overseas or EU student enrolling in 2024, your annual tuition fees will be as follows:

  • Band 1 – £24,800 per year (classroom-based courses, including Humanities and most Social Science courses)
  • Band 2 – £31,620 per year (laboratory-based courses, plus Maths, Statistics, Theatre and Performance Studies, Economics, and courses provided by Warwick Business School, with exceptions)

Fees for 2025 entry have not been set. We will publish updated information here as soon as it becomes available, so please check back for updates about 2025 fee rates before you apply.


Fee status guidance

We carry out an initial fee status assessment based on the information you provide in your application. Students will be classified as Home or Overseas fee status. Your fee status determines tuition fees, and what financial support and scholarships may be available. If you receive an offer, your fee status will be clearly stated alongside the tuition fee information.

Do you need your fee classification to be reviewed?

If you believe that your fee status has been classified incorrectly, you can complete a fee status assessment questionnaire. Please follow the instructions in your offer information and provide the documents needed to reassess your status.

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Additional course costs

As well as tuition fees and living expenses, some courses may require you to cover the cost of field trips or costs associated with travel abroad.

For departmental specific costs, please see the Modules tab on this web page for the list of core and optional core modules with hyperlinks to our Module CatalogueLink opens in a new window (please visit the Department’s website if the Module Catalogue hyperlinks are not provided).

Associated costs can be found on the Study tab for each module listed in the Module Catalogue (please note most of the module content applies to 2023/24 year of study). Information about module specific costs should be considered in conjunction with the more general costs below:

  • Core text books
  • Printer credits
  • Dissertation binding
  • Robe hire for your degree ceremony

Further information

Find out more about tuition fees from our Student Finance team.


Scholarships and bursaries

Learn about scholarships and bursaries available to undergraduate students.

We offer a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries to full-time undergraduate students. These include sporting and musical bursaries, and scholarships offered by commercial organisations.

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If you are an international student, a limited number of scholarships may be available.

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You may be eligible for financial help from your own government, from the British Council or from other funding agencies. You can usually request information on scholarships from the Ministry of Education in your home country, or from the local British Council office.


Warwick Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship 2023

We believe there should be no barrier to talent. That's why we are committed to offering a scholarship that makes it easier for gifted, ambitious international learners to pursue their academic interests at one of the UK's most prestigious universities. This new scheme will offer international fee-paying students 250 tuition fee discounts ranging from full fees to awards of £13,000 to £2,000 for the full duration of your Undergraduate degree course.

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We provide extra financial support for qualifying students from lower income families. The Warwick Undergraduate Bursary is an annual award of up to £3,000 per annum. It is intended to help with course-related costs and you do not have to pay it back.

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As part of the 'City of Sanctuary' movement, we are committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for those seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. We provide a range of scholarships to enable people seeking sanctuary or asylum to progress to access university education.

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Further information

Find out more about Warwick undergraduate bursaries and scholarships.

Eligibility for student loans

Your eligibility for student finance will depend on certain criteria, such as your nationality and residency status, your course, and previous study at higher education level.

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Tuition Fee Loan

You can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your tuition fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you can receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won’t have to set up any payments.

Maintenance Loan for living costs

You can apply for a Maintenance Loan towards your living costs such as accommodation, food and bills. This loan is means-tested, so the amount you receive is partially based on your household income and whether you choose to live at home or in student accommodation.

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If you’re starting a course on or after 1 August 2021, you usually must have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement SchemeLink opens in a new window to get student finance.

Tuition Fee Loan

If you are an EU student and eligible for student finance you may be able to get a Tuition Fee Loan to cover your fees. It is non-means tested, which means the amount you may receive is not based on your household income. The Loan is paid directly to the University so, if you choose to take the full Tuition Fee Loan, you won't have to set up any payments.

Help with living costs

For the 2023 academic year, you may be eligible for help with your living costs if both of the following apply:

  • You have lived in the UK for more than 3 years before the first day of the first academic year of your course

And

If you are coming to the UK from 1st January 2021, you may need to apply for a visaLink opens in a new window to study here.

Please note: Irish citizens do not need to apply for a visa or to the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Repaying your loans

You will repay your loan or loans gradually once you are working and earning above a certain amount (for students starting their course after 1 August 2023 the repayment threshold is £25,000). Repayments will be taken directly from your salary if you are an employee. If your income falls below the earnings threshold, your repayments will stop until your income goes back up above this figure.

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Your career

Cyber security professionals are in high demand by businesses worldwide, meaning you’ll have access to a wealth of potential career routes in a highly mobile profession when you graduate.

Career paths could include technical, managerial, and strategic paths in public, private, or charity sectors; enabling social services, commerce, healthcare, transportation, environmental protection and more generally, a secure digital society.

Early career roles could include:

  • Network Security Administrator
  • Forensic Analyst
  • Threat Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Secure Software Developer
  • Junior Consultant
  • Audit Compliance
  • Technical Consultant

Later career roles could include:

  • Security Architect
  • Security Assessor
  • Security Analyst
  • Incident Response Coordinator
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Chief Information Security Officer

Helping you find the right career

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant to support you. They offer impartial advice and guidance, together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Career planning for WMG students
  • Options in Engineering
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Effective Applications for WMG students
  • Researching Employers for WMG students

Find out more about careers support at Warwick.

WMG at Warwick

Having forged strong links with global companies through 40 years of collaborative research and development, we really understand the global market you’ll be operating in, and have designed our programmes to match.

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