With the dramatic increase in high-profile cyber security incidents reported in the media, the demand for highly skilled
security professionals is growing significantly as businesses across the globe seek to protect their networks and data.
Our diploma in Cyber Security provides you with a critical understanding of information governance and assurance, combined with technology risk management practices.
In addition to developing the key skills for handling security incidents, you will learn how to identify new and existing
threats and the methods by which to reduce them.
develop key skills which are highly in demand by employers
Enhance your ability to handle and minimise security threats and incidents
Understand information governance and assurance
Also available online and part-time
What will I study?
The programme aims to provide you with advanced and specialist knowledge and skills in the field of cyber security.
Your Diploma in Cyber Security will cover topics such as Information Governance and Security, Information Assurance and Risk Management, Wireless Networks and Security, Network Security and Ethical Hacking for Cyber Security. You will also
develop your research skills, in particular to support your preparation for your Exam.
This programme is also available part-time or on single module based achievement as you like .
Ultimately, after obtaining Diploma of Cyber Security you will be able to:
Demonstrate complex and specialised knowledge and skills in the field of cyber security
Appreciate innovations, advances and major issues at the frontiers of cyber security and their implications
Deal with complex issues both creatively and systematically, and show originality in tackling and solving problems
Use and evaluate a variety of software, tools and techniques relevant to cyber security practices
Work both individually and as a member of a team, recognising different team roles and multi-cultural environmental issues.
Communicate balanced judgements effectively (in writing and verbally) at the appropriate business and technical level with users, management, customers and technical specialists, justifying work in the content of wider theories
and practice, including when considering incomplete or ambiguous data
Critically understand computing systems in relation to cyber security issues
Act in a professional and ethical manner in the development and use of computing systems
Demonstrate professional attributes, including self-reflection, showing initiative, sound judgement, analytical ability,
problem solving, the ability to conceptualise, theorise and research complex issues which advance understanding,
and the ability to critically evaluate their own work and the work of others
Demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attributes to take leading roles within the computer science industry and will
have developed highly transferrable skills that promote employability and lifelong learning
How will I be taught and assessed?
Throughout the course, you will be able to trial new approaches and processes in a safe environment, working on real-
life scenarios and case studies.
Teaching on this programme is delivered through tutorials, lectures and practicals, totaling between 12-13 hours per
week. You will also be expected to engage in independent study, around 29 hours per week.
You will be assessed using a mix of coursework and exams.
You'll be taught by experienced lecturers and academics who use their industry experience to demonstrate how the
theories you will learn translate in to real life situations.
Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) is embedded throughout the course with tools e-Learning
Portal and electronic reading lists that will guide your preparation for seminars and independent research.
Careers and further study
For those with high career aspirations, this programme can give you an extra edge in today's competitive job market.
Graduates from the programme will be equipped to work in a variety of careers in the IT industry or to progress to
academic or research orientated careers. Job roles, including roles in leadership and management, could include
working in, for example, software engineering, network design and management, network security, artificial intelligence or IT consultancy.