Our four-year Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (including foundation year) (Hons) degree provides an alternative route into higher education if you don’t have the necessary qualifications to start an undergraduate degree in computer networking or cyber security.
You will be taught within the Cyber Security Research Centre, which is a dedicated collaborative facility launched in 2018 to bring our industry partners into the University. You will be exposed to live projects from a variety of industries from within the fintech, cyber security and digital forensic businesses.
This course will equip you with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to protect computer systems, physical environments and technologies, as well as find solutions to real security challenges. These skills will help you to succeed in the cyber security industry.
This course will help you to specialise in the network and application security of modern hardware and software systems. In the foundation year you’ll focus on learning the core principles of cyber security, robotics and internet of things, mathematics and programming.
The skills you gain in this foundation year will fully prepare you for the practical and theoretical study in the following three years of the course.
The foundation year of this course is shared with a number of other cyber security-related degrees, so in Year 0 you’ll have classmates who are interested in a variety of different specialisms.
This four-year degree is designed around the Cisco curriculum, so you’ll study a complete set of CCNA modules to gain additional Cisco certification training throughout the course.
Our tutors have strong links with the industry as well as potential employers within cyber security. Our dedicated teaching staff will be there to support you throughout the course. You’ll gain confidence in your academic abilities and be pushed to succeed as you progress through the course, graduating with the technical skills needed to protect online data from attacks and unauthorised access.
Following the foundation year, you’ll study the same course content and modules as those who study our Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree.
Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to allow you to do this.
You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who study the traditional three-year degree.
You’ll be assessed through case studies, reports, coursework, individual and group research assignments, lab-based tests and a final engineering project or dissertation. Throughout the course you’ll also receive feedback on a regular basis.
This course is accredited as fully meeting the educational requirement for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration.
On graduating, you'll be eligible to apply for Membership of the British Computer Society (MBCS).
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
If you meet the UCAS points criteria but obtained a D/3 in English and/or Maths at GCSE you may be offered a University test in these areas.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
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"This course has made me to be security conscious especially when I am online. The lecturers have been great and helpful. They are always there for students, always willing to help." National Student Survey
Graduating from this degree will give you the technological knowledge needed to work as a cyber security engineer, software security officer, ethical hacker, web developer or security consultant.
This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). It's the perfect route into university if you can't meet the necessary entry requirements or don't have the traditional qualifications required to start a standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the traditional three-year course.
Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.
Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
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Apply to us for September 2019
Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.
If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.
The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.
If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.
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Students, staff and external guests attended three of the School’s biggest annual events - SEND 2019, the School Summer Show 2019, and Final Cuts.
London Metropolitan University’s cyber-security team recently won funding from Innovate UK to develop products which will enhance UK security.
London Metropolitan University will work with with Palo Alto Networks to deliver staff training on their behalf.
Professor Karim Ouazzane, Professor of Computing and Knowledge Exchange, offers his insight into the recent WhatsApp hacking.
The School of Computing and Digital Media's Summer Show will be held on 6 - 7 June in the world famous Graduate Centre. Events to celebrate the School will take place from 6 - 14 June.
London Metropolitan University attended Lloyds Banking Group's inaugural Innovation Community event, a day-long session to bring together stories, collaboration and knowledge.
An exciting new Cyber Security Research Centre will launch at London Met with the aim to foster and nurture the University’s strong entrepreneurial culture.
London Met’s Widening Participation team work with young people across London and host a range of taster days to give tomorrow’s leaders a taste of university life.
The annual Computing and Digital Media Show will be held on Thursday 14 – Saturday 16 June. You are invited to attend this free event.
Alexander Duncan now works as a Global Systems Engineer at Cisco.