Four years part-time as an apprentice.
Must be a digital apprentice with a suitable employer. Please see Entry Requirements below.
* Subject to validation
The BSc Cyber Security Technical Professional degree is a degree apprenticeship accredited by Tech Partnerships, and you must be a digital degree apprentice for an appropriate employer to enrol on this route.
The BSc Cyber Security degree is an equivalent degree open to non-apprentices. Both programmes will provide you with expertise in all aspects of cyber security in terms of software, networks, systems, people and organisations.
You will understand the motivations and techniques of attackers and how to successfully defend against them. You will also gain additional competencies in secure programming, secure software development, databases, “Big Data” technologies and data analytics.
The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional course will allow you to work as an apprentice alongside completing your degree.
Students can progress in to a range of related cyber security and technical roles upon completing the course.
By 2022, it is expected that there will be 350,000+ unfilled cyber security roles across the UK and Europe. By 2022, it is predicted that there will be over 1.8 million unfilled cyber security roles globally.
Whether you want to work in the UK or overseas, there will be a range of opportunities in cyber security.
Fees and finance
- Full-time tuition fee: £9,250 p.a
- Part-time tuition fee: £1,454 per 20 credits (please contact the Student Centre for further information)
- Full-time International tuition fee: £12,996 p.a
At University of Suffolk, your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with you course that you will need to budget for.
* 2023-24 tuition fees are subject to change in line with inflation, or a government change in the fee cap.
If you have previously studied at higher education level before you may be able to transfer credits to a related course at the University of Suffolk and reduce the period of study time necessary to achieve your degree.
Facilities and Resources
Students will benefit from dedicated computing suites with access to Microsoft Imagine software library, database servers, web server packages, Integrated Development Environments, and version control software, NoSQL databases, NVIDIA CUDA parallel programming hardware (graphics cards with 1600+ GPU cores), plus the use of a network test cabinet including server, routers and switches, Internet of Things hardware and software packages, network simulation software, and software defined network and radio kits.