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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security Technical Professional *

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Four years part-time as an apprentice.

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Must be a digital apprentice with a suitable employer. Please see Entry Requirements below.

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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. 

Course modules

Full downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

Career opportunities

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

This Apprenticeship is offered only to students undertaking the course as part of their employment. Apprenticeship training will therefore be funded directly by employers or by employers in partnership with Government. Apprentices will not be required to pay any tuition or course fees, and will not be eligible for any Student Finance England maintenance support.

Please see our Apprenticeship pages for more information about apprenticeship funding.

Entry requirements


Professor of Information Systems Engineering

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.