London Metropolitan University
Computer Networking and Cyber Security (including foundation year) BSc (Hons)
London Metropolitan University

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Key Course Facts

Course Description

Why study this course

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.

London Met is home to one of the most advanced Cisco training labs in the UK, putting you at the forefront of current cyber security.

This career-focused degree is accredited by the British Computer Society and will equip you with the knowledge and practical techniques needed to work within the computing profession.

More about this course

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 date 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.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 23 graduates of Computer Networking and Cyber Security (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) at London Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer and Information Security.

Overall student satisfaction
71 /100
23 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer and Information Security

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £30124 £30806 £35393
25-75 percentile range £25876 - £34683 £22850 - £38849 £26153 - £44792

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computer Networking and Cyber Security (including foundation year), BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

At least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma).

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Computer Networking and Cyber Security (including foundation year), BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Computer Networking and Cyber Security (including foundation year) BSc (Hons)

England UK £2310
Northern Ireland £2310
Scotland £2310
Wales £2310
EU £3894
International £3894
Channel Islands £3894
Ireland £3894

Additional fee information

These fees are for the 2022/23 academic year. Fees for new and returning students may change each year by an amount set under the government’s regulation. For further information about our undergraduate fees, please visit:

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be extra costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. There may also be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but that 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.

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • Foundation

University Rankings

Positions of London Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

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What students say about studying Computer and Information Security in the UK?

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  • Day In The Life of a Cyber Security Student / Content Creator
  • What's it like to be a Cybersecurity Student?
  • Getting Into Cyber Security: 5 Skills You NEED to Learn

About London Metropolitan University

Founded in 1848, London Metropolitan University is located in the urban setting of North London. LMU is just a 40-minute walk to Camden Town or a 20-minute tube ride from central London. Some of the benefits that students can expect when choosing LMU include a variety of residence halls at distinct price points, reputable career guidance services, and orientation services for recently-arrived international students. This institution has a selective admissions standard, so it’s recommended to prepare for your interview well in advance.

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  • Summer graduation 2019 - How does it feel to graduate?
  • Why I love London Met

Where is this programme taught

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