University of Brighton
Computer Science with Cyber Security BSc (Hons)
University of Brighton

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The UK cyber security market is regarded as the largest in Europe. The increasing threat of cyber attacks has led to greater spending on security in all sectors.

Our applied course will prepare you for a career as a cyber security professional, a role highly valued by employers nationally and internationally.

You’ll design and develop secure digital systems that meet current and future needs, and you'll explore software development, software-hardware interface design and artificial intelligence (AI).

Project work and work placements put learning into practice and let you show potential employers what you are capable of. And professionals will come and share their expertise, giving you the benefit of their experience.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 30 graduates of Computer Science with Cyber Security BSc (Hons) at University of Brighton for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Computer Science.

Overall student satisfaction
76 /100
30 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Computer Science with Cyber Security BSc (Hons) at University of Brighton

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Computer Science with Cyber Security BSc (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27000 £27500 £33000
25-75 percentile range £26000 - £38000 £21500 - £34500 £22500 - £42500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computer Science

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27334 £25150 £29857
25-75 percentile range £23230 - £32967 £18886 - £32933 £21689 - £41100

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Computer Science with Cyber Security, BSc (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Computer Science with Cyber Security BSc (Hons) at University of Brighton

65% Information Technology Professionals
15% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
10% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Caring personal services
5% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Pass with 60 credits overall. Level 3 units in computing required. At least 45 credits at level 3, with 24 credits at merit or above.

Must include three subjects at Higher Level.

Foundation Degree/HND May enable applicants to start the course in year 2. Applicants who have studied before or have relevant experience: A qualification, HE credits or relevant experience may count towards the course, and could mean that the applicant does not have to take some elements of the course or can start in year 2.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5. in each element, or equivalent English Language qualification.
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 Science with Cyber Security, BSc (Hons).


Tuition Fees Computer Science with Cyber Security BSc (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
EU £13842 year 1
International £13842 year 1

Additional fee information

The fees listed here are for full-time courses beginning in the academic year 2022-23.

Please note that the £13,873 international fee is for classroom based courses. For lab based courses a higher fee of £14,892 applies. EU students will be charged international fees unless they have settled status awarded by the UK Government's Settlement Scheme.

Further tuition fees are payable for each subsequent year of study and are subject to an annual increase of no more than 5% or RPI whichever is the greater. The annual increase for UK/EU students, who are subject to regulated fees, will increase no more than the statutory maximum fee.

The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, and whether you study full-time or part-time. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. If your course includes a sandwich year option you will pay a reduced fee during this year; £1,370 for home students and £2,120 for international students.

All fees should be checked against the information listed on the course page on our website: as specific details will be included there. You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. A summary of the costs that you may be expected to pay, and what is included in your fees, can be found on our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

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:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)
  • year 2

University Rankings

Positions of University of Brighton in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Brighton in related subject specific rankings.

Computer Science

    • #64 
    • #85 
    Computer Science
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]

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About University of Brighton

The University of Brighton is a publicly funded university, and has three of its campuses located in Brighton which are known as Falmer, City and Moulsecoomb, and another in Eastbourne which is just outside of the vibrant South Downs National Park.

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