University of Derby
Cyber Security BSc (Hons)
University of Derby

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 10 graduates of Cyber Security BSc (Hons) at University of Derby for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Software Engineering, Development & Programming.

Overall student satisfaction
40 /100
10 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Computing

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Software Engineering, Development & Programming 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 £24000 £25000 £30000
25-75 percentile range £23000 - £30500 £18500 - £33000 £21500 - £40000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Computing

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27961 £25489 £30091
25-75 percentile range £23885 - £33047 £18348 - £32603 £21339 - £39812

Course Description

Join a new generation of cyber security professionals. You’ll learn how to manage security incidents and ensure systems are robust, all underpinned by vital experience in industry. 

  • FACILITIES: Use cutting-edge software development tools in our industry-standard labs. Our Cyber Security lab contains a set-up used for investigating digital crime alongside a range of software.
  • PLACEMENT YEAR: Take an optional industrial placement year which will stand you in good stead for securing a rewarding job on graduation.
  • EMPLOYABILITY: Security is a vital requirement of computer-based systems. As the number of security-related incidents continues to grow, so does the demand for expertise in cyber security. 
  • FLEXIBILITY: Benefit from the option to transfer to another degree in our Computing portfolio after your first year.
  • NO EXAMS!: We’ll assess you via other methods through your degree.

Instead of exams, a variety of assessment methods are used. Some modules are assessed through coursework only, others by a combination of: 

  • Coursework 
  • Portfolios 
  • Assignments 
  • Case studies 
  • Oral and graphic presentations 
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary teamwork projects 
  • Computer-based testing 

There is significant demand for skills in developing, maintaining and securing computer systems, as well as on the engineering side of security protocol development and research.

This degree delivers comprehensive training and equips you with the personal attributes you need for a variety of careers within the cyber security field.


This course is also available with a Foundation Year option.

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

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

Example below based on all graduates of Cyber Security BSc (Hons) at University of Derby

35% Administrative occupations
15% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Sales occupations
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Secretarial and related occupations
5% Sports and fitness occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
0% Secretarial and related occupations
0% Business and public service associate professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Requirements for international students / English requirements

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

    • 6.5
    • All Degrees
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Cyber Security, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.


Tuition Fees Cyber Security BSc (Hons)

EU £14900 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
International £14900 year 1

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, 2025

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)

University Rankings

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

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About University of Derby

The University of Derby is a publicly owned university located in the city of Derby, England. The university’s main campus is in Allestree, a suburbian zone in Derby itself, and is situated directly opposite the popular Markeaton Park where many students enjoy going for a walk in their free time.

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Student composition of University of Derby

Number of students enrolled in courses of subject “Computer and Information Security”: Academic year - Full-time equivalent student enrollments published by Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) on February 2022
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