Cyber Security

Open University in Scotland


The cyber security degree combines three sought after streams of computing: networking, cyber security and digital forensics. It gives you a thorough understanding of socio-technical systems and skills to prevent or respond to cyber security incidents. And develops your ability to critically analyse and apply digital solutions to security examination and digital forensic investigations. This includes an appreciation of tools, techniques and legal requirements.

The degree programme, with its well-balanced theory and practice, has a strong technical focus. You’ll develop your understanding of how networked cyber systems function and how they might be abused. The course centres around the relationship between technology, people, processes, the physical environment and cyber security. You’ll be able to pursue a wide array of career pathways within the public, private and charity sectors.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this degree. Computer and internet access required. If you’re new to study or to the OU, we recommend that you start with a course at Level 1.

Start Date

October, February, April




BSc Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length





Computing and IT

SCQF Level