The cyber security degree combines three sought-after computing streams: 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. You’ll also acquire 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 focuses on the relationship between technology, people, processes, the physical environment and cyber security. You’ll be able to pursue a wide array of career paths across all sectors.
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, it is recommended that you start with a course at Level 1.
October, February, April
Distance and Flexible learning
Computing and IT