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

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.

Course details

You will be taught within the Cyber Security Research Centre, which is a dedicated collaborative facility launched in 2018 to bring our industry partners into the University. You will be exposed to live projects from a variety of industries from within the fintech, cyber security and digital forensic businesses.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

This course will equip you with the theoretical and practical skills necessary to protect computer systems, physical environments and technologies, as well as find solutions to real security challenges. These skills will help you to succeed in the cyber security industry.


Entry 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)

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent eg, Functional Skills at Level 2).

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern finance position in my first year.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • Cyber Security Fundamentals (core, 30 credits)
  • Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things (core, 30 credits)
  • Mathematics (core, 30 credits)
  • Programming (core, 30 credits)
  • Communications Engineering (core, 30 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Computing (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Information Systems (core, 15 credits)
  • Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2) (core, 30 credits)
  • Programming (core, 30 credits)
  • Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (core, 15 credits)
  • Enterprise Networks and Security (core, 30 credits)
  • Professional Issues, Ethics and Computer Law (core, 15 credits)
  • Risk, Crisis and Security Management (core, 15 credits)
  • Security in Computing (core, 30 credits)
  • Smart Data Discovery (core, 15 credits)
  • Ethical Hacking (core, 15 credits)
  • Network Security 1 (Cisco) (core, 15 credits)
  • Network Security 2 (Cisco) (core, 15 credits)
  • Network and Cloud Security (core, 30 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Work Related Learning II (core, 15 credits)