Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (including foundation year) - BSc (Hons)

Our Digital Forensics and Cyber Security (including foundation year) BSc (Hons) is a four-year degree with a built-in foundation year (Year 0), providing a route into higher education if you don’t meet the entry requirements for an undergraduate degree.

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

Our digital forensics and cyber security courses are first in the UK for overall satisfaction, scoring 100% in the latest National Student Survey (NSS). Additionally, our software engineering courses are first in London and fourth in the UK for overall student satisfaction according to the latest National Student Survey (NSS).


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 GCSEs 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)
  • Computer Hardware and Software Architectures (core, 30 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Computing (core, 15 credits)
  • Introduction to Information Systems (core, 15 credits)
  • Logic and Problem Solving (core, 30 credits)
  • Programming (core, 30 credits)
  • Computer and Mobile Forensics (core, 15 credits)
  • Network Forensics and Incident Response (core, 15 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)
  • Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things (option, 15 credits)
  • Digital Investigation and E-Discovery (core, 30 credits)
  • Ethical Hacking (core, 15 credits)
  • Network and Cloud Security (core, 30 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Work Related Learning II (core, 15 credits)