Cyber Security BSc (Hons)

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As a result of the continuing digital revolution, computer systems are involved in just about every aspect of modern life.

Year of entry


Coventry University Wrocław (Poland)

Study mode



4 years sandwich
3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Course code


Start date

September 2024
November 2024
January 2025
March 2025
May 2025
June 2025

Course overview

As the number of mobile users, digital applications, and data networks increase, so has the number of potential risks and threats, resulting in the need for talented professionals to secure and protect systems and data.

Our BSc (Hons) Cyber Security course is designed to produce high quality graduates who can contribute effectively in one of the highest growing sectors globally.

The course offers real-life tools and challenges, giving you the opportunity to become an independent learner through practical projects and advanced teaching methods. 

Why you should study this course

We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone. Our courses cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.

Official Course Partner

GlobalLogic logoGlobalLogic is a leader in the field of digital engineering services. We help brands worldwide design and create innovative products, platforms, and digital experiences tailored to the modern world. By combining experience design, comprehensive engineering, and data expertise, we enable our clients to imagine new possibilities and accelerate their transformation into the digital companies of tomorrow. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic operates design studios and engineering centres around the world, offering its expertise to clients in the automotive, communications, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, media and entertainment, semiconductor, and technology industries. GlobalLogic is part of the wider Hitachi group.

What you'll study

This course examines the principles and threats that underpin computer systems, networks and the software development process.

Throughout the programme, you will aim to become competent and confident in a range of prevalent topics, such as operating systems, networking, information security, python programming language, penetration testing, ethical hacking and more.

Year one introduces you to the core fundamentals that underpin computing science. You will explore the importance of IT security, and the risks posed to computer systems globally. In addition, you will develop your professional problem-solving skills, as you understand the basic principles of programming. Most of the modules in this year contain a practical element, so that you receive the best combination of theoretical and hands-on learning. Students who successfully complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Computing Science.


Building on knowledge gained in year one, this year is aimed at building your skillset to an advanced standard. You’ll aim to develop object-orientated analysis, design and implementation skills as you explore complex subjects such as cryptography, digital forensic science and algorithms. Towards the end of the year, our skilled lecturers work with you to refine transferable employability skills, as you prepare for a career in computing as a global citizen. Students who successfully complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Cyber Security.


There’s no better way to find out what you love doing than trying it out for yourself, which is why a work placement can often be beneficial. Work placements1 usually occur between your second and final year of study. They’re a great way to help you explore your potential career path and gain valuable work experience, whilst developing transferable skills for the future.

If you choose to study this course with a placement/sandwich year, you will need to pay a tuition fee of 2000 zł to cover your academic support.


In the final year of study, you look at complex subjects such as The Internet of Things and The Underlying Principles. You will analyse and evaluate potential risk and exploitation in secure programming and assess a range of issues such as buffer overflows and how to mitigate a number of security risks. Finally, you’ll get the chance to demonstrate your skills in a number of independent projects, taking charge of processes from inception to delivery. Students who successfully complete year three are awarded a BSc (Hons) degree in Cyber Security.


We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

How you'll learn

This course is available as a full-time three-year or optional four-year sandwich course, the latter incorporating a work placement or study year in a related field1.

Our teaching methods are varied, offering a number of teaching styles to suit the needs of our students, so in addition to lectures, we also utilise a blended learning approach, including online aspects, workshops and group work. Additional support is available via email and our online learning platform, Aula.

Unlike traditional institutions, there are no end of year exams. Instead, learning is assessed through coursework and phase tests, which is more reflective of our learning model.

Teaching contact hours

The number of full-time contact hours may vary from module to module, however, on average, it is likely to be around 20 contact hours per week.

Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 30 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the university may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome and your academic skills as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and may include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, laboratory experiments, tutorial tasks and assessments, which take place during each six-week block.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

Entry requirements

Polish requirements

The candidate should be able to demonstrate one of the following diplomas:

Requirement What we're looking for
Polish Matura Exam Pass Matura (Świadectwo Dojrzałości) poziom podstawowy/basic level with satisfactory grade 40% or better
Polish Matura Advanced Level Pass Matura poziom rozszerzony/advanced level with a grade of 55% in two subjects. Obtain 75% in Matura extended level English Language Exam OR IELTS 6.0 overall OR equivalent.
A Level BBB
International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) 28 points

EU requirements

Requirement What we're looking for
EU exams We're here to help you understand which qualifications, diplomas and certificates you can use from your own country to meet our entry requirements. Contact us to find out more
International Baccalaureate (IB Diploma) 28 points

We recognise a breadth of qualifications, speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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International requirements

For international students and regional specific information, find your home country on our regional entry requirements page.

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English language requirements

A telephone interview to assess English language skills will be arranged for non-native English speakers.

If you hold IELTS Level 6.0 (with no component less than 5.5) or equivalent, you will not have to complete the telephone interview.

Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
EU 27,500 zł (EU) per year Not available
International 46,000 zł (non-EU) per year Not available

Coventry University Wroclaw will review tuition fees each year. Coventry University Wroclaw may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation. Please note that the calculation of inflation is based on the information on price indices of consumer goods and services published by the President of the Statistics Poland on the website: for the quarter preceding the fees’ valorisation. Students who are not satisfied with the changes will be offered the opportunity to withdraw.

If you choose to study a course with a placement/sandwich year, you will need to pay a tuition fee2 of 2000 zł to cover your academic support.

For advice and guidance on tuition fees and student loans visit our undergraduate finance page and see the University’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of scholarships to students. For more information, visit our scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees2:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in Poland, the UK or abroad)


Coventry University Wrocław will offer you a wide range of facilities3 to support your studies and help you succeed.

This campus offers the opportunity to study in fully equipped classrooms for interactive and collaborative teaching, IT suites purpose-built to support the needs of our students and also break out spaces.

Careers and opportunities

An important vocation in the modern digital age, cyber security professionals work with creativity and analytical thinking to understand how systems can be broken, protected and used.

A career in cyber security is challenging, dynamic and highly transferable, meaning graduates may have the opportunity to work internationally throughout their careers as there is a recognised global demand for trained specialists.

Cyber security is a rapidly growing market, with plenty of scope to develop a very lucrative career.

Graduates from this course can enter a number of possible career pathways, such as Cyber Security Consultancy, Software Developer/Programming, Cyber-Crime Investigation or Digital Forensics Analysis.

How to apply

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