London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

Our Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree will teach you how to prevent and detect cyber security breaches from hacking, as well as fraud against networks, information, applications, businesses and other systems that rely on technology.

You’ll take classes in our cutting-edge and secure-environment computer and cyber security laboratories, which are part of our Cisco Networking Academy and Cyber Security Research Centre. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, this career-focused course will equip you with the theoretical and practical key skills and experience necessary to protect computer systems, physical environment and technologies and find solutions to real security challenges. These skills will help you build a successful career in the cyber security industry.

**More about this course**

Cyber security is a growing and fundamental discipline due to the high increase of sophisticated cyber-attacks.

In addition to helping you develop a deeper understanding of cyber security; this course will expand your knowledge of computing and computer networking. You’ll study subjects such as networks and operating systems, programming and security in computing, before moving on to specialist cyber security topics such as ethical hacking, digital crime investigation and network and cloud security.

Theoretical study will be complemented by hands-on practice in our state-of-the-art computer and cyber security laboratories. London Metropolitan University is the proud home of the UK’s first-ever Cisco Networking Academy, which was established more than 15 years ago and the brand-new Cyber Security Research Centre of excellence. This course incorporates the complete set of CCNA modules, meaning that you’ll graduate with additional Cisco CCNA 1, 2, 3, 4 and Network Security certifications on top of your degree.

Throughout the course, you’ll be supported by highly-qualified teaching staff who have strong links with the industry and potential employers.

**What our students say**

"Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc is probably the best course to take if you love networking and Cisco. I totally recommend this course since it's built on Cisco, offering preparation for obtaining certifications, such as CCNA, CCNA Security and CCNA wireless, which are the core of today's networking infrastructure."

Mihai Cretu, current student

Course Modules

Example Year 1 modules include:



Information Systems

Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2)


Example Year 2 modules include:

LAN and WAN (CCNA3 and 4)

Networks & Operating Systems

Professional Issues

Ethics and Computer Law Risk

Crisis and Security Management

Security in Computing

Example Year 3 modules include:

Ethical Hacking

Network Security (Cisco)

Wireless Networks (Cisco)

Project Digital Crime Investigation (optional)

Distributed and Internet Systems (optional)

Long Work-Related Learning (optional)

Long Work Placement (optional)

Network and Cloud Security (optional)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees