London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course**

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.

London Met is home to one of the most advanced Cisco training labs in the UK, putting you at the forefront of current cyber security.

This career-focused degree is accredited by the British Computer Society and will equip you with the knowledge and practical techniques needed to work within the computing profession.

**More about this course**

This course will help you to specialise in the network and application security of modern hardware and software systems. In the foundation year you’ll focus on learning the core principles of cyber security, robotics and internet of things, mathematics and programming.

The skills you gain in this foundation year will fully prepare you for the practical and theoretical study in the following three years of the course.

The foundation year of this course is shared with a number of other cyber security-related degrees, so in Year 0 you’ll have classmates who are interested in a variety of different specialisms.

This four-year degree is designed around the Cisco curriculum, so you’ll study a complete set of CCNA modules to gain additional Cisco certification training throughout the course.

Our tutors have strong links with the industry as well as potential employers within cyber security. Our dedicated teaching staff will be there to support you throughout the course. You’ll gain confidence in your academic abilities and be pushed to succeed as you progress through the course, graduating with the technical skills needed to protect online date from attacks and unauthorised access.

Following the foundation year, you’ll study the same course content and modules as those who study our Computer Networking and Cyber Security BSc (Hons) degree.

Should you decide during your foundation year that you’d like to specialise in a different area of study, there is some flexibility to allow you to do this.

You’ll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who study the traditional three-year degree.

Course Modules

Example Year 0 modules include:

Cyber Security Fundamentals

Introduction to Robotics and Internet of Things



Example Year 1 modules include:

Communications Engineering

Fundamentals of Computing

Introduction to Information Systems

Networking Concepts (CCNA1 and 2)

Programming (core, 30 credits)▼

Example Year 2 modules include:

LAN & WAN (CCNA 3 & 4)

Networks and 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)


Creating a Winning Business 2

Work Related Learning II

Digital Crime Investigation

Distributed and Internet Systems

Network and Cloud Security

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
4 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £9,250 European Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 Home Fees
8 years
Part Time
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) £2,310 European Fees