BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking

Unlock the gateway to a rewarding and in-demand career path with NCC Education's BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking Top-up Degree, a comprehensive program that empowers you to become a vanguard of digital security, adeptly navigating the intricate realms of cybersecurity and networking while equipping you with the technical prowess, analytical acumen, and strategic vision to proactively mitigate risks, fortify critical infrastructure, and safeguard organizational data against the ever-present threat of cyber attacks in our increasingly interconnected digital world.

Entry Requirements:

Students worldwide with the following qualifications are welcome to enrol* today:

NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security (L5DC (CS))

Pearson Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (Network Engineering)

Pearson Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (Cyber Security)

Qualifi Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security

SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Networking

SQA HND Cyber Security

Any similar qualification approved by NCC Education and UCLan

* there are some countries where this course is not available. If you are from the following countries you will not be able to enrol onto this course: United Kingdom, Bangladesh, China, Cyprus, Egypt, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Qatar, Egypt, Kazakhstan


Upcoming Start Dates

August 2024

February 2025


Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2-3 years


International Students only
Application Fees (non-refundable)
Fees payable upon successful enrolment
Mode of Study

Mode of Study

Units comprise of weekly video lectures, tutorial exercises, discussion forums and live chat sessions with subject experts. Students will have the opportunity to interact with other students from around the world.

Qualification Overview

The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking top-up degree is delivered online by NCC Education and is a natural progression from our Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security. This final year is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan).

The programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills necessary for taking part in the design, implementation, management and security of modern computer systems. It will enable them to work as professionally-minded cyber security practitioners able to meet the responsibilities and challenges demanded in the cyber security industry.

By working in partnership with CompTIA, graduates of this programme will be offered the opportunity to achieve an additional professional IT certificate in either Cyber Security (CySA+) or Cloud Infrastructure (Cloud+).

Qualification Structure​

Students study five core units;

  • Advanced Database Management Systems
  • Corporate Communication Systems Management
  • Cloud and Virtualisation Security
  • Cyber Security Management
  • Information Systems Projects

Safeguard the digital realm with NCC Education's BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking Top-up Degree, a cutting-edge program that equips you with advanced cybersecurity expertise, networking mastery, and the critical thinking skills necessary to defend against ever-evolving cyber threats, fortify organizational systems, and spearhead robust security strategies as a highly sought-after cybersecurity professional in today's interconnected global landscape.

Why Complete this top up degree

Globally Recognised Qualification

The curriculum is meticulously structured to meet the demands of UK universities. This is delivered by by NCC Education, validated and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Ranked in the top 7% of universities worldwide!

High-Growth, In-Demand Field

Cybersecurity and networking are among the fastest-growing and most in-demand fields in today’s digital landscape. As cyber threats continue to evolve and organizations increasingly rely on secure networks, there is a significant demand for skilled professionals in this domain.

Lucrative Career Prospects

Graduates with a cybersecurity and networking degree are highly sought after by organizations across various industries, including finance, healthcare, government, and technology. This qualification can open doors to well-paying and rewarding career opportunities, such as cybersecurity analyst, network security administrator, information security manager, and more.

Develop Cutting-Edge Skills

This program equips students with cutting-edge knowledge and practical skills in cybersecurity and networking technologies, ensuring they stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving field. Students will gain expertise in areas such as ethical hacking, network security, risk management, and incident response.

Protect Critical Infrastructure

With the increasing reliance on digital systems and networks, the need to secure critical infrastructure has become paramount. This program prepares students to play a crucial role in safeguarding essential systems and networks from cyber threats, contributing to the protection of vital services and sensitive data.

Analytical and Problem-Solving Mindset

The program fosters a strong analytical and problem-solving mindset, enabling students to identify, analyse, and mitigate complex cybersecurity risks. This skill set is highly valued in the cybersecurity and networking field, where professionals must continuously stay ahead of evolving threats.

Global Career Opportunities

Cybersecurity and networking are global concerns, and graduates with this degree can pursue international career opportunities. Organizations worldwide seek skilled professionals who can secure their digital assets and networks, providing graduates with a wide range of potential job prospects.

Contribute to a Secure Digital Future

By pursuing this degree, students can play a vital role in shaping a more secure digital future. As technology continues to advance, the need for skilled cybersecurity and networking professionals will only increase, allowing graduates to make a meaningful impact in protecting individuals, organizations, and critical infrastructure from cyber threats.

How this course prepares students

Cybersecurity Expertise

Cybersecurity Expertise

In-depth understanding of cybersecurity domains such as network security, application security, data security, and cloud security.
Proficiency in implementing and managing security controls, policies, and procedures.

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

Ethical Hacking and Penetration Testing

Familiarity with ethical hacking methodologies and penetration testing techniques.
Ability to identify and mitigate potential security threats.



Understanding of networking fundamentals and their application in the context of cybersecurity.
Proficiency in designing and implementing secure network architectures.

Career Insights

Career Insights

There are a number of advantages to a degree which is both vocational and academic. This particular programme equips students with technical computing skills that will enable them to enter a number of varied senior roles in the following areas:

  • Security Analyst
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Consultant/Specialist
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Design

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