Ethical Hacking

Join a UK leading, accredited programme for cybersecurity from the university that created the world’s first Ethical Hacking degree. Become a highly sought after problem solver by learning the process of hacking attacks and how to stop them.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time) or 3 years (accelerated)

Award Title

BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

GG45

Why Study Ethical Hacking?

How do hackers break into computer systems? Is it easy to breach a corporate network and steal secrets? What steps can organisations take to prevent DDoS attacks? These are just some of the questions this programme will answer.

Since launching the world’s first Ethical Hacking degree in 2006, our students have been at the forefront of new developments in cybersecurity, learning how to take a practical and offensive approach by deliberately breaking systems and circumventing security defences.

This degree arms you with the skills you need to:

  • Understand the process behind hacking attacks
  • Develop appropriate countermeasures
  • Gain the technical knowledge to undertake security audit testing on computer networks and systems

Ultimately, our Ethical Hacking degree, which is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, provides you with a deep understanding of how illegal computer attacks can be performed and how they can be stopped.

Missed the 15 January UCAS deadline or changed your mind about where you want to apply? Don't panic! Our applications close for Scottish and EU students on 24 April 2019. For English, Welsh, Northern Irish and international students, our applications close on 30 June 2019.

Start a Degree in September 2019

Entry Requirements

Please note: All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher ABBB One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics or ICT. Graphic Communication is NOT a Technical Subject.
A-Level BCC One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics, ICT or Digital Technology
Irish Highers H2H3H3H3 One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics and ICT
International Baccalaureate 29 Points One of the following: Computer Science, Maths, Architectural Technology, Human Biology, Biology, Building Construction, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics and ICT at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM Creative Media Production, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Engineering, IT
AHEAD - Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP ABB Access to Physical Sciences, Access to Engineering
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher ABB Computer Science
A-Level ABB Computer Science
BTEC Extended Diploma D*DD IT (Networking and Systems Support)
HNC/HND Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications

International Baccalaureate

29 points including S5 or H4 in one of the Essential Subjects.

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.