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Programme overview


12 months


Full time





The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking top-up degree is delivered 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.

University Of Central Lancashire

The university is registered by Royal Charter in the UK and regulated and inspectedby the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA)

  • Ranked in the top 7% of all worldwide universities according to the Center forWorld University Rankings (CWUR, 2022)
  • Topped the 2020 Student Welfare League table for investment in studentsupport services

Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • The NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security (L5DC CS) • Pearson BTEC HND in Computing (Network Engineering)
  • Pearson BTEC HND in Computing (Cyber Security)
  • ATHE Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Computing + 3 EC Council units
  • OTHM – Level 4 and 5 Diploma in Information Technology + 3 EC Council units • SQA- Advanced Diploma in Computing: Networking
  • SQA – Higher National Diploma Cyber Security
  • Qualifi Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas in Cyber Security
  • Any similar qualification approved by NCC Education and UCLan

English Requirements

If a potential student whose first language is not English, they will need to obtain a valid score of 5.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination or equivalent. Alternatively, take the free NCC Education Higher English Placement Test, which is administered by Ignition pro (Accredited Partner)

Mandatory Units

Students study five core units;

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


On completion of the BSc (Hons) Cyber Security And Networking Top-up Degree, graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate and master’s degree study at institutions across the world.

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Partners & Accreditations

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