8 months
3945 GBP/full
3945 GBP/full
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This short conversion Cyber Security course from University of Essex Online introduces you to a number of essential topics such as: key trends and developments within cyber security; fundamentals of network security and information security governance principles; an inter-disciplinary perspective involving psychology that considers the human factor in cyber security challenges.

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Delivered completely online, it is easy to develop skills in this sought-after area while continuing in your current role. At the end of your course, there will be the opportunity to progress onto a PG Dip or the full Masters.

Why we’re great

  • This Cyber Security course from University of Essex Online considers not just the technical skills, but also risk mitigation within cyber security.
  • There’s no need to download lots of different software packages – all programming languages are included within the tuition fee and all work is carried out in our online development environment.
  • No need to take a career break – complete this course 100% online and part-time.

Your future

There is currently a global shortage of computer science professionals and an increasing need for robust cyber security measures, particularly in smaller companies who are most vulnerable to attack. This course will give you a breadth of knowledge and skills to enable you move into this highly sought-after field.

Graduates from this course will be able to succeed in a range of roles such as Entry Level Software Developer, Risk Analyst, Threat Management, Secure Systems Designer/Programmer or Information Systems Administrator.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Launching into Cyber Security 
  • Network Security 
  • Security and Risk Management
  • Secure Software Development 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 8 months
    • Flexible

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60 alternative credits



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Other requirements

General requirements

In order to satisfy the academic entry route requirements for our PG Cert Cyber Security, as a minimum you must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.

In order to satisfy the work experience entry route requirements for our PG Cert Cyber Security, you must have at least three years’ relevant work experience.


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3945 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.
  • National

    3945 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3945 GBP for the full programme during 8 months.


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