36 months
777 GBP/module
777 GBP/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
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Interest in computer security is booming. From whistle-blower Edward Snowden to the NHS ransomware attack, the increase in cybercrime has led to a strong demand for security experts in this area. This Computer Security online course from Leeds Beckett University will teach you how to protect and safeguard the information stored on digital devices around the world.

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With an in-depth focus on penetration testing and the implementation of defensive measures, your course will enhance your existing computing knowledge and develop your security expertise. We will teach you how to break systems in order to tighten their security and stop others from breaking into them, and you will develop new methods to protect a company's security.


Whether you are already in computing and looking to move into security or you are a student who has just finished a computing-related degree, this Computer Security online course from  Leeds Beckett University  will give you the skills to protect the information held by businesses across every sector, giving your career global potential. Your future roles could include penetration tester (system, network, web, and application), security architect, malware analyst, security analyst or security auditor.

  • Penetration tester (System, network, web, application)
  • Security architect
  • Malware analyst
  • Director of security

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Digital Security
  • Incident Response & Investigation
  • Network Security, Firewalls and Virtual Private Networks
  • Hacker Techniques, Tools & Incident Handling
  • Security Strategies for Web Applications & Social Networks
  • Research Practice
  • Project Management
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines





Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Computing, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    777 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 777 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    777 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 777 GBP per module and a duration of 36 months.

20 credit point module


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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