This course, accredited by the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT, covers a mix of technical computing and professional practice in a modern and varied curriculum.

Reasons to study Computer Security at De Montfort University:

  • Join one of the top 10 most popular universities in the UK for home and EU students, as rated by UCAS
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  • 100% of graduates in work or further study within six months of graduating*
    with Computer Security BSc (Hons) graduates earning an average salary of £24,500* and working for companies such as Context Information Security and GMC Software
  • Accredited by the BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT
    the first step to achieving the industry-recognised Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status
  • Dedicated work placements
    enhance your practical and professional skills, with recent placements undertaken at Airbus Group, ECSC, Viglen, Syngenta, Jagex and Capgemini
  • International reputation for research
    DMU’s Cyber Security Centre has an international reputation in computer forensics and digital forensics, which influences the UK government and corporations in their approach to digital forensics and security
  • Industry-standard facilities
    access specialist forensic and security laboratories within our dedicated Cyber Security Centre, equipped with customised PCs that are configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives
  • Enjoy an international experience with #DMUglobal
    we offer all students the opportunity to take part in a #DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons.

This is a specialist course within the broad field of computer science, with particular emphasis on the CIA triad: confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Computer security is about the appropriate access to digital assets, and this course covers a mix of technical computing and professional practice in a modern and varied curriculum.

Misuses of digital technology are studied, along with the skills needed to investigate them. Computational theory is exercised in a range of experimental playgrounds, and you will learn to interpret complex scenarios and explain them to non-specialists. Expert guest lectures will be given by a wide range of professionals in the forensics and security sector, ensuring learning is relevant to cutting-edge developments in the field.

This course has been designed for students who want to pursue a career in cyber security, or related fields.


“The course covers a wide range of topics which allowed me to build a strong skill-set; enabling an easy transition into my placement year and allowed me to develop and build new and existing skills, establish professional connections, and apply my knowledge in a professional environment.”

James Dorgan, Computer Security BSc (Hons) student