Information Technologies Faculty

BSc Cyber Security


Technology and computer systems are becoming ever more integrated with our day-to-day lives, meaning the protection of all the data and information they contain is paramount.

With many organisations and businesses now considering the protection of online information a critical business issue, there’s an increased focus and demand on the role of cyber security.

The specialist techniques taught as part of this course will help prepare you for a career in a rapidly growing industry which is currently faced with a shortage of skills.

DMU Leicester graduates have progressed into careers in industry, government and law enforcement, as security analysts, penetration testers, forensic investigators and cyber security engineers, at organisations such as Deloitte, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Airbus, and Rolls-Royce.

Reasons to choose

  • DMU Leicester has been named a gold standard ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education’ by the leading authority on cyber security in the UK, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) - part of GCHQ. DMU Leicester is the first university in the East Midlands to achieve this prestigious status.

  • This course is taught by experts who have an international reputation in computer security and digital forensics, influencing the approach taken by the UK government and leading organisations.

  • Study modules on cryptography, penetration testing and professionalism in forensics and security.

  • Benefit from specialist forensic and security laboratories, fitted with customised PCs configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives.

  • DMU Leicester Global programme offers students the opportunity to have a valuable international experience as part of their studies. DMU Leicester Cyber Security students recently gained insights into San Francisco’s tech industry, while others put their skills to the test at New York’s Spyscape museum.

  • DMU Leicester has been recognised for conducting world-leading cyber security research, having been named the East Midlands’ first ‘Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Research’.

Year one

  • Foundation of Computing and Cyber Security
  • Endpoint Security
  • Secure Coding
  • Business Infrastructure and Security
  • *Expert Briefings in Cyber Security (Full year)

Year two

  • Secure Scripting and Business Applications
  • Incident Response and Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Penetration Testing
  • Industrial Cryptography

Year three

  • Malware Analysis and Attacker Techniques
  • Cyber Physical Systems Security
  • Final Project
  • Forensic Accounting
    • Cyber Security and Social Responsibility
    • Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security
    • Digital Forensic and Cyber Crime Investigation

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

De Montfort University Kazakhstan (DMUK) is dedicated to providing its students with a cutting-edge education combining academic knowledge and real-world industry experience.

DMUK achieves this goal through its Industry Academies and partnerships with leading companies that offer specialized training and certification programs. The approved academies at DMUK are the AWS Academy, Red Hat Academy, Palo Alto Networks Cybersecurity Academy, and IBM SkillsBuild. Each academy focuses on specific areas of expertise, providing students with valuable skills and certifications to enhance their employability.

The collaboration between DMUK and the AWS Academy is designed to empower students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in Amazon Web Services (AWS), a leading provider of cloud solutions worldwide. The AWS Academy curriculum is developed and maintained by AWS subject matter experts, ensuring that it reflects current services and up-to-date best practices.

Certificate courses offered by AWS Academy include:

  • AWS Academy Cloud Foundations - It covers essential topics such as AWS core services, cloud architecture, security, pricing, and support models. Ideal for those new to cloud computing, it ensures an understanding of AWS's global infrastructure and critical services.
  • AWS Academy Cloud Architecting - It covers key architectural principles and services, including computing, storage, networking, security, and database services. The certification emphasizes best practices for building cloud-based solutions and deploying applications in a highly available and fault-tolerant manner.
  • AWS Academy Cloud Security Foundations - It covers AWS security services, identity and access management, data protection, and compliance. Suitable for individuals focused on cloud security, it ensures knowledge of AWS security best practices and controls.
  • AWS Academy Machine Learning Foundations - It covers the basics of machine learning, AWS machine learning services, and practical applications. It is ideal for those beginning their machine learning and data science journey.
  • AWS Academy Data Analytics - It covers a wide range of topics, including data collection, storage, processing, and visualization using AWS services. It validates expertise in AWS analytics services such as AWS Glue, Amazon Redshift, Amazon Kinesis, and Amazon QuickSight, aimed at those pursuing careers in data analytics.

The Red Hat Academy at DMUK is designed to equip students with expertise in open-source technologies. Red Hat, a global leader in open-source solutions, collaborates with DMUK to offer certificate courses covering various topics. Students have the opportunity to gain certifications such as:

  1. Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA): This certification validates skills in system administration, including tasks such as installing and configuring Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  2. Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE): Building upon the RHCSA, this certification focuses on advanced system administration tasks, such as setting up security controls and troubleshooting.
  3. Red Hat Certified Enterprise Application Developer (RHCEAD): This certification emphasizes the ability to build Java EE apps on Red Hat platforms using core APIs for secure, reliable microservices. It validates expertise in JAX-RS, JAAS, CDI, JMS, and beyond.

In collaboration with Palo Alto Networks, a leading cybersecurity company, DMUK's Cybersecurity Academy provides students with in-depth knowledge and practical skills in cybersecurity. Certificate courses offered by this academy include:

  1. Palo Alto Networks Certified Cybersecurity Entry-level Technician (PCCET): This entry-level certification covers foundational cybersecurity concepts, network security, and threat prevention
  2. Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA): Focusing on the configuration and management of Palo Alto Networks' next-generation firewalls, this certification is crucial for those entering the field of network security.

At DMUK, IBM SkillsBuild focuses on delivering a versatile learning experience through generalized courses that cover a spectrum of digital disciplines. Through these courses, students can gain expertise in areas such as:

  1. Data Science and Analytics: The curriculum includes modules on data analysis, machine learning, and data visualization, enabling students to develop a robust foundation in these critical areas, enhancing their overall proficiency in the dynamic field of data science and analytics
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): Students learn to design and implement AI solutions, preparing them for roles in the rapidly evolving field of artificial intelligence
  3. Cloud Computing: The Cloud Computing curriculum equips students with knowledge of cloud computing concepts, services, and deployment models. Students gain a deep understanding of the principles and practices in cloud technology, preparing them for diverse responsibilities within cloud computing

Moreover, the IBM SkillsBuild partnership facilitates access to crucial software downloads, enabling hands-on learning experiences. Students can leverage IBM's resources to practice and apply the concepts they learn in these courses. This practical exposure enhances their understanding of industry-relevant technologies.

These collaborative initiatives enhance academic journey and ensure they are well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities of the ever-evolving technology landscape.


    Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

    Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

    Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions.


    As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

    Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement + Reference (Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution)

1. Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • High School Diploma*


UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)


  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component
  • 2. English Language

    We care about your success.

    Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

    The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0) and TOEFL iBT 35 out of 120 with each section (Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing) to be not less than 9.

    3. Personal Statement

    As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

    4. Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

    You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.   

    The course is part of DMU Leicester’s Cyber Security Centre, which influences the government and corporations in their approach to cyber security. This shapes the curriculum so that you learn what is important. It also grants you privileged access to career opportunities. In the first year, you will normally attend around 13–15 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work.

    Assessment is made up of roughly 25 per cent end-of-year examination and 75 per cent coursework in each year. The coursework takes a variety of forms, with frequent laboratory-based phase tests providing early feedback on progress. In the second year, more substantial assignments are set, including a research study. In the final year, assessment is typically by coursework with some specialist optional modules assessed by exams.

    Opportunities and careers

    This programme has been developed to help give students the skills needed for careers in the cyber security industry.

    Graduates have excellent opportunities to pursue careers in industry, government, or law enforcement in roles such as a security analyst, penetration tester, forensic investigator, or cyber security engineer. Previous graduates from our cyber security programmes have gone on to work for organisations such as Deloitte, GCHQ, Airbus, and Rolls-Royce.

    For September 2023/24 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

    We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

    We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

    Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

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