Course overview


Technology and computer systems are becoming increasingly integrated with our day-to-day lives, meaning protecting 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 on and demand for the role of cyber security.

The specialist techniques taught in this course will help prepare you for a career in a rapidly growing industry currently facing a shortage of skills.


Key features


  • 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 is the first university in the East Midlands to achieve this prestigious status. 
  • Study modules on cryptography, penetration testing, and professionalism in forensics and security. Gain valuable industry experience through internships and industry networking with leading cybersecurity companies. Additionally, students can participate in cutting-edge research projects alongside renowned academics. This comprehensive curriculum and hands-on experience ensure graduates are well-equipped to tackle the ever-evolving cybersecurity challenges and significantly contribute to the industry.
  • The programme leaders are experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring students receive a high-quality education. They are readily available to answer any questions or concerns students may have regarding the accreditation process or the course content.
  • DMU Dubai students can now benefit from the Industry Advisory Board, which comprises leading experts and professionals at the enterprise level. The board provides valuable insights and guidance to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and current with industry trends and demands. 
  • Benefit from laboratories fitted with customised PCs configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives.
  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.



CBSE/ ICSE/ All Indian Boards


  • Successful completion of Standard XII with a 65% average from the best four subjects excluding Hindi or any other local language, e.g. Punjabi, Gujarati, Tamil, Marathi
  • Interview any candidate with 60% or above
American High School Diploma + SAT

High School Diploma with a minimum GPA of 3.0 PLUS Advanced Placement, two subjects from group A with grade 3 or above ORSAT2  - 2 subject tests with a minimum score of 500 in each = 1000

UAE TawjihiyyaEntry to IYZ only
International Baccalaureate Diploma24 points
BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma DMM

5 "B" grades (Only for Business Programme)


FBISE grade 12 (Pakistan)85%
Curriculum Russian/Kazakhstan Entry to IYZ only.
English Language TestEntry Requirement
IELTS Academic6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each band)
TOEFL Internet-based72 (17 in listening & writing, 20 in speaking and 18 in reading)
Pearson PTE Academic51

Additionally, students with the following qualifications may be considered as having met the English language requirements:

English LanguageEntry Requirement
GCSE/ IGCSE/O-Level English 
(as a first or second language)
Grade C or Higher
CBSE/ ISC boards/ NIOS/ All state boardsA minimum grade of 55% in English
International BaccalaureateMinimum grade 5 in English A1 (Standard or Higher Level) in IB OR a minimum of grade 5 in English B (Higher Level)
West African/Nigerian Curriculum WAEC/ WASSCE/ SSSCE  Minimum grade "C6"


Education 2030

We want to ensure you have the best learning experience possible and a supportive and nurturing learning community. That’s why we’re introducing a new block model for delivering the majority of our courses, known as Education 2030. This means a more simplified timetable where you will study one subject at a time instead of several at once. You will have more time to engage with your learning and get to know the teaching team and course mates. You will receive faster feedback through more regular assessment, and have a better study-life balance to enjoy other important aspects of university life.

Read more about Education 2030

Course modules

  • Block 1: Foundation of Computing and Cyber Security
  • Block 2: Endpoint Security
  • Block 3: Secure Coding
  • Block 4: Business Infrastructure and Security 
  • Additional: Expert Briefings in Cyber Security
  • Block 1: Secure Scripting and Business Applications
  • Block 2: Incident Response and Cyber Threat Intelligence
  • Block 3: Penetration Testing
  • Block 4: Industrial Cryptography
  • Block 1: Malware and Attacker Techniques
  • Block 2: Cyber Physical Systems Security
  • Block 3 / 4: Final Project

        Optional Modules

  • Block 3 / 4: Cyber Security and Social Responsibility
  • Block 3 / 4: Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security
  • Block 3 / 4: Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime Investigation
See more detailed module descriptions

Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

Professional Accreditations

At DMU Leicester this programme is accredited by the below-mentioned bodies. Students starting at DMU Dubai then transferring to DMU Leicester to complete their studies may be eligible to achieve the UK professional accreditations associated with this programme: contact us to find out more.


This course has been fully-certified by the British Computer Society (BCS). BPS accreditation is a mark of quality assurance and means our course content and provision has been assessed by academics and employers to ensure it meets the rigorous standards set by the profession. Graduating from a BCS-accredited course will help you to stand out in the world of work, and also enable you to have your qualification recognised globally. Upon completing this course, you will meet the criteria (in part* or in full) to become professionally registered with BCS as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP)Registered IT Technician (RITTech)Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

Teaching and assessments

You may be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, laboratory sessions, practical sessions and self-directed study. Assessment and how assessments are weighted is varied across modules. Our assessment practices reflect the best practices in teaching methods deployed by academic members of staff each year. Indicative assessment weighting and assessment type per module are shown as part of the module information. Again, these are based on the current academic session and are subject to change.

Teaching contact hours

This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. Outside of your normal timetabled hours you will be expected to conduct independent study each week to complete preparation tasks, assessments and research.

Self-directed study

In order to prepare for, and assimilate, the work in lectures and seminars you will be expected to use our on-line resources, participate in flipped or virtual classroom discussions on our virtual learning environment (VLE) and engage in personal study and revision for approximately 25 hours per week.

Graduate careers

This programme has been developed to help give students the skills needed for careers in the cyber security industry. Graduates can thrive in careers performing roles as security analyst, penetration tester, forensic investigator, or cyber security engineer. 

Meet your programme leader