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UCLan – BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking (Top-Up)


University of Central Lancashire

BSc (Hons) Top-up Degree Equivalent to the third year of a bachelor’s degree


The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking top up degree is delivered online by NCC Education and is a natural progression from our Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security. This final year is awarded by the University of Central Lancashire (abbreviated UCLan).

The programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge, technical and interpersonal skills necessary for taking part in the design, implementation, management and security of modern computer systems. It will enable them to work as professionally minded cyber security practitioners able to meet the responsibilities and challenges demanded in the cyber security industry.

By working in partnership with CompTIA, graduates of this programme will be offered the opportunity to achieve an additional professional IT certificate in either Cyber Security (CySA+) or Cloud Infrastructure (Cloud+).

About the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)

In 1828 the University of Central Lancashire was founded in Preston, UK as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge.

Today UCLan is rated as one of the UK’s highest risers in the National League Table and is one of the UK’s largest universities, with a student and staff community approaching 38,000. Internationally the university has academic partners in all regions of the globe.

The University of Central Lancashire is rated in the top 3.7% of universities in the world according to the Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR).

Entry Requirement

Enrol with one of the following qualifications:

  • NCC Education Level 5 Diploma in Computing with Cyber Security (L5DC (CS))
  • Pearson Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing (inc. all specialist pathways)
  • ATHE Level 4 and Level 5 Diploma in Computing
  • Qualifi Level 5 Diploma in Cyber Security
  • SQA Advanced Diploma in Computing: Networking
  • SQA HND Cyber Security

Any similar qualification approved by NCC Education and UCLan

How Students Study

Units comprise of weekly video lectures, tutorial exercises, discussion forums and live chat sessions with subject experts. Students will have the opportunity to interact with other students from around the world.

NCC Education has partnered with Immersive Labs to offer students the opportunity to gain hands on experience in tackling cybersecurity challenges using a cloud-based platform. This will be utilised by the Module Leaders to offer a greater depth of understanding to cyber security challenges faced by organisations.


What's Next

On completion of the BSc (Hons) Business Computing and Information Systems Top-up Degree, graduates are eligible to apply for postgraduate and master’s degree study at institutions across the world.

With the relevant management experience, graduates of the programme are also eligible for entry onto the Level 7 Diploma in Business Management (L7DBM) awarded by NCC Education and delivered by IT’s Britz Education, which is available face-to-face. Upon successful completion of the L7DBM, students are able to progress onto MBA and MSc qualifications.

NCC Education has recognition with over 70 universities in the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA and Australia, for students who want to complete their degree overseas at an international university campus.

NCC Education and IT’s Britz Education will be able to support and guide you with any queries you may have regarding careers and progression after completion of the course.

Graduates can continue their studies with the University of Central Lancashire by entering onto a number of related MSc programmes.

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UCLan – BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Networking (Top-Up)