What will I learn?

With advances in technology, businesses, governments and society as a whole are becoming increasingly dependent on the internet to support key infrastructure and provide services online. This has seen a rapid rise in and awareness of cyber crime, leading organisations to invest heavily in specialised individuals to help combat this new threat.Studying this course will enhance your knowledge of cyber crime and information security management. You will learn to identify security breaches and implement solutions using the latest industry tools and techniques; studying the cyber environments of banks, high-security digital environments, ecommerce, social media platforms and cloud systems. Through hands-on experience in analysing secure networks and websites, you’ll develop skills around penetration testing, malware identification and ethical hacking.ProgressionOn completion of this foundation degree, you will be equipped to enter a variety of cyber security roles including cyber security analyst, malware analyst and cyber security software engineer. You may also continue your studies by entering the second or third year of a full honours degree, such as the BSc (Hons) Cyber and Computer Security at the University of Gloucestershire.

Which department am I in?

School of Business and Technology

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
£14,700.00 (US$ 20,233) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

September 2022


New College Swindon

New College Drive,


SN3 1AH, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Gloucestershire

Set in the southwest of the UK, the University of Gloucestershire offers students the chance to make the most of both city and countryside.

  • The UK’s most sustainable university 2019
  • Ranked 6th globally for postgraduate research (PRES 2019)
  • 95% graduates in work within six months (DLHE 2017/18)
  • International merit scholarships and country awards