BSc (Hons)
Ethical Hacking and Cybersecurity

The specialist skills and knowledge to thoroughly test the security of computer systems, make them secure and investigate properly if they are compromised are not typically taught within a standard computer science course. In contrast, our course has been developed to provide a good practical and theoretical understanding of cybersecurity, hacking, digital forensics and the underlying computer science.



The first year focuses on enabling students from a diverse range of backgrounds to make a solid start on their degree courses and understand fundamental principles.


  1. Intercultural Communication Skills for International Students
  2. Digital Forensics Fundamentals
  3. Introduction to Computer Security
  4. Computer Architecture and Networks
  5. Introduction to Computing
  6. Introduction to Algorithms
  7. Logic and Sets


In the second year, we explore security-related topics in more depth, from more complex forensic analyses to penetration-testing of black-box networked systems.


  1. Effective Communication Skills
  2. Real World Project
  3. Operating Systems, Security and Networks
  4. Intermediate Digital Forensics
  5. Ethical Hacking 1
  6. Networked System Architectures
  7. Technology and its Social, Legal and Ethical Context


The final year of the BSc course covers advanced topics at the forefront of contemporary practice, such as malware analysis, exploit development and live-memory forensics.


  1. Individual Project
  2. Data Recovery and Advanced Digital Forensic Analysis
  3. Ethical Hacking 2
  4. Academic Writing 3
  5. Systems Security
  6. Advanced Network Management and Design

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global Ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities


Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course Summary

On this course, students will have the opportunity to learn to identify and analyse the threats posed to modern information structures and develop the knowledge and skills to be able to advise a company on how to set up secure systems.

Fee Structure

Course Duration: 3 Years
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Admission Eligibility:

Minimum 2.0 GPA in 10+2 level or 3.5 Credit in A level (Science/management/Humanities)

English requirement:

GETS English test (65 or above in all individual bands) Or IELTS 5.5.

We provide free preparation course for GETS English test.
We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and up-to-date for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information