UWS Clearing

Cyber Security


MEng (Hons) / BEng (Hons)

5 years full-time (MEng Hons), 4 years full-time (BEng Hons)


September 2023

MEng: I201/ BEng: I200

About the course

As the country’s security and prosperity rests on digital foundations it has never been more important to be protected from those who seek to exploit weaknesses and launch attacks. Learn to protect and secure modern data infrastructure with the BEng (Hons)/MEng (Hons) Cyber Security degree at UWS.

You will develop industry relevant knowledge and skills based around the ethical hacking framework, underpinned by a thorough understanding of both networking (CCNA) and programming theory.

  • These degrees have been devised to meet a growing need, as identified by the Scottish and UK Governments, for individuals who possess a skillset to meet the challenges posed by the constantly evolving computer systems.
  • The integration of academia and industry in the delivery of these degrees ensures their currency and relvancy to industry.
  • You will study a wide range of topics, including:
    • operating and computer systems security
    • wireless networks and their security
    • intrusion detection and prevention
    • network security auditing and monitoring.

Applications for this course are open to people currently residing in:


Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

Rest of UK (Eng, Wales & NI) & Republic of Ireland

Year 1: Open

Year 2: Open

Year 3: Open

International (including EU/EEA)

Year 1: Closed

Year 2: Closed

Year 3: Closed

Minimum Entry Requirements

MEng (Hons) – Year 1 entry only

  • Scottish Highers: AABB (120 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics, plus SQA National 5 English (Grade C, or above) / Intermediate 2 (Grade C, or above) / Standard Grade (Credit)
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths and Physics
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H3 H3 including Maths and Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 32 points

BEng (Hons)

  • Scottish Highers: BCC (69 UCAS Tarfiff points) including Maths or Computing Science or Physics
  • A levels: DDD (72 UCAS Tariff points) including Maths or Computer Science or Physics
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 including Maths or Physics
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 24 points
  • Scottish Wider Access Programme: Access to STEM or Engineering – BBB

BEng (Hons) – Year 2 entry only

  • Scottish Advanced Highers: CCD (112 UCAS tariff points) including Computing Science
  • A levels: BCC (104 UCAS Tariff points) including Computer Science
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 28 points
  • HNC/BTEC Level 4 HNC Networking (with programming modules) or Cyber Security or Computing Science (with networking modules)

BEng (Hons) – Year 3 entry only

  • SQA HND / BTEC Level 5 HND: Networking (with programming modules) or Cyber Security or Computer Science (with networking modules) or Information Security or other relevant subject

How to Apply


You can apply for this course, as well as keep up-to-date with your undergraduate application, via the UCAS Hub.

Your UCAS Hub account will be updated once a decision has been made on your application and you’ll be notified.

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Enquire about this course

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T: 0800 027 1000 (Freephone within the UK)
T: +44 (0)141 849 4101 (outwith the UK)
E: clearing@uws.ac.uk


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