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BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

Duration 4 Years
Start Date January 2024
Programme Leader Saroj Sharma
Awarded By UWE Bristol

About the Course 


The BSc (Hons) Cyber Security and Digital Forensics programme at The British College is run in partnership with the University of the West of England, UK, and is one of our highest-ranking degrees for graduate employment.


This exciting course gives students the opportunity to play an important role in helping businesses to manage cyber-attacks and investigate digital evidence. IT security has become a top priority - and there is currently a skills shortage within the field. This means that highly skilled security professionals are in demand and organisations often approach students from the course - leading to most graduates being in employment within six months of graduating. 


Our mix of traditional and creative learning environments enable students to gain essential knowledge and real-world skills to prepare them for their future career and opportunities for employment are vast.  Graduates from the course are qualified to enter into a range of careers in the private or public sector, in a variety of roles including working for in-house forensics, e-discovery, security teams, legal practices, and the police force.





Programme Objectives 

  • Strong employment opportunities, with governments, public services, and corporations dedicating more resources to computer security, following high-level security breaches.
  • International opportunities - as the UK government has highlighted an urgent need for skilled graduates within forensic computing.
  • Learn to protect IT infrastructure, edge devices, networks, and data - and further prevent data breaches by monitoring and reacting to attacks. 
  • Acquire skills in maths, statistics, research, and critical thinking, to prepare students for roles as programmers, system and network administrators, and IT security professionals. 


Accredited Body


This course is accredited by the Engineering Council* and the British Computer Society.


*The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession. They hold the national registers of over 222,000 Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech).




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Your Future 


On completion of the programme students may proceed to a postgraduate course in a related subject area. The British College also has a number of industry links through which students can obtain placement opportunities. Alternately, our students will be fully equipped to create their own company or progress to a career in roles such as (but not limited to):

  • Cryptographer
  • Information Security Officer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Security Architect
  • Incident Responder
  • Security Auditor
  • Vulnerability Assessor

Entry Requirements


Foundation Programme


To qualify for the foundation programme you must have one of the following:


  • 10+2/CBSE or equivalent
  • 60% (GPA 2.4) or above aggregate score
  • A Level (minimum 3.5 credits with 3 full credits)*


*Any other qualification must be approved by the Programme Leader before being accepted 

Direct Entry:


Direct Entry:


  • Pass TBC Foundation Programme 




  • Overall 75% & above with a minimum of 70% in English or;
  • 120 UCAS points with a Minimum of 96 points from 3 A Level subjects (Excluding General Studies)




  • 6.0 IELTS or equivalent (with no skill below 5.5)

The first Foundation Level 3 year is designed to bring you up to university entrance level, as required by both the MoE in Nepal and our partner university.


TBC-UWE International Foundation Programme* (Year 0/L3)


Semester 1 Semester 2
Academic English & Effective Communication 15 credits Academic English and Effective Communication 15 credits
Mathematics for Computing 15 credits Internet Technologies 15 credits
Introduction to Programming 15 credits Fundamentals of Multimedia 15 credits
Computer Fundamentals and Network 15 credits Fundamentals of Data Science 15 credits

*The International Foundation Programme is awarded by University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol). 


Level 4: TBC - UWE Pathway Programme (Year 1/L4)


Semester 1 Semester 2
Computer and Network Systems 30 credits Introduction to Databases 30 credits
Computer Crime and Digital Evidence 30 credits Programming in C++ 30 credits


Level 5: TBC - UWE Programme (Year 2/L5)


Semester 1 Semester 2
Law, Experts and Justice 30 credits Secure Computer Networks 30 credits
Operating Systems 15 credits Security and Forensic Tools 30 credits
Internet of Things (Optional) 15 credits    
Secured Embedded Systems (Optional) 15 credits    


Level 6: TBC - UWE Programme (Year 3/L6)


Semester 1 Semester 2
Forensic Computing Practice 15 credits Cryptography 15 credits
Security Management in Practice 15 credits Entrepreneurial Skills 15 credits
Security Data Analytics and Visualisations 15 credits  Digital System Project (Optional)  30 credits
Professional Development  15 credits  Information System Dissertation (Optional)  30 credits

Note: Academic English and Effective Communication is a double credit module that will be studied in both semesters.


Learning Activities and Assessment Method

Approximate percentage of time students spend in different learning activities*:



Scheduled learning and Teaching Study 

Independent Study

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Approximate percentage of marks awarded by each assessment method*



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The BSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics program is a collaborative initiative between The British College and the University of the West of England. It aims to provide students with a comprehensive education in the fields of cybersecurity, digital forensics, and related areas.
The franchise partnership involves The British College delivering the BSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics curriculum provided by the University of the West of England. This allows students to earn a degree that holds the same academic quality and recognition as if they were studying directly at UWE.
Entry requirements can vary, but generally, applicants are expected to have completed their high school education or equivalent with relevant subjects such as mathematics or computer science. Detailed entry requirements can be found on The British College's official website or prospectus.
The curriculum typically covers a range of courses related to cybersecurity, digital forensics, network security, ethical hacking, cryptography, cyber law, and more. Students can expect a mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills development.
The British College provides various opportunities for students to undertake internships or work placements, allowing them to gain industry experience. It's advisable to check with The British College regarding any such opportunities that might be available.
Certain universities offer specialized tracks or elective courses within the program, allowing students to focus on areas such as network security, digital investigation, malware analysis, etc. Check with The British College website courses for more details.
Assessment methods typically include coursework assignments, practical projects, exams, and presentations. These assessments evaluate both theoretical understanding and practical application of concepts.
Graduates can pursue careers as cybersecurity analysts, digital forensics investigators, information security officers, penetration testers, and more in various industries where data protection and security are crucial.
The British College career support services may include job placement assistance, interview preparation, career counseling, and networking opportunities with an intensive Job Fair every year.
Yes, graduates often have the option to pursue postgraduate studies such as Master's degrees in cybersecurity, digital forensics, or related fields.
For detailed and up-to-date information about the program, including admission requirements, curriculum details, and application procedures, it's recommended to visit The British College's official website or contact their admissions department directly.

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