Cyber Security Degrees


Cyber University of the Year at the National Cyber Awards in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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The only university in Wales to be named as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education

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Undertake cv-boosting work placements in industry and gain invaluable cyber skills.

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Many of our courses are accredited by industry regulators and bodies.

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Our cyber security courses will equip you for the wide variety of exciting and important careers available in this field, and cover bleeding edge technologies such as mobile forensics, ethical hacking and big data. Taught by experts in their field, you can be confident knowing you will be supported throughout your studies. USW has been named Cyber University of the Year for three consecutive years at the National Cyber Awards 2021, 2020 and 2019.

Many of our computing degrees are fully accredited by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited computing degree is likely to be internationally recognised. 

Depending on your course, you will be trained to a sufficient level to enable you to take industry standard qualifications alongside your studies, such as Cisco Cyber Ops (Cyber Academy), CompTIA Security+ and Access Data’s Forensic Toolkit Certified Examiner. 

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National Cyber Security Academy


Here at USW, we have a National Cyber Security Academy based at our Newport City Campus.

The academy plugs the skills gap in the industry by training some of our brightest and best undergraduate to spearhead the fight against cyber crime.

The academy also gives students the opportunity to work with clients on a variety of live projects including pen testing, digital cleansing and the investigation of security risks.

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Undertaking a work placement is a great chance for you to apply your current skills and gain new ones from a real-world setting, as well as putting you ahead of the competition when you graduate.

At USW we create graduates who are prepared for tomorrow. We offer learning that reflects employer demands, and equip our students with the skills and experience to succeed. We produce employment-ready graduates who are a step ahead of their competitors.

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Our Information Security Research Group focuses on issues associated with the design and development of early warning systems that are capable of detecting and responding to a variety of cyber based attacks. 

The group develops technologies such as secure XML, threat assessment methods, vulnerability management, IDS data integration, data minding and data fusion, and secure wireless mobile computing applications. 

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The places you study and live make a big difference to what you get out of university. It’s important to be somewhere that feels like home, but can also surprise you. South Wales offers rich experiences, with Cardiff at the heart.

With campuses in and around Cardiff, you can experience the diversity that south Wales has to offer – the buzz of the cities, the beauty of the coast, and the calm of the countryside. 

We have five campuses across three locations, but we’re one university. Every campus is open to you and whatever inspires you, you’re always welcome.



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