Cyber Security Degrees

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Cyber University of the Year at the National Cyber Awards in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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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.


CYBER SECURITY DEGREES

Experience Big Data

Our Cyber courses are award-winning with many courses accredited by BCS. Three of our courses are certified by the NCSC, a part of GCHQ. We are also delighted to have been recognised by the NCSC as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education – Gold award.

Taught by experts in their field, you can be confident knowing you will be supported and developed to your full potential throughout your studies. USW has been named Cyber University of the Year for four consecutive years at the National Cyber Awards 2019-2022, and we were finalists in 2023. We are proud of our excellent graduate statistics.

Throughout your studies, you will cover cutting-edge topics such as Ethical Hacking, Mobile Forensics, The Internet of Things and Big Data. Each unique course will equip you with the knowledge to succeed in a variety of exciting and important careers. 

On many of our courses,  you will be trained to a sufficient level to enable you to take industry standard qualifications alongside your studies, such as Cisco Cyber Ops, CompTIA Security and Splunk. 


Cyber Security Courses

Undergraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses


Computing and Cyber Employability Guide

Our Employability Guide has all the information you need to help you prepare for a career in computing and cyber.

From hands-on work experience and industry links to our passionate academics and different study routes, we have you covered.

Hear from USW graduates as you learn about how you can get your career started, including how you will develop in-demand skills using all the latest software and technology.

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NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY ACADEMY

Leading the fight against Cyber Crime

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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CYBER SECURITY PLACEMENTS

Put Theory into Practice

THE University of South Wales (USW) has become the only university in Wales to be named as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ.

USW is one of eight UK universities recognised by the new government programme, which celebrates cyber security excellence. The recognition shows USW’s commitment to cyber security education in the new NCSC initiative.

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ACADEMIC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE

Recognition of Excellence

The University of South Wales (USW) has become the only university in Wales to be named as an Academic Centre of Excellence in Cyber Security Education by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ.

USW is one of eight UK universities recognised by the new government programme, which celebrates cyber security excellence. The recognition shows USW’s commitment to cyber security education in the new NCSC initiative.

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LOCATIONS

Explore South Wales

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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Computer Science and Informatics Research

Influence Change

USW has been ranked joint first in Wales for impact out of five universities for our Computer Science and Informatics research.

Our lecturers, who are often leaders in their field, design and inform our course content, ensuring you benefit from the latest knowledge and developments in your subject and beyond.

With 100% of our research impact being regarded as world leading or internationally excellent, being involved in research helps ensure that lecturers are passionate about their areas, and well-connected to their industry, nationally and globally.

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