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Cyber Security 2nd Year Applicants HND

(SCQF level 8)

Applied Computing & Digital Technologies, Nautical and STEM

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Mode of Study


Start Date

26th Aug 2019, 1 year

26th Aug 2019, 1 year


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


HND Cyber Security is an SCQF Level 8 course which will teach you how to protect networks, IT systems and individuals against Cyber-attacks and Cyber threats, and to understand your legal, ethical and professional responsibilities.

Cyber security is one of the fastest evolving areas within business and government today as online systems make up the foundations of the digitally-enabled economy. Employment in the area of Cyber security is predicted to increase fivefold in the next two years and there is already a shortage of people who are able to work in this field.

This course provides you with in-depth skills and knowledge to prepare for further study or employment in this rapidly developing area.  The course is delivered by lecturers with a wide range of industry experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Cyber Security OR
  • First year HND Cyber Security (specific options essential)

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area

What you study

In studying this award you will cover a range of practical, industry-relevant subjects including: 
  • Digital Forensics.
  • Graded Unit 2.
  • Server Administration for Cyber Security.
  • Working in Cyber Security.
  • Blockchain.
  • Computer Architecture.
  • Cyber Security Mathematics.
  • Cryptography.

After the course


The course prepares you for a career in the fast-growing Cyber Security industry.

Continuing Study

On successful completion of the HND, students can progress to a variety of Cyber Security and Networking related degree programmes at year 2 or year 3 entry level in a number of universities.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    26th Aug 2019, 1 year
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome