Ethical Hacking BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Ethical Hacking BSc (Hons)

Launched in 2006, Abertays Ethical Hacking degree was the first of its kind in the world, and is recognised as one of the UKs leading vocational security programmes. With the demand for qualified ethical hackers and cyber security specialists rising year on year, coupled with high starting salaries, there has never been a better time to study this fascinating field.

Abertay’s BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking is within its renowned School of Design and Informatics and is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.

You will learn a practical and offensive approach,...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

4 Years

Start Date

08/09/2025

Campus

Abertay Campus

Course Address
Bell Street
Dundee
DD1 1HG
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code

GG45

Institution Code

A30

Points of Entry

Year 1, Year 2, Year 3

Entry Requirements

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B

To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Geography, Physics or NPA in Cybersecurity - Graphic Communication is NOT a Technical subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

To include one of:- Computer Science, Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Geography, Maths: Analysis & Approaches, Physics at H4 or S5 Entry into Year 2 with 34 Points to include Computer Science and one from Maths:Analysis & Approach, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Design & Manufacture, Graphic Design, Engineering Science plus one other Higher

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM

Applied Sciences Creative Media Production Electrical/Electronic Engineering Engineering IT Entry into Year 2 with D*DD - IT

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H3,H3,H3,H3

To include one of:- Computer Science, Maths, Human Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Engineering Science, Geography, Physics

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Entry into Year 2 to include 3 Higher subects at grade 4 to include Computer Science and one from Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Design & Manufacture, Graphic Design, Engineering Science

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 2 with an HNC in one of the following:- Computer Games Development - Graded Unit B to include H1F7 Professionalism and Ethics in Computing Computing - Graded Unit B to include H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations Next Gen Computing - Graded Unit M to include Software Development and Network Infrastructure or Computer Science Cyber Security - Graded Unit B to include J0HD Scripting for Security Digital Design & Development - Graded Unit B to include H171 Software Development: Programming Foundations Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:-

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 3 with HND Cyber Security - Graded Unit B to include H171 Sof Dev: OOP. Or J27J Computer Programming and HH3L Programming: Applied Math Entry into Year 2 with an HND in one of the following:- Computer Games Development - Graded Unit B to include H1F7 Professionalism & Ethics in Computing Computer Science - Graded Unit B to include H17X Soft Dev: Programme Foundations or H171 Software Development OOP Computing: Networking - Graded Unit B to include H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations Computing: Software Development - Graded Unit B Computing: Technical Support - Graded Unit B to include H17X Software Development: Programme Foundations Digital Design & Development - Graded Unit B to include H171 Software Development: Programming Foundations Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Computer Networking & Internet Technology - Graded Unit B Information Technology - Graded Unit B Interactive Media - Graded Unit B

A level

C,C,C

To include one of the following:- Computer Science, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Design & Technology, Digital Technology, Engineering Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics Any Vocational Level 3 qualification in a technical subject accepted in lieu of Technical A Level Entry into Year 2 with ABB to include Computer Science and one from Maths, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Design & Manufacture, Graphic Design, Engineering Science

T Level

M

Digital Production, Design & Development (Pearson) Digital Business Services (NCFE) Digital Support Services (NCFE) Digital Production, Design & Development Digital Support Services Digital Business Services

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Fees and funding

Scotland £1,820
England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Republic of Ireland £9,250
EU, International £15,000

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