Undergraduate study
Business, Accounting, Marketing & Enterprise

BA (Hons) Business and Cybersecurity*

UCAS code: NI60 BA/BC

This broad-based degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of business concepts and models with specialist knowledge of cybersecurity.

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Full-time

  • Length: 3 years (or 4 including a work placement year)

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Part-time

  • Not available part-time

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You study business organisation, management, leadership and enterprise combined with specialist modules in Data Acquisition and Security, Information Security and Cybercrime, Information Security Management and Advanced Security Techniques.

This programme will be particularly of interest to those seeking to be part of the next generation of cybersecurity graduates to support, enhance and protect business.

Year 1 is mainly tutor led and focuses on providing you with the necessary underpinning in terms of broad business knowledge and skills. You explore key business and management concepts as well as those in your specialist area. The cybersecurity element of this course starts with an investigation into data collection. You are introduced to the diverse world of data available to organisations, and to the tools and techniques used to acquire, filter and process that data legally and ethically.

Year 2 takes a more student-led approach with an emphasis on exploring your own interests and deepening your insights as well as having more responsibility for your own learning. During this year you develop a broader international perspective to the study of business. As well as studying core business modules, including a module where you gain practical work experience via self-identified project, you also study how to incorporate security from the design stage onward and introduced to techniques on how to assess the security of existing networks. You develop a detailed understanding of information and network security concepts and principles as well as the tools and configurations available to defend your network technologies. You identify and discuss secure infrastructure needs for business requirements, including cloud-based systems.

The final year explores more advanced topics within business and management and you develop your awareness of your own responsibility as a future leader of business. You gain a detailed underpinning knowledge of security techniques required for internet connected systems, this means you must understand the mind-set of attackers and how they apply the tools and techniques to compromise online systems. You review the latest tools and techniques for both attacking and defending computer systems, and gain knowledge of cybercrime, electronic social engineering and penetration testing to understand what is happening in real world cybercrime and other online events.

You have the opportunity to put your knowledge into action by undertaking a self-managed independent project via the Dissertation module.

Course structure

Modules for this course will appear here soon.

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

Modules are taught by lectures, seminars, practical workshops, work-based activities and group work. Teaching staff adopt a range of web-based technologies to deliver module content, assess, provide feedback and communicate with students.

How you are assessed

The programme is assessed via a variety of methods including assignments, examinations, group work, presentations and live practical projects.

Timetabling information
As a full-time student your timetabled hours are between Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm. On Wednesdays the latest you will be timetabled is until 1.00pm. Hours of attendance vary between 12 hours and 20 hours per week. Part-time undergraduate students are required to attend during the same days and times as full-time students but for only a proportion of the time, dependant on the modules being taken. Module choices are discussed with course tutors during the enrolment and induction period. Further details are automatically sent to applicants due to enrol this year.

Your full teaching timetable for Semester 1 of the 2018/19 academic year should be available from 1 September 2018. Standard University term dates can be found here.


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Work placement

Between Year 2 and your final year, you have the opportunity to spend a year in industry on placement, or study abroad at one of our partner institutions. Alternatively you could proceed on to the final year.

Career opportunities

Due to the diverse nature of the degree our students progress to a range of careers in business and cybersecurity, both nationally and internationally.

We provide an environment that allows you to develop the extra practical employability characteristics that will make you more attractive to employers in the job market in the years to come.

All programmes are designed to incorporate employability skills development alongside your degree course. Our staff use their extensive business connections to provide many and varied opportunities to engage with potential employers through fairs, guest lecture sessions, live projects and site visits.

We offer a series of workshops and events in the first, second and third years to ensure you are equipped with both degree level subject knowledge plus the practical skills that employers are looking for in new graduate recruits. We also offer extensive support for you to find and secure industry year placements which have been shown to make have significant positive impact on a student’s career prospects on graduation.

Our award-winning careers service works with regional and national employers to advertise graduate positions, in addition to providing post-graduation support for all Teesside University alumni.

Entry requirements

A typical offer is 80-104 tariff points from at least two A levels (or equivalent), together with maths and English at GCSE, grade 4 (grade C) or above (or equivalent).

We welcome applications from mature students without conventional entry requirements. We will take into account any alternative qualifications or other experience you may have.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

International applicants can find out what qualifications they need by visiting Your Country


You can gain considerable knowledge from work, volunteering and life. Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credit for this which can be credited towards the course you want to study.
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Course information

Full-time

  • Length: 3 years (or 4 including a work placement year)

More full-time details

Part-time

  • Not available part-time

Contact details

Further information