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Glasgow Caledonian University Ethical Hacking

BEng (Hons) Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking

Study BEng Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking and you will study digital forensics, system security, and ethical hacking.

Graduate with a digital security degree and find IT security jobs with government agencies, law enforcement or associated private sector agencies. This digital security degree also provides the opportunity to go on to specialist roles such as ethical hacker and IT security and forensics consultancy.

Choose digital security, forensics and ethical hacking if:

  • you are interested in fighting cybercrime
  • you want to enter the growing cyber security sector at graduate level
  • you want the security skills that leading IT consultancies and departments are looking for
  • you would like the option of a one-year industry placement during your degree
  • you would like the option of going on to postgraduate study.

This programme is being refreshed for September 2017 entry, and is subject to final approval which may result in some content change. For up to date information, please contact

Course Details

BEng (Hons)
4 Years
Start Date
18 September 2017
Full Time
Subject Area
GCU Glasgow


Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.

Additional Costs

Minimum Entry Requirements

All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
Year 1

SQA Higher: BBBB including Maths plus Nat 5 English at C

A level: CCC including Maths and either Computing or Information Systems plus GCSE Maths and English at C/4

ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 including Maths and Computing. Maths and English is required at Ordinary Level O2 if not taken at Higher Level.

IB Diploma: 24 points including Maths

BTEC: Level 3 Extended Diploma in relevant subject at MMM.

Programme content and structure

Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.

Download course content here. (PDF document)