Cybersecurity, a critical discipline in the modern digital landscape, involves safeguarding digital systems, networks, and data from various threats, ranging from cyberattacks to unauthorized access.

If you’re an aspiring professional seeking a career in protecting organizations from cyber threats or an enthusiast looking to enhance your cybersecurity skills, this is the perfect degree for you.

Cybersecurity can be dissected into distinct specializations, including network security, information security, ethical hacking, and risk management. Cybersecurity tools and strategies are designed to fortify these domains and their associated activities. Network security, for example, focuses on securing data during its transmission over networks to ensure its integrity and confidentiality.

  • Cybersecurity students embark on a comprehensive educational journey;
  • beginning with foundational courses like Introduction to Cybersecurity and Cyber Threats Analysis.
  • These courses provide the fundamental knowledge required to understand the landscape of digital security.
  • Our self study courses will help students in preparing for the professional exams

Course Curriculum

As you progress through your program, you'll delve into Advanced Cybersecurity Techniques and Security Policy Implementation. These courses equip you with a deep understanding of cybersecurity practices, theories, and real-world threat mitigation strategies. In your final sessions, you'll have the opportunity to specialize in an area of interest by pairing Cybersecurity Specializations with elective courses that align with your career goals. This customization allows you to focus your education on your unique cybersecurity aspirations.

Course Summary

Bachelor Of Science in Cybersecurity

Study Level
Bsc. Cybersecurity

Study Duration
4 years minimum


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100 Level

     First Semester Units
    MAT 101 – Algebra and Trigonometry 2
     PHY 101 – Mechanics 2
     PHY 103 – General Practical Mechanics 1
     COM 101 – Introduction to Computers 3
     GST 101 – Use of English and Communication Skills I 2
     GST 112 – Nigerian People and Culture 2
     Second Semester Units
    PHY 102 – Electricity & Magnetism 2
    PHY 104 – General Practical Electricity & Magnetism 1
    MAT 102 – Calculus II 2
    MAT 104 – Introduction to Statistics 3
     – Problem Solving 3

200 Level

     First Semester Units
     SEN 201 – Introduction to Software Engineering 2
     CYS 202 – Introduction to Cybersecurity 2
    COM 205 – Principles of Programming I 3
    Course 6 – Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence 2
     Second Semester Units
     COM 207 – Principles of Programming II 3
     Course 1 – Systems Analysis and Design 3
     CYS 201 – Cybercrime, Law and Countermeasures 2
     Course 4 – Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2
     SIW 200 – SIWES I 3

300 Level

     First Semester Units
     CYS 301 – Cryptography 2
     CYS 303 – Cybersecurity Risks Analysis, Challenges and Mitigation 2
     CYS 305 – Digital Forensics and Investigation Methods 2
     Course 4 – Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
     Course 5 – Venture Creation 2
     Second Semester Units
     CYS 302 – Biometrics Security 2
     CYS 304 – Information and Big Data Security 2
     CYS 306 – Cybersecurity Innovation and New Technologies 2
     COM 312 – Artificial Intelligence 2
     Course 1 – SIWES II 3

400 Level

     First Semester Units
     Course 1 – Technical Report Writing 3
     CYS 401 – Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Testing 2
     CYS 403 – Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cyber Conflict 2
     CYS 411 – Ethical Hacking and Reverse Engineering 2
     Course 2 – Design Project 3
     Second Semester Units
     CYS 402 – Steganography-Access Methods and Data Hiding 2
     CYS 404 – Cloud Computing Security 2
     COM 404 – Deep and Dark Web Security 2
     Course 1 – Design Project 2

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for BSc. in CybersecurityHere’s what you need to study for a bachelor’s programme at West Midlands University
A copy of your O- or A-level result.

In no more than two sittings, the outcome must comprise a minimum of five credits in each of the following subjects:

  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Two other science-related subjects

Keep in mind that JAMB results are NOT NECESSARY.
After enrollment at the university, the results will be verified.


Available Opportunities for Cybersecurity Holders
A bachelor's degree in cybersecurity opens you a wide range of fascinating employment prospects because the cybersecurity world is vital.
Here are some career options for you to consider:
  • Network Security
  • Information Security
  • Risk Management
  • Ethical Hacking


Payment Plans

West Midlands Open University offers a flexible payment plan for its degree programmes.
You may choose to pay the year’s fee up front or in two installments.

Up to 40% Discount

Pay Upfront

Pay the year’s fee upfront. No hidden charges. No additional costs.



Pay in Installments

Pay in two installments.
An initial deposit of ₦150,000 and a second payment of ₦100,000.
No hidden charges. No additional costs.



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    The NUC is a University governing body in Nigeria.

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