School of Computing

BSc. Cybersecurity

This programme is designed to prepare individuals for careers in the field of cybersecurity, which focuses on protecting computer systems, networks, and data from unauthorised access, attacks, and threats.

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Introduction to Cybersecurity

Start your bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity

Our Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity programme is crafted to equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in the field. With a strong emphasis on theoretical foundations and practical applications, this programme prepares you to tackle the complex challenges of cybersecurity in today’s digital landscape. In this course, you will learn cybersecurity fundamentals, network security, cryptography, and data protection.

As a graduate, you will be well-prepared to pursue diverse professional pathways in cyber security, safeguarding digital systems and data from emerging threats, and ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of information.

Our faculty members are knowledgeable, accomplished, and experienced in their fields. They bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world insights into the classroom. Their diverse backgrounds, ranging from industry leaders to seasoned academics, enrich the learning experience by providing practical perspectives and cutting-edge research. By learning from these esteemed faculty members, you will be inspired to think critically, develop innovative solutions, and excel in the ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity.

Why you should apply;

Applications for January 2024 admission is ongoing.

Apply before 30th November 2023, to secure your place.

Programme Summary

Study Level

BSc. Cybersecurity

Study Duration

8 Semesters

Mode of study

Blended Learning





Course Outline

Our curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a variety of careers in the tech industry. The programme covers a wide range of topics, including programming, data structures, algorithms, operating systems, and artificial intelligence.

The faculty is available to students through forums, email, and phone calls. Students also have access to a variety of resources, including a state-of-the-art e-library, virtual computer labs, a career center, and a variety of student organisations.

1st SemesterUnits
Communication in English Language I2
Elementary Mathematics I – Algebra and Trigonometry2
General Physics I – Mechanics2
General Practical Physics I1
Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT2
Introductory Statistics I3
Introduction to Computing3
2nd SemesterUnits
Nigerian Peoples and Culture2
Elementary Mathematics II – Calculus2
Elementary Mathematics III – Vectors and Geometry2
General Physics II – Electricity & Magnetism2
General Physics III – Behaviour of Matter2
General Practical Physics II1
Problem Solving3
1st Semester Units
Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2
Mathematical Methods I 2
Computer Programming I 3
Discrete Structures 2
Introduction to Cybersecurity and Strategy 2
Introduction to Software Engineering 2
Linear Algebra I 2
2nd Semester Units
Philosophy, Logic and Human Existence 2
Cybercrime, Law and Countermeasures 2
Computer Programming II 3
Computer Architecture and Organisation 2
Systems Analysis and Design 3
Linear Algebra II 2
Introduction to Computer Networks 2
1st Semester Units
Venture Creation 2
Data Structures 3
Artificial Intelligence 3
Cryptography Techniques, Algorithms and Applications 2
Cybersecurity Risks Analysis, Challenges and Mitigation 2
Digital Forensics and Investigation Methods 2
System and Network Administration 2
Cyber Security in Business and Industries 2
2nd Semester Units
Peace and Conflict Resolution 2
Operating Systems 3
Biometrics Security 2
Information and Big Data Security 2
Cybersecurity Innovation and New Technologies 2
Software Defined Networking and Content Delivery Networks 3
Network Perimeter Security 2
1st Semester Units
Research Methodology and Technical Report Writing 3
Systems Vulnerability Assessment and Testing 2
Project Management 2
Final Year Project I 3
Cyber Threat Intelligence and Cyber Conflict 2
Ethical Hacking and Reverse Engineering 2
Information Security and Data Management 2
2nd Semester Units
Ethics and Legal Issues in Cyber Security 2
Machine Learning 3
Deep and Dark Web Security 2
Final Year Project II 3
Steganography: Access Methods and Data Hiding 2
Cloud Computing Security 2
Zero Trust Networking 2

Admission Requirements

Entry requirements for BSc. in Cybersecurity

Here’s what you need to study for a bachelor’s programme at Miva Open University

A copy of your A’ Level or O’Level result
The result must include a minimum of five credits in the following subjects in not more than two sittings:

Please note that submission of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) results is not mandatory at this stage. However, upon admission to the university, the provided results will be thoroughly verified for authenticity and compliance with the stated criteria, including JAMB Regularisation.


Potential roles for BSc. Cybersecurity degree holders​

Career Options

Learn on your terms with pre-recorded engaging and interactive videos on your educational journey for flexible, convenient, and self-paced study.


Payment Plans

Miva 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 instalments.

Up to 15% discount

Pay Upfront

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



per level

Pay in Instalments​

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



first instalment