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Cybersecurity Engineering in London

Fast-track to a new cybersecurity career with our immersive 15-week cybersecurity programme in London. This advanced course is designed for students with a technical background, helping you start a career in cybersecurity engineering, and launching you into the forefront of global tech growth.

As a result of COVID-19, all on-campus courses are temporarily being delivered via remote instruction as of March 16 — including courses that commence in the next few weeks. We are monitoring guidance from relevant government authorities and expect to re-open on-campus instruction as it becomes safe for our students and staff. Learn more.

Upcoming

Program Dates

London

22 Jun 2020 - 2 Oct 2020

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London

5 Oct 2020 - 22 Jan 2021

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London

25 Jan 2021 - 7 May 2021

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Join a mission. Launch your career in cybersecurity engineering.

Ready to change your career? Launch into one of the UK’s top 10 fastest-growing jobs with a career in cybersecurity engineering. Our 15-week immersive programme has been developed in collaboration with top cybersecurity employers – you’ll learn the skills you need to jump right into the frontlines of cybersecurity. 

Get job-ready with our employer-oriented curriculum, and hands-on experience in our unique Cyber Range lab environment – a sandbox where you can safely learn how to hack, explore, track, gather, break, and build things. 

Find out if we’re right for you — schedule a chat with our friendly London Admissions Team. 

Fast-track to your new career

With a rigorous, intensive 15-week learning journey, you’ll elevate your skills, build your confidence, and prepare yourself with the know-how to take on real-world cyber threats. This immersion lets you start your cybersecurity career in months instead of years.

Learn in-demand skills

We teach you the skills you need for a cybersecurity career – the skills employers are looking for – with a carefully balanced combination of theory and hands-on practical skills. 50% of your learning will take place in our unique, real-world Cyber Range lab – a sandbox where you can safely explore, hack, track, gather, break, and build things.

Dedicated career support

We believe in you — so we do everything we can to support your switch into your new cybersecurity career. Get dedicated career support, access to our extensive UK employer network, and a money-back guarantee (see terms).

What you'll learn: comprehensive cybersecurity engineering skills

Over 15 intense weeks on campus at Flatiron School London, our Cybersecurity Engineering curriculum will prepare you to jump into the cybersecurity industry. You’ll get fluent in advanced cybersecurity tools like Python, Wireshark, Linux, Metasploit and more, and learn how to use them to defend against cybercriminals. The programme includes 9 modules designed to fully prepare you for a career as a tier 1+ security engineer, technical analyst, penetration tester or consultant.

See how cybersecurity engineering differs from cybersecurity analytics.

Join the global cybersecurity mission

Cybercrime is one of the biggest threats facing companies worldwide today, predicted to cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, according to the Cisco/Cybersecurity Ventures 2019 Cybersecurity Almanac. But there’s a skills gap – employer demand is outstripping the supply of highly-trained cybersecurity specialists. That’s where our Cybersecurity Engineering programme comes in – we’ll equip you to become an ethical hacker and break into cybersecurity, with one of the most in-demand skillsets in the job market.

The course will prepare you for a broad range of advanced cybersecurity jobs, including Security Engineer, Pen Tester, Security Analyst and Security Consultant.

Student life at Flatiron School

By joining the Cybersecurity Engineering programme, you’ll become a part of our thriving tech community at our modern and welcoming WeWork office campus in central London.

Our full-time London Cybersecurity Engineering programme is in session 5 days per week for 15 weeks and follows a block schedule. We use a unique instructional architecture to maximise instructor interaction and lab exercises. Our lab times let you engage in hands-on learning, with key cybersecurity topics during lecture portions of the class. Most classes will meet twice a week. Each class is a half-day in length with a lunch break between classes.

Throughout the programme, you’ll progress through longer “foundational” courses alongside shorter, domain-specific topics.

Below is an example of a day at Flatiron School:

9 a.m.

9 a.m.

Lecture

Theory and Demonstration

11 a.m.

11 a.m.

Labs

Hands-on labs in the Cyber Range

2 p.m.

2 p.m.

Lecture

Theory and Demonstration

4 p.m.

4 p.m.

Labs

Hands-on labs in the Cyber Range

6 p.m.

6 p.m.

Study Time

You’ll end the day reviewing concepts and strategising the next steps for your personal projects.

Is Cybersecurity Engineering the right choice for me?

If you have any specific questions about whether cybersecurity is right for you, simply schedule a chat with our friendly London Admissions Team to get your questions answered.

Your technical experience

To succeed in our cybersecurity engineering course, it will help if you have some knowledge of programming languages, as well as familiarity with Windows, Linux, and Unix operating systems.

About you

This course is ideal for people who are organised leaders, proficient negotiators, and detail-oriented individuals who are passionate about tech and computer systems. 

Your previous education

We place a higher value on technical ability over formal education. Networking engineering certifications and degrees in technology, science and mathematics are helpful.

Your cybersecurity instructors

Great teachers inspire us to connect to topics on a profound level. Industry experience alone doesn’t necessarily make one an effective teacher — that’s why we’re passionate about finding people who possess extensive cybersecurity experience and are also deeply committed, experienced teachers.

Dr. Jim Borders
Lead Cyber Instructor

Jim oversees cyber instruction for all campuses. Jim was formerly the head of Intl. Relations and Defense Policy at the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he led scholarship in Intelligence studies.

Gary Whitsett
Cyber Instructor

Gary is an interim instructor and the chief cybersecurity curriculum designer for Flatiron School. He primarily teaches systems, cryptography, logs and analysis.

Launch your career in cybersecurity with support from our Career Services team

We’re here to help you land a job in cybersecurity. After years working with passionate students and helping them land fulfilling careers in tech, we’ve got a keen understanding of what goes into getting that first job.

Individual career coaching

During your job search, you’ll meet weekly with your dedicated Career Coach. Coaches help with everything from C.V. review to interview prep, and help you tell your story to land your first job in cybersecurity.

Vast employer network

We’ve built relationships with hiring managers at top companies, creating a robust employer pipeline for Flatiron School grads. Our Employer Partnerships team is constantly evangelising our grads and helping you get in the door.

Proven job-search framework

Through 1-to-1 guidance from our Career Coaching team and our tried-and-tested job-search framework, you’ll get the skills and support you need to get a job and start your career in cybersecurity.

Money-back guarantee

Change careers with confidence thanks to our Money-Back Guarantee. If you graduate, follow our job-search process, and don’t secure a job offer within 6 months of your job search start date, we’ll refund your tuition in full (see terms).

Cybersecurity careers in London

Our Flatiron School grads have created powerful change and made contributions at respected companies in London and across the globe.* 

*Students placed with employers while studying with SecureSet Academy, our sister programme in Denver, Colorado, which has a curriculum substantially similar to the Flatiron School Cybersecurity Engineering programme.

Payment options

Loan

Deposit

350

Future Finance Student Loan*

  • Apply for a loan to cover the remaining cost of your tuition, plus living costs if needed

  • Available to UK, EU and international students with a UK domiciled address

  • Visit the Future Finance website to get a personalised quote

*Available to those who qualify. Submit a loan application online to see if you are eligible.

Pay Upfront

Full Tuition

15,000

Deposit + Pay in Instalments

350

Make a £350 deposit, then pay the remaining cost of your tuition in three instalments over the course of your programme.

The Access Scholarship

The Access Scholarship opens doors for aspiring innovators who may have previously experienced barriers to an education. With our £2,500 scholarship, start learning with £0 up front.

Scholarships are available to individuals who identify as a member of one of the following groups: Women, underrepresented minorities, people with disabilities, British Armed Forces service leavers, LGBTQ+, those earning below £20,000 in London.

Join us on campus

Program Dates
Cohort Start DateStatus
22 Jun 20202 Oct 2020Open
5 Oct 202022 Jan 2021Open
25 Jan 20217 May 2021Open

What the application process looks like

Start your journey toward a career in cybersecurity engineering by joining our inclusive, dynamic student community. At Flatiron School, we admit students who bring creativity, ingenuity, and curiosity to the classroom.

Not sure if Cybersecurity Engineering is right for you? Schedule a chat with our friendly London Admissions Team.

Step 1 → Apply

Submit your application. Share a bit about yourself and what’s driving you to start a career in cybersecurity.

Step 2 → Admissions interview

Speak with an Admissions representative in a non-technical interview. This is an opportunity for us to get to know each other a little better. Nothing technical — just a friendly conversation.

What do we look for in a Flatiron School student?

Step 3 → Technical review

During the technical review, our instructors will learn more about your overall technical background and will allow the chance for you to get to know our instructors and their teaching style.

Step 4 → Admissions decision

Receive your acceptance decision from Admissions. This usually happens within 4 business days.

Step 5 → Prework

If accepted, you'll begin course pre-work to prepare for the first day of class.

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to have experience (what do I need to know) before I apply for Flatiron School’s Cybersecurity Engineering programme?

In reviewing your background, we will be looking for applicants with an interest in programming and computer networks. Detail-oriented problem solvers with a programming background are a good fit for this programme.

What is cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity is the protection of computer systems from theft or damage to their hardware, software, or electronic data. Our students are taught to be “ethical” hackers. They protect organisations against “threat actors” or bad hackers.

Can you tell me about the Cybersecurity Engineering programme?

Our Cybersecurity Engineering programme allows people with some technical experience to succeed in tier 1+ cybersecurity roles such as Security Engineers, Security Analysts, Security Consultants, and Penetration Testers.

Will this programme help me get a cybersecurity industry certification?

At Flatiron School, you can learn the foundational skills for cybersecurity certifications. While certification exam prep is not built into our curriculum, by completing our Cybersecurity Engineering programme you will gain the solid grounding that you need to successfully complete most cybersecurity industry certs.

Where can I attend Flatiron School's Cybersecurity Engineering programme?

Students can attend the Cybersecurity Engineering programme at our modern and welcoming London Moorgate campus, located in WeWork Finsbury Pavement (131 Finsbury Pavement).

What is the schedule like?

Students are on campus for 15 weeks, Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. Our London campus is open 24/7 to students, and we often find them working hard at all hours to finish coursework and projects. Students do find it extremely difficult to have any other commitments during their studies, such as a part-time job.

Do I need my own computer?

You will need to ensure you have a suitable computer to study on this course. See specific computer requirements here. You can also ask our Admissions team about your best options for buying or renting.

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