|Study location||United Kingdom, (Main Site)|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||£7,374 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
One academic reference must be sent
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
To pursue and exciting and expert career in forensic computing you
will be required to acquire specialist knowledge and skills that can
be gained on our MSc in Forensic Computing.
The course covers a range of skills that are essential for the
retrieval of computer based information for criminal investigations.
This course will provide you with a sound
understanding of essential hardware and software systems, formats,
protocols and standards. There is coverage of essential legislation
relating to all aspects of computer-based information.
The central focus of the programme will be an in-depth coverage of
the available tools and techniques investigating different types of
computer-based information sources.
This course has two parts, the Taught Modules and Master Project.
Successful completion of the taught modules, which involves eight
single modules of study, leads to the award of postgraduate diploma
and, if the appropriate performance is achieved, allows progression
onto the masters project.
*Taught Modules: *
- Forensic Computing Methods (double)
- Network Planning and Management (double)
- Internet and Information Security (double)
- Ethical Hacking
- Legal Aspects of Computing
- Research Methods
In addition to a sound understanding of essential hardware and
software systems, formats, protocols and standards, there is coverage
of essential legislation relating to all aspects of computer-based
Where possible guest lectures will be provided from industry contacts
about state-of-the-art developments and case studies.
*Master Project: *
The final stage of this course requires the completion of a masters
project, which must relate directly to the subject being studied. To
complete this successfully students will develop a sound capability to
carry out research. The project can be conducted either as a placement
in an external organisation or working with one of the University
The MSc project serves to integrate, apply and further develop the
different aspects within the taught part of the programme.
There are a number of potential roles for those with expertise in
computer forensics. One of the most high profile positions would be
to provide support for civil and criminal investigations that involve
the retrieval of computer- based information, typically to be provided
as an expert witness or to aid in solving crimes.
There is also a demand for similar skills in the area of disaster
management and recovery of computer-based information.
This is a pre-deadline and we suggest to apply before this date