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BSc (Hons)Digital Forensics

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Overview

This newly developed course area will help you to understand precisely how digital evidence can be investigated in a forensically sound manner.

Digital Forensics BSc (Hons) is a pathway in our specialist Cyber Security BSc (Hons) programme. Digital Forensics is concerned with identifying and responding to security breaches and reporting them to relevant authorities. In our laboratories you have access to equipment and software that is widely used by forensic investigators in law enforcement and e-discovery. You will learn how to acquire, analyse and report digital evidence and gain the technical skills to discover electronic traces of cyber-crime.

Programme structure

Year 1
Programming in C (1 + 2)
Computer Ethics
Computer Law and Cyber Security Management
Operating Systems
Computer Networks
Mathematics for Computation
Database Design & Implementation

Year 2
Software and Security Management
Research Methods
Web Application Development
Windows Forensics
Linux Security
Cryptography
Issues in Criminal Justice
Third year

Year 3
Professionalism in Forensics and Security
Digital Investigations
Network Forensics

Career opportunities

Graduates pursue careers as forensic computing specialists for government agencies, security consultancies and commercial IT departments.

Recent graduates have been working as software consultants, web developers, security consultants, surveillance assistants, IT officers and more.

Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study, in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity for further specialisation and enhances their existing skills.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States