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MScComputer Forensics

Tuition fee £11,700.00 per year
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This programme is for graduates of computer science, engineering or a cognate discipline, who wish to develop specialist computer forensics skills, knowledge and techniques, including an understanding of the legal and statutory issues associated with the field. With a particular emphasis on computer forensic tools, techniques, administration and legal procedures optional courses also enable students to specialise in a particular area of forensics or information security according to their interest. The content of the programme is informed by industry professionals and advisers and includes industrial standard software and procedures. We have excellent facilities for delivering the programme including specialist networking facilities in the Internet Security Research Laboratory (ISRL) with a wide range of operating systems and industrial standard software (e.g. Metasploit, Wireshark, Scapy, EnCase)

The aims of the programme are:

To provide students with an improved knowledge base in current and reflective practice essential to support a career in computer forensics at an advanced professional level
To develop an extensive insight into business applications and requirements of computer forensics
To develop a significant insight into legal and statutory issues relating to procedures, with particular regard to computer forensics
To develop a comprehensive knowledge of ICT tools and techniques used in retrieving and analysing digital forensic data.

Programme structure

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Engineering Computer Forensics Acquisition (30 credits)
Engineering Computer Forensics Analysis (30 credits)
Research Methodology (15 credits)
Strategy & Management (15 credits)
Individual Project (60 credits)
Engineering Forensics, Communications and Law (15 credits)
Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

Information & Network Security Engineering (15 credits)
Database Security and Administration (15 credits)

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this Master’s programme students may seek employment for roles such as Computer Forensics Analyst, Forensic Engineer and Computer Forensic Investigator.

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Application start
Aug 1, 2018
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Tallinn time

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States