Staffordshire University

Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Analysis

The course will provide the knowledge of the latest cyber security principles, practices, tools and techniques, taught by a team of specialist staff in purpose-built cyber security laboratories. Graduates will be cyber-operators, able to use information as a defensive or offensive weapon. Today, cyber-operators are required to have an enriched background, drawing elements of practical experience from fields as diverse as sociology, psychology, network security, computer science, software engineering, reverse engineering, and - of course - the law. We have a diverse number of placements with companies from the security industry, high tech crime units and government organisations.

Entry requirements

Applicants require at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline, forensic science or law. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered provided you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Course modules

Modules include: Computer security - low level; cyber operations; malware analysis and reverse engineering; research methods; operating systems security; digital forensics and incidence response.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include assignments, presentations, demonstrations, written reports, end of module examinations, and oral viva.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 12,500 (Whole course) International 18 18 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 7,350 (Whole course) Home/EU 18 18 Months
MSc Sandwich September 2018 30 30 Months

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