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Digital Forensics and Computer Security

There is a continuous corporate demand for graduates with both digital forensics and computer security skills and this course brings together these core subject areas to provide an exciting and inspirational programme of study. This course allows individuals with a technical background to extend their professional interests and profile in an area that is quickly becoming crucially important to organisations. This programme brings together the core skills of forensics and security. During the course you will learn about fundamental as well as advanced research concepts in both computer forensics and security. There is an emphasis on professional research and you will be given opportunities throughout the programme to get involved with key research areas, including industry based projects developed through our excellent links with industry.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in computing (2.2 or above), or a degree with relevant content for this discipline; or an equivalent professional qualification relevant to this specialist discipline; or an alternative award and/or experience equivalent to 1 of the above. Candidates whose 1st language is not English should have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: studying at Master's level and research methods; advanced concepts and research in digital forensics; security: attacks and countermeasures; advanced security protocols; digital forensics; cybercrime analysis and investigation; independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily through in-course assessment.

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