University of Portsmouth

Forensic Information Technology

Forensic information technology (FIT) is the scientific use or application of information technology (IT) in the generation and presentation of digital evidence to be used in courts, legal or other formal proceedings.

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Computer Sciences, Legal or Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Core modules: Computer forensic investigation and cryptography; computer security; cybercrime security and risk management; Master's project. Optional modules: Systems, security and data analysis; advanced programming skills for the web.

Assessment methods

Teaching and Assessment:

You will be taught through a combination of practical exercises, simulations, lectures, guest lectures and formative assessments, and will be expected to use a wide range of on and offline learning tools.

How are you assessed?

You will encounter a range of assessment styles depending on the content and nature of the unit topic. This can include written assignments, presentations as well as group and individual lab-based assessments. However, the most significant assessment element is the final dissertation, which reports and reflects on your final project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 15,100 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 6,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 5,030 (Year 1) International 3 3 Years
MSc Part-time September 2018 2,170 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 3 Years

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