Description

If you’re looking to further specialise your IT career and branch into digital forensics, this course is the perfect next step. This MSc Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology Master’s degree will develop your IT skillset and give you the lowdown on civil, corporate and criminal litigation procedures.

You’ll unpack the core themes in Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology, including data analysis, risk management, computer security and cybercrime. You’ll learn to apply your skills to the generation and presentation of digital evidence for use by the courts, in legal or other formal proceedings.

Once you graduate, you’ll be equipped to tackle a career in forensic information technology within law firms, enforcement agencies and IT practices.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year full-time, 3 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules:

  • Computer Forensic Investigation and Cryptography
  • Master’s Engineering Project or Master’s Study Project
  • Mobile Forensics: Issues and Practice
  • Systems, Security and Hacking

Optional modules:

  • Big Data Applications
  • Business Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • Computer Security
  • The Global Landscape of Cyber Security

Programme Funding

If you meet our criteria, you could get a £3000 tuition fees discount – visit website for details

Student Destinations

Police investigations and civil disputes increasingly involve the investigation of computer systems, mobile phones or other information devices, and the skills you’ll get on this course are in demand in both the public and private sectors.

When you graduate, you’ll be qualified to work in fields including:

  • Law enforcement
  • IT auditing
  • Information security
  • High-tech crime units
  • Commercial investigation
  • National security bodies
  • Systems administration
  • Security analysis

You could also go on to further research study at PhD level.

Fees

For fees and funding options please visit website to find out more

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • 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 requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

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