About the course
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
1 years full-time
2 years part-time
September and January
2019/2020 fees *
£9,250 / £13,500
£9,500 / £14,000
* January 2020 starters pay the 2019/2020 fees.
Our Computer Forensics and Cyber Security course allows students to familiarise themselves with the most recent technologies, scientific innovations and best practice in protecting digital infrastructures, from enterprise networks to Internet of Things environments. Students are also trained on modern tools and methodologies for conducting digital forensics investigations, spanning the whole range from the collection of evidence to analysis and acting as expert witnesses.
This course is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers practical skills for network security, penetration testing and digital forensics, as well as the theory and scientific basis that underpins everyday practice. It also ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the standards pertaining to computer security.
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT: Partial CITP and Partial CEng (Further Learning). An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS.
What you should know about this course
Throughout this course you will study cyber security and digital forensics, system administration and security.
You will learn how to apply police and forensic methods to detecting cyber crime, using related software and hardware technologies.
This course includes hands-on training in current forensic tools as used by the police. Students can therefore contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.
This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT: Partial CITP and Partial CEng (Further Learning).