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MSc Computer Forensics

University of South Wales

Computer forensics is a rapidly expanding area, leading to an increasing demand from industry for qualified forensic examiners. Our MSc Computer Forensics degree will prepare you for a career in computer forensics and IT security, either at a technical or managerial level.

Our Masters in Computer Forensics is certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), who provides support to critical organisations in the UK when dealing with cyber security attacks.

You will be taught by an internationally recognised team from the University’s Information Security Research Group and external speakers contribute to delivering the latest expertise and developments. The University is also recognised as a Centre of Excellence for information security and computer forensics by the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC).

We intend to deliver our courses in a blended format; with a proportion of the teaching and learning being delivered digitally, and where it is safe to do so, some teaching and learning being delivered in person and using social distancing and/or mitigating measures as deemed appropriate in line with government guidance.

Assessment

You will need to spend a significant amount of time working independently, reading and preparing for assessments.

While the style of coursework may vary, research-style papers or essays of around 4,000 words in length are typical.

You will also work on a significant research project and a major project of your choice, where strong independent thinking, critical analysis and project management skills will be important.

Careers

You will have had the opportunity to develop skills that strongly relate to the role of a forensic computer analyst or an information security analyst. These include problem solving, a systematic approach to work and an awareness of security standards and legislation.

Graduates of the MSc Computer Forensics will be well equipped for employment, including working for the police, security services, commercial sector, or organisations that specialise in computer security. You could also progress on to a PhD or computing research degree.

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Modules

  • Computer Forensics and Crime Investigation
  • Forensics Techniques and Data Recovery
  • Network Security
  • Security Management
  • Incident Management and Incident Response
  • Project Management and Research Methodology
  • MSc Project
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year

    Duration

    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time