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MScComputer Security and Forensics

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Upon completion of this course you will be prepared for both the
securing and forensic investigation of computer networks. The
practical skills you will gain during the course are much sought after
in the business world making you very employable. Career opportunities
include specialist consultancy, practitioner or manager in the area of
computer forensics investigation and secure computer systems
management. You may also continue your studies with further research.

During the course you will:

  • Gain access to industry standard and state-of-the-art computer
    security equipment and forensics tools such as 3D face scanners, palm
    readers and iris scanners
  • Develop your practical skills in our dedicated computer security
    and forensics lab
  • Enjoy visits to computer forensics organisations such as 7Safe and
    attend demonstrations and invited talks by hardware companies
  • Be given the opportunity to use FRED (Forensic Recovery of
    Evidence Device) used by the Metropolitan police

Areas of study you may cover on this course include:

  • Computer security
  • Forensics data acquisition
  • Emerging technologies
  • Professional project management
  • Advanced security countermeasures
  • Networking administration and management
  • Digital forensics
  • Cryptography and cryptanalysis


Career opportunities


Throughout the course we develop your ability to reflect on your
performance, and to develop teamwork, written and oral communication.


Graduates can work in a variety of security positions including:

  • Security associates
  • Security consultants
  • Penetration testers
  • Network security analysts
  • Systems Administrators

Further study:

Successful graduates may pursue an MRes by Research or an MPhil / PhD

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020
Apply now! Spring semester 2019/20
Application period has ended
Studies commence
Feb 1, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States