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Cyber Forensic Investigation* MSc

University of Gloucestershire

What is Cyber Forensic Investigation MSc?

This course is a specialist postgraduate degree. You’ll gain the tools and techniques you need to undertake a digital forensic investigation, analyse evidential data and to produce documentation for use in the criminal and civil legal system.

The aim is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to be able to undertake digital forensic investigation in accordance with established professional practices and legal requirements. To achieve this, the course has been designed to create effective cyber forensic investigators who will have acquired the necessary technical skills and knowledge to work within a managerial role in the industry.

Study skills

Each module will be delivered in a five-day block of study – combining traditional lectures and tutorials with support from industry case studies and seminars.

Assignments issued at the end of each block will be simulating real-world scenarios and, where possible, live briefs will be used. Teamwork and communication skills are embedded throughout.

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*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is in the final stages of approval. Courses are normally approved, but if it is not then we will contact applicants and those who register interest to help you find a suitable alternative.

Entry requirements

    • You should hold at least a  2.2 Bachelors degree with honours.

    • We will consider a comparable professional or postgraduate qualification

    • Relevant work experience will also be taken into consideration

    • The program requires competency in IT, computer programming, networking or databases either from a relevant first degree or professional experience.

Fees and costs

Students usually support themselves through the postgraduate loan, private savings, family support or sponsorship from an employer. For advice and guidance on your funding options, contact the Money Advice team at or call 01242 714535.

UoG graduates receive up to 20% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

Start date Location Course code Total Fee (UK) Total Fee (international)
Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham £9,350 £17,100
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham TBC TBC

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Possible careers

Graduates from this course can go on to work in:

  • High-tech crime units
  • Digital media investigation
  • Insurance assessment
  • e-discovery
  • Data recovery

Gain industry skills

This course has been designed to provide you with the skills required to undertake a supervisory role within the cyber investigation arena. It re-enforces your existing skillset and provides added credence to your abilities.

Study in dedicated cyber forensic labs

They’re kitted out with industry-standard software and extraction equipment and you’ll use them throughout the course. You’ ll encounter a number of real-world scenarios to further enhance your learning experience.

Endless possibilities with a master’s degree

Increase your pay potential, specialise in the subject you love, or pursue your passion and switch careers.

UoG students can benefit from an alumni discount. Receive 20% discount on your postgraduate tuition fees as a 2022 graduate.

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