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University of Gloucestershire
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Cyber Forensic Investigation* MSc

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Full Time
Course length
1 Years
Park, Cheltenham

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.

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Students usually support themselves through a 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 15% off postgraduate tuition fees. Terms apply.

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Sep 2024 Park, Cheltenham £9,350 £17,100
Sep 2025 Park, Cheltenham TBC TBC

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UoG Career promise

At UoG we create a climate for bravery and growth. We instil confidence in all our students, so you can graduate career-ready and meet your ambitions.

96% of our graduates are in work or further study*, but if you’re not in a job 6 months after graduating we’ll guarantee you 6 months of free support, followed by the offer of a paid internship to kickstart your career – plus we’ll commit to lifetime career coaching. Eligibility conditions apply**

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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.

Push your possible with a master's degree

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

UoG alumni can benefit from a postgraduate scholarship discount of 15% off tuition fees.

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