Cyber Forensic Investigation* (MSc)

The MSc Cyber Forensic Investigation course is a specialist postgraduate degree that will equip you with the tools and techniques necessary to undertake a digital forensic investigation, analyse evidential data, and to produce documentation for use in the criminal and civil legal system.

The aim of the MSc Cyber Forensic Investigation’s programme of study 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.

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Study style

The delivery of the course will be in block mode where 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 coursework based to simulate real world scenarios and, where possible, live briefs will be used. Teamwork and communication skills are embedded throughout.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honors degree or equivalent or a relevant postgraduate or professional 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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  • High Tech Crime Unit
  • Digital Media Investigator
  • Insurance assessor
  • E Discovery team
  • Data Recovery Specialist

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*This course is 'subject to validation' which means it is going through the final stages of approval. Courses do normally get approved, but if for any reason this course does not then you would be informed by the university and we would help you find a suitable alternative.

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Gain industry skills

This course has been designed to provide students with the skills required to undertake a supervisory role within the Cyber Investigation arena. It will re-enforce students existing skill set and provide added credence to abilities.
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Dedicated Cyber Forensic Labs

Our labs are kitted-out with industry standard software and extraction equipment and are utilised throughout the course. A number of real-world scenarios are employed to further enhance the learning experience.

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