The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in a Computing discipline such as Computing; Computer Science; Computer Networking; Software Engineering or Cyber Security).
Other IT disciplines may be considered provided a minimum of 50% of the modules undertaken in the last two years of study were Computing related.
We may also consider lesser qualifications, or even none at all, if you have sufficient relevant work experience from industry.
Months of entry
Computer security is one of the key challenges in contemporary computing. You will gain critical knowledge within the cyber security and digital forensic domains, combining academic principles and industrial practice.
The course is informed by current research in security and digital forensics, and is underpinned by our experience with external partners in law enforcement, the cyber security industry financial institutions, and other knowledge transfer activities.
Course specialisms include network security, penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, cryptography, audit and compliance, and host and mobile digital forensics. The specialisation you gain in the taught modules is further developed through an extensive research-based MSc dissertation project, leading towards a mastery of a subject area and enhancing your particular specialism.
The course is a fully online version of the MSc Advanced Security & Digital Forensics on-campus programme. All teaching and learning resources are online, with all assessments also carried out remotely. There is also the option to spread the course modules out over a number of years, making the course ideal for students who cannot attend on-campus classes or those in employment.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- flexible30-48 months
- Online learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Admissions and Enquiries
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