Taught course

Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in a Computing discipline (Computing; Computer Science; Computer Networking; Software Engineering; Cyber Security) or other IT discipline with minimum of 50% Computing modules in the last two years of study.

We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

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, 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 Advance Security and 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 and course duration

MSc

online
30 months
distance learning
30 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions and Enquiries
Email
studentrecruitment@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)333 900 6040