Taught course

Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

This popular NCSC-certified Masters degree delivers modern enterprise cyber security, coupled with digital forensics and incident response

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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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