Taught course

Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

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 disciplines 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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions and Enquiries
+44 (0)333 900 6040