Taught course

Electronic Security and Digital Forensics

Middlesex University · School of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related subject, such as those providing a significant exposure to information technology. Applicants with degrees in other fields who can demonstrate relevant industrial experience may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This innovative course is designed to create graduates specialising in digital forensics. By developing expert technical and legal knowledge you will be able to make a major contribution to information security and computer forensics investigation. IT professionals involved in this work need an understanding of information security and network security measures, intrusion prevention and detection, and forensic analysis for comprised systems. They also need to be able to accurately report both orally and in writing to colleagues and to others within criminal investigation teams and to the courts of law.

In the past many cases have collapsed simply because of the lack of this expertise. The Electronic Security and Digital Forensics Masters has been created to meet the need for these new professional skills.

This course develops both a broadening of subject knowledge combined with an in-depth study of digital forensic tools and techniques, detection and crisis response, crime scene-search, evidence collection and seizure processes and IT law.

Students studying this course have access to the latest forensic software used in industry. Software packages available include:

  • FTK Version 5 Academic programme
  • EnCase Ver7
  • Micro Systemation XRY Complete (both logical and physical) Mobile Solution. In addition, XRY Logical Certification is also offered to our students.

The course is available both full-time and part-time.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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