Taught course

Electronic Security and Digital Forensics

Middlesex University London · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirement is a good honours degree, or equivalent overseas qualification in computing. Candidates with other degrees or relevant experience in computing/IT will also be considered. Students whose first language is not English or who have not been taught in English throughout, must achieve an IELTS - grade 6.5 or TOEFL - grade 233, or pass the Middlesex University English test.

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.

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Carlisle George
+44 (0)20 8411 5555