Taught course

Information Security and Computer Forensics

University of East London · School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - ACE

Entry requirements

An honours degree in Computing from a recognised UK University at 2.2 or above or equivalent. Applicants without this qualification will be assessed on a case-by-case basis in the light of their professional and academic experience

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

The programme will stimulate a rigorous, critical approach to the understanding of network management, security threats and vulnerabilities such as viruses and malicious codes. You will learn how to develop network security reports, collect and secure virtual crime scenes, understand network security and develop an understanding of legal issues raised by the increased use of communication networks. The programme also provides theoretical and practical knowledge in relevant technologies and techniques.

Core modules:

  • Computer Security
  • Information Technology (IT) and Internet Law
  • Security Management
  • Seizure and Examination of Computer Systems
  • Dissertation.

This MSc enjoys a high exposure with industry; as external specialist lecturers continue to deliver their knowledge through lectures and seminars. This is particularly attractive to the students.

Students attend a research methods session which allows them the opportunity of investigating a variety of contemporary methodological frameworks and research methods so as to prepare them for the individual research dissertation.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first degree is from overseas, then minimum overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 6.0 in writing & speaking and 5.5 in reading & listening (or equivalent) is required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
16 months
full time
8 months


part time
8 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978