Taught course

Computer Forensics and Cyber Security

University of Greenwich · School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good first degree in computer science, information systems or another computing-related subject.

Potential applicants who have substantial relevant commercial or industrial experience but who lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the international standards pertaining to computer security in different nations.

Students gain knowledge of computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the legal requirements for collecting evidence.

At the end of the programme, students are able to administer and configure business-critical distributed applications. They also gain an understanding of the threats to business networks and servers.

The programme includes hands-on training in current forensic tools as used by the police. Students can therefore contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council); EnCase Computer Forensics, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry. In addition, some options are negotiable, indicating that a course selection will need to be approved prior to the student undertaking the requested option.


  • Project and Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Computer Crime and Forensics (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • System Administration and Security (15 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)
  • One 15-credit option chosen from: Requirements Analysis and Methods; Database Architectures and Technology; Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)
  • One 15-credit option chosen from: Network Architectures and Services; Mobile and Network Technologies; Project Management (15 credits)

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

020 8331 9000