Taught course

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc (Distance Learning)

University of Huddersfield · School of Computing and Engineering

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:2 or above) in Computing or related subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills at an Honours degree level.
  • Substantial (3 years) relevant industry experience.

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent. Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our Where are you from information pages.

Months of entry

February, May, September, November

Course content

Passionate about protecting against cyber-attacks and recovering and investigating artefacts on digital devices? Aimed at people who aren’t local to our campus or who are in employment, the Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc at The University of Huddersfield can help you take the next step in your career.

This practical distance learning course meets the demand for experts with a wide range of security, investigative and general computing skills, including cyber security, computer security and digital forensics skills.

Our Cyber Security and Digital Forensics course aims to equip you with the ability and knowledge to evaluate existing and emerging cyber forensics technologies, implement cyber security solutions and acquire, preserve and analyse digital evidence.

Develop the competencies necessary for such high demand roles as computer forensics investigator and information security analyst.

Why study Cyber Security and Digital Forensics MSc at Huddersfield?

You will develop your knowledge base and skillset to thrive as a cyber security and digital forensics professional after graduation. At the end of the course, you’ll put your newfound experience and skills to the test in a hands-on final Individual Project module.

Your tutors will encourage you to tackle challenging problems, ensuring you are in the best position to make a real difference in the computing sector. Research plays an important role in informing all our teaching and learning activities, and you'll find many of our academics are at the forefront of impactful research. The University's Centre for Cyber Security, for example, aims to develop and demonstrate advanced knowledge beneficial to understanding and mitigating cyber threats.

Discover more about Distance Learning at Huddersfield.

Fees and funding

Please check our website for fee information

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

+44 (0)1484 957507