Taught course

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (with Placement) MSc

Institution
University of Huddersfield · School of Computing and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for this course are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in Computing or a related subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to Honours degree level.
  • Substantial (5 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 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. 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

September

Course content

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6 month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students with limited experience to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree.

Cyber security aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks, and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. Whereas Digital forensics is focused on recovery and investigation of artefacts found on a digital device. Devices that store data include computers, laptops, smartphones, memory cards or external hard drives.

This Masters course has been designed with a high degree of relevance to industry’s needs, in order to meet the demand for experts with a wide range of security, investigative and general computing skills. Our course is practical and offers highly marketable Cyber Security, Computer Security and Digital Forensics skills. The course aims to enhance your technical effectiveness, thus increasing your immediate worth to industry. We aim to develop your ability to evaluate existing and emerging Cyber Forensics technologies, apply knowledge, understanding and analytical and investigative skills in support of the construction of their solutions and investigative approaches.

On completion of this Masters course you will be equipped with an understanding of the fundamental approaches to implementing Cyber Security solutions, as well as skills needed to acquire, preserve and analyse digital evidence.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0)1484 473116