Taught course

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

For direct entry onto the Master’s programme: A lower second honours degree in Computer Science, or equivalent, is required for direct entry onto the Master’s programme. or A Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Science or a related subject with a minimum of grade C in all modules. Upon entry students will: be assessed for their capability to program to a good standard. The inability to meet the required standard will result in the student transferring to the MSc Information Technology degree For entry onto the Postgraduate Certificate programme (Completion of which, with a minimum of grade C in all modules, will allow a student to progress to the Master’s programme) A pass at degree level. Students are selected using application form and references in the first instance and may be invited for interview. Students applying for individual modules will be required to demonstrate the ability to absorb technical concepts and detail, possibly by way of their previous industrial or commercial experience. Minimum English competency is the standard MSc entry: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

This course aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills required in the security of computer systems, and to ensure you have an understanding of both the principles and practices pertaining to computer systems, their potential weaknesses and how they can be managed to make them more secure. The course will develop a comprehensive understanding of the underlying technologies and security mechanisms required in the production of secure systems, and provide you with the knowledge and understanding of the threats faced by operating systems, applications and networks and the appropriate countermeasures.

Through the understanding and evaluation of new threats to authentication, authorisation, confidentiality and privacy, the course will promote a professional attitude for those wishing to enter employment within the field of Computer Systems Security.

This course has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners and the School is linked with areas of government policy development and industry support in this field.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Please see contact details below
0800 953 3222