Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Cybercrime Forensics

Cybercrime Forensics is a continuously evolving discipline that addresses the increasing use of computer technology in criminal activity. This is a taught HE Level 7 extension course currently offered as a closed part-time course to Law Enforcement Officers only. Teaching is in the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Modules are assessed by coursework and viva voce examination. All crime scenes are unique, and potentially present new challenges to the investigator. This is reflected in the very practical nature of modules in this award and by the development of comprehensive plans to handle situations. As a student, you will face challenges of understanding complex ICT technologies and the principles and practices of criminal investigation.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, 2nd Class or higher, or equivalent. However those with significant experience in the field with evidence of CPD will be admitted via the University's APL process. This course is currently offered to Law Enforcement Officers only.

Course modules

Postgraduate Certificate: ethical, professional and legal considerations (10 credits); case studies in cybercrime forensics (10 credits); either core skills in data recovery and analysis (20 credits) or core skills for network investigations (20 credits). Plus 20 credits of optional modules taken from: high tech crime scene searching (10 credits); applied NTFS forensics (10 credits); researching, identifying and tracing the electronics suspect (10 credits); high tech crime manager's workshop (10 credits); core skills in mobile phone forensics (10 credits). Postgraduate Diploma: cryptography (20 Credits); 40 credits of optional modules taken from: applied NTFS forensics (10 credits); advanced internet forensic traces (20 credits); linux forensics (10 credits); high tech crime manager's workshop (10 credits); core skills in mobile phone forensics (10 credits). MSc in cybercrime forensics: research skills (20 credits); individual project (40 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and viva voce examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,695 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,695 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,695 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,695 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
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01227 782900