Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Forensic Computing

There is an increasing demand for people who are suitably trained and qualified to undertake criminal investigations involving digital evidence. With the rapid advancements in mobile computing technologies and the ubiquitous Internet access, the number of these investigations is fast growing. As a result new investigatory techniques are constantly being developed and deployed, supported by appropriate tools. This course brings together every important aspect of digital forensic examination to support criminal investigation involving digital evidence. The subject areas covered in this programme achieve a balance between the practice and their underpinning theory. The part-time mode is not available to overseas fee paying students.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree or equivalent in forensic computing or similar. Graduates in other disciplines but with appropriate industry or commercial experience may be accepted. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate IELTS 6.5 or higher, or TOEFL 570/230 or higher.

Course modules

Certificate: computer security; computer, network and mobile device forensics; ethical, professional and legal considerations; case studies in cybercrime forensics; Linux forensics; cyber law. Diploma: computer security; computer, network and mobile device forensics; cryptography; evaluation of CASE; Linux forensics and forensic scripting. Master's: research methodologies; project.

Assessment methods

A mixture of coursework and time constrained assessments. Some modules and assessments may involve group work, aural presentation and viva voce examination.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 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)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900