De Montfort University

De Montfort University

Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security

Digital forensics and security are increasingly in the public eye. Whether it is the theft of a laptop containing secret information, high-profile hacking incidents, antiterrorism operations, or controversies surrounding lost data, it is impossible to ignore the importance and excitement surrounding digital forensics and security. This course provides you with knowledge of the very latest computer forensics and security principles, practices, tools and techniques. You will be taught by a team of experienced and specialist staff in purpose-built computer forensics and security laboratories.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2.2 minimum) in a relevant subject, or 5 years� work experience in an appropriate field. We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 with no component below 5.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Network security and ethical hacking 1 (CSTA � Ethical Hacking 1); network security and ethical hacking 2 (CSTP � Ethical Hacking 2); wireless security (CWSA � wireless security); forensic tools and processes (CFIP � Forensic Investigations); applied forensics, malware investigations (CMI � Malware Investigations); advanced forensics and incident response (CSIS � Computer Security Incident Investigation); security strategy and standards (CIIP � Implementing ISO 27001); advanced topics in forensics and security; MSc project/dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a combination of tests, coursework, projects and other laboratory-based assessments. For postgraduate awards, you must successfully accumulate 60 credits for the Postgraduate Certificate, 120 credits for the Postgraduate Diploma, and 180 credits for the MSc.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Leicester Campus Leicester LE1 9BH East Midlands

Key information

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0116 250 6070