Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier University

Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Computer security is one of the key challenges in contemporary computing. You will gain critical knowledge within the cyber security and digital forensic domains, combining academic principles and industrial practice. The course is informed by current research in security and digital forensics, and is underpinned by our experience with external partners in law enforcement, financial institutions, and other knowledge transfer activities. Course specialisms include network security, penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, cryptography, audit and compliance, and host and mobile digital forensics. The specialisation you gain in the taught modules is further developed through an extensive research-based MSc dissertation project, leading towards a mastery of a subject area and enhancing your particular specialism.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in a computing discipline at 2.2 or above, or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: host-based forensics; network security; security audit and compliance; e-security; incident response and malware analysis; computer penetration testing; dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,690 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,690 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,204 per Credit (International) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,204 per Credit (International) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 2,204 per Credit (International) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Scotland) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (Wales) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 570 per Credit (England) 30 months
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 2,204 per Credit (International) 30 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Merchiston Campus Edinburgh EH10 5DT Scotland
Online/Distance learning

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