Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Computer Forensics

The analyst may need to investigate and recover data from systems that have been damaged by criminals trying to evade prosecution. They are also responsible for writing technical reports explaining the collection of the evidence and providing testimony. This programme will equip you with a range of skills that can be used for the retrieval of computer-based information for criminal investigations. Computer crime is increasingly sophisticated, and there is growing demand for computing professionals with the expertise to investigate it effectively. During this degree, you will develop knowledge and experience of current forensic tools and methods, as well as as related professional, legal and ethical issues.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree in Computing or a Computing-related subject, including subjects with a significant core of computing, or a professional qualification with equivalent standing. Non-UK applicants will be expected to have demonstrated competence in English language equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 6.0. Applicants who have studied and successfully achieved a UK degree within 24 months of the start of the MSc are exempt from this requirement.

Course modules

Core modules: Project dissertation; research methods; information and social networks; computer forensics; network forensics. Option modules: Advanced software engineering concepts; advanced data structures and algorithms; software development with Java; computer security.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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