Middlesex University

Middlesex University

Electronic Security and Digital Forensics

This course provides students with the technical and legal knowledge to contribute to information security and computer forensics investigations. Students on this course will develop an understanding of information security and network security measures, intrusion prevention and detection, and forensic analysis for comprised systems. The course will also provide students with the ability to report both orally and in writing to colleagues and to others within criminal investigation teams and to the courts of law.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree in a related subject, such as significant exposure to information technology. Applicants with degrees in other fields who can demonstrate relevant industrial experience may also be considered. Applicants must have competence in English language and grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all 4 components) or TOEFL internet based 87 (with at least 21 in listening and writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading).

Course modules

Modules include: Digital evidence management and forensic processes; digital investigation digital technology; information security management; legal and professional aspects of digital forensics; postgraduate computing project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on group and/or individual coursework, presentations and an unseen examination. In general, the coursework component of each module accounts for 30 per cent � 50 per cent of the module grade while the unseen examination accounts for 50 per cent - 70 per cent depending on the nature of the module.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hendon Campus Barnet NW4 4BT South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
020 8411 5555