Open University

Open University

Digital Forensics (M812)

Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data about what people have actually done. This online course will help you understand how to conduct investigations to correctly gather, analyse and present digital evidence to both business and legal audiences. You will also learn how to find tools to locate and analyse digital evidence on a variety of devices, including mobile phones, and how to keep up to date with changing technologies, laws and regulations in digital forensics.

Entry requirements

Honours degree (or equivalent) in computing or a related discipline, or alternatively have at least 3 years relevant industry experience. A reasonable standard of spoken and written English. The normal requirements for English language skills are explained on our website.

Assessment methods

Applicants should use the online eTMA system to submit their tutor-marked assignments (TMAs).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning

Key information

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0845 300 6090