College of Engineering and Technology

University of Derby

Digital Forensics and Computer Security

The course has been developed at a time of rapid growth and continued demand in the digital forensics industry. If you are from a computing, legal or law enforcement background, it is an ideal way to extend your professional interests and profile in an area that is becoming increasingly critical to organisations. You will study fundamental (as well as advanced) research concepts in both computer forensics and security. There is an emphasis on professional research and you will be given opportunities throughout the course to get involved with key research areas, including industry-based projects developed through our excellent links with employers. You will study in our computing suite which is equipped to industry standard providing the ideal training environment for your research and study.

Entry requirements

Honours degree in computing (2.2 or above), or a degree with relevant content for this discipline; or an equivalent professional qualification relevant to this specialist discipline; or an alternative award and/or experience equivalent to 1 of the above. Candidates whose 1st language is not English should have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Advanced concepts and research in digital forensics; advanced security protocols; applied digital crime investigation; digital forensics; independent scholarship; advanced concepts in secure systems; research methods.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 755 per Module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,260 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 755 per Module (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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