College of Engineering and Technology

University of Derby

Digital Forensics and Computer Security

This course allows individuals with a technical background to extend their professional interests and profile in an area that is quickly becoming crucially important to organisations. This programme brings together the core skills of forensics and security. During the course students will learn about fundamental as well as advanced research concepts in both computer forensics and security. There is an emphasis on professional research and students will be given opportunities throughout the programme to get involved with key research areas, including industry based projects developed through our excellent links with industry.

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

Modules include: studying at Master's level and research methods; advanced concepts and research in digital forensics; security: attacks and countermeasures; advanced security protocols; digital forensics; cybercrime analysis and investigation; independent scholarship.

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily through in-course assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,260 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 755 per Module (Wales) 3 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,260 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 755 per Module (Wales) 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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Key information

Contact: 
Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01332 591167