University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich

Computer Forensics and Cyber Security

This programme is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the international standards pertaining to computer security in different nations. Students gain knowledge of computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the legal requirements for collecting evidence. At the end of the programme, students are able to administer and configure business-critical distributed applications. They also gain an understanding of the threats to business networks and servers. The programme includes hands-on training in current forensic tools as used by the police. Students can therefore contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets. Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council); EnCase Computer Forensics, Penetration Testing.

Entry requirements

A first degree in computer science, information systems or another computing-related subject. Potential applicants who have substantial commercial or industrial experience but who lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.

Course modules

Modules include: Project and dissertation; cyber security; computer crime and forensics; managing IT security and risk; audit and security;system administration and security; network and internet technologies and design; information methods and culture; database architectures and technology; software tools and techniques; network architectures and services; mobile and network technologies; project management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through examinations, coursework and a project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,350 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 7,200 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Greenwich Maritime Campus Greenwich SE10 9LS South East

Key information

Enquiry Unit
Telephone number: 
020 8331 9000