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. Through 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 and Vulnerability Assessment. The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry. In addition, some options are negotiable, indicating that a course selection will need to be approved prior to the student undertaking the requested option. **Professional recognition** This programme is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). On successful graduation from this degree, the student will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) and partially fulfilled the education requirement for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or Chartered Scientist (CSci). For a full Chartered status there are additional requirements, including work experience. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

**Students are required to study the following compulsory courses** * PG Project (CIS) (60 credits) * Cyber Security (15 credits) * Audit and Security (15 credits) * System Administration and Security (15 credits) * Cyber Crime and Digital Forensics (15 credits) * Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits) * Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits) * Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students * Academic English for Postgraduates (Computing/Maths) **Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options** * Requirements Analysis & Methods (15 credits) * Database Architectures and Administration (15 credits) * Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits) **Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options** * Project Management (15 credits) * Network Architectures and Services (15 credits) * Penetration Testing (15 credits) * Mobile and Network Technologies (15 credits)

Assessment methods

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 13,500 per Whole course (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 13,500 per Whole course (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2020 9,250 per Whole course (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

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

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Key information

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