University of Portsmouth

University of Portsmouth

Forensic Information Technology

This course enables students to develop their understanding and application of security issues and cyber crime for the purpose of forensic computing and investigation.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, including computer sciences, legal or social sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Course modules

Core modules: Computer forensic investigation and cryptography; computer security; cybercrime security and risk management; Master's project. Optional modules: Systems, security and data analysis; advanced programming skills for the web.

Assessment methods

Written assignments, presentations as well as group and individual lab-based assessments and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,100 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,100 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,700 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,370 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Portsmouth PO1 2UP South East

Key information

Admissions Team, Faculty of Technology
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2555