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 second-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

Teaching and Assessment:

You will be taught through a combination of practical exercises, simulations, lectures, guest lectures and formative assessments, and will be expected to use a wide range of on and offline learning tools.

How are you assessed?

You will encounter a range of assessment styles depending on the content and nature of the unit topic. This can include written assignments, presentations as well as group and individual lab-based assessments. However, the most significant assessment element is the final dissertation, which reports and reflects on your final project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,100 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,370 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,700 per Year 1 (England) 3 years

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Admissions Team - Faculty of Technology
Telephone number: 
023 9284 2555