University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Computer Forensics

This course is designed to prepare graduates for a career in computer forensics and provide opportunity for existing professionals to keep up to date with the latest developments in criminal activity and investigative methods in this fast moving field; it allows for the development of crime investigation skills and an awareness of wider security issues, underpinned by an academic framework; external speakers contribute to the delivery of the latest expertise and developments in this field; students are taught by an internationally-recognised team from the faculty's information security research group.

Entry requirements

This course is designed for graduates with a minimum 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent. Entrants should normally be graduates in a computing or related area and have very good IT skills. The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

You will study the following modules:

Computer Forensics and Crime Investigation
Forensics Techniques and Data Recovery
Computer Law
Professional Skills Development
Advanced Research Methods
Project Management
Security Management
Research Project: an investigation of your choice, related to the course
MSc Project: the development and evaluation of a significant application or task of your choice, related to the course

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on research-style papers or essays; research project; major project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time February 2017 - 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cardiff (Atrium) Campus Cardiff CF37 1DL Wales

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