University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Computer Forensics

This course combines technical computer forensic skills with the requirements of an expert witness. Students gain experience of a number of current and certified forensic tools, as well as investigating relevant professional, legal and ethical issues.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a computing-related discipline from a UK university or an overseas equivalent. Applications from candidates without formal qualifications with relevant professional experience are welcomed. Students whose native language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: advanced computer forensics; computer forensics fundamentals; computer forensics tools; computer systems security; data recovery and analysis; evidence and procedure; postgraduate project module; research methods.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on coursework and in-class tests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 13,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,000 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,450 per Credit module (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cavendish Street Westminster W1W 6UW South East

Key information

Course Enquiries Office
Telephone number: 
020 7911 5000