University of Westminster

University of Westminster

Cyber Security and Forensics

This course focusses on two aspects of cyber security: analysis and assessment of risk plus how to minimise it, and, how to extract and use digital information from a wide range of systems and devices. The course is structured so that all students cover the same introductory material, but then choose to specialise in either cyber security or digital forensics. Students taking the course will gain an understanding of the nature of the security threats that face computer systems and the type of information that is stored on digital devices (and how it can be extracted from them).

Entry requirements

A degree from a recognised university or qualification or experience deemed to be equivalent. English language competency judged sufficient to undertake advanced level study, equivalent to an IELTS score of at least 6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: computer forensics fundamentals; computer system tools; evidence and procedure; network security; postgraduate project module; research methods.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 13,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2017 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,500 per Credit (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (Wales) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 1,075 per Credit (England) 24 months

Campus details

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

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