Students gain knowledge of computer crime, police and forensic methods, and the legal requirements for collecting evidence.

At the end of the programme, students are able to administer and configure business-critical distributed applications. They also gain an understanding of the threats to business networks and servers.

The programme includes hands-on training in current forensic tools as used by the police. Students can, therefore, contribute quickly to the well-being of corporate IT and informational assets.

Though our short course centre opportunity may also be provided to study for the following professional qualifications: Certified Ethical Hacker (EC-Council); EnCase Computer Forensics, Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment.


  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)
  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • System Administration and Security (15 credits)
  • Computer Crime and Forensics (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)
  • MSc Induction
  • English Language Support Course (for Postgraduate Students in the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences)

The availability of some courses is subject to satisfying constraints that may come into effect in the year of entry. In addition, some options are negotiable, indicating that a course selection will need to be approved prior to the student undertaking the requested option.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good first degree in computer science, information systems or another computing-related subject.

Potential applicants who have substantial commercial or industrial experience but who lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 11, 2019
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1 - 2 years
12,100 GBP
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