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Computer Security and Forensics MSc

University of Bedfordshire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Luton Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    APR, JUN, AUG, OCT, NOV

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About the course

The MSc in Computer Security and Forensics is ideal for a graduate of Computer Science. Graduates of this course are well-prepared for careers in computer or network security and forensic investigation – with skills in demand by UK employers.

The mixture of hands-on experience and theoretical background will enable you to understand network security, scripting, cryptographic protocols and forensic data analysis using the latest commercial tools (Encase and Forensic Toolkit).

You will also discover legal frameworks and legislation relating to computer crime, and be able to present evidence to a court of law.

Why choose this course?

  • Study in a specialist vocational area identified by UK employers as having a shortage of qualified practitioners – with career opportunities in security analysis, consulting or cybercrime protection/prevention in the public sector (eg government and police forces) as well as a multitude of medium to large private sector organisations
  • Explore areas including computer security; forensics data acquisition and analysis; emerging technologies, professional project management; advanced security countermeasures; networking administration and management; advanced digital forensics and cryptography and cryptanalysis
  • Develop practical skills using state-of-the-art computer security and forensics tools and facilities supported by dedicated technologists
  • Gain in-depth skills in terms of security auditing, development, planning and managing security techniques, tools and methodologies
  • Benefit from developing expertise and understanding of professional codes of conduct equipping you for a career as a security associate, security consultant, penetration tester, network security analyst, systems administrators or in further study on an MSc by Research, MPhil or PhD.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,275per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Bedfordshire

  • University League Table

    130th

  • Campus address

    University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, Luton, LU1 3JU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    95th out of 113 3

    33rd out of 34 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 50%

    87th

    13
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    93rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    85th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    83 44%

    32nd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    14th

    3

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