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Digital Forensic Investigation MSc

Staffordshire University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

This innovative award focuses upon the use of new technologies to digitally document crime scenes, analyse digital evidence as well as understand concepts of digital law. This emerging area is aligned with the rapidly changing face of forensic investigations around the world.

You’ll gain up-to-date knowledge for a career in this fast-moving area of forensic investigation. By using innovative software you’ll be equipped with the skills needed to collect, document, and interpret digital forensic evidence. In the final term, you’ll undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice relating to this award.

Using real-world scenarios, you’ll apply theoretical understanding and knowledge to practical exercises in computer laboratories and at our crime scene house.

This award is ideal for professionals or graduates who may not come from a traditional computing science background and wish to obtain a broad range of knowledge and skills required to record crime scenes and analyse digital evidence using new technologies.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Digital Forensic Investigation.


Our teaching is delivered in the classroom and laboratory and is supported through the Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your learning wherever you are. Taught sessions on this course will include lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, and seminars. You will have the opportunity to work with technical pieces of equipment and software which will equip you with the key skills, understanding, and knowledge needed for employment in Digital Forensic Investigation.


There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding and learn how to improve for the real thing.

Assessment is by coursework assignments. Coursework takes various forms including coursework, presentations, and the independent research project. There are no examinations on this award.

For the Independent Research Project, you will need to produce a project proposal, a manuscript for submission to a journal and a literature review, in addition to your laboratory notebook and regular meetings with your supervisor.


After completing the Digital Forensic Investigation MSc, you’ll be qualified to work in the following roles:

  • Digital forensic analyst
  • Digital investigator
  • Technical manager
  • Intelligence officer

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500overall cost

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

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Staffordshire University

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  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    90th out of 113 36

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    120 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%



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