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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Leicester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Digital Forensics is concerned with identifying and responding to security breaches and reporting them to relevant authorities.

In our laboratories you have access to equipment and software that is widely used by forensic investigators in law enforcement and e-discovery. You will learn how to acquire, analyse and report digital evidence and gain the technical skills to discover electronic traces of cyber-crime.

Reasons to study Digital Forensics at De Montfort University (DMU):

  • DMU has achieved Gold, the highest ranking possible under the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
    Indicating the outstanding learning and teaching on offer at DMU.
  • International reputation for research
    DMU’s Cyber Technology Institute has an international reputation in computer forensics and digital forensics, which influences the UK government and corporations in their approach to digital forensics and security. Computer Science and Informatics research at DMU was ranked third among modern UK universities for its research power in the Research Excellence Framework 2014.
  • 97.3% of DMU graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating
    According to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
  • Work placement opportunities
    Enhance your employability and gain industry experience by undertaking an optional work placement. Recent placements in the School of Computer Science and Informatics include experience at Airbus Group, ECSC, Viglen, Syngenta, Jagex and Capgemini
  • Develop your practical skills in our specialist facilities
    Students have access to specialist forensic and security laboratories within our dedicated Cyber Security Centre, equipped with customised PCs that are configured with multiple operating systems, virtualisation and removable hard drives
  • Enjoy an international experience with DMUglobal
    We offer all students the opportunity to take part in a DMUglobal experience, which can enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons. Previous #DMUglobal trips have included New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Russia and Italy to name a few.

Teaching and assessments

Digital Forensics BSc (Hons) shares a common first year with Cyber Security BSc (Hons) before you choose your specialist pathway to continue your studies in. In the first year, you will have timetabled taught sessions for approximately 13–15 hours each week, split across a variety of lectures, small group activities and practical laboratory work. Assessment is made up of roughly 25 per cent end-of-year examination and 75 per cent coursework in each year.

Graduate Careers

Graduates pursue careers as forensic computing specialists for government agencies, security consultancies and commercial IT departments.

Recent graduates have been working as software consultants, web developers, security consultants, surveillance assistants, IT officers and more.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 14,750per year

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

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 112

from at least 2 A-Levels Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language and Mathematics or equivalent.

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University information

De Montfort University

  • University League Table

    81st

  • Campus address

    De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 9BH, England

Enthusiastic, dedicated lecturers who have excelled in achieving National Teaching Fellowship awards.
A fully transformed campus based in the heart of the welcoming and multicultural city of Leicester, renowned for its diversity and culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 110 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    111 46%

    89th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    86 86%

    41st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    47th

    27

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