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Forensic Computing and Security BSc (Hons)

University of Central Lancashire

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Combine your interest in solving crimes with computing on this fascinating course which involves detecting, preserving and presenting evidence from computers and mobile devices. You’ll develop an understanding of hardware, operating systems and communications software, attention to detail, creative problem-solving and investigative skills and an appreciation of computer threats and counter-measures and relevant legal issues. Forensic analysts require a high level of technical expertise, an understanding of computer-related crime, an appreciation of relevant law, a methodical approach to investigation, and the ability to explain complex technical ideas simply. The skills you will develop on this course can lead to careers in digital forensic analysis or in systems management and computer security.You can take a one-year industrial placement after completing your second year. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad. Most placements are UK-based, but we regularly place students in English-speaking workplaces elsewhere in Europe. It is possible to study a year of the course at a university abroad.This course develops the specialist skills and knowledge required by the forensic analyst. This expertise may also lead to careers managing corporate IT resources, or as an information security specialist protecting servers and computers, and tracking intruders on networks. It prepares you for many careers in computing because it develops a detailed understanding of computer systems, software development skills, logical reasoning, presentation skills and an understanding of legal issues.Many graduates seek careers as forensic analysts, security professionals or computer system managers, while others will work as software developers. The technical and interpersonal skills developed on the course will help in many graduate-level careers, particularly with the Police and other investigative agencies.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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14,000per 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 Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

An affordable city for students, Preston was also named as best place in the UK’s North West to live and work (Good Growth for Cities Guide 2019).
UCLan is culturally-diverse, home to students from 120 countries and with international partnerships across the globe.
Students get free sports centre membership, allowing them to use the new Sir Tom Finney sports centre and the 64-acre UCLan Sports Arena.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    99th out of 110 4

    11th out of 34 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    123 51%

    70th

    19
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    84th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%

    87th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    134 68%

    10th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    17th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%

    25th

    7

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