Computer Forensics and Cyber Security (MSc)

Specialism
Certification
MSc
Qualification level
MSc
Location
London
Study type
Classroom
Duration
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Price
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About the course

Overview

This programme is suitable for both newcomers to computer security and computer forensics and practitioners who wish to further their skills. It covers relevant skills, software and hardware technologies, and the more theoretical studies that underpin everyday practice. It ensures that students have a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and the international standards pertaining to computer security in different nations.

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.

Through 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.

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.

What you'll study

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • 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)
  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • Academic English for Postgraduates (Computing/Maths)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Requirements Analysis & Methods (15 credits)
  • Database Architectures and Administration (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Penetration Testing (15 credits)
  • Mobile and Network Technologies (15 credits)

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • Academic English for Postgraduates (Computing/Maths)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • System Administration and Security (15 credits)
  • Computer Crime and Forensics (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Network and Internet Technology and Design (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • System Administration and Security (15 credits)
  • Computer Crime and Forensics (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Requirements Analysis & Methods (15 credits)
  • Database Architectures and Administration (15 credits)
  • Software Tools and Techniques (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 15 credits from this list of options.

  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Network Architectures and Services (15 credits)
  • Penetration Testing (15 credits)
  • Mobile and Network Technologies (15 credits)

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