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Study type
Normally three to six years part-time
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About the course

This course is intended to provide a pathway to academic accreditation and recognition for current practitioners who do not have a relevant first degree. It addresses the need for continuing professional development and career progression within a rapidly changing environment. 

The scheme is composed of a series of short course modules and associated coursework modules which can be taken on a standalone basis or may be used to build an award.

Reasons to study Forensic Computing for Practitioners at DMU

• The flexibility of the course allows you to fit your studies around your work commitments 
• It is aimed at those who have the relevant industry experience and no formal qualifications 
• Gain access to dedicated laboratories and be taught by nationally recognised digital forensics practitioners at DMU’s prestigious Cyber Security Centre 
• You will study a range of specialist modules that you are able to choose from based on your area of interest

Course modules

Available modules include: 

• Foundations of Forensic Computing 

• Forensic Examination of Network Computers 

• Forensic Examination of Internet Use 

• Advanced Topics in Forensic Computing 

• Current Issues for Practitioners 

• Scripting and Searching 

• Binary Analysis of Microsoft Office Documents 

• Alternative Operating Systems


If you choose to progress to the MSc, you will follow the modules with an individual project or dissertation.

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