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1 year full-time, 3 years part-time
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The need to defend the security of the computer systems, but also to retrieve digital evidence when a computer is involved in a criminal activity or security incident, constantly increases. 

A number of very specific factors are contributing towards the growth of digital forensics and computer security specialists: 

• The popularity of the Internet has an impact to the growth of malicious activity taking place in the Online world demanding a need for research and innovation in the areas. 
• The cyber-attack threat levels have increased and there is a requirement for intelligent analysis of information and the investigation of digital devices. 
• Digital devices capable of storing corporate and personal data are widely used increasing the need to secure information and provide solutions to complex attacks and their investigation. 

Our MSc Digital Forensics and Computer Security has been developed at a time of rapid growth and continued demand in the digital forensics industry. If you’re from a computing, legal or law enforcement background, it is an ideal way to extend your professional interests and profile in an area that is becoming increasingly critical to organisations. 

You’ll study fundamental – as well as advanced – research concepts in both computer forensics and security. There is an emphasis on professional research and you’ll be given opportunities throughout the course to get involved with key research areas, including industry-based projects developed through our excellent links with employers. 

You’ll study in our computing suite which is equipped to industry standard providing the ideal training environment for your research and study. 

You’ll study modules such as: 

Studying at Masters Level and Research Methods 
Advanced Concepts and Research in Digital Forensics 
Advanced Security Protocols 
Digital Forensics 
Cybercrime Analysis and Investigation 
Security: Attacks and Countermeasures 
Independent Scholarship 

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