M.Sc. On Campus

Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation

University College Dublin

12 months
10060 EUR/year
9970 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation is a programme at University College Dublin for law enforcement. It aims to provide high quality forensic computing and cybercrime investigation training and formal education. 


Learning outcomes

  • Understand methods used to conduct forensic analysis of digital devices including computer systems and mobile devices
  • Identify, collect, process, analyse and present digital forensics evidence
  • Use common network investigation techniques
  • Develop critical thinking in anaylsing and performing cybercrime investigation
  • Research and develop custom tools for evidence analysis
  • Work in groups to resolve computer forensic challenges
  • Understand the cybercrime business model and how to perform the financial fraud investigations
  • Conduct research into novel forensic and cybercrime investigation problems
  • Investigate cases of child sexual exploitation on the Internet
  • Tackle the forensic analysis of future technologies (both hardware and software) through the development of new applications


In the past 12 years, over 1100 law enforcement officers from 62 countries and have studied on this Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation programme at University College Dublin.  For law enforcement officers, having this qualification has the advantage of adding credibility to their testimony as expert witnesses. Career development possibilities are excellent. Graduates include senior staff at Europol and INTERPOL, members of national and regional police forces and police training colleges, government ministries and agencies with LE powers, defence forces, specialist cybercrime agencies, revenue, customs and border protection.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Network Investigations 
  • Programming for Investigators 
  • Case Studies 
  • Research Project in Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Investigation
  • Linux for Investigators 
  • Advanced Scripting 
  • VoIP and Wireless Investigations 
  • Advanced Computer Forensics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled.




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Law enforcement includes any organisation that has responsibility for the enforcement of national or local legislation including but not limited to:

  • Local, National, or Federal Police Forces
  • International Police organisations (Europol, Interpol, etc)
  • Fisheries
  • Revenue & Customs
  • Military
  • Applicants to the M.Sc. / Grad. Diploma / Grad. Certificate programme should have 5 years experience in LE. If they have less than 5 years experience in LE, applicants should have a degree in computing / policing studies / related discipline;
  • 2 years LE experience in Digital Forensics / Cybercrime Investigation role.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9970 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9970 EUR per year during 12 months.

 Part Time

  • Both EU & Non-EU students: 5,030 EUR

Living costs for Dublin

1100 - 1800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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