Digital forensics is a key part of your studies, alongside aspects of computer science. You apply core computer science principles within the context of a cyber investigation, considering how they can be used to collect, examine and interpret digital evidence. There is a strong emphasis on interpreting raw digital data and developing reverse engineering skills. In practical sessions, you use industry-standard software and practices, understanding the intelligence aspects of evidence and intelligence acquired from examining material.
Our dedicated digital forensics lab gives you access to forensic software used worldwide by industry practitioners to investigate digital devices, including forms of mobile device (mobile phones, tablets, drones). You also use the vehicle lab to examine Sat Nav and wifi-connected cars. And you use our crime scene house for digital investigations on devices such as smart speakers and smart video doorbells.The regulatory landscape within digital forensics is changing. Working with current professionals within the digital and forensic industries, this course addresses the key competencies you need in the digital forensics industry and exposes you to the range of careers available.
Successful Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations graduates from Teesside University are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to become a professional digital or cyber analyst or investigator. You are highly employable in the computer security and forensic intelligence fields.
- Advanced Forensic Computing
- Advanced Internet Forensics
- Advanced Mobile Forensics
- Coding for Intelligence Analysts
- Crime Science: Theories, Principles and Intelligence Sources
- Legal Issues and Evidence Reporting
- Research Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
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DisciplinesForensic Science Computer Sciences View 700 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
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- Applicants are normally expected to have at least a 2.2 UK honours degree (or equivalent).
- A first degree in a computer-related subject such as computer science, IT, networks or cybersecurity is ideally suited to this MSc, but any other first degree which includes digital evidence in its syllabus is also acceptable. Please contact our admissions team if you need to discuss your eligibility.
- Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.
International14000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National6695 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6695 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time UK: £745 per 20 credits
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