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Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations

Teesside University

12 months
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13000 GBP/year
6695 GBP/year
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About

With a clear focus on forensics and industry practices, this Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations programme from Teesside University equips you with the knowledge and skills to become a professional digital or cyber analyst, or investigator.

Overview

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. 

We embed knowledge of ISO 17025 within the curriculum, providing you with legal and courtroom training using our replica courtroom facilities. We work closely with local police forces - Durham Constabulary, Cleveland Police and North Yorkshire Police. Durham Constabulary is one of our strategic partners, which offers research project opportunities. The course design also offers a flexible method of studying digital forensics and cyber investigation for existing practitioners to complete alongside their day jobs.

Career opportunities

Successful graduates of the Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations programme 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.You also have the appropriate knowledge in advanced technical skills to get a job within a number of other careers such as within a government organisation, security services and the financial sector, forensic science agencies, the police service, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, and trading standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6695 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6695 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Part-time UK: £745 per 20 credits

Living costs for Middlesbrough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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