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Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations (with Advanced Practice)

20 months
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8500 GBP/year
4335 GBP/year
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About

With a clear focus on forensics and industry practices, this Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations (with Advanced Practice) 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. 

The course design also offers a flexible method of studying digital forensics and cyber investigation for existing practitioners to complete alongside their day jobs. This two-year Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigations (with Advanced Practice) programme from Teesside University enhances your qualification by adding to the one-year master’s programme a vocational or research based internship. A vocational internship is a great way to gain work experience and give your CV a competitive edge. 

A research internship provides you with the opportunity to develop your analytical, team-working, research and academic skills by working alongside a research team in an academic setting. We guarantee a research internship, but cannot guarantee a vocational internship. We will, however, provide you with practical support and advice on how to find and secure your own vocational internship position should you prefer this type of internship.

Career opportunities

Successful graduates 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
  • Advanced Practice in Sciences
  • Coding for Intelligence Analysts
  • Crime Science: Theories, Principles and Intelligence Sources
  • Legal Issues and Evidence Reporting
  • Research Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 20 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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.
  • Non-UK students must also meet the University's minimum English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 20 months.
  • National

    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4335 GBP per year during 20 months.

Living costs for Middlesbrough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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