M.Sc. On Campus

Digital Forensic Investigation

Staffordshire University

13 months
13846 GBP/year
7610 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Digital Forensic Investigation at Staffordshire University focuses upon the use of new technologies to document crime scenes and analyse electronic evidence. This emerging area is aligned with the rapidly changing face of forensic investigations around the world.


The Digital Forensic Investigation program offered by Staffordshire University is ideal for professionals or graduates who wish to obtain the specialist knowledge and skills required to record crime scenes and analyse electronic evidence using new technologies.

You’ll gain up-to-date knowledge for a career in this fast-moving area of forensic investigation. By using innovative software you’ll be equipped with the skills needed to collect, document, and interpret digital forensic evidence. In the final term, you’ll undertake an independent research project on a topic of your choice relating to this award.

Using real-world scenarios, you’ll apply theoretical understanding and knowledge to practical exercises in computer laboratories and at our crime scene house.

There is no placement as part of this course. However, students may wish to take some form of relevant employment or voluntary work as part of their course. The Staffordshire Forensic Partnership could facilitate work placements for students.


After completing the Digital Forensic Investigation course at Staffordshire University, you’ll be qualified to work in the following roles:

  • Digital forensic analyst
  • Digital investigator
  • Technical manager
  • Intelligence officer

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Cybercrime Forensic Analysis
  • Digital Evidence preparation and advanced crime scene documentation
  • Digital Forensic Fundamentals
  • Forensic Investigation Project
  • Independent Research Project
  • Law, Policy and Practice for Digital Evidence
  • Mobile Forensics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months
  • Part-time
    • 25 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The earlier you apply, the better.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirements for the award are normally: An undergraduate degree (2:2) in Forensic Science, Forensic Biology, Forensic Investigation, Policing and Criminal Investigation, Computing, STEM, or a related discipline. 

  • If students do not have the required qualification but have professional experience, we would encourage you to apply as we consider all applications on their individual merit. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13846 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
  • National

    7610 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8245 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
  • Study option UK / Channel Islands Part-time £4,118. per year of study

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

550 - 850 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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