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Digital Forensic Investigation

Staffordshire University

M.Sc. On Campus
13 months
Duration
13384 GBP/year
7246 GBP/year
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About

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.

Overview

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.

Careers

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

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The earlier you apply, the better.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

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

  • International

    13384 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7246 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7850 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 13 months.

Part-time: UK/ EU/ Channel Islands - £3,915 per year of study

Funding

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