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
- 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
- 13 months
- 25 months
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DisciplinesForensic Science Criminology Computer Sciences View 662 other Masters in Computer Sciences in United Kingdom
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.
International13384 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
EU/EEA7246 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 7850 GBP for the full programme during 13 months.
Part-time: UK/ EU/ Channel Islands - £3,915 per year of study
Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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