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5450 GBP/year
5450 GBP/year
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This Online MSc will allow you to protect the digital assets of your company and to effectively combat illegal digital activities.

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This MSc Cyber Security and Digital Forensics offered by the University of Portsmouth allows you to focus on your regular job while gaining new skills. The programme also involves optional face-to-face events.

This MSc has three start dates throughout the year, so you can enroll any time best suits you.

Benefits of studying this programme

During this programme you will:

  • Become familiar with a variety of cybersecurity disciplines to help you deal with security systems
  • Understand the design of forensic IT investigations – including crime scene management, forensic tools, and their applications
  • Build a solid theoretical foundation for collecting digital evidence
  • Learn how to deal with the evolving legal, social, and ethical challenges which can have an impact in cyber security
  • Gain critical thinking and learn to evaluate your own work

How you'll be assessed

This MSc involves assessments based on coursework and submitted online. You will be assessed through:

  • Written assignments
  • Research reports
  • Online court hearing
  • Your final project

Also, you’ll receive formal and informal tutor feedback.

Career prospects and opportunities

The fast digitalisation that we are facing makes cyber security specialists in high demand all around the world. Upon earning your degree, you will have access to positions like:

  • Security Analyst
  • Digital Forensic Investigator
  • Cryptographer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Information Systems Administrator

Programme Structure

Modules included:
  • Computer Forensic Investigation and Cryptography 
  • Mobile Forensics: Issues and Practice 
  • Computer Security 
  • Systems, Security and Hacking 
  • Master’s Study Project 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

To be accepted is this course, you must have:

  • A first or a second-class honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualifications and/or professional experience 
  • English language test proof at IELTS level 6.0 with no component score below 6.0 (or other acceptable proof), if English is not your first language

When applying, you’ll also be required to submit:

  • Two references
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10900 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10900 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.


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