While students of our MSc Cybercrime will strive to understand the driving forces behind online criminal activity, cyber security deals with the process of predicting, avoiding, and reacting to these acts. With this Master’s course, you’ll also learn key techniques to investigate digital crimes and security breaches, and help safeguard your organisation’s success.
By taking this course, you’ll develop a systematic understanding of cyber security and forensics concepts, including how to securely protect and investigate an organisation’s digital assets and systems.
In addition to learning from our experienced academics, you’ll also be given remote access to our dedicated Forensic IT and Cyber Security laboratories. With this, you can gain firsthand experience with specialist software and forensic tools.
You’ll also have the opportunity to attend an online court hearing with a judge presiding as part of your assessments.
Our Master’s emphasis on providing students with real-world insights and practical skills will allow you to effectively and immediately apply your learnings to your career.
On this course, you’ll:
- Gain familiarity with a range of cyber security disciplines to help you develop, implement, and audit security systems and foster a proactive security management culture
- Study the design and conduct of forensic IT investigations – including crime scene management, forensic tools, and their application
- Build a theoretical understanding of the principles involved with searching for and collecting digital evidence from data storage devices and large datasets
- Discover how to research and navigate the evolving legal, social, and ethical challenges relating to the presentation of digital evidence
- Hone the interpersonal skills needed to work effectively in your field, and learn how to regularly appraise and improve your own performance
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- Computer Forensic Investigation and Cryptography (30 credits)
- Mobile Forensics: Issues and Practice (30 credits)
- Computer Security (30 credits)
- Systems, Security and Hacking (30 credits)
- Master’s Study Project (60 credits)
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
February, May and September intakes.
DisciplinesCyber Security View 43 other Masters in Cyber Security in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
To join 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 proficiency at IELTS level 6.0 with no component score below 6.0 (or other acceptable proof), if English is not your first language
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All courses include an acceptance fee of £250 to secure your place. For more information please visit https://studyonline.port.ac.uk/fees-funding
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.