M.Sc. On Campus

Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (with Placement)

University of Huddersfield

18 months
17000 GBP/year
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The Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (with Placement) at University of Huddersfield aims to enhance your technical effectiveness, thus increasing your immediate worth to the cyber industry. 


About the Cyber Security and Digital Forensics (with Placement) program at University of Huddersfield

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering you the opportunity to secure a placement* for an additional 6 months, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students with limited experience to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree.

Cyber security aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks, and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. Whereas Digital forensics is focused on recovery and investigation of artefacts found on a digital device. Devices that store data include computers, laptops, smartphones, memory cards or external hard drives.

This Masters course has been designed with a high degree of relevance to industry’s needs, in order to meet the demand for experts with a wide range of security, investigative and general computing skills. Our course is practical and offers highly marketable Cyber Security, Computer Security and Digital Forensics skills.

On completion of this Masters course you will be equipped with an understanding of the fundamental approaches to implementing Cyber Security solutions, as well as skills needed to acquire, preserve and analyse digital evidence.


Previous graduates from courses in this subject area have gone on to work in a variety of roles such as senior information security specialist, service desk analyst, web developer, and head of information technology in both public and private sector companies based in the UK and overseas.

You could also go on to further study and the University has many options available for postgraduate research which may interest you.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Effective Research and Professional Practice
  •  Cyber-crime and Forensics Awareness
  •  Data Mining
  •  Emerging Technologies for Cyber Physical Systems
  •  Digital Forensics
  •  Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security
  •  Cryptography
  •  Distributed Ledger Technologies
  •  Individual Project
  •  Professional Development and Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) in Computing or a related subject or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • Other qualifications and/or experience that demonstrate appropriate knowledge and skills equivalent to Honours degree level.
  • Substantial (5 years) relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17000 GBP per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Huddersfield

600 - 1000 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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