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Advanced Security and Digital Forensics

Edinburgh Napier University

12 months
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17370 GBP/year
6720 GBP/year
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About

This popular NCSC-certified Advanced Security and Digital Forensics Masters degree from Edinburgh Napier University delivers modern enterprise cyber security, coupled with digital forensics and incident response.

Overview

Computer security is one of the key challenges in contemporary computing. You will gain critical knowledge within the cyber security and digital forensic domains, combining academic principles and industrial practice.

The Advanced Security and Digital Forensics Masters course from Edinburgh Napier University is informed by current research in security and digital forensics and is underpinned by our experience with external partners in law enforcement, the cyber security industry, financial institutions and other knowledge transfer activities.

Course specialisms include network security, penetration testing, incident response, malware analysis, cryptography, audit and compliance, and host and mobile digital forensics.

The specialisation you gain in the taught modules is further developed through an extensive research-based MSc dissertation project, leading towards a mastery of a subject area and enhancing your particular specialism.

How you’ll be taught

Our industry-informed course combines thorough coverage of academic theory aligned with extensive hands-on practical activities, supported by online and blended materials with virtualised lab environments that complement our on-campus specialist cybersecurity and forensic labs and facilities.

This is a full-time course and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September.

Careers

The continued growth in the current requirement for cyber security and digital forensics professionals means there are a wide range of careers which can be followed after graduating from the course, such as:

  • Security Consultant/Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Audit/Compliance Consultant
  • Security Certification Engineer
  • Incident Response Analyst
  • System Admin
  • Network Engineer

Accreditation

NCSC Certified Training

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Applied Cryptography and Trust
  • Computer Penetration Testing
  • Host-Based Forensics
  • Incident Response and Malware Analysis
  • Masters Dissertation
  • Network Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 30 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The entry requirement for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above in a Computing discipline such as Computing; Computer Science; Computer Networking; Software Engineering or Cyber Security).  
  • Other IT disciplines may be considered provided a minimum of 50% of the modules undertaken in the last two years of study were Computing related.   
  • We may also consider lesser qualifications, or even none at all, if you have sufficient relevant work experience from industry.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17370 GBP/year
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  • National

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £6,720
  • Overseas and EU:  £17,370

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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