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Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
16400 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
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About

If you're looking to further specialise your IT career and branch into digital forensics, this course is the perfect next step. This Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology course at University of Portsmouth will develop your IT skillset and give you the lowdown on civil, corporate and criminal litigation procedures.

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Overview

You'll unpack the core themes in Cyber Security and Forensic Information Technology course at University of Portsmouth , including data analysis, risk management, computer security and cybercrime. You'll learn to apply your skills to the generation and presentation of digital evidence for use by the courts, in legal or other formal proceedings.

Once you graduate, you'll be equipped to tackle a career in forensic information technology within law firms, enforcement agencies and IT practices.

Career

Police investigations and civil disputes increasingly involve the investigation of computer systems, mobile phones or other information devices, and the skills you'll get on this course are in demand in both the public and private sectors.

When you graduate, you'll be qualified to work in fields including:

  • Law enforcement
  • IT auditing
  • Information security
  • High-tech crime units
  • Commercial investigation
  • National security bodies
  • Systems administration
  • Security analysis

Programme Structure

 Courses include:

  • Computer Forensic Investigation and Cryptography
  • Master's Engineering Project or Master's Study Project
  • Mobile Forensics: Issue and Practice
  • Systems, Security and Hacking
  • Big Data Applications
  • Global Landscape of Cyber Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in a relevant subject, including Computer Sciences, Legal or Social Sciences, or equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man students

  • Part time: £2,600/year

International students

  • Part time: £5,470/year

Funding

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