The Digital Investigation and Forensic Computing programme is offered by the University College Dublin School of Computer Science and Informatics and introduces concepts, principles and professional practice in digital investigation, yet is highly practical and gives you information, knowledge and skills that you can apply straight away.
As it is delivered simultaneously in the classroom in Dublin and online you can attend and participate from your home or office, coming to UCD only for workshops and examinations each year. The MSc may be taken over one or two years. The programme is delivered in cooperation with the leading Irish and international experts in the field and a unique aspect to the course is the international student and alumni network that gives you an international perspective and global contacts that will be valuable in your future career.
The programme is highly practical and uses tutors from industry and law enforcement as well UCD academics. This course is open to both law enforcement and civilian experts
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1 or 2 years
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.Schedule TOEFL®
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
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