• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Digital forensics and security are increasingly in the public eye. Whether it is the theft of a laptop containing secret information, high profile hacking incidents, anti-terrorism operations or controversies surrounding lost data, it is impossible to ignore the importance and excitement surrounding digital forensics and security.

Reasons to study Professional Practice in Digital Forensics and Security programme at De Montfort University:

  • Get recognition as well as masters on successful completion, you will have seven industry-recognised professional certificates, in addition to the MSc
  • Study in our dedicated purpose built, Cyber Security Centre (CSC) a state-of-the-art cyber security and forensics laboratory, allowing you to develop your practical and professional skills further
  • Academic expertise you will benefit from expertise and knowledge from industry experts, the course is developed and delivered in conjunction with 7Safe, Cambridge
  • Flexible study options available the start dates spaced out throughout the year, and the option to take most modules in any order that suits you
  • Excellent graduate prospects gain the specialist skills and expertise to progress in one of the most rapidly expanding areas of computing

Graduate Careers

Graduates are likely to be employed as computer security specialists within law enforcement, government or other related agencies, in commercial IT departments or security consultancies, or in other computing positions where computer security is an issue. 

It is anticipated that successful completion of the MSc will support the career development of graduates. Opportunities also exist for further academic study towards a PhD and a career in research.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Network Security and Ethical Hacking
  • Wireless Security (CWSA - Wireless Security)
  • Forensic Tools and Processes (CFIP - Forensic Investigations)
  • Applied Forensics – Malware  Investigations (CMI – Malware Investigations)
  • Advanced Forensicsand Incident Response (CSIS – Computer Security Incident Investigation)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Start date: All year round

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Two years part-time or by distance learning.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower 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).

General Requirements

  • You should have the equivalent of a British Honours degree (2:2 minimum) in a relevant subject or five years’ work experience in an appropriate field.
  • We are happy to consider equivalent qualifications from anywhere in the world.
  • If you do not have the normal entry requirements but can demonstrate substantial experience in an appropriate area, you can be considered for entry to the course.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    6260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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International Fee: Please contact the University for more information

Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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